Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea, due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Mugla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is located 14 km (9 mi) to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadag.
The Blue Lagoon here is probably the country’s most photographed tourist attraction, and it regularly tops polls of the world’s best beaches. Olu Deniz has a Blue Flag-winning mile-long curl of sand and shingle leading up to the lagoon. It’s bordered by a promenade that’s packed with local restaurants.
With its high potential for tourism, Ölüdeniz became a nice resort town of Fethiye-Muğla. It’s popularity is still increasing from the beginning of 1990′s. As the increasing amounts of visitors each year, the municipality of Ölüdeniz improved the towns infrastructure and worked on the comfort of the visitors. Such interest to increase the towns tourism capacity, Ölüdeniz now became one of the most comfortable resort towns of Turkey.
There are lots of hotels, hostels, holiday villages, camps around the town. The beauty and the ease of planning a holiday in Ölüdeniz attracts the visitors who are intended to go to Turkey.
Besides the natural beauties of the town, Ölüdeniz has a rich historical areas and cultural heritage, which gives a worldwide reputation to Ölüdeniz.
You may enjoy all sortsof sea sports, jet ski’s, water skiing, banana boats and ringo’s along with parasailing in Ölüdeniz. If you think about Paragliding, you are lucky because it is a very popular place for paragliding and you may try this experience with professional paragliding services. Which makes your holiday more enjoyable.
The main Belcegiz beach in Olu Deniz is shingle and pebbles, backed by an attractive promenade lined with small shops, cafes and restaurants. Man-made sandy beaches can be found around the lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon is a protected area and a national park where visitors pay a small entrance fee to use its beach. The crystal clear water makes it a safe place for children to swim and ideal for a variety of watersports. There are also several private beach clubs around the lagoon where a dolmus shuttle service is often available.
Kidrak beach, also known as Paradise Beach, is environmentally protected and a more secluded and quieter option, around 3km from the Belcegiz beach of Olu Deniz.
The Butterfly Valley is mostly accessed by boat though for the adventurous trekker there is a rocky path option. This amazing untouched beach is a popular camping spot with travellers, with basic facilities there is no electricity, only a small restaurant and simple beach huts.