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 Latedeals.co.uk today.
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.