Such as Bodrum and Marmaris, Oludeniz is a super trendy beach resort in Turkey. A small village that only has population of about 4000 inhabitants and it is located near the town of Fethiye, full of luxury holiday houses and resorts on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The amazing Blue Lagoon and the Paragliding Flights are the most desirable tours, among other attractions.
The small village of Oludeniz, located just a few kilometers from the beach with have the same name. Near the sea, this can be reached by a paved road leading down to another small village called “Oludeniz Beach”. The main attraction in this place is the Blue Lagoon, with calm crystalline water, and has shades of turquoise blue and emerald green. The beach, which is called the Lagoon, is located in protected area, Oludeniz National Park, Tabiat Parki, that is open from 8 am until 20 at night.
To access the park we had to pay a fee which is not expensive at 4.5 Turkish Lira or $ 2.40, not only for the beach but for all existing structures on the site, such as restrooms, changing rooms, beach chairs, and food stalls.
But who is going to the Blue Lagoon is looking for even relax in this amazing place, surrounded by green mountains. The calm waters are an invitation for water sports, such as kayaking, available to be rented on site. Others prefer to stretch out on the sun loungers or at the edge of the lagoon and enjoy the view.
With an amazing such a place like this, there is nothing better to enjoy the view of Oludeniz from another angle. That’s why flight with paragliding becomes synonymous with this city as one of the best places in the world for paragliding. This activity is very popular because of all the beautiful scenery of Oludeniz will be enjoyed by flying over it.
To get this activity is very easy due to special agencies are everywhere, outside the park, even in the little center of town. Do not lose this opportunity while at Oludeniz. Price varies between 100 – 160 Turkish Lira or $ 56 to $ 90. Facilities of this tour include, instructor for tandem flights, equipment and transportation to the top of Babadag Mountain, 1960 meters. Do not forget to bring a camera to take pictures and video. Because it does not come with the package and you have to pay up twice from the price of the package to bring the memories back home.
Trip up to the top of Babadag will take approximately one hour. But do not think this is an exhausting trip. Wheel rotation on the way to the top and a sense of fear of flying gives another emotion.
On top, at an altitude of nearly 2000 M above sea level, the scenery is amazing, which makes the jaw drop. Near the runway, there is a small bar with a nice bathroom structure and nutritious dish. Table placed at the edge of the abyss so that we can enjoy the beautiful scenery down there.
After wearing the equipment, the next fear and tension is just a second, because you have to jump on the incredible shades of blue of the Mediterranean.
Landing to the beach can last up to 40 minutes (without emotion) or less (with emotion), depending on your courage. From above it is possible you can see the Butterfly Valley, famous beach, which is another attraction in the region, and even Rhodes, Greece, on clearest days.
But before landing, there is a tradition that became obligatory for paragliding pilots in Oludeniz to photograph their feet when hovering over the beautiful and amazing Blue Lagoon. Do not lose this moment!
The perfect landing on a small green carpet happens in the beach garden, in front of the main agencies of paragliding.
After such excitement, take a walk through the perpendicular streets to the beach, full of bars, restaurants and shops. It does not take long for you to realize that prices here are mostly in Pounds Sterling. This happens because Oludeniz seems to have turned a favorite destination of the British, who buy and build homes at there for more than 20 years, when this paradise was still virtually unknown.
Maybe this place become most exclusive resort, prices are inflated compared to other places in Turkey. So, if the accommodation is not in accordance with the budget, use your best chance in Oludeniz in one day, or round-trip from Fethiye, where lodging prices more affordable.
While the beach in the city is free to enter, also beautiful. It does not have the turquoise waters as the Blue Lagoon nearby, but also have crystalline water, with rounded pebbles in the sand. Beach services are also very good, with stalls standing in the sand and sun loungers.
The place also offers a boat ride as an interesting activity, but the most popular is the Blue Cave, Butterfly Valley and St. Nicholas Beach.
A delightful in Oludeniz is other interesting places are accessible by walking. Whether Blue Lagoon, the streets that filled with restaurants, and the beach.
When to go to Oludeniz
July and August, during the summer, are the peak seasons months, so surely more expensive price. But there is also where the days without clouds. Which is in May, June and September had great weather, a little fresher than in high summer. Because it was mid-season, the resort was empty and cheaper. Avoid Ramadan (date variable) when Muslims to worship obligatory fasting during month.
How to get to Oludeniz
Fethiye is a medium-sized city nearest to the location, about 15 Km away. There a lot of collective transportation that operates continuously towards Oludeniz. If you want to visit tourist attractions around the beach that have been mentioned above, do not go down in the city, tells the driver to stop at the Blue Lagoon area. While the nearest Airport is the Dalaman, which has easy access to Fethiye with Havas buses, takes one hour to get to Fethiye.
Must Do’s In Oludeniz
As posted here, great attractions and not to be missed in Oludeniz are Blue Lagoon and Paragliding Flights over the Mediterranean Sea. When we got there, look for the information to perform these two activities, not fail because of weather changes that may occur. Enjoy your time by walking in the streets around the beach filled with bar and restaurant. If you still have time, tour by boat is also the right choice.