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Oludeniz is a small resort village in the Mugla Province on the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea to the south and the high, steep sided Babadag Mountain, 14 km (9 mi) south of Fethiye. The town is a beach resort. Olu Deniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Olu Deniz, on a blue lagoon. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Olu Deniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by Travelers and Tourism Journals alike. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Babadag Mountains exceptional height.

Butterfly Valley

It is a canyon surrounded with mountains 6 kms far from Oludeniz. It is a secret heaven in earth. You can go there by taxi boats from the Oludeniz. Luckly! There is no road to valley, except a little dangerous trail to Faralya village. The valley inhabited butterflies and local fauna for thousands of years. But for a while mostly because of the daily tours some uneducated! Butterfly Valley is a breathtaking Mediterranean gorge a few kilometers southeast of Oludeniz, near Fethiye. Yachts on day cruises drop anchor here for a swim in the quiet cove, and yachts often come ashore to enjoy the sand beach. Rustic tree houses rent beds at rock-bottom prices. There are few services--but then, the rustic life is the point here. If you hike the Lycian Way, you will pass above Butterfly Valley (Kelebek Vadisi) and get this fantastic view of the valley, the beach and the blue Mediterranean.


Kabak Beach - one of the most secluded and remote beaches in the area can be reached by car or by boat from Oludeniz. There is a campsite on the beach providing basic accommodation.

Gemile Beach

Gemiler Beach is just opposite of the St Nicholas Island which is worth visiting for its history. There are several simple fish restaurants serving fresh fish dishes. Its a perfect day tour from Oludeniz; swim, snorkel, eat and snooze.