Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon)
Oludeniz, that is15km south of Fethiye, is a popular holiday destination with mount BabaDag casting its shadow across the sea, a very long sandy beach, and its stunning Lagoon. Its charming nature attracts thousands of tourists from around the world, which makes it a vibrant holiday destination. Oludeniz is surely one of the best places in the world for tandem paragliding. You fly through the pine-clad hills and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean laying over just in front of you. It is easy to understand why this beach is voted as the best in Europe twice in the last decade. Over 60 thousand people from all over the world come over to jump from the 2000 meters to be amazed by the beauty of this natural wonder.
The word “Oludeniz” literally means “dead sea” in Turkish. Locals call this extended beach dead sea due to the fact that it is always very calm and crystal clear.
Because of its convenient location, Oludeniz is easily accessible from Fethiye by public bus or your own car. A private transfer for larger groups is also another cheap option to get to Oludeniz. It is also a very popular stop for all gulet cruises to spend an afternoon especially on Fethiye, Kekova route. On our sailing tours in Turkey, we definitely stop at Blue lagoon to make sure our passengers have a chance to experience this heart-pumping activity that is surely Paragliding over Blue Lagoon. Let’s see if you will spot our sailing gulet from the sky when you are gliding.
Walking on the long sandy beach and having some relaxing time sunbathing are just some of the lazy options when at Oludeniz. It is also famous for Blue Lagoon that can be accessed by the beach or by swimming from the rocks where many Turkey Sailing boats moor during day time. One of the best and most popular ways to enjoy the bays and sites surrounding Oludeniz is obviously on a gulet cruise tour. Our most popular sailing trips along this route are the Fethiye to Olympos 4 day cruise or Olympos to Fethiye 4 day gulet cruise holiday.
For those who want to enjoy this spectacular area, day trips are also available that departs from Oludeniz and visits Butterfly Valley, St Nicholas Island, Cold Spring bay, and the Blue Cave
Babadag Mountain and its surroundings are also visited by many international tourists to enjoy hiking famous the Lycian Way.
And last but not least, watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand should definitely be on your bucket list to do in Oludeniz. The sea gets unbelievably beautiful at sunset time and there are plenty of seaside bars where you can enjoy your drinks while the sun is dipping into the sea on the horizon.