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Holidays in Olu Deniz

Stunning Olu Deniz is famed for its picture-perfect lagoon, and multi-coloured paragliders soaring through the skies as they glide down from Babadağ mountain. If daredevil sports aren’t your scene, bathe in its calm azure waters (Olu Deniz translates as ‘dead sea’!), trek the Lycian Way to spot ancient rock-cut tombs, or enjoy fun evenings in beach bars with live musis on a holiday to Olu Deniz.

 

30 °C

Even in April you can enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the Turquoise Coast.

4 hours

Dalaman Airport lies approximately 50km northwest of Olu Deniz.

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Olu Deniz to paraglide onto one of Turkey’s most picturesque beaches, or visit the region’s ancient cliff-top sites.

 

Recommended offers in Olu Deniz

Liberty Hotels Lykia

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Great range of dining options and bars
  • On-site aquapark with 18 exciting waterslides
  • Beachfront location with stunning views

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1735 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£490

Orka Sunlife Resort and Spa

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Stunning hillside location overlooking the Lycian sea
  • 2.5km to Olu Deniz sand-and-shingle beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool with 5 exciting waterslides

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1134 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£348

SENTIDO Lykia Resort & Spa

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Great choice of pools, restaurants and activities
  • Exclusively for adults
  • Private beach location at the foot of stunning mountains

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 513 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£595

smartline Flamingo

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Poolside cocktail bar
  • Only 750m from beach, bars and restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 742 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£308

Hotel Alize

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Swimming pool with sunloungers and parasols
  • Within 200m of the resort centre
  • Hotel-run kids' club (4-10yrs, on demand)

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1216 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£372

Hotel Turquoise

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 850m to the famous lagoon of Olu Deniz
  • Buffet restaurant with bar overlooking the pool
  • Resort centre is only 300m away

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1263 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£323

Nirvana Boutique Hotel

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Perfect for couples
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • 1km from Hisaronu's resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 154 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£339

Liberty Hotels Ölü Deniz

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 150m from beach, shops, restaurants and nightlife
  • Late check-out option
  • 700m from the crystal-clear lagoon

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 940 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£255

Marcan Resort

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Peaceful, mountainside location
  • 500m to nearest bars, restaurants and shops
  • International and Turkish buffet restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 755 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£351

Majestic Hotel

Olu Deniz, Dalaman

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Restaurant and pool snack bar
  • Within 350m of resort centre, restaurants, bars and shops
  • One outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 671 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

From

£263

Bring out your inner James Bond: parachute from the top of the soaring Babadağ mountain and slowly glide down onto Olu Deniz beach – Daniel Craig famously did it in Skyfall. You can also take a tandem paraglide with an expert, so you can comfortably take in the breathtaking views of pine-covered mountains, the protected lagoon, and even as far as Rhodes. For underwater activities in Olu Deniz, take a dive with qualified instructors. You can get up close to ghostly underwater shipwrecks, or peer inside stalactite-filled caves – the visibility in the clear waters is superb.

The 509km-long Lycian Way trekking route, starting in Olu Deniz, would take weeks to complete, but you can take a small stretch at your own pace to see ancient tombs cut from the rocks. Butterfly Valley is a half-hour boat ride from Olu Deniz, where you can see millions of multi-coloured butterflies clinging to rocks and trees – look out for the rare Tiger butterfly. Near Olu Deniz, the attraction Kaya Köyü is a huge 18th-century ruined settlement, abandoned in 1923 and made famous in Louis de Bernières’ book, Bird Without Wings. Filled with traditional Greek houses and mosaic-filled churches, it is now an open-air museum.

You’ll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink in Olu Deniz. Its beach has a promenade lined with a lively collection of bars and restaurants; join the holiday fun at Buzz Beach Bar and Grill for a night of cocktails, DJ music and dinner of fresh seafood, while watching the crashing waves on balmy evenings. Most bars turn into laid-back clubs after 11pm. In Kaya Köyü, enjoy an evening in a traditional wine house – Levissi Garden is an immaculately restored house, with a wine cellar serving delicious Turkish meze and fresh seafood.

OLU DENIZ IS BEST FOR...

Thrill seekers: Recreate Daniel Craig’s Skyfall parachute leap from the peak of Babadağ mountain.

Beach lovers: The secluded Blue Lagoon, a mirror-calm deep blue sea surrounded by lush forests.

Explorers: Trek the Lycian Way, a rustic footpath past rock-hewn ancient tombs on the coastline.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Olu Deniz is Turkish.

Currency: The currency used in Olu Deniz is Turkish Lira (TL).

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

Fly to: Dalaman Airport lies approximately 50km northwest of Olu Deniz.

Flight time from UK: Approx. 4 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Olu Deniz tourist information can be found at www.gototurkey.co.uk

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 Olu Deniz. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: June to September top around 30°C.

Best time to visit Olu Deniz: Even in April you can enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the Turquoise Coast.

You’ll love the weather in Olu Deniz – a typical Mediterranean climate means that it’s sun-filled year round. It’s not going to be completely dry through – how else would the surrounding area be so lush and green? Expect a little rain even in summer, and heavier the winter.


GETTING AROUND

By minibus: Getting around Olu Deniz is mainly by local dolmuş minibus – they don’t operate on any fixed timetable, but they’re easy to flag down, simply stand on the roadside and wave your arm to alert the driver. From here, it’s easy to get to nearby towns and resorts such as Fethiye and Hisaronu.

By taxi: Metered yellow cabs can be called from your hotel or taken at ranks. They are either metered or have set prices to popular destinations – check before you travel.


EVENTS

For dare-devils: The highlight of the year is the Olu Deniz Air Games in October, a six-day festival of thrills and spills – join the party! You’ll see a dazzling selection of paragliding, micro-lighting, hang-gliding and base jumping from around 400 gliders from around the world, who soar from Babadağ and fill the skies with colour.


Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

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REGIONS IN TURKEY

Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir

CITIES IN DALAMAN

Dalyan, Fethiye, Icmeler, Kalkan, Marmaris, Turunc, Hisaronu, Ovacik

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