This trip was in collaboration with Jet2holidays and Go Türkiye.

The Dalaman region of Turkey (Türkiye) is a stunning destination with breath-taking turquoise waters and picturesque landscapes. If you’re planning a trip to the Türkiye turquoise coast, Fethiye should be at the top of your list. In this article, we will take you through our unforgettable itinerary in Fethiye, sharing all the amazing things to do in this charming area and nearby. We will also share more about our fantastic stay at the Letoonia Club and Hotel. Let’s dive into this Türkiye turquoise coast itinerary and discover the hidden gems of Fethiye and things to do in the Dalaman region.

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The Ultimate Fethiye Itinerary & Stay at Letoonia Club and Hotel with Jet2holidays

Table of Contents

Starting off your journey

Arriving at the airport 

We arrived at Bristol Airport the day before our early morning flight. This allowed us to familiarise ourself with where the Jet2 check in desk was, as well as check our motorhome into the nearby storage facilities. Our motorhome was stored at MHC Storage which is perfectly situated a short drive from the airport and available for short stays. A taxi to the airport costs £35

If you are driving to Bristol airport or getting dropped off, it’s important to know about the strict guidelines in place for dropping off at the airport. At the risk of getting a whopping fine you must use the official drop off area and not drop off outwith this designated area. The drop off is £5 for 10 minutes. There is also parking available at Bristol airport.

When we arrived at Bristol Airport, the Jet2 staff were so friendly and reassured us for our flight the following morning. One of the staff members even took our photo as captain and and hostess in the cardboard cutout. If you are getting one of the many flights from Bristol that leaves early in the morning or arrives late at night, you might want to consider staying overnight at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Bristol Airport. We did this the night before we flew and the night that we arrived back to Bristol and had a very comfortable stay making it easy for us to catch our flight.

Checking In

The Jet2 check in area is at the furthest left area of the airport departures at Bristol Airport.  There will be two queues at the airport, one for self check in and one for checking in oversized luggage. We would recommend arriving early before your flight as check-in can be particularly busy as Jet2 flights to Dalaman are checked in with other Jet2 flights that were leaving that morning. We arrived at 04.20 for a 06.30 flight and still had to wait in a queue to check our bags in. If you have an early morning flight it is worth looking into the free Twilight Check-In service that Jet2 offer. This is available for morning flights if you check in 24 hours before departure.

The security queue is another area that you will need to factor in time for as we found it to be really busy at that time in the morning. When we passed through security we made use of the Escape Lounge in Bristol Airport to have some breakfast as we have priority passes from our Amex credit card.

After a quick bite to eat, we had a short walk to the gate and a very straightforward check in process and then we were on our way to Türkiye.


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The Flight from Bristol to Dalaman with Jet2holidays

A very scenic flight later, soaring over the Austrian alps and the turquoise water of the Aegean Sea whilst enjoying some promotional deal cocktails (I know it’s early in the morning but when on holiday, why not) we arrived into Dalaman Airport, Türkiye.

The flight, was 4 hours 10 minutes and it went by quickly and was very smooth. Dalaman Airport is the closest airport to Fethiye where we will staying. The airport was easy to navigate and after we collected our luggage we were met by our friendly Dalaman to Fethiye transfer driver Eren, who drove us to our hotel, Letoonia Club and Hotel. This was around an hours drive from Dalaman Airport beside the town of Fethiye.

Arriving at Letoonia Club and Hotel

The friendly staff at Letoonia Club and Hotel welcomed us to this beautiful 5 star hotel and shared a map full of information about the hotel with us. After some lunch at the Cactus Restaurant, we were met by Mustafa, the hotel manager who escorted us to our room on the transfer buggy. If you are travelling to Letoonia Club and Hotel with Jet2holidays you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Driving through the resort, we really started to get a feel for how big this hotel village is and how much there is to do here. There are two levels to the resort and there are stairs and elevators that you can take to get between the two. 

We stayed in one of the juior suites at the hotel but there is also the option of staying in a bungalow room, hotel room, or a villa.

Despite being so many rooms, there doesn’t ever feel like there are too many people at Letoonia Club and Hotel. The rooms are well spread out and there are plenty of areas to relax and spend time. 

Letoonia Club and Hotel Facilities

  • Multiple restaurants, snack bars, bars and cafes
  • 3 A’ La Carte restaurants – £20pp supplement to book
  • Night bar open all night
  • Spa and wellness centre 
  • Multiple tennis courts
  • Watersports rental
  • Shuttle boat to Fethiye £4
  • Souvenir shops 
  • 3 separate outdoor pools, 2 of which have dedicated children’s sections
  • 1 indoor pool
  • a children’s pool exclusively for children and a separate pool with slides.
  • Child free areas 
  • 3 private beaches with loungers 
  • Pontoons 
  • 4 supervised slides
  • and so much more


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Day 1 in Türkyie

Day one of our trip did not disappoint as we were met with our tour guide Tolga and driver İlker and taken on an incredible adventure around this beautiful part of Türkiye. If you are looking at holidays to Dalaman, we would highly recommend following this Fethiye itinerary.

Abandoned Village of Kayaköy

As we left the hotel we stopped at some beautiful view points overlooking Fethiye before heading onto the Abandoned Village of Kayaköy. 

The abandoned village of Kayaköy, also known as the Ghost Village, is a small village located approximately 8km south of Fethiye. It gained its reputation as an abandoned village due to a population exchange between Türkiye and Greece after the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. The village is characterised by its deserted ruins, which were once a bustling town. Today, it stands as a haunting reminder of its past.

Despite its abandonment, Kayaköy has gained popularity among tourists for its unique atmosphere and historical significance. We explored the crumbling buildings and wandered through the narrow streets, getting a glimpse into the village’s past. Tourists pay 40TL to visit this abandoned village and learn about the history of this part of Türkyie. 

Interestingly, some of the abandoned buildings have been repurposed and renovated into quaint cafes, art galleries, and restaurants. This mix of abandoned ruins and vibrant establishments provides a unique juxtaposition in the village. 

There is a lady who lives in her campervan in the car park here and she has s small stall selling goods that she makes. Her products were beautiful and we couldn’t help buying some to take home with us.

Abandoned Village of Kayaköy - Fethiye Türkiye

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Boat Trip to the Butterfly Valley

After lunch at Incir restaurant nearby, we headed onto the town of Ölüdeniz where we met up with the team who run the Hanibal Tours and we went out on an adventure to the Butterfly Valley by boat.

Butterfly Valley, located in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, is a picturesque and enchanting destination known for its breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled between towering cliffs, this hidden gem gets its name from the many species of butterflies that inhabit the valley, creating a magical and tranquil atmosphere.

The valley is accessible via boat or by hiking down a steep trail, ensuring a sense of adventure as you make your way to this secluded paradise. The boat ride itself offers stunning views of the coastline, adding to the allure of the journey.

Once you arrive at Butterfly Valley, you’ll be greeted by a pristine sandy beach, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery all around. The valley is home to an astonishing variety of plants and flowers, providing a vibrant and colorful landscape that further enhances its appeal.

Butterfly Valley is a popular spot to visit as it offers numerous hiking trails that allow visitors to explore the beautiful valley and its surroundings. You can take a leisurely stroll along the coastal path, offering incredible views of the Aegean Sea, or venture deeper into the valley to discover hidden waterfalls and small caves.

During the month of June you can walk into the valley and you may be able to see the orange and white Jersey Tiger moth which is native to this area. However as we were visiting in October, we were out of season for this so instead we enjoyed the clear blue water and went for a refreshing dip. The water temperature was actually the same temperature as the air, 27 degrees c. so it felt great to get in for a swim. This makes it the best time to visit Fethiye.

We would recommend bringing a pair of shoes off the boat with you as the stones on the beach are very uncomfortable to walk on barefoot. The water here is seriously amazing though, some of the clearest water we have ever swam in. 

Butterfly Valley - Turkey

Day 2 in Fethiye

Our second day started as every day following on did, at the breakfast buffet at the Lykia Restaurant. The selection on offer was fantastic and the food was to a very high standard. There is a large indoor eating area with a separate area for 16+. At this time in the morning, the sun rises and peaks over the mountain so it is also a great opportunity to sit out on the terrace breakfast area and enjoy the views.

Explore Fethiye Old Town

There are plenty of things to do in Fethiye so after breakfast we went for a morning walk around the old town. There were so many lovely stalls and shops and it was great to chat with the locals that owned them. We particularly loved looking at the stalls with all the fresh herbs and tea leaves and the rugs. We ended up buying a beautiful blanket for the beach and some tea leaves for winter in Scotland. Many of the stalls here will expect you to negotiate on prices so you can keep this in mind when you visit. 

Other things to do in Fethiye could include:

  • A Turkish Bath at the Old Turkish Baths
  • Massage 
  • Boat trip around the harbour
  • Fethiye Museum 
  • Visit the Fethiye fish market


Fethiye Old Town - Türkiye

Explore the Fethiye Coastine on a Fethiye Boat Tour

The weather in October is perfect in Türkiye so we spent the afternoon on another boat trip exploring the beautiful Fethiye Coastline. The water was so clear and warm so after a delicious lunch onboard the boat, we spent the rest of the afternoon jumping in and out of the water and sunbathing on the deck.

The coastline around this part of the country is very rocky and cliffy with small stoney beaches spotted around the coast. That being said there are still some great beaches in Fethiye.

Exploring the Turkish coastline by boat is one of the most romantic things you can do in Türkiye and if you are planning to go on one of the many couples holidays with Jet2holidays, we would definitely recommend experiencing a boat trip around the coastline. 

What is Fethiye like at night?

Fethiye has a bustling atmosphere in the evening as well with many bars and restaurants with a great selection of food and drinks.

We went to Incir for dinner with our tour guide and his family and had the most lovely time getting to know each other and learning more of the Turkish language.

Not to mention the food was incredible. Full of so much flavour and if there is one thing we learned during our time here is the Turks will feed you well. We absolutely loved the foods that were prepared for us and as vegetarians visiting a very meat dominated foodie country, we were always catered for and the food was always delicious. 


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Day 3

Sea Kayaking with Kaunos Tours

It was an early start for us the following day as we headed out to Kargicak Koyu Dalyan to go sea kayaking with Kaunos Tours. This was around a 2 hour drive from Letoonia Club and hotel and it involved driving along some pretty steep and winding roads. When we arrived at the beach we were met by the team and Ege took us out on a brilliant sea kayaking adventure along the coastline and in and out of some of the caves.

We stopped off at one of the small beaches where we got out to do some snorkelling. The water here was incredibly clear and warm and we saw loads of small fish. Ege mentioned to us that early in the morning turtles also swim around in the water here but unfortunately we did not see any on this part of the trip. 

At Kargicak Koyu Dalyan there are also some beach bars and restaurants that are a great place to relax by the sea.

River Cruise from Dalyam to İztuzu Plaji

After our snorkelling and sea kayaking adventure, we drove to Dalyan where we got on a boat to cruise the Dalyan Bogazi which was a lovely relaxing way to spend the afternoon. We cruised alongside the mountains and sea plants and sailing past the tombs carved on the side of the face of the mountain. We cruised along to İztuzu Plaji Beach, also known as Turtle Beach. This is one of the best beaches in Dalyan and located only 10km, accessible by a water taxi from Dalyan.

We weren’t long off the boat at İztuzu Plaji when we spotted a couple of loggerhead turtles swimming around in the river. We also walked along to the beach which stretches 4.5km along the coast. There is a beach cafe and sun loungers and umbrellas for a small charge on the beach and toilets and showers are also available. 

We learned that the turtles also use this beach to lay their eggs and there are areas marked off to protect them. 

If you want to go swimming in the sea here, we would recommend bringing a pair of flip flops as the sand gets extremely hot during the summer months and also be prepared for the water conditions being a lot more choppy.

Buffet Restaurants at Letoonia Club and Hotel

We spent our final evening in Türkiye enjoying the Moonlight Restaurant at Letoonia Club and Hotel for the final time. This restaurant in located on the end of the peninsula beside the sunset lounge which was another one of our favourite places to spend the evening as the sun set in the sky.

The selection of food on offer each night at the buffet restaurants at Letoonia Club and Hotel is vast and the food theme changes each night. The majority of the food on offer is for meat eaters. If you eat a plant based diet or have any allergies, we would recommend advising the hotel before you visit to allow them time to cater for this. 

Letoonia Club and Hotel

Day 4

Our last day in Fethiye was spent at Help Beach which is located a short drive from Letoonia and has a great selection of beach bars and restaurants. We enjoyed lunch here on our final day.

We had a late check out at the hotel and Letoonia Club and Hotel has so much to offer that we just thoroughly enjoyed our last afternoon spent of the slides and the pontoons jumping in and out of the warm water. 

Our trip to Türkiye with Jet2holidays has been incredible and we can’t wait to return again one day.

Before You Leave for Fethiye

Before you set off on your way to Fethiye, there are a number of things you will need to get organised to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. These include what to pack, where to stay and what is the best insurance for your trip to Türkiye. All of this is discussed in detail below.

How to Get to Fethiye

Getting to Fethiye is relatively easy with various transportation options available. If you are travelling from abroad, the nearest airport is Dalaman International Airport, located approximately 50 kilometers away from Fethiye. From the airport, you can take a taxi or arrange for a shuttle service to reach your accommodation in Fethiye. Alternatively, if you are already in Türkiye, you can also reach Fethiye by bus. There are regular intercity bus services that connect Fethiye to major cities like Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, as well as other popular tourist destinations in the region. Once in Fethiye, there are local transportation options such as taxis, dolmus (shared minibusses), and rental cars to help you navigate the city and explore its attractions.

Where to Stay in Fethiye

We can highly recommend staying at the Letoonia Club and Hotel in Fethiye for a truly unforgettable experience in Türkiye. From the moment we arrived at this magnificent resort, we felt welcomed by the friendly staff.

The resort features luxurious accommodations with breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding beaches, offering a serene and tranquil atmosphere. With its extensive range of amenities, including multiple swimming pools, 3 private beaches, spa facilities, and a variety of restaurants, we found ourselves spoiled for choice.

The friendly and attentive staff made us feel welcome and went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. Whether we wanted to relax by the pool, engage in water sports, participate in the on-site activities, or simply unwind on the pristine beach, Letoonia Club and Hotel had it all.

What to Pack for Your Trip to Fethiye

What you need to pack for Fethiye will rely highly on when you make your trip there. During the Spring and Autumn months, temperatures and weather patterns vary wildly between beautiful sunny skies and rainy days. During the Summer, you are pretty much guaranteed nice weather with temperatures ranging from 20-35 oC. The hottest months are July and August, so these will be the most popular for a Summer holiday.

During the winter months in Fethiye, the rain will become more frequent and the temperatures will drop to between 10-20 oc. If you need more inspiration on what to pack for your trip, check out our full packing guides for all-weather conditions over here.

When it comes to toiletries, we recommend that you don’t forget to pack sunscreen. The sun in Fethiye is very strong, especially during the summer months. Apply a lot of suncream regularly to prevent a nasty burn from ruining your trip. We use this specific sunscreen to protect us as it is not as oily and irritating as other sunscreens.

Given the beautiful sights and scenery that you will see in Fethiye, we highly recommend packing a good camera for your trip. If you want to read more about the cameras we use and why we love them, check out the link below.

You can read what else we keep in our camera bag over here.

What is the Best Travel Insurance for Fethiye

I know travel insurance is the least enjoyable thing to purchase and look at when you’re planning a trip, however, you wouldn’t want to be without it in the event that something happened. Accidents can happen anywhere and the extortionate medical bills will ruin your trip if you are not covered.

To ensure you have a stress-free trip with no worries about potential medical bills, make sure you cover yourself when you travel. We can recommend using SafetyWing, a backpacker-friendly and cheap insurance company that provides good coverage and support. It is also nomad-friendly, unlike most other insurance companies, meaning you do not need to worry about being out of your home country for too long.

Get a quote for your travel insurance right here and get covered!

So there you have it, your Fethiye itinerary for your trip to Türkiye. If you are visiting this incredible town in Türkiye and have any other questions on what to expect, leave us a comment down below. We love to chat about this stuff! If you have already been, let us know how it was!

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