Olu Deniz – South Coast of Turkey
Olu Deniz is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday resorts over summer due to the relaxing atmosphere and picturesque surroundings that are unrivalled in Europe. Many families and couples flock to the resort which is in an area of Turkey known as the ‘Turkish Riviera’. The main attraction is Olu Deniz beach which is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest beaches because of its fine white sands and beautiful turquoise waters.
Your transfer from Dalaman Airport is estimated at around 1 to 2 hours, while that may seem like a long journey you will be able to admire the lush natural beauty that covers every inch of south Turkey, not just Olu Deniz.
There is plenty of fantastic and tourist friendly accommodation to choose from in Olu Deniz where you will be able to enjoy a hassle free holiday. The hotels Olu Deniz has are varied from budget to luxury complexes to suit as many holidaymakers as possible, you will also find that self catering, half board and all inclusive options are available in pretty much all accommodations.
You will be able to use the fine public transport system available in Olu Deniz that offer buses taking people to other resorts including Fethiye. There are plenty of taxis around the resort too, though it is advised that you walk to most places so that you are able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Olu Deniz.
Olu Deniz – Fun & Activities
Olu Deniz beach is simply the place to be as it is one of the main reasons people come to the resort as well as the main reason so many return. A long stretch of beautiful white sand is the ideal place to lay back and enjoy the hot temperatures that places in the Mediterranean enjoy every summer. If the heat gets a little too much then you can enjoy cooling down in the warm turquoise waters that wash up on the shores of Olu Deniz. No summer holiday resort would be complete without the chance to enjoy some fun and high octane water sports during the day, you can choose from scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and even a ride on a banana boat.
While the beach might be the best place to spend the day, it isn’t the only one. There is the chance to go horse riding, for beginners and experienced riders, as well as bike rides, jeep safaris and paragliding. All these activities give tourists the opportunity to do one thing and that is to get out and enjoy the fantastic natural scenery of Olu Deniz. You can even take simple walks up the hilly landscape which is covered in lush green pine trees, reaching the peak you will be able to uncover some great views of the entire region, so it is always smart to have a camera handy.
You can enjoy day trips to the likes of Turtle Beach in Dalyan or to some of the historical sites located throughout the region. Boat excursions are also popular taking tourists along the south coast of Turkey to see various other resorts for a day and to many caves and secluded areas.
If you enjoy a shopping trip or two whilst on holiday then you won’t be disappointed by what Olu Deniz can offer. There are plenty of places selling fine jewellery and leather products as well as places selling clothes, shoes and souvenirs. You will be able to shop around on day trips to other resorts but Olu Deniz has a lot of great designer products.
Olu Deniz – Fun & Nightlife
The food in Olu Deniz is varied and has plenty of quality restaurants that will suit all tastes and budgets. Many tourists enjoy trying the native food of the country that they’re in and you will get this opportunity with most of the restaurants in the resort serving many traditional Turkish dishes. There will also be many places serving great international dishes in the various British, Italian and Chinese restaurants found in the resort. During the day you will be able to find fast food restaurants if you are looking for a quick snack during a busy day. The hotels Olu Deniz has will also provide great meals for its residents.
While Olu Deniz is perhaps better suited for families and couples because of the relaxing days, it is also a great place for any tourist who enjoys relaxing in calm surroundings during the day but appreciates a fun and lively nightlife as well. You don’t have to worry about evenings being hectic with hoards of youths keeping the resort up all night but there are plenty of great bars to enjoy cocktails and live music as the sun sets on the Mediterranean Sea. The hotels Olu Deniz has are also a great place to start the nights as they often have live entertainment that varies each night. You will find a few late discos to enjoy if you are looking for a late night.
Olu Deniz – Weather Info
You can expect the weather in Olu Deniz over summer to be simply fantastic and you won’t have to worry about a bad day coming along because it simply doesn’t happen. The average temperature over summer is around 30°C and you will be able to enjoy 13 hours of pure sunshine also during this period. The peak summer month is August when it isn’t uncommon for the temperature to rise higher than 35°C at times. With cloudless skies and endless hours of sun, summer really is the perfect time to enjoy the highly rated Olu Deniz beach.
Winter is colder, of course, but it still maintains good temperatures that tourists can appreciate if they are looking for a great resort where they can escape the cold and dismal winter months in the UK. The temperatures outside of summer will rarely ever drop below 15°C at anytime and there will always be at least 5 hours of sunshine too. The rainfall over the course of the year is quite infrequent and never lasts too long so don’t fear if you see a cloud or two. The humid year long climate makes Olu Deniz a great destination to visit anytime.