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Visit Oludeniz

Known for its picturesque Blue Lagoon, this Turquoise Coast destination is an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, diving and paragliding. 

Meaning “dead sea” in Turkish, Ölüdeniz is a village and beach resort neighboring the tranquil Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is renowned for its perfect stillness even during storms. Visit Ölüdeniz to experience the lagoon’s soothing waters and setting in a national nature reserve. Go scuba diving in underwater caves, paraglide from nearby mountain peaks or simply stretch out on a beach lounge on the shore and enjoy the warmth of the Turquoise Coast sun.

Arrive early to secure a good spot on the sandbar that splits the Blue Lagoon from Ölüdeniz Beach. Rent a beach lounge and sun umbrella and take in the views. The lagoon’s blue waters lap gently at the shoreline and pine trees line the dramatic mountainside that rises up from the lagoon’s west end. Go swimming in the lagoon’s warm waters.

Stroll along Ölüdeniz Beach, a long and pebbly beach with views of the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas. The resort area behind this beach is named Belcekız and features a strip of restaurants, bars and cafés. Enjoy a lunch of Turkish pide bread and dips as you watch yachts cross the bay.

Join a paragliding tour and soar from the nearby peak of Mount Babadağ. Take in unparalleled views of the lagoon, the beach and the beautiful pine-forested hills and valleys. Try snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring underwater rock formations.

Watch a sunset from one of the shorefront bars and see paragliders coming in to land. Bars in Ölüdeniz close around midnight. If you want to keep dancing, continue your night in nearby Hisarönü, a 10-minute trip on a dolmuş (minibus).

Explore outside Ölüdeniz to find Kayaköy, the nearby ghost town. Visit Fethiye, a bustling resort village with a fantastic Tuesday market. Ovacık, in Ölüdeniz’s north, marks the trailhead of the Lycian Way hiking trail.

Ölüdeniz is located on Turkey’s southwest coast. Reach the Blue Lagoon resort village by dolmuş, cab or rented car from Fethiye, 6.9 miles (11.2 kilometers) away. Ölüdeniz is warm year-round and a great destination for a daytrip from Fethiye.

Where to stay in Oludeniz

Oludeniz City Center, Fethiye, Turkey

Oludeniz City Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(40 area reviews)

Visitors highly recommend Oludeniz City Center for its beaches, and you can make a stop by Oludeniz Beach while you're in town.

Oludeniz City Center

Top hotels in Oludeniz

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Faralya Mah. Kidrak Sokak 6, Oludeniz, Fethiye

Nestled on the beach, this Fethiye resort is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Kıdrak Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Oludeniz Beach. Butterfly Valley is 3 mi (4.8 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (38 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, good food, excellent amenities"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

Liberty Hotels Lykia - All Inclusive
Orka World Hotel & Aqua Park
Orka World Hotel & Aqua Park
Oludeniz Mahallesi Makmara Caddesi, No:6, Fethiye, Mugla

Situated in Fethiye, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Ölüdeniz Nature Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Oludeniz Beach. Kıdrak Beach and Amyntas Rock Tombs are ...

Orka World Hotel & Aqua Park
Salonika Suites
Salonika Suites
ölüdeniz mahallesi 224 sokak no 12, Fethiye, Mugla
£39
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

This family-friendly Fethiye hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Oludeniz Beach, Kıdrak Beach and Ölüdeniz Nature Park. Butterfly Valley and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"Great place. The room was spacious and modern. Close to the beach and the staff was helpful and very nice."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

Salonika Suites

Popular things to do in Oludeniz

Oludeniz Beach
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Oludeniz Beach

4/5(59 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Oludeniz Beach, a popular beach in Fethiye. While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Kıdrak Beach
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Kıdrak Beach

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Kıdrak Beach during your trip to Fethiye? While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Calis Beach
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Calis Beach

4/5(49 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Calis Beach, a popular beach in Fethiye. While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Butterfly Valley
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Butterfly Valley

4/5(20 reviews)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Butterfly Valley during your travels in Fethiye? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Fethiye Museum
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Fethiye Museum

5/5(1 review)

You can browse the exhibits at Fethiye Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Fethiye City Center. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Kabak Beach
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Kabak Beach

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Kabak Beach during your travels in Fethiye? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Top activities in Oludeniz

Vacation Photographer in Hisaronu
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Vacation Photographer in Hisaronu

£24

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Classic Massage 45 min.
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Classic Massage 45 min.

£25

Itinerary About Massage: This massage relieves pain, relaxes tissue, stimulates blood circulation, improving the elimination of waste in every part of the body. Its main purpose is to relax the muscle under the skin, make you feel a pleasant sensation but is also helpful for deeper layers of muscle.

Hiking Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz
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Hiking Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz

£33

Explore the ruins around the city.

Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Fethiye City Center Hotels
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Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Fethiye City Center Hotels

£8

For airport pick-ups, one of our staff members will meet you holding a nameplate soon as you exit the arrivals gate. For hotel pick-ups, your driver will meet you at the reception desk at the stated time.

Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers
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Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers

£9

For airport pick-ups, one of our staff members will meet you holding a nameplate soon as you exit the arrivals gate. For hotel pick-ups, your driver will meet you at the reception desk at the stated time.

Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels
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Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels

£9

For airport pick-ups, one of our staff members will meet you holding a nameplate soon as you exit the arrivals gate. For hotel pick-ups, your driver will meet you at the reception desk at the stated time.

Reviews of Oludeniz

4.4

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

Thankfully we went out of season....but it was still very busy. Beaches not fine while sand as pictures shows. It was quite coarse. Lots of paragliders which is an amazing sight. Lots of restaurants and souvenir shops near the beach.

5/5 - Excellent

CHRIS

Oct 15, 2019

Really like it it is a beautiful area with things to do. We did paragliding and thought fetiya was beautiful. the boat trip was very disappointing. The beaches are ok but not so good sand

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

The hotel itself is in Hisarnou which I can imagine in the summer is very busy and could be lively

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 6, 2019

Brilliant

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 28, 2019

Beautifull place ,plenty to do,

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 27, 2019

Wouldn’t go anywhere else