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Olu Deniz may be one of the smaller resorts in Turkey
but it's proof that good things really do come in small packages! As one of the most picturesque places on the beautiful Turkish Turquoise Coast, Olu Deniz is where you'll find the country's famed Blue Lagoon ' an inland bay with the brightest turquoise waters you can imagine, which pools at the western end of Olu Deniz's swath of white sand. With National Park status and a Blue Flag award, it's a stunning coastal spot that's more than camera worthy.
Brilliant for romantics, families and nature lovers, Olu Deniz offers blissfully relaxing holidays in the East meets West holidaymaker's paradise that is Turkey. If you can tear yourself away from the Blue Lagoon you'll find a wealth of natural attractions in the surrounding Dalaman region including the Dalyan River, mud pools, craggy mountains and lush greenery. You'll also find 12 islands off the coast at Fethiye bay that are perfect for exploration by boat.
Affordable Olu Deniz holidays from Direct Holidays mean that soaking up the beauty of Turkey's south-west coast is perfectly possible, even on a budget. Book your paradise escape today and look forward to a taste of a true Turkish delight.
Pamukkale is another of Turkey's mysterious wonders - the 'snow-capped' cliffs are actually the remnants of hot, calcium springs ' the perfect place for a restorative dip! Combine your visit with a marvel at Ephesus, the nearby archaeological site of a 2,000 year old city, for an extra memorable two in one sightseeing excursion.
The dramatic Taurus Mountains make a perfect excursion for active types who like to explore inland as well brilliant beaches. Take a jeep to the heart of the rugged landscape, passing remote villages, soaring peaks, lush forests and mountain springs.
It's easy to take a day trip to Rhodes from Fethiye harbour, just down the road from Olu Deniz. Explore the old quarter of the Greek island, taking in the medieval architecture which includes the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and Hospital of the Knights. You should also take the opportunity to sample some traditional Greek mezze at a harbourfront restaurant before your return to Turkish shores. Don't forget your passport!
Walk through the pine forests of Olu Deniz and you'll come to this ancient wonder ' an ancient abandoned village that now lays in ruins. An eerie hillside ghost town, Kayakoy makes a cultured day trip away from the beaches.
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The Blue Lagoon at the end of the white sand beach is what makes holidays in Olu Deniz truly special, and you can swim in its warm waters for just a few Turkish lira. As well as enjoying the beautiful, still waters, you should also keep an eye out for the loggerhead turtles that frequent this unique conservation area.
Feeling fearless? If you fancy something a bit more daring than the usual pedalo or jetski ride, Olu Deniz is a prime paragliding spot. Take flight with an experienced pilot off the Babadag mountainside and you'll enjoy spectacular aerial views over the Blue Lagoon.
The ultimate tranquil holiday destination, Olu Deniz is a nature-lovers dream. Relax among some of Turkey's most spectacular natural scenery ' swim in the Blue Lagoon, relax on the soft sands or head inland to explore the beautiful Butterfly Valley. Some holidays leave you feeling like you need another holiday to recover from them. Holidays in Olu Deniz will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised, and ready to return to everyday life with renewed vigour.
Just 20 minutes from Olu Deniz you'll find the pretty resort of Fethiye , which is another gem of the Turkish turquoise coast. Tread the narrow cobbled streets of the old town in search of traditional tavernas and shops, tick off the ancient Roman ruins that dot the town, or simply admire the boats at the harbour. However you choose to spend your time in Fethiye you'll be rewarded with amazing memories of a peaceful and picturesque resort. You'll need to cross the bay to Calis for the sands though - meaning beach lovers may be prefer being based in Olu Deniz with excursions to this quaint seaside town.
Wherever you choose a package holiday on Turkey's Turquoise Coast, you're sure to be spellbound by your surroundings. Find affordable Olu Deniz holidays at Direct Holidays and treat yourself to a tranquil Turkish escape for real relaxation.