Ölüdeniz

Travel Guide
Oludeniz which includes a pebble beach
Known for its picturesque Blue Lagoon, this Turquoise Coast destination is an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing, diving and paragliding.

Meaning “dead sea” in Turkish, Ölüdeniz is a village and beach resort neighboring the tranquil Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is renowned for its perfect stillness even during storms. Visit Ölüdeniz to experience the lagoon’s soothing waters and setting in a national nature reserve. Go scuba diving in underwater caves, paraglide from nearby mountain peaks or simply stretch out on a beach lounge on the shore and enjoy the warmth of the Turquoise Coast sun.

Arrive early to secure a good spot on the sandbar that splits the Blue Lagoon from Ölüdeniz Beach. Rent a beach lounge and sun umbrella and take in the views. The lagoon’s blue waters lap gently at the shoreline and pine trees line the dramatic mountainside that rises up from the lagoon’s west end. Go swimming in the lagoon’s warm waters.

Stroll along Ölüdeniz Beach, a long and pebbly beach with views of the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas. The resort area behind this beach is named Belcekız and features a strip of restaurants, bars and cafés. Enjoy a lunch of Turkish pide bread and dips as you watch yachts cross the bay.

Join a paragliding tour and soar from the nearby peak of Mount Babadağ. Take in unparalleled views of the lagoon, the beach and the beautiful pine-forested hills and valleys. Try snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring underwater rock formations.

Watch a sunset from one of the shorefront bars and see paragliders coming in to land. Bars in Ölüdeniz close around midnight. If you want to keep dancing, continue your night in nearby Hisarönü, a 10-minute trip on a dolmuş (minibus).

Explore outside Ölüdeniz to find Kayaköy, the nearby ghost town. Visit Fethiye, a bustling resort village with a fantastic Tuesday market. Ovacık, in Ölüdeniz’s north, marks the trailhead of the Lycian Way hiking trail.

Ölüdeniz is located on Turkey’s southwest coast. Reach the Blue Lagoon resort village by dolmuş, cab or rented car from Fethiye, 6.9 miles (11.2 kilometers) away. Ölüdeniz is warm year-round and a great destination for a daytrip from Fethiye.

Where to stay in Ölüdeniz

Flamingo Hotel
Flamingo Hotel
Belcegiz Mah. 236 Sok 6/3, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is $111 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 27
Stay at this spa hotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (103 reviews)
"Amazing stay again at The Flamingo Hotel & Spa. Great boutique feel hotel, very luxurious - We had a deluxe room and it was beautiful and immaculately cleaned every day by the fabulous cleaning team. The hotel owner - Bayram and Hotel Manager - Hakim are so friendly, accommodating and hospitable ..."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Flamingo Hotel
Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Oludeniz Mah., Guzgulu Mevkii, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is $157 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Stay at this beach hotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (51 reviews)
"The food is really, really good. Rooms are also top-tier with amazing views. I had some trouble accessing the Wifi and had to constantly reconnect to different routers. Parking is accessible and plentiful, but they do provide transportation to Sugar Beach via bus."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Sertil Deluxe Hotel & Spa - Adult Only
Kassandra Boutique Hotel
Kassandra Boutique Hotel
224. Sk., Fethiye, Mugla, 48340
The price is $172 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this beach hotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"Clean, nice staff, close to everything."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Kassandra Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Harmony Apart
Harmony Apart
Cumhuriyet Cad Hisaronu Fethiye Mugla, 52, Fethiye, Mugla, 48300
The price is $64 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this aparthotel in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Lycian Way Trail and Ölüdeniz Nature Park are located ...
Harmony Apart
MESE SUITES
MESE SUITES
Atatürk Caddesi, no 61, Fethiye, Mugla, 48340
The price is $70 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
Stay at this spa apartment in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"Liked the room, enjoyed the breakfast, swimming pool was good size and peaceful. Close to the town centre but away from the loud ,noisy pubs, cafés etc Would recommend and definitely would go there again."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

MESE SUITES
Mut Hotel
Mut Hotel
Oludeniz Mah. Ataturk Cad. No 110, Ovacik Oludeniz, Fethiye, 48340
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Fethiye. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
Great value hotel
"Clean hotel and convenient location"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Mut Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit

Things to do

Cities near Ölüdeniz