Temperature: Enjoy highs in the 30s (°C) in the peak summer months.
Best time to go: Özdere Holidays are great in spring or autumn when there’s mild weather with plenty of sunshine.
It’s mild all year round in Özdere Turkey. But summer is the hottest season of them all, when temperatures often rise into the 30s (°C) in July and August. This is the best time to visit if you want to top up your tan on the beach. Visit in spring and you’ll get to see the mandarin flowers in bloom, while enjoying peak temperatures in the 20s (°C). There’s a similar climate in autumn, too.
Beach lovers: It’s easy to laze away a day on the beautiful beaches and soak up the surrounding scenery. Little ones will love splashing around in the warm, shallow waters.
Culture fans: Seafood restaurants, quaint boutiques and bustling outdoor markets; all this and more will give you a first-hand experience of the rich Turkish culture.
Explorers: From deep green forests to unspoilt coves, there is plenty to discover in and around the resort. And you won’t want to miss the ancient city of Ephesus either.
More about Ozdere
Language: Turkish, although English is also widely spoken in the main tourist hot spots
Currency: Turkish Lira.
Local time: Ozdere is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Transfer time to Ozdere is around 50 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The Ozdere flight time is 4 hours.
Visa / health: Before holidays to Özdere, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for visa and health recommendations. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
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On foot: It’s easy to walk pretty much everywhere in Özdere. The market and beach are close to each other, so you can do a spot of souvenir shopping after an afternoon on the sand.
By bus/shuttle: There are lots of bus stops dotted around the village where you can catch a bus to neighbouring resorts. Shuttle transfers will take you to and from the airport in around half an hour.
By taxi: You could always treat yourself to a taxi if you’re heading down to the harbour for an evening meal. Remember to ask for a price before you get in.
Presidential Cycling Tour: Cycling fans will want to catch the Kusadasi stage of the 8-day tour in spring. It kicks off in Istanbul and winds down to the Aegean coast before finishing at Alanya in April.
Izmir International Festival: Over in the port city of Izmir, the theatres come to life from mid-June to July. You’ll find performances and concerts all over the city, and past acts have included Elton John and the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Izmir European Jazz Festival: Also held in Izmir (which is a real hotspot for music), this annual jazz festival takes place every March. You can expect performances from the big names in Turkish and European jazz.