SOME RESORT FACTS
Local airport: Dalaman
Transfer time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
Beaches: One of Turkey’s most famous beaches at Ölüdeniz, but the relaxed resort of Calis is also popular
Nightlife: Hisarönü is lively with plenty of dance bars
and a couple of laid back clubs.
Shopping: Fethiye is good for shopping – try the
narrow streets of the old town for bargains
Fethiye is a traditional harbour town,
which has kept its character and where,
despite its popularity, life continues along
the same rhythms, almost oblivious to
tourism. It has its own market, and plenty
of shopping opportunities. There is a wide
range of restaurants in the narrow streets
and on the harbour front, which is the
perfect place for an evening promenade
before settling down to a meal of delicious
seafood or freshly-caught fish.
Heading over the mountains from Fethiye
brings you down through pine forests to
the beautiful resort of Ölüdeniz. In front
of you lies the sweeping bay and the main
beach of Belcekiz and to one side is the
lagoon, from which the resort takes its
name – the ‘dead sea’ – which is almost
landlocked with its beach of fine sand.
There is a small charge to enter the lagoon
area, which is a nature preserve. The water
is a clear, turquoise, and the area is,
deservedly, one of the most photographed
in the whole of Turkey.
The mountain village of Hisarönü, which
lies between Ölüdeniz and Fethiye has
changed beyond all recognition over the
last decade, turning into a lively resort in
its own right. In summer the main street
buzzes with lively bars, clubs and a wide
variety of restaurants and shops. It is in a
beautiful setting surrounded by pine-clad
hills with views down over Ölüdeniz. It is
the ideal base for those who want to be
in a livelier atmosphere and it is an easy
dolmus ride down to the beach at Ölüdeniz
or the shops of Fethiye.
Close to Hisarönü, Ovacik is much quieter,
and perfect for those who really want to
enjoy the splendour of the stunning
mountain setting, as it is surrounded by
beautiful scenery with pine-clad hills.
There are regular dolmus or taxi services
into Hisarönü from which it is easy to
explore the surrounding area.
Calis Beach is set on the bay of Fethiye,
just a short dolmus ride from the town
itself. It is a relaxed, unhurried resort,
and in the summer, the main coast road
is closed to traffic, ensuring the calm,
peaceful atmosphere. There is plenty
to do though, with a variety of shops,
bars and restaurants along the seafront.
There are beautiful views out from the
long stretch of beach over the bay to the
distant mountains beyond.
Olu Deniz Where the western most point of the Taurus Mountains dip into the sea, to form sandy bays and coves...where sunlight reflects up of the pebbled seabed to turn the Med to turquoise...Where fertile plains wedge themselves between the limestone heights to create Lycia's market garden. Where cedared mountain plateaus collect their strenght to drop with apple, quince and pear...Set into such a landscape lies the resort of Olu deniz, with it's famous glistening Olu Deniz beach and Olu Deniz Blue Lagoon. Olu Deniz has one of the best beaches in the Med, perfect for sun worshippers and has to be seen to be believed
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WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT OLU DENIZ?
I have just returned from holiday in Oludeniz. I agree the sea is a wonderful color, beautiful turquoise. The weather too was lovely while I stayed there, temperatures around 37c and hot sunshine all day.
The weather at Oludeniz cools nicely in the evening as the sun sets early behind the hills. This makes it just right for an evening meal out in one of the many restaurants in the resort.
The food was very good indeed, a good mix of traditional Turkish and western food was available. vegetarians were also well catered for.
The beach at Oludeniz is largely sandy but with pebbles as you approach the sea. In the sea, the water dips suddenly, so be careful when bathing as you could soon find yourself out of your depth.
The beach at the lagoon is almost all pebbles, which are difficult to walk on and get very hot in the sun.
In fact, the lagoon is a big disappointment. It is surrounded by sunbeds and sunshades. It is full of pedaloes and canoes and all the worst trappings of tourism, including a rather obnoxious fast food cafe in what is supposed to be a nature preserve. Inevitably, this leads to some pollution which can be seen around the shore.
Oludeniz is a great resort for sun and sports such as paragliding, white water rafting or microlighting.
June 11, 2006 10:17 AM
hi there i have been to turkey for 3 years on the trot and were gonig back in september 22nd 2006, we stay at the karbel beach hotel and its a lovely place to stay not too noisey not many children because its such a small hotel mind you it has 50 rooms and they are all air conditioned. we have booked to get married over in turkey next year 13th sept 2007 on the blue lagoon its such a fantastic beach abit stoney as you get in but once your in its amazing, the food out there is very tasty to lots of shops for all the women and men at cheal bargains....well i think ive covered everything i do when im in Oludeniz...take care.
Clare & Joe
July 26, 2006 10:53 AM
MARIOMay 7, 12:14 AM
I certainly agreed with eric, oludeniz is the best beach in Turkey. If
anyone must choose a place in Turkey, make sure it is Oludeniz…
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