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Blessed with the stunning Blue Lagoon, a wealth of Turkish baths and a fantastic landscape to discover, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained on a holiday in Olu Deniz. The beach resort village is nestled on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast at the meeting points of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. The beautiful village is the perfect destination to top up your tan, tuck into fantastic Turkish cuisine, or to enjoy watching a spectacular sunset as you sip on a fruity cocktail.
A holiday in Olu Deniz offers kilometre after kilometre of sandy beaches to explore, but if you’re after some adventure, you can escape to the rugged mountains for a chance to hike, bike or find an undiscovered world. The Blue Flag beaches of Olu Deniz are often considered the best in the world, and a day lounging on their sands will make you a believer of that claim.
Olu Deniz holidays are for anyone that want to experience a true taste of Turkish beach living. If you want to escape to paradise, make Olu Deniz your destination in 2020.
Your guide to Olu Deniz holidays
Olu Deniz has been designed with tourism in mind – nowhere else can you find such a dazzling array of beaches, bars and restaurants. With plenty of opportunity for exploring close by, you can travel further inland and discover more Turkish treasures.
There’s no more famous beach in Turkey than Olu Deniz’s enchanting Blue Lagoon. Snapping selfies on the gorgeous beach is a must. After taking in the Blue Lagoon, venture to Mount Baba, as it’s the perfect spot to paraglide from, if you are looking for some extreme fun.
The entire southwest coast of Turkey is home to amazing ancient ruin sites. If you’re looking for a day trip, Letoon is located 70 kilometres away from Olu Deniz, and is home to a UNESCO-protected site. The ruins were a religious centre built for Leto, a Greek goddess. A visit to the site is the perfect educational experience to take the family to explore.
Turkey has a wealth of vibrant markets and brilliant bazaars to visit, so head into town and make time to visit one. Stalls will be packed with colourful spices, handcrafted goods and beautiful Turkish pottery.
The main draw of Olu Deniz is its world-class beach that features powdery sand and sparkling blue waters. Nearly two kilometres long, the waters are sheltered from the sea, giving swimmers the chance to enjoy calm, relaxing waters. The beach is backed by fragrant pine trees, giving visitors a lush green contrast to the golden sands underfoot.
Families will love its Blue Flag beach status, as they can kick back and relax safe in the knowledge that the kids can freely splash around in the sea. It also makes for a great swimming spot, which is perfect when you are spending a long, lazy, sun-soaked day on the beach.
If you want to get away from the sands, there’s plenty to keep you satisfied. You’ll never tire of strolling around the bustling promenade with its endless shops and bars. It’s a great place to watch the paragliders sail through the air from the dizzying heights of Mount Baba.