Ölüdeniz

For glorious weather and spectacular beaches, it’s hard to beat the stunning town of Olu Deniz. As part of Turkey’s popular Turquoise Coast, this is a peaceful and relaxed resort with a restful atmosphere. Olu Deniz is perfect if you’re going away with your family or partner, with plenty of opportunities to have lots of fun or enjoy some romantic experiences.

Holiday in Ölüdeniz

Incredible beachesIt all starts at the beach in Olu Deniz, which is famous for its picture-perfect Blue Lagoon. As one of Turkey’s most iconic beaches, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the crystal clear waters and the beautiful scenery. If you want to escape the crowds, you can take a water taxi to more secluded beaches, where there’s a good chance you’ll have a lovely little spot all to yourself.Great activitiesThere’s plenty to keep the while family entertained in Olu Deniz, whether your children are big or small. Head to one of the town’s two water parks for a fun-filled day out, or treat your little ones to a banana boat ride. If you’re looking for some romantic things to do, it doesn’t get much better than a day on a secluded beach, before a sunset meal with jaw-dropping views from the top of a mountain.Relaxed atmosphereIf you love the atmosphere of a beachside promenade, you’ll be happy to know Olu Deniz has a lovely one full of shops, bars and restaurants. The nightlife’s nice and relaxed, perfect for quiet meals out or a few after-dinner cocktails. Whether you’re lazing around in the warm Turkish sunshine for your whole holiday, or being active and exploring spots like Butterfly Valley and the Kidrak Natural Park, you’re sure to have a memorable time in Olu Deniz.Things to do

1. Babadag

For breathtaking panoramic views, a trip up Babadag mountain is an absolute must while you’re in Olu Deniz.

 

Babadag

For breathtaking panoramic views, a trip up Babadag mountain is an absolute must while you’re in Olu Deniz.

Around half an hour’s drive from the centre of town, you’re in for a treat with the journey alone as you wind your way up the tall mountain. If you don’t have a car you can easily catch a dolmus to the top of Babadag, which shouldn’t cost you very much.

Standing at almost 2,000 metres, you’ll be amazed by the views at the summit. Gaze back down over Olu Deniz and out across the sparkling Mediterranean, which is less than five kilometres away. Don’t forget your camera, as you’ll be able to take some stunning photos from the lofty viewpoint.

Or go for a meal at the restaurant near the top of the mountain, an incredible experience at sunset. As you sit down and enjoy your dinner, you’ll have an unbeatable view of the sun going down into the Mediterranean on the horizon.

If you visit Babadag mountain in the morning, spend the rest of the day exploring the Kidrak Natural Park and relaxing on its beautiful beach. Or head south towards Patara Beach and soak up some golden sunshine on this natural, unspoilt stretch of sand.

2. Kidrak Natural Park

To experience the true beauty of Turkey’s spectacular Turquoise Coast, make sure you visit the Kidrak Natural Park. With its incredible scenery and picture-perfect beach, it’s an ideal way to see more of the local area.

Kidrak Natural Park

To experience the true beauty of Turkey’s spectacular Turquoise Coast, make sure you visit the Kidrak Natural Park. With its incredible scenery and picture-perfect beach, it’s an ideal way to see more of the local area.

The Kidrak Natural Park is just a five minute drive down the coast from Olu Deniz Beach. You can take a water taxi there for a small fee, or if you’re feeling active, you can walk to the park’s beach in just over half an hour. Take in the stunning views out across the sparkling Mediterranean Sea on the way, and don’t forget to take plenty of water.

The main feature of the Kidrak Natural Park is the immaculate beach, which has a small entry charge. As you set foot on the sand and shingle, you’ll see mountains rolling down towards the turquoise sea on both sides. Quieter than Olu Deniz Beach, this is the place to come for a peaceful day in the warm Turkish sunshine.

There’s not much to spoil the tranquil vibes, as you won’t see any banana boats or jet skis zipping around the bay. The water-based fun is limited to swimming and snorkelling, perfect for cooling off from the hot sun. There are two cafes at the beach if you need some refreshments and an ice cream, while you can also hire a sun lounger and parasol for the day.

After you’ve explored the Kidrak Natural Park and spent some time relaxing on the beach, head up Babadag mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views back over the place you’ve just been.

Olu Deniz – Weather

Olu Deniz has a beautifully warm climate that brings the town long, hot summers, when temperatures soar to an average high of 33ºC. If you want to avoid the sweltering heat, months like June and September are still hot without the peak crowds, while spring and autumn are ideal if you want to do lots of sightseeing in places like the Kidrak Natural Park.

 

FAQs

Can I paraglide in Olu Deniz?

Thomas Cook do not recommend paragliding but there are many local operators in resort who offer this service.

What boat trips can I do from Olu Deniz?

The gulet cruise is a taste of paradise. A wooden gulet will take you onto the crystal clear waters and allow you to relax with an all inclusive bar (local drinks and soft drinks) and a buffet lunch. Plenty of stops to dip in the ocean.

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