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Once a quiet, mountainside village, Hisaronu, Turkey, bears all the hallmarks of a laid-back holiday haven. However, looks can be deceptive, and while the village has retained much of its old-school Turkish charm, it’s a buzzing holiday destination with plenty of things to see and 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. For those who like the water, but would rather not be under it, the nearby Dalyan River is the perfect spot to go kayaking, rafting and taking some more leisurely boat-trips around the Aegean Coast. If you’d rather dive head-first into the local culture on your holidays to Hisaronu, Turkey, Fethiye’s Old Town is buzzing with shops, cafés and street markets. The destination itself doesn’t let the side down, either: by day, there’s plenty of shopping to be had and sleepy bars serving refreshing drinks. By night, it bursts into life with some of the best nightlife in Turkey.
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.
Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Hisaronu to see the pristine sand of Blue Lagoon, Turkey’s most famous beach, and enjoy sailing along the sun-drenched Aegean Coast.
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Anyone taking their holidays to Hisaronu, Turkey, with a view to lazing back on the beach will find plenty to choose from. Ölüdeniz and the Blue Lagoon beach are just a short water-taxi ride away, offering ideal sunbathing conditions. However, the boats don’t just act as taxis, and you can also take a cruise along the Dalyan River or along the Aegean Coast. If terra firma is more your thing, the foothills of the Babadag mountains is a challenging day’s hike, with some of the best scenery in Turkey acting as your backdrop. However, if that sounds too much like hard work, Hirasonu offers plenty of cafés and bars in which to enjoy a leisurely drink and watch the world go by. Once the sun’s slipped over the horizon, the resort erupts into a riot of music, dancing and good times, as the nightlife scene takes over.
Beach-lovers will find that holidays to Hisaronu, Turkey, put them within easy access of some of the best beaches on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Hop on a dolmus and within ten minutes you’ll find yourself on the golden sands of Ölüdeniz. With a variety of water sports on offer and a range of restaurants and cafés nearby, it’s an easy and chilled-out way to spend a day. However, the ace up Ölüdeniz’ sleeve is the famous Blue Lagoon. Known as the most photographed beach in Turkey, the Blue Lagoon is a protected nature reserve with powdery white sand that melts into dazzlingly blue water. Further out, the sea is warm and wonderfully clear, providing excellent conditions for a spot of snorkelling.
If you’ve got any bargain-hunters in your group, they’ll find plenty of shops lining the main street, selling everything from clothing to handmade jewellery and pottery. For a true Turkish shopping experience, head to Fethiye’s Old Town, where the maze of narrow streets is stuffed full of quirky shops selling Turkish rugs and arts and crafts. There’s also a weekly market, where you can practice your haggling skills!
Many people take their holidays to Hisaronu with a view to getting stuck into its legendary nightlife. Once the sun goes down, the main street bursts into life, with the sounds of house tunes and the glow of neon lights spilling out of bars and clubs.
Surrounded by mountains and several hundred metres above sea level, Hisaronu holidays offers plenty of opportunity for those who like to get out and about. Hire a bike and head for the hills, where you’ll be rewarded with some spectacular scenery. The Dalyan River is ideal for kayakers and rafters or, if you’re after something a bit more leisurely, plan a boat excursion. The best place in Hisaronu for sailing is Fethiye’s lively marina, filled with yachts and water taxis to whisk you around the coast’s golden bays.
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.
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.
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Hisaronu. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
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.
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.
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!