Olu Deniz is backed by the dramatic Babadag Mountains and is home to one of the best beaches in Turkey and is just beside the beautiful Blue Lagoon. The resort is located close to the popular resorts of Marmaris and Fethiye in the Dalaman region of Turkey. Ideal for lounging on Belcekiz Beach or taking part in exhilarating water sports, Olu Deniz offers the perfect beach holiday in a perfect location. In 2011 the beach won
an award for Europe’s Leading Beach Destination and was also nominated for a World’s Leading Beach Destination award. Apart from the beautiful beaches, Olu Deniz is home to one of the world’s best paragliding areas and some fascinating ancient sites. The beautiful turquoise lagoon is a protected National Park, ideal for relaxing in the sun and swimming in the warm shallow waters.
The resort offers an array of water sports including snorkelling, windsurfing, water-skiing, sea biking, kayaking and pedalos. For scuba diving fans there are diving schools in nearby Fethiye.
Because of the resorts stable winds and gentle sea breezes, Olu Deniz is very popular with paragliders, hangliders and parascenders who come to the resort for its amazing views. Experience the challenge of taking off from the peak of Mount Babadag (1mile & 372 yards) and gliding down to the beach below.
Apart from the amazing beach there is plenty for the whole family on their package holidays to Turkey. Visitors can enjoy a cruise on a gulet (a traditional wooden boat) which is an excellent way to view the land from the sea. Click here for a great holiday offer we found from
holidayholiday.co.uk for a 7 night gulet cruise plus a 7 night free stay in a hotel. Other boat trips on offer include the 12 islands and the village of Gocek. For walkers and cyclists there are coastal paths or marked trails which take you up into the mountains. The villages of Ovacik and Hisaronu are worthy of a visit whilst hiking in the area. For the more adventurous there are extreme paths which take you through canyons and forests where there is some fantastic wildlife to be seen. Another great way to explore the area is by horseback. There are organised horse riding trips along the country tracks or you can just ride along the seafront, taking in the beautiful coastal views. There are lots of day trips on offer including a visit to the mud baths at Dalyan, a visit to the famous Turtle Beach, a day trip to Rhodes, canoeing down the Xanthos River, visit the hidden city of Saklikent Gorge or marvelling at the sites of Pamukkale and Ephesus.
Olu Deniz is the perfect destination at any time of the year and is at its most popular in May, June, September and October when temperatures reach the high 20′s with a pleasant humidity. July and August see temperatures around 32C, falling to only 18C at night with very high humidity. The sea is at its warmest from July to September. Whenever you wish to visit Turkey, there are always plenty of holiday deals throughout the internet.