Hisaronu holidays

Once a quiet, mountainside village, Hisarönü, Turkey, bears all the hallmarks of a laid-back holiday haven. However, looks can be deceptive. While the destination has retained much of its old-school Turkish charm, it’s a buzzing holiday destination with plenty of things to see and do. Not to mention a stellar nightlife, making Hisarönü an ideal choice for couples, families, or groups of friends.

Suppose you want to dive head-first into the local culture on your Hisarönü holiday. In that case, Fethiye’s Old Town is buzzing with shops, cafés, and street markets. It’s a perfect choice for a day or afternoon of adventure away from Hisarönü. For lazy days back in your village destination, potter around plenty of shops and sleepy bars, sipping traditional Turkish tea to fuel your experience.

Things to do

If you fancy swimming in clear, blue waters then be sure to pay a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, which has its own sheltered beach and offers excellent conditions for scuba-divers. Swim or dive in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy a cooling break from the warm Turkish sun.

For those who like the water, but would rather not be under it, nearby Dalyan River is unmissable. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy some kayaking or rafting. To enjoy the river’s charm in a more relaxing way, book a leisurely boat trip, an ideal opportunity to see the local landscape.

Beaches

Suppose you want your holidays to Hisarönü to involve lazing around on the beach. In that case, you’ll find plenty of soft, sandy shores to choose from. Ölüdeniz and the famous Blue Lagoon beach are just a short water-taxi ride away. Both sunny spots offer ideal sunbathing conditions and glistening, warm waters for swimming or splashing.

The Blue Lagoon in Ölüdenizis only a short distance from Hisarönü and is a perfect spot for a relaxing day spent topping up your tan. The wide, powdery beach surrounding the Blue Lagoon is a perfectly picturesque spot for relaxing or playing with the kids. A lush green landscape surrounds the lagoon and beach, just one more beautiful reason to visit. You’ll be able to chill out on a sunbed or shade beneath a parasol, grabbing drinks and snacks from nearby bars throughout the day. If you’re feeling energetic, you could go parasailing and see the beautiful landscape from a birds-eye-view.

Fun for everyone

The boats in Hisarönü do more than fish and taxi visitors around. Why not book a boat cruise? A perfect day out that the whole family can enjoy. Glide along the Aegean Coast and enjoy unparalleled views of the natural landscape as you go. The Turkish coast is shadowed by forested mountains, making every moment of a boat cruise more than picture-worthy.

If you prefer getting around on your own two feet, there are many opportunities to explore around Hisarönü. The Babadag mountain foothills offer a challenging day’s hike, with some of Turkey’s best scenery acting as the reward for your efforts. If you’re looking for a memorable adventure on your Hisarönü holiday, this is the way to go.

Maybe a full day of hiking sounds like a little too much work. In that case, Hisarönü offers plenty of cafés and bars where you can enjoy a leisurely drink and watch the world go by. Settle in and soak up the local atmosphere, fuelling with snacks and traditional tea throughout the day. Once the sun’s slipped over the horizon, the resort erupts into a riot of music, dancing, and good times as nightlife takes over. There is truly something for everyone in this beautiful Turkish destination.

Shopping

Looking for momentoes to remember your holiday? There are plenty of opportunities for some retail therapy in and around Hisarönü. The Monday market is a great place to put your haggling skills to the test, and there are plenty of treasures available to buy. Or, take a drive into nearby Fethiye for lots more shopping as well as restaurants, bars, and a beautiful marina. Fethiye also boasts a captivating Old Town, a perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring. Pick up some fresh Turkish delight for the ride back to Hisarönü for a satisfying way to end your adventure.

Nightlife

Hisarönü may be small, but its nightlife rivals some of Turkey’s larger towns, with plenty of bars and clubs catering to the tourist crowd. Most in the village stay open and busy until the early hours, so there will be no need to go home if you’re still having fun!

Follow the sound of music and excitement to the main harbour, where you’ll find lots of bars and restaurants kicking off the evening in style. Many Hisarönü bars boast live music from around dinnertime, so you can enjoy a meal or some delicious drinks with a vibrant soundtrack adding to the atmosphere. For something even more exciting, look out for pool and karaoke bars dotted around Hisarönü.

Hisarönü’s clubs start to open their doors as the night draws on, attracting night owls from all around. DJs and dancefloors are easy to come by in this unassuming Turkish village, with various clubs offering music to suit all tastes and moods. Try Bar Rumba for classic nightclub vibes and themed events throughout the week, or Tango Fun Club for DJs and cheap drinks all night long.

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If you’re looking for some serious sunbathing, book your holiday between June and August, when the temperatures creep into the low thirties (°C).

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Flights to Hisaronu Turkey land at Dalaman Airport, which is roughly an hour’s drive from the village. 

Hisaronu is best for...

Adventurers: The rugged scenery is stunning, and perfect if you love the outdoors. Canoe down the Dalyan River, trek on horseback across the plains, or dive in the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Families: Visit the Blue Lagoon or spend the day soaking up the sun on Ölüdeniz Beach. The River Dalyan offers plenty of opportunities for boat trips around the Aegean coast.

Beach lovers: Ölüdeniz beach is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in the area, offering powder-soft sands and warm, sapphire seas.

Fast facts for Hisaronu

Language: The language spoken in Hisaronu is Turkish. While the locals speak some English, you’ll find things easier with a phrasebook or our handy language app.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Turkish Lira, before zipping off on your holidays to Hisaronu.

Local time: Hisaronu is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dalaman Airport. Transfers to Hisaronu take between 1–1.5 hours. 

Flight time from UK: The Hisaronu flight time is 4 hours.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Hisaronu for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance.  

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Getting around Hisaronu

By dolmus: The local mini bus service, called dolmuses, operate throughout the resort for easy transport to the beach or your hotel. There are a number of stops throughout the resort, and many head further afield to nearby resorts like Fethiye and Ölüdeniz.

By taxi: There are plenty of taxis around, and they’re an affordable way to make short journeys. Licensed taxis are yellow and run on a meter. They can be flagged down from the road, although do bear in mind taxis charge more at night.

On foot: Hisaronu is a compact village and easy to get around on foot if you want to avoid public transport.

Events in Hisaronu

For art lovers: Fethiye’s Culture and Arts Festival is one of the biggest events in the region. For four days, Fethiye acts as host to local artists, bands, musicians, writers, photographers and actors. Venues across the town showcase a variety of performances, workshops and exhibitions.

Spring festival: The Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival is one of the most hotly-anticipated celebrations. Taking over Marmaris in May, the Spring Festival transforms the resort into a hub of creativity, with something different happening on almost every street! Expect sporting competitions, live dancing, dog shows, and even a sandcastle-building contest down on the main beach!

Hisaronu weather

Temperature: Average of 25-29°C in summer.

Best time to visit: April and May are ideal for plenty of sunshine before the temperature heads into the 30s in high summer.

If you’d like to get some sightseeing under your belt, but without the sweltering temperatures, book your break during the spring or autumn months. Between March and May and September and November, the mercury hovers in the 20s (°C) and the crowds are fewer.

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