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Olu Deniz

Olu Deniz Holidays

Olu Deniz Holidays

Welcome to the Turkish resort of Olu Deniz!

Holidays in Olu Deniz

Amazing beaches, azure waters, iconic sites, and abundant activities – there’s so much to look forward to on an Olu Deniz holiday. This resort village nestles in the Fethiye region on southwest Turkey’s Turquoise Coast with the pine-clad Babadag Mountain as a stunning backdrop. Olu Deniz is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Olu Deniz Beach, Butterfly Valley, and as the starting point for coastal views from the long-distance marked footpath of the Lycian Way.

When is the best time to visit? Olu Deniz has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Olu Deniz is ideal for a sunshine holiday; particularly from the beginning of May through to the end of October with temperatures hovering between 27 to 35°C. If you’re planning to visit during school holidays or peak times like Easter and Christmas/New Year; it’s always best to book early to secure your key dates.

Where is the best place to stay? Discover a plethora of places to stay in Olu Deniz to suit every budget. You’ll find everything from purse-friendly apartments and small family-run and boutique hotels to luxurious four and five-star hotels and resorts packed to brim with abundant facilities and activities. Whether you’re looking for a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half-board, or all-inclusive; Hays Travel will find you a holiday to match your needs in Olu Deniz.

Travel guide

If you’re looking for a holiday that combines azure waters and abundant activities, a trip to Olu Deniz is your ideal summer holiday escape.

  • Best time to visit: April-October
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time Difference: +2 Hours


Daytimes in Olu Deniz often centre on the one-mile-long Blue Flag sand and shingle Olu Deniz Beach; perfect for topping up your tan and enjoying water sports. Or why not swim and snorkel in the nearby much-photographed turquoise waters of the UNESCO-listed Blue Lagoon. Board a shuttle boat to explore the trails at Butterfly Valley, keeping your eyes open to spot the resident Jersey Tiger butterflies. Ride the cable car up the 1,960-metre-high Babadag Mountain and float back down on a tandem paragliding flight; taking in the glorious sight of the Blue Lagoon and Butterfly Valley en route. Avid hikers can follow the scenic path of the Lycian Way from Oludeniz Beach to Kayakoy. Hop on a dolmus for the 25-minute ride to Fethiye to explore the Tomb of Amyntas, Roman Theater, Fethiye Museum, and Fish Market. Take an excursion to visit the ancient Xanthos site with its Roman Theater, Agora, and Lycian rock tombs or cool down as you splash about in the beautiful Saklikent Gorge.



Olu Deniz is your gateway to experiencing some of Turkey’s famous sights and attractions. Go hiking or white-water rafting in Koprulu Canyon National Park, relish a jeep safari to the Taurus Mountains, or encounter Caretta Caretta turtles at Turtle Beach on the outskirts of Dalyan. Bask in the panoramic vistas on a hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia or take a thrilling paragliding flight from Mount Olympos near Kemer. Journey back to the Roman era at Ephesus’ Library of Celsus and Temple of Hadrian and explore Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque. Sail past preserved tombs and endangered loggerhead turtles on the Dalyan River or embark on a sightseeing cruise along the Bosporus lined with Ottoman palaces and ancient fortresses. Shop for bargains and souvenirs to take home at Manavgat Bazaar or Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.  Or spend a day full of fun, thrilling slides, crazy foam parties, and more at Turkey’s biggest water park – Marmaris Aqua Dream Waterpark.

food and drink

Food & Drink

The region’s culinary scene is a delightful mix of traditional Turkish dishes and Mediterranean flavours. Fresh seafood, grilled meats, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables characterise the local diet. Be sure to try mezes, a selection of small dishes that are perfect for sharing, and pide, a Turkish-style pizza topped with various ingredients.
One of the most charming aspects of Dalaman is the warmth and hospitality of its people. Whether you're wandering through the markets, dining in a local restaurant, or exploring the countryside, you're sure to be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. For a unique dining experience, visit one of the many seaside restaurants where you can enjoy your meal with a view of the sunset over the Mediterranean. The combination of delicious food and stunning scenery creates a truly memorable experience.


Average monthly temperature in Olu Deniz (°C)

  • Jan 10°C
  • Feb 10°C
  • Mar 12°C
  • Apr 14°C
  • May 19°C
  • Jun 23°C
  • Jul 26°C
  • Aug 26°C
  • Sep 23°C
  • Oct 19°C
  • Nov 14°C
  • Dec 12°C
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