Day Trip to Ölüdeniz
Oludeniz Travel Guide
Oludeniz travel is a must activity to do for foreign tourists when those who want more out of Turkey other than visiting Istanbul or Ankara. Ölüdeniz is known worldwide as the Turkish Blue Lagoon for its turquoise and aquamarine colors. Here is a warm touristy place and there is a lot more to this place than just relaxing on the beach. Here are the best tips to enjoy your day trip in Ölüdeniz to the fullest.
Introducing The City of Oludeniz
Oludeniz, a small town of Fethiye, is a popular holiday destination in Turkey as well as in Europe. It is an attractive tourism center with its turquoise sea, unique location in nature, beautiful bays and beaches. Its beach has been recognized as one of the top 5 beaches in the world. The region was chosen as the most beautiful beach in 2006. It has the “Blue Flag” certificate, which is an indicator of cleanliness and safety.
In addition, Ölüdeniz provides opportunities for different sports activities. The region is among the favorite places of paragliders. It offers parachutists the opportunity to jump from Babadağ mountain from a height of 2000 meters above the sea level. Also, this city is an ideal place for diving. Diving enthusiasts can join daily and weekly diving tours in Belcekiz.
Getting There by Various Means of Transportation
Oludeniz travel is easy since this city is very near to Fethiye. Therefore, if you can rent a car and get there very comfortably after 20 minutes. If you are traveling on a budget, then you can take the dolmuş or minibus from Fethiye to there for just 5 Turkish liras. The dolmuş leaves from the PO Petrol Station that’s next to the bus terminal and stops a few places before getting to Ölüdeniz. If you want a more comfortable ride, you can get a taxi from Fethiye to Ölüdeniz, which will cost you about 80 Turkish liras.
Things to Do in Oludeniz
The main activity here is to just get a beach chair and lie down next to the sea. There are also private beaches such as Sugar Beach that has a restaurant and bar as well as bungalows if you want to stay overnight. If you feel more adventurous, then you are in luck as this Blue Lagoon is one of Turkey’s best spots for paragliding, giving you amazing views of the lagoon as well as surrounding coves.
Ölüdeniz National Park will attract you with its beauty as well. Apart from boat rides and lots of swimming, paragliding is the main activity in Ölüdeniz. Paragliding is done every month of the year as long as the climatic conditions are suitable. If you want to see this majestic city from above, Babadağ mountain is an ideal observation point for you.
In addition, “Parasailing”, which is a parasailing, is also an attractive alternative in this regard. Also, this city is an ideal spot for diving where professional divers and underwater photographers, can benefit from the favorable conditions here.
Oludeniz Attractions and Sights
Oludeniz is in an ideal region for a holiday in nature. The region offers a peaceful environment with lush forests, turquoise sea, beaches and coves. The region also hosts many activities. With daily Oludeniz travel tours, you can save your holiday from monotony and make it more enjoyable.
Places to Stay in Ölüdeniz
The region offers Oludeniz travelers many hotels, villas, apart hotels, pensions, boutique hotels, camping areas and similar alternatives for accommodation. This town in general in terms of accommodation covers five main regions, namely Ölüdeniz beach surroundings, Hisarönü and Ovacık neighborhoods, Belceğiz, Kayaköy and Kıdrak bay areas. Kayaköy is also famous for its Greek houses and its nature. For a secluded holiday, the vicinity of Kıdrak bay is preferred, while for a stay overlooking the sea, the vicinity of Ölüdeniz beach is more suitable.
Food and Drink Throughout The City
Because of its high density of tourists, there is plenty to eat for Oludeniz travelers, with some of them better than others. For slightly authentic Turkish food you can visit İnci Restaurant, which offers delicious Turkish home cooking as well as some international dishes. The Oba Hotel restaurant is also another location offering classic Turkish dishes at very reasonable prices.
If you enjoy these activities, you can also visit other cities in Turkey with beautiful beaches an enjoy its cheap food and activities. Therefore, you can visit restaurants in Kusadasi beach city to have Kuşadası food offered on the other side of Turkey and save some money as well.