Bask in the Sun With a Ölüdeniz Tour to the World Famous Blue Lagoon

Ölüdeniz is for sure one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean, and no doubt you have seen it many times on the cover of a magazine. Ölüdeniz is a picturesque, charming resort on the southwest coast of Turkey in the Muğla province, on the Turquoise Coast. It’s known for its aqua-blue lagoon of Ölüdeniz Tabiat Park and the wide, soft white sandy Belcekız Beach. Overlooking the village is Babadağ Mountain, which is where Paragliders take a leap of faith and take to the sunny blue skies as its long been regarded as one of the world’s top spots to indulge in this sport. Ölüdeniz has one of Turkey‘s most famous beaches framed by a striking backdrop of pine forests and mountains which you can see on a tour of Ölüdeniz. A beautiful cobalt blue lagoon sweeps around on its seaward side into a vast crescent of coarse pale sand and pebble beach.  Read More...

Bask in the Sun With a Ölüdeniz Tour to the World Famous Blue Lagoon

Ölüdeniz is world famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, is an official blue flag beach and is often rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travellers and tourism journals alike. Head inland 2km to the north from Ölüdeniz where you will find the popular resorts and villages of Ovacık and Hisarönü. Ovacik is a friendly charming village which is spread out across the valley and offers peaceful residential living, with beautiful views and a charming village centre with many local amenities and many Olu Deniz excursions available. You can enjoy the mountains, fantastic beaches, walking, cycling, and water sports, off-road driving, paragliding, sailing, diving and so much more, all within the local area. The lively Hisaronu village centre is where you can go for a vibrant day or evening out if you wish to dance and enjoy live music pubs and clubs. You can also catch a Dolmus (minibus) to Fethiye city centre that is within 15 minutes and Calis beach within 10 minutes so as you can see the area of Ölüdeniz is well placed for Ölüdeniz sightseeing tours in the region.

The coastline with its many fabulous beaches from the main landmarks of Ölüdeniz, alongside the spectacular Babadag Mountain, which dominates the skyline with its towering peak and you can find a huge choice of hiking trails. However, there are a handful of genuinely exceptional ancient sites of immense archaeological importance close by with private tours of Ölüdeniz. The old city of Xanthos now is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this Lycian city boasts grand remains, including a vast amphitheatre and various partial structures. Another amazing historical amphitheatre is located in nearby Patara, a further ancient city based alongside a sweeping beachfront. Ramblers should take a stroll along the famous Lucian Way, which is known as one of the world's best trails and is at its best in the spring or autumn when the heat of the midday sun is less intense.

If you’re a lover of nature, check out the Butterfly Valley, a remote beach and nature preserve tucked between the mountains. You’ll find boats where you can take Ölüdeniz boat tours and minibuses that will take you to this paradise straight from Ölüdeniz. If you’re a history buff, then go to the close by the ghost town of Kayaköy which is a must-see. Once a busy community of Muslims and Christians, the town was abandoned during the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey. Today the beautiful homes, churches, and shops continue to stand in the sun, dilapidated but still filled with a certain air of mystery.

Best Time To Visit Oludeniz

Ölüdeniz has good weather year-round for ölüdeniz sightseeing tours, because of its location overlooking the Mediterranean. It gets very hot and often uncomfortable in the summer, with temperatures hitting the 40°Cs. The climate of Ölüdeniz is classic Mediterranean, with little rainfall from May to October and a mild winter. The best time to visit for both the sun and lack of crowds is in the spring and autumn - May, June, September and October.

Typical Costs in Oludeniz

Costs will vary and depend on when you decide to travel to Ölüdeniz. Prices of food will also depend on where you dine. Local restaurants are reasonably priced but if you're on a budget, street food would be a good option and well worth trying. The shopping in Ölüdeniz is very good especially at the local markets you will definitely find a few souvenirs to take home with you. Transport is very cheap and is very easy to get around.

Know Before Visiting Oludeniz

Always check with the embassy before visiting Ölüdeniz as you may need to obtain a Visa before entering Turkey. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear when on your private tours of Ölüdeniz so that you're comfortable. Also if you are visiting any religious places make sure you stay covered. If possible Keep a copy of your passport and any valuables in your hotel safe.

Weather in Oludeniz

April – May in Ölüdeniz see pleasurable warm days, with average highs of around 18C and cool evenings and an ideal time for both sightseeing tours and outdoor sports and activities. In July and August Ölüdeniz sees highs of 40C, with these hot days a perfect chance to take one of the fantastic boat trips along the coastline. There is not much rainfall in the summer months, with May through to September been the driest time to visit Ölüdeniz.

Dining And Nightlife in Oludeniz

There is a good choice of cafes, bar and restaurants which suit everyone’s needs while on tours of Ölüdeniz. Bars can be quiet or upbeat, but the nightlife is not full on here. Menus include doner wraps of lamb or chicken or ask for a pide which is charcoal baked and similar to a pizza. There are traditional Turkish dishes including mezes and salads, kebabs and the Mediterranean is home to green and black olives, aubergine and the very sweet dessert of Baklava. After dinner, you can view the sunset with your favourite tipple and then dance under the stars or head to one of the favourite beachfront bars. Nightlife tends to revolve around the restaurants and bars that turn into dancing venues once the meals have been served. Some have themed nights and guest DJs with live music. The nearby resort of Fethiye is where you can find more choice of nightlife. The promenade at the harbour front is full of new restaurants and bars, some playing live music usually traditional in style, local Turkish and folk music plus a few tunes we all know and love, follow the music and a good night will be had by all.

Shopping in Oludeniz

Ölüdeniz does have a good choice of shops, so if you’re keen to stay in the village, you will find some places to buy souvenirs. For some serious shopping, you’re better off going to nearby Hisaronu, or a bit further away Fethiye. Hisaronu is found up the hill from Oludeniz and is easily reached via regular dolmus services or choose a taxi if you prefer. This little lively town has a good selection of shops, as well as bars, discos, and restaurants so that you could stay for the evening after a hectic afternoon of shopping. Fethiye is also accessible via dolmus, and this larger market town has a very good choice of shops, and of course a market. The Tuesday market is popular, as is shopping in the historic bazaar near the waterfront.

How to Reach Oludeniz

The nearest international airport to Oludeniz is Dalaman airport, which is 45 miles away and connects to a large number of cities across Europe.

If you need a transfer, we can pick you up from the airport and take you to your desired destination.

You can travel by bus from most major Turkish cities, but they will take you to Fethiye where you will then get a small local bus.

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