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Introducing Oludeniz and Fethiye
Commonly known as ‘the Turquoise Coast’, the region is blessed with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, as well as pine-clad valleys and mountains for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
The resorts of Oludeniz and Fethiye are conveniently placed to offer all you need for a memorable honeymoon or romantic getaway in Turkey.
What to do and see in Oludeniz and Fethiye
Sunbathe on the sand spit at the idyllic pine-fringed Oludeniz Lagoon, windsurf at Koca Calis Beach, explore underwater caves and sunken ruins in the crystalline blue waters of the Gulf of Fethiye or paraglide from the summit of Babadag Mountain to Belcekiz Beach.
Inland, hike into the unspoiled Butterfly Valley, wade through the often thigh-high waters of the Saklikent Gorge, canoe down the Xanthos River, white-water raft the Grade 4 and 5 rapids of the Dalaman River and horseback ride through sand dunes dotted with Roman ruins at Patara – perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Sign up for a day trip or week-long cruise around the scenic Gulf of Fethiye, with stops to visit Butterfly Valley and Patara Beach and time for swimming above sunken Byzantine ruins in Hamam Bay and off Gemiler Island.
Scramble over ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xanthos-Letoön and visit the sand-swept ruins of Patara, where St Nicholas (aka Father Christmas) was born in the 4th century AD.
Explore the deserted village of Kaya Koy and in Fethiye, visit the hilltop Crusader castle, ponder the Roman amphitheatre and examine several stunning Lycian rock tombs dating back to the 4th century BC.
For retail therapy, browse a range of jewellery, carpet, kilim and leather shops in Paspatur, Fethiye’s historic Ottoman centre. Sip Turkish coffee at a sidewalk café or pamper yourself with a Turkish bath and massage at a traditional hamam.
After dark, explore the seafront bars at Oludeniz and Belcekiz Beach or hit the dance floor at discos in Hisaronu or Fethiye.
Turkey’s top beach destination offers a range of accommodation to suit all honeymoon budgets, including the beachfront Club Belcekiz Beach at Oludeniz and the palatial Ece Saray overlooking the marina at Fethiye.
Hillside Beach Club
Location: Kalemya Koyu, Fethiye
Prices: from AUD610 per room (all-inclusive)
Description: This all-inclusive (including drinks) luxury resort faces a private beach in an isolated cove near Fethiye and Oludeniz Beach. Modern guestrooms offer balconies or terraces of varying sizes with sea views. Amenities include LCD televisions with satellite channels, complimentary wireless Internet access, air conditioning and minibars.
Facilities incl.: 6 restaurants, 4 bars, indoor and outdoor pools, concierge, health club, full-service spa, Turkish bath and sauna, 5 tennis courts, 24-hour room service, free Internet cafe and numerous all-includive activities.
Ece Saray Marina & Resort
Location: 1 Karagözler Mevkii, Fethiye
Prices: from AUD274 per room
Description: This luxury resort sits within a landscaped garden overlooking the western end of Fethiye's marina. Spacious guestrooms, trimmed with rosewood and embellished with the finest Vakko textiles, offer Parisian-style wrought-iron balconies above scenic views. Bathrooms, designed in Italian marble, come with amenities such as designer soaps and plush bathrobes. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 3 bars, outdoor pool, concierge, 24-hour room service, spa, Turkish bath and sauna, 5 tennis courts, 24-hour room service and free Internet cafe.
Club Belcekiz Beach
Location: Oludeniz Beach
Prices: from AUD117 per room
Description: This beachfront resorts sits at the very end of Ölüdeniz Beach. Modern guestrooms come with updated bathrooms and balconies or patios. Facilities incl.: 4 restaurants, 3 bars, outdoor pool, fitness centre, concierge, 24-hour room service, Turkish bath and sauna, various water sports and tennis courts.
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Accommodation is also available in the bustling hillside villages of Ovacik and Hisaronu, just 4km inland from Belcekiz Beach.
Best time to honeymoon in Oludeniz or Fethiye
The best time to visit Oludeniz and Fethiye is between the months of May and October when the average temperature is 25°C (77°F).
The climate along the Turkish coast is mild year round, however temperatures often exceed 30°C (86°F) during the months of July and August.
For more climate info: Oludeniz and Fethiye Weather Guide…
Getting to Oludeniz
Oludeniz is located on the Gulf of Göcek, on the southwest coast of Turkey, around 15km south of Fethiye and 55km west of Dalaman.
By air, Fethiye (via Dalman Airport) receives daily flights from major European cities as well as from the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul.
Information on how to get to Fethitye and Oludeniz…
Latest update Oludeniz or Fethiye honeymoon destination:
7 February, 2017
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