Fethiye is the largest town in the area and is a
15 ride away on the dolmus. Set between wooded mountains
and a wide blue bay, it is a bustling market town with
plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés.
On Tuesdays Fethiye boasts the biggest 'Bazaar' in
the area and some of the best bargains are to be found
here. The area is full of small traders and workshops
that will fix anything. The cobbled streets are packed
with shops and bars, full of life by day and night.
The Paspatur or old town is charming. Visit the weekly
market or stroll along the marina and enjoy its rustic
charm. There is a vast array of boat and fishing trips
Fethiye is renowned for its traditional gypsy music
and dancing, and there are regular folk law evenings
arranged by hotels in the area.
A place not to miss is the fish market, you can by
your fish from the market and have it cooked by one
of the surrounding restaurants and is excellent value.
Frequent 'Dolmus' services run to and from Ovacik,
Hisaronu and the beach at Olu Deniz.
As you drive from Fethiye up the mountain on the road
that leads to Olu Deniz, not only do you take in the
beautiful scenery but also on a hot summers day you
can notice a welcoming difference in temperature.
The first area you pass through is Ovacik, this village
straddles the main road with mount Babadag to the left,
it’s a fairly quite location with a selection
of restaurants and shops. For trekkers the Lycean way
You then come into Hisaronu village. This resort is
lively with many shops, restaurants and bars catering
extensively for the needs of all age groups. This is
a good place to book for the many trips and activities
available in the area.
For those who want somewhere more laid back there
is Olu Deniz, which has the most photographed beach
in Turkey and is only a ten minute journey from the
villa by the regular Dolmus service down the mountain,
here you will be able to find a variety of restaurants
and bars with a more relaxed atmosphere than Hisaronou.
There are water sports available from the beach i.e.-
water skiing, Para sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling,
speedboat hire, pedaloes etc.
For the braver of you there is paragliding from the
top of Babadag Mountain, landing on the white sands
of Olu Deniz beach. If you prefer a more relaxing day
on the water there are a selection of boat trips available
from both Olu Deniz and Fethiye.
Olu Deniz beach sweeps round in a vast crescent of
course sand and shingle to the stunningly beautiful
and world famous Blue Lagoon which is a national park.