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Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay.
A Lycian legend explains the source of the name Telmessos as follows: The god Apollo falls in love with the youngest daughter of the King of Phoenicia, Agenor. He disguises himself as a small dog and thus, gains the love of the shy, withdrawn daughter. After he reappears as a handsome man, they have a son, who they name 'Telmessos' . Nowadays Fethiye is a tourist town with its international atmosphere. There are 3 marinas in the town serves to international and local visitors and cruise ships. Town has everything that a tourist looks for. Delicious restaurants, great night life, history and nature, amazing bays, traditional markets and shops, daily excursions and activities and it is probably the only city in the world where you will find sarcophagus and lots of temples and ruins in the streets.