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Olu Deniz holidays 2020
Renowned for its striking landscapes and famous Blue Lagoon, the sparkling Turkish gem of Olu Deniz is a must-visit for holidaymakers looking for sea and sand combined with a hefty dose of action and adventure. Nestled away on Turkey’s south-west coast, this magnificent resort is abundant in natural beauty. Majestic jagged mountains and shimmering seas provide an ideal backdrop for paragliding flights as well as a myriad of water sports on offer. With our cheap holidays, you can kick back and unwind on the tranquil seafront, take a diving trip beneath the water’s surface or indulge in a traditional Turkish bath – you’ll love the diversity that comes with Olu Deniz holidays.
The popular coastal resort of Olu Deniz is one of Turkey’s much-visited, beach-boasting tourist destinations that promise holidaymakers a stay filled with sea and sun.
Olu Deniz attractions can be found primarily around the water, in particular in the form of the stunning Blue Lagoon, a nature reserve boasting some of the stillest water and prettiest beaches in Turkey. The fresh fish found in the restaurants along the beachfront allows you to indulge in the culinary riches while the neighbouring bars offer a great place to sit with a cocktail and enjoy one of the town’s beautiful sunsets.
Outside of the town you’ll find a combination of attractive scenery, historic and engaging towns and even more treats for the beach bums among you, meaning you’ll never be short of things to do in Olu Deniz.
The Blue Lagoon Hotel offers the perfect base of operations to experience the region, situated at the top end of the famous strip you can enjoy easy access to Olu Deniz while still being nestled against the backdrop of woodlands and jagged mountains.
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Things to do in Olu Deniz
Take a trip to the nearby tourist town of Fethiye to indulge in a little bit of culture, one of the further afield Olu Deniz attractions. If you make it up to the town on a Tuesday you will be able to experience the bustling farmer’s market. Here you can purchase a variety of local goods and produce – the fresh fish stand is particularly intriguing.
Fethiye is also home to some fascinating cave tombs which you can locate in the cliffs found on the south side of town. These Lycian Sarcophagi are a fantastic site to visit, as is the Hellenistic amphitheatre set down by the coast.
Another worthwhile destination to pay a visit to outside of Olu Deniz is the eerie ghost town of Kayakoy. The town consists of hundreds of abandoned houses, churches and chapels, as well as an impressive old fountain that dates back to 1888. It is certainly a bizarre experience to wander this deserted town.
Shopaholics needn’t be without anything to do on their Olu Deniz holidays either. Pay a visit to the paved street on Carsi Caddesi to find a myriad of colourful shops selling an array of beachwear and souvenirs, as well as some great deals on designer goods. For a vast choice, travel to nearby Fethiye. Here, you’ll be able to buy hand-woven carpets, quality leather and beautiful hand-crafted jewellery. As a relaxing finale to your Olu Deniz holidays, indulge in a traditional Turkish hammam in the neighbouring town of Ortaca. Unwind with a Turkish steam bath before enveloping your body in a massage of olive oil – perfect for soothing your skin post-sunshine and indulging your senses before you even think of stepping on board your flight home.
Best beaches in Olu Deniz
You’ve come on holiday to relax, so you’ll be pleased to hear there are many things to do in Olu Deniz to help you feel chilled.Relaxing on the beautiful beaches with the clear, lapping water and mountain scenery will provide you with much of your chill pill dosage. Calis Beach is located just to the north of Olu Deniz beyond the town of Fethiye. It is a great spot to lounge about in the sun or sip on a cool beer in one of the bars by the waterfront. The Blue Lagoon is ideal for a bit of recharging. Known as the ‘Dead Sea’, the still and calm water creates perfect conditions for a nap session on a lilo.
There are a number of resorts dotted around this area, many of which have great pool complexes with access if you buy a drink from the hotel bar. If you need some further pampering, head to Sanctuary Day Spa and Turkish Baths to reach relaxation euphoria.
Sun, sea and sand are an obligatory package on your holidays to Olu Deniz, making the beach a prime location for your break away. The mesmerising sands of the Belcekiz Beach offer an ideal place to unwind and the Belcekiz promenade is host to a series of well-kept gardens for strolling alongside. Whether you’re looking to stay at a stunning beachside hotel or an apartment with a spectacular view, there is a great range of accommodation to be found on Olu Deniz. If you’d rather explore the surrounding resorts in the Dalaman area, pay a visit to Fethiye for its rich history and vibrant markets or take a day trip to the nearby lively resort of Hisaronu.
Holidays in Olu Deniz are incomplete without a trip to its famous Blue Lagoon. Beginning at the western end of the main beach, these turquoise waters are a dreamlike spot for keen swimmers, as well as those looking to rest on the nearby sun loungers and parasols. Keep your eyes peeled for loggerhead turtles that inhabit these pond-still waters.
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