Temperature: Summer average of 27°C.
Best time to visit: The cooler months of April and May.
Turkey’s southwest coast has a warm Mediterranean climate, with the hottest months falling between June and August. Spring and autumn are still very warm, with the mercury hovering in the mid-20s.
Families: With soft sands and gently-shelving shores, Ovacik’s beaches are ideal for families with little ones. If there’s a need for entertainment, the nearby Fethiye Aquapark is packed with thrilling water-slides.
Day trippers: While there are plenty of sights to see, make a point of spending some time exploring the Roman remains at Fethiye and walking the Lycian Way to see the ancient tombs carved out of the rockface.
Beach lovers: Ovacik overlooks some the region’s best beaches, and is a ten-minute drive from the golden sands of Ölüdeniz.
More about Ovacik
Language: The language spoken in Ovacik is Turkish. While some of the locals have a basic grasp of English, a phrasebook or our handy language app is worth taking with you to help you with some essential phrases like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
Currency: You’ll need to change up your pounds and pence into Turkish Lira, before zipping off on your holidays to Ovacik, Turkey.
Local time: Ovacik is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Dalaman Airport. Transfers to Ovacik take 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Ovacik 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 Ovacik. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Holiday destinations related to Ovacik:
By dolmus: Dolmuses are the local minibuses, which operate throughout Turkey’s resorts, providing a cheap, reliable shuttle service to the beach and nearby attractions. The dolmuses are a good option for visiting nearby resorts, like Ölüdeniz.
By car: If you’re interested in exploring the region, a hire car is your best bet. There are several car hire companies at Dalaman Airport.
By taxi: The taxis in the region are yellow and fitted with a meter, although they charge higher rates at night. Taxis can be flagged down or booked in advance from your hotel.
Air games: Nearby Ölüdeniz is one of Europe’s top paragliding destinations, with thrill seekers from all over the world coming to fly over the Babadag Mountains. In October, the skies are alive with base-jumpers, paragliders, microlights, skydivers and daredevils whizzing about in wingsuits. Be careful if you’re sunbathing on Ölüdeniz’ beach, as this is earmarked as the landing-pad for competitors!
World music festival: Fethiye’s World Music Festival is held every May and takes place in various venues around the town, over three days. You’ll see performances from musicians from almost every corner of the globe, and the concerts are open to the public and are free of charge.