For those looking for a great spot to swim that isn’t too crowded and close to Fethiye, you should make your way to Samanlik Bay. Among the bays that surround Fethiye, this particular bay is a sort of hidden treasure. Off the sailed cruise route, the bay is a serene place away from the usual harbour boat traffic. There is no beach, but boats can dock for a break and you can snorkel or swim in the area. Soak up the harmonious ambience, the azure sea in contrast to the green pine trees on the firm land. The water here is so clear that you might be lucky enough to see some fishes taking a swim alongside you! Let the sound of the calm sea make you forget your worries and recharge you with a feeling of mindfulness as you focus in the present moment. It is possible to reach Samanlik Bay by car, driving from the centre of Fethiye and towards the dockyards. You will see first Aksazlar Bay and Samanlik Bay is the one right after it. There are also direct dolmuses from Fethiye.
Within this coastline area, other interesting destinations are the popular diving spot of Tarzan Bay, tour the Twelve Islands and the exotic Cleopatra Bath.