Escape the Tourist Resorts and Discover Quieter Locations in Fethiye

Escape the Tourist Resorts and Discover Quieter Locations in Fethiye
27 September 2021

Fethiye resort locations offer great properties and an affordable vibrant lifestyle, but there are some beautiful other places that offer a quieter and more tranquil lifestyle.
There is so much more to Fethiye than just seaside resorts and beach side homes.
If you prefer quieter and calmer surroundings, head slightly inland for a more laid-back lifestyle.

Mountainside villages are becoming very popular as holiday homes or a place to spend retirement in Fethiye, with many foreign buyers preferring to be slightly out of the way of bustling resort locations.

The village of Uzumlu in Mugla near Fethiye has attracted many international home owners thanks to its beautiful surroundings and cooler climates.
Uzumlu is surrounded by mountains and Pine forests meaning the area has clean air and tranquil setting.
There are many stunning properties available in Uzumlu with private pools, beautiful views and a cheaper price tag than found in the resort locations.
The great thing is that Uzumlu is not far from the resorts of Fethiye, yet feels a million miles away.
Uzumlu is located in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains and is known for its production of grape wines. The name Uzumlu translated actually means ‘grape’. It’s a completely unspoiled area with a lovely village with a bus station, restaurants and cafes. The great thing is that Uzumlu is only a twenty minute drive to Fethiye Town Center and only a thirty minute drive to the world famous beaches of Oludeniz. Uzumlu is a very traditional location and gives a great insight into Turkish rural life.
Currently around 4000 people reside in Uzumlu and many of them are foreigners.
Property in Uzumlu has much more reasonable price tags due to being a non- tourist location, but if you do fancy a trip to the tourist locations it’s just a short drive away.

Seydikemer is also an up and coming location, it’s a small town with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. There are also plans for a hospital to be located here.
There are many foreigners living in Seydikemer as this town is very up and coming.
Seydikemer is suited to those who want traditional Turkish surroundings yet prefer to be close to all the amenities and facilities of Fethiye Town.
Seydikemer is surrounded by mountains and during wintertime the landscape scenery turns into a picture postcard scene, when the mountain peaks get a thick layer of crisp white snow.
It is near sea level meaning the milder temperatures continue under the winter sun just as much as during the summertime. There are lots of forest areas around Seydikemer, perfect for nature lovers who enjoy walking and hikes.
Property prices are cheaper in Seydikemer and properties here are great value for money.
Seydikemer is also only a 2 hour transfer from Dalaman International Airport meaning an easier time for those who travel frequently.

There are also many small idyllic villages in and around Fethiye with many foreigners residing there.
Yaniklak village is around 15km from Fethiye. The village is definitely a much more peaceful and calm location when compared to the resort locations. Here you will find beautiful scenery, the famous Anatolian sweet gum tree, sparkling rivers and streams, citrus trees and many species of birds.

Kayakoy in Fethiye is a magnificent place with a magical feel and a history that stretches back to around 3,000BC. It’s believed that the remnants of this ancient city here were built in the 18th century.
It was once a flourishing Greek village with beautiful stone structures. This city is now abandoned and sits empty on the side of a hill after a population exchange with Greece in 1923.

The village of Kayakoy has plenty of restaurants, cafes and stunning scenery, yet is not far from the lively resort villages of Hisaronu and Oludeniz.

New property cannot be built here legally because it’s a protected area but it’s a fantastic place to look for a property with character, for a renovation project.

Other popular villages in Fethiye chosen by foreign buyers who want a more peaceful and laid back life with tranquil surroundings are the villages of Ciftlik, Kargi, Ova and Saklikent.

There is a perfect location suitable for all lifestyles in Fethiye, and with it being a compact location nothing is ever too far away. Fethiye has it all, picturesque scenery, mountain ranges, hidden traditional villages, crystal clear turquoise waters and stunning beaches. The climate is also favored by foreign buyers with hot summers and mild winters.

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