Fethiye with its cultural wealth, natural beauties and geography, is among the important touristic centres of Turkey. It is famous for its works of art belong to Persians, Lycians, Carians and Romans.
This charming county is in a bay within Fethiye Gulf where both large and small islands are scattered. The rear of the bay is surrounded by pine forests.
There are the remains of churches, chapels and civilian buildings of Byzantium Period on the Gemiler Island reached by boats from Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) and Gemiler Bay.
The island is important due to having been one of the first centres where Christianity began to spread.