Saklikent is around 40km due east of Fethiye and north of Kas. From the south, the park can be accessed via the Kalkan - Yesilova road leading to the village of Palamut, and from the north via the Kemer road. The Saklikent Gorge is 18km long and is steep and narrow. The water at the bottom is cold even in summer, because sunlight hardly penetrates, and it is possible to walk through the water, and sometimes on suspended wooden platforms. The forests in this area consist of cluster pine, black pine and cedar trees, which are growing in specific areas according to altitude. Dumanlidag is known for its attractive landscape of cedars. You can rent some magnificent temporary apartments in the area or stay at one of the many hotels.
Where to stay: Alesta Yacht Hotel
Overlooking the Fethiye Bay, this designer executive suite hotel is right across from the Fethiye Yacht Marina. Alesta Yacht Hotel features comfortable rooms with satellite TVs and air conditioning. Featuring modern design, the rooms at Alesta have hardwood floors and are decorated in soft colors. The rooms include a sitting area and a desk. Some rooms also have a private spa bathtub and a balcony with sea views.
The restaurant serves different specialties from Mediterranean cuisine. Delicious cocktails can be enjoyed from the hotel's bar. Alesta has a spa center with a Turkish bath and a sauna. Guests can also get massages or relax in the spa bathtub. Alesta Yacht is only a 5 minute walk from the center of the city and just 100 yards from the amphitheater. The centrally located fully furnished apartment hotel is less than 9 miles from the famous Blue Lagoon Beach.