Olu Deniz means dead sea as legend says that a young girl named Belcekiz saw her lover drown at sea in a storm and was so devastated that she jumped from the cliffs to her death. A sad story, but although the name may be sorrowful, Olu Deniz is one of the most idyllic settings in all of Turkey.
The crystal clear waters of Olu Deniz, surrounded by the pine-clad mountains are justifiably famous as being one of Turkey’s most beautiful beaches. The lagoon is almost entirely cut off from the sea except for a narrow channel, making it ideal for swimming. The area has been declared a nature park because of its outstanding natural beauty. Small bars and restaurants nestle into the beach ensure Olu Deniz is the perfect setting to watch the sunset.
Many tourists who come to Olu Deniz prefer to laze their days away lying on the excellent beach sipping cool drinks. That’s fine – if that’s what you enjoy, why not? But there are also more energetic souls who like to do something more active on holiday and Olu Deniz is well able to cater for them, too.
Among these activities some are:
- water sports
- jeep safari
- sight-seeing tours by boat or by bus, etc.
You can live the blue freedom either by doing tandem paragliding with an experienced pilot jumping from 1975 meters high Baba Mountain which lies just behind Oludeniz, or by scuba diving or diving by snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Rafting and canoeing in the white waves of Dalaman and Eşen streams and trekking on the “Lycian Path” marked with the signboards at every 100 meters between Fethiye and Antalya above the Taurus Mountains, are among the other popular alternative tourism activities in the area. Discover the lights of the nature, the history and the culture once more in the area…….