Enjoy a luxury holiday in Oludeniz with Diamond Star Experience and take advantage of our outstanding value 5 star Olu Deniz holidays this year and in 2021. We are specialists in luxury holidays to Oludeniz and across Turkey with a fabulous collection of luxury hotels to choose from at the resort.
Oludeniz named after its famous lagoon, which translates literally as ‘dead sea’, the scenery of this resort is some of the most breath-taking in the whole of Turkey. High pine-clad mountains surround an idyllic bay with a long swathe of pale shingle and coarse sand leading to the protected National Park area of the lagoon with its sandy beach to one end. It is a spectacularly romantic setting, which could be why so many couples choose to get married here.
Ölüdeniz is also the perfect family resort for a laid-back beach holiday. It is a popular resort with numerous lively bars, restaurants and shops alongside the seafront promenade but still retaining an individual charm.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to dining out, with authentic Turkish and international cuisine, fine dining, budget options and many places offering child-friendly menus. While away your days in this hazy, sun blessed resort by sunbathing, sipping on a long, cool refreshing drink or enjoying one of the many water sports and activities available.
The local countryside is also very beautiful and holidays here are certainly not just for beach lovers. A rambler’s paradise, this lovely resort is situated along Turkey’s first long-distance walking route, the Lycian Way, a 509km way-marked footpath around the coast of southern Turkey running from Fethiye to Antalya. For walkers the best time of year to enjoy this route is either February to May or September to November, avoiding the higher temperatures during the main summer months. It is possible to walk shorter, shadier sections if visiting during June to August, but not particularly recommended.
High above the bay are the villages of Hisarönü and Ovacik. Just 4km from Olüdeniz, Hisarönü offers lively nightlife and a great variety of shops, cosy cafes and a wider choice of restaurants, whilst nearby Ovacik is slightly quieter and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, still with a choice of shops, bars and restaurants. There are frequent dolmus services available to both these villages and also to Fethiye, only 12km from Olüdeniz, an attractive harbour town with a colourful, bustling market to explore.
Transfers & distances
Dalaman Airport 60km (1 hour 15 mins drive); Dalyan 75km; Saklikent 60km; Tlos 40km.
Ölüdeniz Holiday Highlights
Bag your souvenirs at Fethiye Market, the largest in the area, and try out your bargaining skills. Round off your experience with a traditional Turkish meal in the charmingly atmospheric village of Kayakoy.
It is well worth visiting the extraordinary sight of Kayakoy, the so-called ‘ghost village’, nestling amongst the mountains - it was once the thriving village of Karmylassos with some 3000 buildings but has been deserted since 1923 and has fallen into ruin. A short dolmus ride from Hisarönü, it is an excellent place to experience a lively evening and has some good restaurants which cater mainly for locals and are very reasonably priced.
Tlos & Saklikent
Visit one of the oldest and most important Lycian cities, with its stunning rock tombs, Roman theatre and bath. Take lunch and explore the spectacular mountain gorge of Saklikent.
You can also take a short boat ride to vibrant Butterfly Valley, named for the migratory Euplagia quadripunctaria, more commonly known as the Jersey Tiger, a colourful red, black and white tiger moth which comes to the valley in the thousands during the summer months. A waterfall cascades into the flat-bottomed valley which is enclosed by towering cliffs, the damp conditions supporting a variety of plants as well as appealing to the moths and other kinds of butterflies.