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  • Address: Ölüdeniz, Turkey
  • 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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Small-Group Day Trip: Fethiye, Kayakoy, Blue Lagoon, and Turkish Delight, Turkish Riviera, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Day Trip: Fethiye, Kayakoy, Blue Lagoon, and Turkish Delight

Explore the wonders of Fethiye and around on this 8-hour, small-group trip from Kalkan or Patara. Visit Fethiye's bustling local market, wander the eerie ...  Read more

Location: Kalkan Belediyesi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.33
Dinner At The Top of Babadag Mountain, Fethiye, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Dinner At The Top of Babadag Mountain

3-course romantic dinner with drinks at 1960m, at the top of Babadag Mountain. Unbelievable view of Oludeniz Beach and Islands will welcome you for this dinner ...  Read more

Location: Fethiye, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.04
Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye, Fethiye, Dining ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye

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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 $113.14

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