OLUDENIZ ( Blue Lagoon )

Oludeniz Explore Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) where the calm crystal water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. Blue Lagoon is located near the famous tourist resort of Fethiye, Belcekız Beach and protected as one of the natural parks of Turkey.

It is one of the spots most favoured by the, word tourism of today. It is located at a distance of 15kms from the center of the town. It is surrounded in the east by Kıdrak and the Valley of Butterflies and, in the west, by Gemile and coves at the mouth of the valleys descending from the foot of Babadag. The sand and pebbles of the vast coastline of the Belcegiz beach, carried in the direction of northwest by the waves and the wind, create a barrier between the open sea and the calm lagoon. That is why the region is called Olüdeniz, meaning still as a cadaver.

The lagoon reaches a depth of approximately 40 meters towards the north, while it becomes shallow, down to 5 to 1 meters. in the southern part. The Kumburnu Strait, at the entrance of the lagoon from the open sea, is narrow and shallow, with a width of about 50 meters and a depth of 8-9 meters. Climbing up the high, green slopes around Oludeniz, one can see the crystal-clear waters, allowing for the perception of the sea-floor especially at the Kumburnu beach, displaying transformation from turquoise to green and to various shade of blue. Due to its extraordinary natural beauty, the pearl-white sandy beach and the crystal-clear sea water in azure colour, Olüdeniz and the neighbouring little coves like Ovacık, Belcegiz and Kidrak, are renowned all over the world as a tourism center.

At present Ovacık, Hisaronu and Oludeniz has a total bedding capacity of 20,000 in all standards, ranging from first-class holiday villages to small boarding houses and campsites. The temperature of the sea water does not get below 19°C even in winter months and the average day and night difference is around 12 C which makes this region on ideal spot for winter tourism. Oludeniz is a stunning bay, with a laid-back atmosphere, and is surely the most beautiful beach in Turkey.

It's lagoon, now a protected area, has understandably adorned a million picture postcards. Oludeniz's main beach is bordered by an attractive promenade lined with small shops, cafes and restaurants making it ideal for a classic beach holiday.

However the surrounding area has much more to offer an adventurous visitor. Paragliding from the heights of Babadag Mountain , trekking along the Lycian Way, a boat trip to the Butterfly Gorge, visiting some of the sites such as Xanthos, Tlos and Letoon are among the many possibilities.