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1. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 10y

ANYONE COME FROM/HERE BEEN HERE?WANT TO BOOK HOLIDAY ASAP SO ANY INFO VVV GRATEFUL FOR. WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO EAT, TO DO...
THANX

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Hey. Not been for some years now but olu deniz is a very beautiful spot and its worth braving the tourist hordes for. The backpacker place to stay is olu deniz camping which has a treehouse and bungalows as well as camping spots and is dirt cheap. Apart from lounging around and swimming, olu deniz has the highest commercial paragliding site in europe (if you count it as in europe - they do for record purposes!!). There are also plenty of watersports - type activities from around the lagoon (sailing etc). Eating isn't spectacular - tourist cafes etc but it's all ok.....

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I have also been to Oludinez but stayed just out of town at a place called Hisaronu.

Can't recall the name of the place we stayed in, but Hisaronu itself is a tacky town, full of shops selling fake this and that. It's all cheap though.

I though Oludinez was a bit overrated; a tad dirty with lots of stray dogs. The lagoon is beautiful, but it's a pity people leave their garbage there when they leave.

http://www.hisaronu.co.uk/

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Well - as I said i think olu deniz is lovely but as james implies it is very touristy. I think it depends on whether you can cope with the tack. I 'passed through' hisaronu and thought it was awful, i wouldn't stay there - it doesn't have the advantage of being on the lagoon. Opinions etc....

5. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 10y

THANKS.
I am travelling with my boyfriend and we would like to stay somewhere nice, with great food, so so far oludinez doesnt fit the bill. Any recommendations for further along the coast? Heard of a place called Cavus?

6. Posted by Hannahwa (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Hey i spent 2.5 weeks travelling the south coast of Turkey last sep; we went to Olu deniz when we were little and boy had it changed; as with much of Turkey they have knoked down any resemblance of the old Olu Deniz and bulit toy down which has absoloutely no culture and is full of fat brits (scize my French!)

The beach is amazing (ruined by deck chairs) but only worth stopping in for no more that two days... we stayed oen night in Olu Deniz camping in a treehouse and there were no other travellers to be seen...its just not on the travellers route anymore...

I loved Olympus a real travellers place....we stayed in Kadir's hostel, fantastic!

7. Posted by kathyarici (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Just wanted to let you know that Oludeniz Camping has changed its name to the Sugar Beach Club - definately the place to stay if you are travelling to oludeniz - cute little wooden bungalows on the beach (they also have caravan and camping faciltities) and a chilled out restaurant where you can get a real cappacino!! Still cheap and away from the English tourists!!

8. Posted by Pina44 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi

Oludeniz is a great destination, its very close to Fethiye. Oludeniz is one of the great beaches, you can parasail also. Nighttime is great to dine, stroll and eat.

Doner Kebap, Adana Kebap, Patlican Salatasi, ezme, Patlican Kizartmasi (eggplant with yogurt), wide variety of fish, kalamari, Kiymali, Sucuklu, Peynirli Pide (turkish Pizza), Ispanakli Borek (Spinach Pie), stuffed grape leaves, Baklava, Maras Dondurma (Ice Cream), Kazandibi are some of the delicious dishes. And Efes is one of the best beers and raki is great with mezes and seafood.

Enjoy you trip

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