The bay forms the dreamlike Belcegiz - Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) known as "a paradise that God granted to Earth", a very fine place with 3 km of natural beach and crystal blue waters in enchanting surroundings.
For camping, Belcegiz Beach is ideal, and for picnicking try the Kidiril Park, for sightseeing the Gemiler Islands with their Byzantine ruins among the pine trees are recommended.
Thirty-six slim columns, nine per side, rose on the top of the mausoleum for another third of its height. Behind the columns was a solid block that carried the weight of the tomb’s massive roof.
The ancient name of the city is Telmessos where you can see a fortress on the hill overlooking the city which was built by Knights of Rhodes.
Fethiye is known for its rock tombs carved into the faces of the cliffs by the Lycians. One of them is the tomb of Amnytas dating from the 4th century BC built in Doric architectural style and is worth well visiting.
Bodrum, under Ottoman rule, belonged to the of Aydïn (Smyrna).
The town is now included in the Turkish province of Muğla.John at Rhodes, under their grand master Philibert de Naillac (1396-1421), had meanwhile occupied the site and built the fortress Castellum Sancti Petri.