The Gulf of Fethiye
Fethiye Körfezi) is a branch of the Mediterranean Sea
in southwest Turkey
. The cities of Fethiye
(of Muğla Province
) lie on it. It is bounded on the west by the Kurdoğlu cape
and on the east by İlbis cape
/Cape Angistro. It is a popular area for tourism and yachting.
Until 1923, it was known as the Gulf of Meğri/Makri/Macre/Mekri, the former name of Fethiye.
It lies in ancient Lycia, and was known as the Gulf of Telmessos or the Glaucus Sinus (presumably for Glaukos, son of Hippolochus). The ancient cities of Lydae and Telmessos (modern Fethiye) lay on it.