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  • Hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
  • Admission: 4.50TL

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Oludeniz and the Blue Lagoon

Named the “dead sea” in Turkish due to its calmness, Ölüdeniz is one of Turkey’s most popular – and overwhelmingly most frequently photographed – beaches, thanks to its spectacular setting along a gorgeous blue lagoon.

Beachgoers flock to two separate areas here: a long, wide strip of open beach facing the Mediterranean, known as Belcekız; and the more sheltered shoreline of the Blue Lagoon, which is inside the boundaries of a protected natural park (entrance fee) and has a dramatic backdrop of mountain scenery behind it – Babadağ, one of Turkey’s top destinations for paragliding.

Since Ölüdeniz is extremely popular, be prepared for large crowds on the beaches, particularly on weekends in the height of summer – this isn’t a place for those seeking peace and quiet – and for the inevitable slew of generic restaurants and tacky souvenir shops along the waterfront.

As if the lagoon weren’t entrancing enough, there are also daylong boat trips that leave from here for scenic coves and beaches nearby, as well as to points of interest including Butterfly Valley. In addition, Ölüdeniz is the starting point for the Lycian Way, a 510-km (315-mile) hiking trail that runs from Fethiye to Antalya along the coast.

Practical Info

Ölüdeniz is about 15km south of Fethiye and is served by frequent minibuses. If you’re coming from the abandoned Greek village of Kayaköy, it’s a mostly downhill walk of about an hour and a half from there to Ölüdeniz.

The natural park is open from 8am to 8pm and admission is 4.5 TL.

Tours & Tickets

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3-Night Gulet Cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye

Sail around the Turkish Riviera's poster-child beaches and enchanting bays, on a 3-night ‘gulet’ cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye! Aboard a traditional wooden ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $257.70

Gullet Cruise Fethiye to Olympos 3 nights

A Blue Cruise is all about sun, sea, history and hikes! You can either relax in your swimming suit all day long, enjoy the good food and the sunshine, or you ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Mugla
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $214.57

Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye

Fly like a bird above the spectacular Blue Lagoon at Ölüdeniz on this epic tandem paragliding experience from Fethiye. Feel the excitement build on ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Mugla
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.22

Ölüdeniz Boat Trip to Butterfly Valley and St Nicholas Island with Lunch

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Take a fun boat trip around Ölüdeniz’ bays and islands on this full-day cruise. Admire the stellar views as you sail past mountains, headlands and ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Mugla
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.69

Paragliding Tour Including Flights From Istanbul

The Paragliding for defying gravity! Every day guaranteed departures from Istanbul for adventure seekers. We know your heart beats for such adventure. We offer ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $710.00

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