A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Fethiye vs. Diyarbakir for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Fethiye or Diyarbakir?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Fethiye or Diyarbakir? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Fethiye or Diyarbakir?


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.


Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.

Which place is cheaper, Diyarbakir or Fethiye?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Fethiye is $115, while the average daily cost in Diyarbakir is $123. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Fethiye and Diyarbakir in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fethiye $51
    Diyarbakir $81
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fethiye $102
    Diyarbakir $162
Compare Hotels in Fethiye and Diyarbakir

Looking for a hotel in Fethiye or Diyarbakir? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Fethiye

Hotels in Diyarbakir

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Fethiye Hotel Prices and Diyarbakir Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fethiye $36
    Diyarbakir $32
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Fethiye

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:

  • Local Bus

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye

Also for Fethiye, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Departure Transfer: Fethiye, Oludeniz Region Hotels to Dalaman Airport: $48
  • Private Departure Transfer: Fethiye Hotels to Dalaman Airport: $28
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Hotels: $38
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Orhaniye to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $54
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $99
  • Private Airport Transfers: From D-Maris Bay to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfer From/To Dalaman Airport: $61
  • Luxury Airport Transfer From Fethiye To Dalaman Airport: $54
  • Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers: $88
  • From Quad Bike Adventure with Transfers: $49
  • From Island Sailing Trip with Transfer and Lunch: $45

Is it cheaper to fly into Fethiye or Diyarbakir?

Prices for flights to both Diyarbakir and Fethiye change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Fethiye $36
    Diyarbakir $21
Typical Food Prices in Fethiye

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Fethiye:

  • Fruit
  • Soda

Typical Food Prices in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dessert
  • Lunch for Two

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fethiye $40
    Diyarbakir $22
Typical Entertainment Prices in Fethiye

For Fethiye, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Paragliding
  • Gorge Walk entry and photo

Tours and Activities in Fethiye

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fethiye.

  • Ölüdeniz: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swim Stops and Lunch: $49
  • 2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye : $243
  • 2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Fethiye: $286
  • 7-HourJeep Safari Adventure in Fethiye Turkey: $31
  • Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye: $221
  • Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach: $63
  • Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye: $50
  • Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching: $54
  • Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye: $193
  • Fethiye Horse Riding Experience: $31
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour: $32
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch: $39

Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Diyarbakir City: $200

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fethiye $18
    Diyarbakir $19

When comparing the travel costs between Fethiye and Diyarbakir, we can see that Diyarbakir is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Fethiye Expensive? and Is Diyarbakir Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Fethiye or Diyarbakir?

Diyarbakir has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Fethiye. When comparing the sizes of Fethiye and Diyarbakir, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.