Cuisine & Dining in Fethiye

Fethiye's culinary landscape is as rich and diverse as its history. With influences from the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Anatolian kitchens, every dish here is a delightful fusion of flavors and traditions. Dive into our guide and embark on a gastronomic journey that promises to tantalize your taste buds.

  1. Seafood by the Harbor

Right at the water's edge, Fethiye's harbor restaurants serve the freshest catches of the day. From grilled seabass to calamari, it's a seafood lover's dream.

  1. Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Experience a lavish spread of olives, cheeses, tomatoes, cucumbers, local jams, and of course, the iconic simit (sesame bread ring). Paired with Turkish tea, it's a feast to kickstart your day.

  1. Kebabs & Mezes

Sample Fethiye's take on classics like Adana kebab, lamb shish, and a range of mezes - cold starters that are perfect with the local raki.

  1. Baklava & Turkish Delights

Indulge in sweet layers of baklava dripping in honey or treat yourself to a variety of Turkish delights, each infused with unique flavors like rose, pomegranate, and lemon.

  1. Lokantas - Local Eateries

For an authentic experience, visit a Lokanta. These traditional eateries serve homemade dishes like lentil soup, manti (Turkish dumplings), and karniyarik (stuffed eggplants).

  1. Pide & Lahmacun

Often referred to as Turkish pizza, these baked delights come with various toppings - from spiced meat to cheese and vegetables.

  1. Olive Oil Dishes

Fethiye's Aegean influence shines in dishes like zeytinyağlı yaprak sarma (stuffed vine leaves) and artichoke hearts cooked in olive oil.

  1. Fresh Fruit Juices & Smoothies

The region's abundant produce is best enjoyed fresh. Stop by a local juice bar and savor the taste of sun-kissed oranges, pomegranates, and more.

  1. Traditional Coffee Houses

Sip on a rich Turkish coffee, served with a piece of Turkish delight, and perhaps even have your fortune told from the coffee grounds left in your cup.

  1. International Cuisine

Fethiye's cosmopolitan vibe means you can also find Italian, Chinese, and even Indian restaurants, offering a global culinary experience.

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