Ortakent at a glance
Enjoy discovering a different side to Turkey with an Ortakent holiday.
As a small coastal town that's thought to be one of the oldest settlements of the area, Ortakent is steeped in history and is a great choice for those who want to soak up Turkey's intriguing heritage. Offering up an impressive mix of historic architecture, an array of active adventures and a beautiful stretch of beach no more than a stone's throw from the centre of town. There truly is something for everyone in Ortakent, so book with loveholidays today!
Things to do in Ortakent
With a quaint coastal village and sun-kissed shores to enjoy, Ortakent is a picture perfect paradise with plenty of fun in the sun. Enjoy lazy afternoons on the beach, try your hand at some of the fantastic water sports that are on offer and have a munch on one of the mezze plates. It's also conveniently located in easy reach of Bodrum and Izmir, where you can discover the ancient ruins of Aphrodisias, the magnificent Bodrum Castle and barter for a bargain in one of the vibrant Turkish bazaars.
Two of the best sights to see while on your Ortakent holiday are the frozen waterfalls and steaming plunge pools in Pamukkale. The white cliffs will leave you breathless and the chance to bathe in the natural lagoons will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for your next adventure.
If you're looking for a peaceful retreat and the chance to enjoy some of Turkey's most secluded beaches, you'll love Ortakent. With never ending stretches of powdery sandy sloping down to meet the crystal clear ocean, located minutes from the centre of the town, you won't need to go far to find your own slice of beach paradise. Pick a spot along the sandy shore of Yahsi Beach and indulge in a day of blissful relaxation that consists of sun, sea, cocktails and your latest book. Those seeking action and adventure won't be left out here either, as there are a myriad of water sports on hand. Test your balance out with a wind skiing session, try out some wind surfing or take a laid-back kayak tour along the coast – whatever level of action you're looking for you'll find a sport to suit it in Ortakent.
Ortakent holidays - a taste of traditional Turkey
Ortakent is not only a beach lover's paradise but is also perfect for getting off the beaten track. Spend time in the centre of the town and enjoy delving into traditional Turkish life. Take a wander through the village and soak up the laid-back vibe that saturates the area, wine and dine in one of the waterfront restaurants, tucking into some of the best mezze plates around and seek out the impressive tower houses that remain since the 17th century. Just remember to have your camera on hand as you'll always be surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery!
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.