Olu Deniz travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: June to September top around 30°C.

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

The summer months fall between June and August. The months either side see things getting a little cooler, with temperatures dipping into the mid-twenties. There’s occasional rain, even in the summer, with the heaviest falling in the winter months between November and January.

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OLU DENIZ IS BEST FOR...

Thrill seekers: Head to Babadag Mountain and watch professional thrill-seekers take to the skies in a variety of ways including base jumping and paragliding.

Beach lovers: Olu Deniz beach offers a horseshoe-shaped haven for sun worshippers. However, for something special and secluded, head for the beautiful Blue Lagoon.

Explorers: The Lycian Way is an ancient coastal path, hiding rock-hewn tombs from a bygone age.

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FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken is Turkish. While the locals understand some English, a phrasebook or app will certainly help you to try out your language skills with a few basics.

Currency: You’ll need to change up your Sterling for Turkish Lira, before jetting off on your Olu Deniz holidays.

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

Fly to: Dalaman Airport. The transfer time to Olu Deniz is between 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 hours. 

Flight time from UK: The Olu Deniz 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 holidays to Olu Deniz. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.

Holiday destinations related to Olu Deniz:

  • Dalyan
  • Fethiye
  • Icmeler
  • Kalkan
  • Marmaris
  • Turunc
  • Hisaronu
  • Ovacik
  • GETTING AROUND

    By minibus: The best way to get around Olu Deniz is to hop aboard one of the local minibuses, known as ‘dolmus’. 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, so it’s worth checking before you travel.

    EVENTS

    For daredevils: The highlight of the year is the Ölüdeniz Air Games, which take place in October. A six-day festival of thrills and spills, you’ll see dazzling displays 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.