One of Turkey’s most photographed landmarks.
Olu Deniz holidays will uncover a beautiful resort backed by the Taurus Mountains and surrounded by enchanting countryside.
This picture perfect resort is one of Turkey's most photographed places with the world famous Blue Lagoon in the National Park adding to its appeal. When the sun dips behind the lagoon the resort is bathed with a beautiful sunset.
The National Park is a conservation area which protects the village and stunning shoreline from overdevelopment. Olu Deniz is set in a dramatic bay with the main beach bordered by a beautiful promenade and a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes making it an amazing place for a beach holiday.
There are plenty of water sports available along the beaches from canoes and windsurfing to snorkelling and pedalos. The pine-clad hills behind the resort are ideal for romantic walks and hikes with amazing views over the resort. The forest pathways are perfect for mountain biking or horse riding.
Holidays in Olu Deniz offer an abundance of restaurants serving an array of mouth-watering cuisine to suit every palette. The Turkish and International restaurants are very welcoming and the majority offer fabulous sea views or quaint rooftop hideaways for romantic meals.
The bars in the resort offer traditional Turkish dancing and belling dancing. For a livelier night out, nearby Hisaronu has plenty of bars playing live music, cocktail bars and discos.
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The currency used in Olu Deniz is the Turkish Lira although some traders will deal in Euros
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa prior to traveling to Turkey however you will be charged an entrance tax, payable on arrival at the airport
The time difference between the UK and Olu Deniz is GMT +2 hours
A flight from the UK to Dalaman Airport servicing Olu Deniz usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes
Transfers from Dalaman airport to Olu Deniz take approximately 2 hours
Fine Turkish cuisine washed down with a stunning sunset
Popular excursions on Olu Deniz holidays include a trip to Butterfly Beach which can only be reached by boat. It is simply stunning, untouched by tourism and has an amazing beach with only a few small restaurants and simple beach huts. Kaya Koy is also a unique place to visit during your Olu Deniz holidays, having well preserved thousand year old buildings.
Take a boat cruise around the coast to the bay of Fethiye and its twelve islands. The best place to visit while on the cruise is Cleopatra's Baths, where the famed Egyptian Pharaoh used to sail for her beauty treatments, believing that bathing in the springs on the island would lead to eternal beauty.
Patara is another remarkable excursion to take while you’re in Olu Deniz. Patara is an ancient Lycian settlement that grew to under the authority of the Roman Empire. Patara was the Romans chief port city with well preserved structures with an imposing amphitheatre.
Every October a fantastic air show takes place at Olu Deniz beach with paragliders and Turkish Stars (similar to the Red Arrows) heading to the resort for this three-day event. The best time to holiday in Olu Deniz is mid April to late October with mid July and August being peak season.
Olu Deniz is not known for it's shopping although it has a few souvenir shops dotted around the promenade. Take the local dolmus (bus) to Fethiye, which has an excellent market every Tuesday and is very popular with tourists and locals. You can book cheap holidays to Olu Deniz at Late Deals today.
Top Places to Visit
During the 2nd century AD an earthquake shifted the land here and the village literally slid into the sea. Houses lay half submerged in the bay and staircases disappear into the water. Snorkelling gives an even better yet very eerie view of the sunken harbour too.
Demre (Ancient name – Myra)
Visit the Byzantine Church at ancient Myra, home to the tomb of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the original inspiration behind Santa Claus, which lays alongside many fine mosaics and murals.
Dalyan has many therapeutic hot springs believed to cleanse and purify the skin whist being beneficial to many ailments including rheumatism. They are well worth a visit even if it’s just for a fun day out.