Fethiye İngilizce Tanıtımı History of Fethiye In the antique ages, the name of Fethiye which was a coast city on the border of Lycia – Caria was Telmessos. Since its construction in Mediterranian Coast band, being the only city on which the localization goes on continiously, Telmessos antique city is stated to be constructed in B.C. 3000 by the philological determination -by its name with –ss postfix - ; but the concrete information that would prove this statement could not be reached yet. “Lycian God Apollon falls in love with the daughter of Antenor who accepts Odyseus and Menelaos to his home as guests in the period of War of Troya started. He seems like a small and pretty dog to come closer to the girl who is diffident. When the girl gets used to him, he shows his identiy and they make love. After some time, they have a son, they name him as Telmessos. A city was established for the name of this child on the border of Lycia and Apollon assigns his son to this city as seer.” In the city coins belonging to the B.C. 5. Century, the name of the city was read as Telebehi in the writings in the language of Lycia, in the mythological tale of antique writer Suidas, it is probable to conclude that it has a history going back to the War of Troya. This specification of Telmessos that was told by Heredot as a prophecy center had a great glory in Front Asia and further places. The Great Alexander survived from the betrayal of one of his men by the interpretation of one of his dreams during the enclosure of Halikarnassos by interpreter Aristander of Telmessos and did not keep this interpreter away during the expeditions. Strabon states the place of the city of Telmessos by saying “I mean the mountain after the Daidala, it is near to the town of Telmessos of Lycia and its harbour Telmessis.” Nearly all of the researchers show the place of the antique city as being the center of modern Fethiye of today. This is proved by the placement of the word Telmessos that is the name of the antique city in many tablets which are found in the borders of residential area of the city of Fethiye.