Imagine a scene so stunning, so peaceful, that being there immediately brings you tranquility and a sense of relaxation. When you look across this scene you see pure-blue waters, clean calm sand, and a green mountain landscape behind. Are you there? Now add to this scene the opportunity to spice up your time at this site with exciting water sports, trendy restaurants and cafes, and a lively atmosphere. Ready to find out where you are? Welcome to Oludeniz, in Fethiye, Turkey!
This stunning lagoon is the crown jewel of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. Located where the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas meet, this lagoon offers clear turquoise waters which are great for relaxing near, strolling by, or adventuring on. Oludeniz is also known as the Dead Sea, despite it’s spirited boardwalk, because the sea is so calm that it is nearly still. This makes it perfect for families as well as for couples looking for some of the most romantic scenery you’re likely to ever find.
For those of you who are thrill-seekers, there is no shortage of fun activities to explore at the Dead Sea in Fethiye. Perhaps the biggest attraction not to be missed, is paragliding from the summit of Mount Babadag. From this incredible vantage point, you will get unforgettable views of the lagoon, the valleys, the forests and the hills that make this area so special. Paragliding isn’t the only adventure available though. For those who are looking to get to know the lagoon up close and personal, there are many scuba diving opportunities to choose from. You can explore the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters and get a good look at the wide variety of underwater caves and plants. Not ready to dive in so far? Or visiting with your family and want to do something that everybody can enjoy together? There is also snorkeling available for an easy and exciting way to explore the sea without having to take any courses.
For those landlubbers among you, or just for when you are ready to take a lunch break from all of the excitement, there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants along the lagoon. At the Dead Sea in Fethiye, you really have your pick from a wide variety of styles and cuisines. We recommend trying some fresh fish, you just may get the catch of the day. Want to get some shopping done? There is an easily accessible market a short bus or taxi ride away. Enjoy the wares of local sellers and take home a piece of Turkey with you to look back and fondly remember these gorgeous beaches.
You can’t have too much of a good thing, so it’s very fortunate that Fethiye’s Dead Sea enjoys warm weather all year round, making any time the perfect time to visit. It does get a bit hot in the summer, but with so many shops and restaurants to cool down in, we are sure you won’t mind. So come for the spectacular views, stay for the fresh and tasty food, and enjoy an unforgettable adventure all at the Dead Sea in Fethiye!