Oludeniz is a small village in Fethiye. It is 13 km away from Fethiye town center, 4 km from Hisaronu and 18 km from famous Calis Beach. Oludeniz also known as Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular holiday destinations of Turkey and Europe. Its unique sea and fantastic view makes the village popular and one of the most photographed beach of the world. Oludeniz is a beach resort, full of hotel and hostels and great restaurants and bars on the beach side. Valley is right at the edge of Babadag mountain which is again extremely popular in the world by paragliders. It’s one of the best paragliding spot of the world with its fantastic view and weather conditions.
Oludeniz beach has 2 parts. 1 part is a long sandy beach called Belcekiz. Other part is the dead sea part as we call it. Dead Sea (means Oludeniz) is under protection as a national reserve. Even in the windy days and storms the sea here stays calm as a pool. It is rated among the top 5 best beaches of the world with its fabulous waters and beach.
There are no properties in the valley. All hotels and hostels and restaurants which make the valley a full holiday resort. Some of the best hotels, restaurants and bars of Turkey is here which make your holidays better.
The weather in Oludeniz is hot. It goes up to 40 C degrees in summers but average is 35-37 C degrees. Winters are cool but not cold, average in January is 13-14 C degrees. From may you can enjoy the sea water until november.
There are many activities in the valley. The most famous and important one is tandem flight, paragliding. Babadag mountain is 2 km high and thousands of paragliders visit the valley for a stunning flight experience. Also speed boats, boat trips, hiking tour and many other sea and nature sports are available at the valley.
To reach Oludeniz you can take the minibus called “Dolmus” from Fethiye centre which runs in every 5-10 minutes to Hisaronu and Oludeniz. The trip will take 20-25 minutes. If you are coming from Hisaronu or Ovacik, same Dolmus will collect you on the way and after 7-10 minutes of drive you will be in the valley.
Oludeniz beach has an official Blue Flag which means it's completely safe and clean to swim. As the Blue Lagoon part is under protection, there is an entry fee which is 5 TL. The fee is used to protect the environment and the nature in the lagoon.
There is a shops street in the valley which is full of small local shops and restaurants. Here you can do shopping, have snack or delicious foods in colorful restaurants.