Should you visit Fethiye or Antalya?
Should I visit Fethiye or Antalya? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Fethiye is a tourist town in Lycia on the Mediterranean coast. It has a beautiful marina and plenty of activities during the day or night. Fethiye's size, location, and easy access to transportation make it a great central starting point to explore the area. It's also a popular place to pick up the "Blue Cruise," a popular boat tour along the Mediterranean coast.
Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.
Which city is cheaper, Antalya or Fethiye?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Fethiye is $45, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $53. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Fethiye and Antalya in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $38 in Fethiye For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $52 in Antalya For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
In Fethiye travelers spend around $14 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
On average, meal and food prices in Antalya cost around $18 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $7.20.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Fethiye
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Fethiye:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fethiye
For Fethiye, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Dinner:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya
For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner:
To get around in Fethiye, the average visitor spends $14 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Antalya's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $8.46 per person, per day on transportation in Antalya.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Fethiye
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye
Also for Fethiye, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Vip airport transfer Dalaman airport to/from Fethiye:
Ultra Luxury VIP Airport Transfer From/To Dalaman Airport:
Tandem Paragliding Over The Blue Lagoon in Fethiye From Kas Inc.Transfer:
Private Transfer from Fethiye to Dalaman Airport:
Private Departure Transfer: Fethiye, Oludeniz Region Hotels to Dalaman Airport:
Private Departure Transfer: Fethiye Hotels to Dalaman Airport:
Private Arrival Transfer: Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Hotels:
Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport:
Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport:
Private Airport Transfers From & To Dalaman Airport - Fethiye Area:
One-way Shared Transfer: Dalaman Airport to Marmaris & Icmeler:
One-Way Shared Transfer: Fethiye to Dalaman Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya
Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Boat Tour to Kekova and Sunken City From Antalya Incl.Transfer:
Private Transfer : Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfer from Antalya to Cappadocia:
Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Antalya City Centre:
Antalya Airport Arrivals Transfer to Alanya:
Antalya Airport: KAS Private Arrival Transfer:
Antalya Airport: Patara Private Transfer:
Private Sightseeing and Airport Departure Transfer:
From Antalya to Kalkan Private Transfer:
Private Transfer From Antalya Airport to Kas:
Antalya Airport (AYT) Departure Transfer (Alanya Hotels to Antalya Airport):
Antalya Airport: Arrival Transfer to Side:
In Fethiye, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $21 per person, per day.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Antalya can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Typical Entertainment prices in Fethiye
For Fethiye, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Tours and Activities in Fethiye
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fethiye.
12 Island Tour from Fethiye:
15 Days Eco Tourism Tour From Fethiye:
2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye:
2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour:
Adventure in Saklikent Gorge and Ancient City Tlos:
Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye:
Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach:
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye:
Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching:
Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye:
Fethiye Boat Cruise Including Lunch:
Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch:
Tours and Activities in Antalya
For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-Day Cappadocia Tour:
A Day at Kas Beach Tour:
Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya:
Alanya: Horse Riding Adventure:
Alanya: Tandem Paragliding Experience:
Antalya 4x4 and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch:
Antalya Aquarium Tour from Kemer, Beldibi, Kiris, Camyuva, Goynuk, Tekirova:
Antalya City Tour:
Antalya City Tour - ANT2:
Antalya City Tour - Small group Tour:
Antalya City Tour Private Tour 1 to 6 peoples:
Antalya City Tour and Duden Waterfalls Visit with Boat Trip:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Fethiye, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.13.
Typically, people visiting Antalya spend on average $7.86 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fethiye and Antalya, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Fethiye much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fethiye would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Fethiye and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Antalya would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antalya than you might in Fethiye.
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