Fethiye is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centres and is especially popular during the summer. The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians.

Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. Some of the other historical sites worth visiting are: Kadyanda (Cadyanda) Ancient City, Kayaköy- old Greek town(Ghost Town), Afkule, Gemiler and Aya Nikola. Most popular touristic towns of Fethiye are: Ölüdeniz, Calis Beach area, Hisaronu and Ovacik.

The island Kızılada in the Gulf of Fethiye, which is 4 mi (6.4 km) off the city is a popular stopover for boat tours. Alternatively, there are great diving sites Afkule being one of the most famous. The Kızılada Lighthouse on the island houses a seafood restaurant and a hostel with nine rooms.

Butterfly Valley is also in the Fethiye district.

Dalaman Airport serves the Fethiye areas. The most common type of public transportation in Fethiye and nearby area is minibus. It is called here dolmus (dol-moosh) and numerous routes connect Fethiye with Oludeniz, Yaniklar, Kargi, Hisaronu, Ovacik, Seydikemer, Karaçulha, Faralya.