Ölüdeniz is one of Turkey’s most beautiful resorts. With it’s long, curved beach, crisp clear turquoise water (it’s not called the Turquoise Coast for nothing), mountainous scenery and famous blue lagoon it isn’t surprising that holidaymakers of all types flock here in large numbers.
Some come for a lazy beach holiday, some are more adventurous and want to take advantage of the many hiking trails in the area, including the Lycian Way which starts in Ölüdeniz. Paragliders travel from all over the world for the experience of taking off from Babadağ and can be seen soaring over the beach from early morning until dusk.
There are bars and restaurants to suit all types and budgets, shops selling an eclectic mix of goods and in the summer the resort is a hive of activity.
But what happens when the holidaymakers go home?
Following our theme of ‘winter life’, Fethiye Times went to have a look at what is happening in Ölüdeniz and what changes are taking place.
Here is what we found
We’re closed for the winter
There are a few cafes and bars that remain open throughout the winter serving drinks and a reduced menu, usually sandwiches and snacks
Paragliders still soar above
There are some things that will be different the future
Help Bar will be under new management in the 2017 season
But the biggest change of all…
Buzz Bar has gone!
The old Buzz Bar has been completely demolished and will reopen as Ecclesia (date tbc)
If you want to know more you’ll have to keep coming back for updates!
That brings us to the end of our wander around Ölüdeniz…but just look at the fabulous sight that we left behind us!