Olu Deniz is a small resort village, about 9 miles to the south of Fethiye, on the Aegean Coast in the South West of Turkey. Scenery here is truly unbelievable. The beaches and sea are very clean. The natural lagoon of Olu Deniz, the 'Blue lagoon', and the beaches are described by some as the Blue Paradise - God’s gift to the world. The lagoon with its calm, clear waters, in shades of turquoise and aquamarine, is one of the most picturesque sights in Turkey.
The beaches at Olu Deniz are one of the most photographed ones in Europe. Due to its outstanding natural beauty, this beach is declared a part of national conservation project and it is protected from any building and developments activity. It is rated among the top five beaches in the world by Travelers and Tourism Journals alike.
Olu Deniz with its lagoon and beaches surrounded by mountains is one of the most stunning resorts in the Mediterranean. The resort is also famous for its paragliding. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Baba Dag mountains exceptional height.
A half an hour drive to the summit of Baba Dag and you have the opportunity to fly, paraglide and to have a soft landing on Belcekiz Beach. Babadag and Belcekiz are becoming major paragliding centres. There really is something for everyone, from water sports to paragliding off the mountains which is a sight to behold.
The weather is superb and you can swim in the natural lagoon behind the beach ten months of the year. The main Belcekiz beach fronts a number of cafes and bars. Most of them serve excellent traditional Turkish cuisine like Turkish mixed grill and lamb casserole.
There are lots of shops selling gifts and traditional Turkish items. Get there about seven when the sun is setting and all the paragliders are out; you get some amazing pictures. The Help Beach Bar is great for afternoon lunches and cocktails, has a really chilled laid back beach bum feel to it.
The nightlife is varied and wide spread, but relaxed and cosmopolitan, excellent eateries! If you want a wider choice of eateries, nightlife and shopping, head up the hill to Hisaronu where prices are cheaper, and just wait for the fabulous view on the way back down to Olu Deniz. The local people are extremely helpful, friendly and very genuine. There are many good hotels serving the tourists here.