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Oludeniz is one of the natural wonders of the world and meets you as a pass Ovacik and Hisaronu and follow the roller-coaster road down to the shore. The first spot you meet the sea is Belcekiz Beach, and then suddenly there opens up before you a natural wonder known as the blue heaven – one of the most visited spots in Turkey today. Mirror calm sea, white sands, green hills, and the protected site of Kumburnu (Sand spit) Natural Park spreading over a land of 950 hectares make Oludeniz a unique area. Annually it is visited by approximately 400.000 people and there is an entrance fee to gain access.
Authentic Holidays to Olu Deniz
There are restaurants, a picnic area with facilities providing chaise longue and sun umbrella, car parking, showers, etc. there are also ample opportunities for water sports. There are gift stalls selling Mugla’s regional handicrafts. There are also modern hotels, pensions and camping sites providing accommodation at Oludeniz. One of the foremost paragliding centres is on Babadag (1950 m), which has a rich flora and is about an hour’s drive from Fethiye. Paragliders departing from Babadag remain aloft about half an hour to one hour and land on the hot beaches of Oludeniz. The magnificent vista, the rich fauna of the ridges, and the steep incline to the sea make Babadag a remarkable place.
Boats depart from Oludeniz for half an hour cruises to Kelebekler Vadisi which is squeezed into the lower slopes of Babadag. There are two paths in the valley, and one of them leads to Faralya, a stopover spot of Lycian Way. That path is mainly used by trekking groups. It provides a beautiful vista of the valley and sea, and is recommended to those who are keen to enjoy nature. There are pensions and bungalows for overnight stay or you may erect your own tent if you wish to do so. The Kelebekler Vadisi, was declared as a first degree protected site of Enviromental Protection Zone and closed to any type of construction activity.
One of the virgin spots around Fethiye is the Kabak Bay (Gemile Bay) situated on the ancient Lycian Way. It is quite close to the Kelebekler Vadisi, and the available options of accommodation are bungalows and tents. The beach in the cove is about 500 metres long and sheltered from the wind so it is very good for swimming. That cove is also the only place you may see Tiger Butterflies out of their habitat of Kelebekler Vadisi, and 16 plants endemic to this cove have been recorded.
Weather in Olu Deniz
The typical Mediterranean climate prevails in Olu Deniz with hot and dry summers and winters that are temperate with frequent precipitation. Rains generally start towards the end of autumn and continue throuhout the winter. Moving inward from the shore the climate becomes more severe. The lowest average sea water temperature in Olu deniz is in January with 15.8 C. During July, August the average sea temperature in Olu Deniz is about 28.8 C.
Holidays in Oludeniz
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