Located in Turkey’s south west coast is Ovacik, a breathtaking countryside village set in the fresh clean air of a mountainous valley. Its position, in an attractive plateau nestling at the base of the dramatic Babadag Mountain and overlooking the dazzling Mediterranean Sea, ensures glorious scenery from every part of the village. The famous Oludeniz beach and blue lagoon are just 5 kilometres away with their spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches.
Peace and tranquillity with marvellous activities are all part of the experience when visiting Ovacik. It has something for every type of traveller from hiking enthusiasts and paragliders to sun worshipers and beach lovers. One day could be spent on a boat trip sailing around the crystal clear waters and secret coves of the Mediterranean Sea, the next spent horseback riding and pick-nicking in the pine woodland forest.
The sultry summer days are perfect for relaxing poolside of the gorgeous villa style homes scattered all around the Ovacik area as the cooler mountain air calms the humidity and provides the perfect holiday atmosphere. Every villa and apartment in Ovacik boasts mountain and countryside views and the bright blue sky that glows from the sunshine of the exceptionally long summer season lights up the whole valley.
Ovacik’s Babadag (Father Mountain) is part of the Taurus Mountain range sweeping across southern Turkey directly rising from sea level to a summit of 1975m. The magnitude of this Mediterranean Mountain is a rare natural occurrence and is what makes it such a lure for hikers and paragliders that flock to this special place. On this ancient Lycian trek, hikers can witness the beautiful flora ranging from rare orchids to old cedar trees and even glimpse eagles soaring on one of the Mountain ridges.
All the charming surrounding areas and places of outstanding natural beauty are close by and within easy reach of Ovacik by car or convenient minibus service. The local people have provided regular transport links for everyone to use and are always on hand to help with directions. Being a small community, Ovacik has a sense of warmth and safety. Whatever the time of day and night, walking with the family or a romantic stroll feels relaxed and secure.
Arriving at Oludeniz is a breathtaking experience. The spectacular journey up through the pine forests and mountains, peaking at the summit, and turning a corner to view the vast aquamarine Mediterranean seaside with its sweeping white sandy beach and famous Blue Lagoon guarantees that visitors gasp at the awesomeness of it all.
Oludeniz is undoubtedly the most famous beach in Turkey and the archetypal picture-postcard location. Many of the photos, of this area of outstanding natural beauty and official conservation area, are taken whilst paragliding from the summit of the enormous Babadag Mountain as the absolute beauty can only be captured fully from the skies above.
The seaside itself, famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, is an official blue flag beach. Oludeniz is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the World and Europe's leading beach location by travellers and visitors who come here.
When visiting Oludeniz beach the extensive seafront promenade serves as the perfect place for relaxing and people watching. Oludeniz is full of fashionable visitors enjoying the array of great quality restaurants serving delicious meals both Turkish and International. Its trendy bars and cafes are original and colourful temptingly offering a huge range of refreshments and snacks.
The architecture in Oludeniz has been designed and built in the local style, low rise, set in villa-style buildings with decorative wooden balconies dripping in bright coloured foliage. The amazing Turkish climate is the perfect atmosphere for palm trees and stunning tropical flowers which line the streets of Oludeniz and are a delight to see everywhere you go.
Alongside the beach and dining facilities, Oludeniz offers visitors the chance to go sailing, diving and paragliding as well as visit the neighbouring islands, beautiful bays and secret coves. Not everyone is aware but, from Oludeniz there is a glorious 500 kilometre 'Lycian Way' walk which leads up through the beautiful pine clad hills eventually reaching ‘Olympos’ where the views of the surrounding splendour is well worth the trek. Oludeniz is proud to say that this hiking activity has been voted one of the top ten walks in the World.