St.Nicholas island was the last stop on our boat trip.The best way to catch breath taking views ans sunsets is to climb through the old Byzantine ruins.The ruins are everywhere on the island and costs 8 TL to see them.There are plenty of old churches and tombs here as well as city walls and dark buriel chambers,wear a good pair of walking though as...more
Coldwater Springs is a natural bay with Turquoise coloured water and sheltered caves and rocks amid a beautiful mountained backdrop.Just twenty minutes north of Olu Deniz,accessable only by boat its the perfect place to swim.Can get a little crowded with the daily boat tours but still worth seeing.more
Butterfly Valley is an area thirty minutes south of Olu Deniz on the coast known for its natural beauty and home to the Tiger Butterfly(which i didnt see).Some Lycian ruins here date from the 4th century and terraced gardens were prevalent under the diffrerent civilisations that lived in the area.In the late sixties the large fruit trees were cut...more
The trip sails from the beach at Olu Deniz at nine in the morning and lasts a good seven hours or so.The journey involves trips to Butterfly Valley,thirty minutes down the coast,coldwater springs and St.Nicholas island with its ruins.A good hour at each of these destinations is spent.(ive written reviews on each place).The trip costs 5 TL each and...more
This beach is the nearest to the resorts of Ovacik and Hiseronu and reachable by the local Dolmus bus system,or you can walk but i dont recommend it as its a very steep climb on the way back.The beach itself is very nice,its always clean and the sand is golden and the sea is blue.You can hire sunbeds and parasols for 6 TL each for all day if you...more
The Blu Lagoon of Olu Deniz has calm Crystal waters which makes it ideal for a variety of water sports and a very safe place for both adults and children to swim.The Lagoon is part of a nature park which is protected by the goverment and contains some interesting plant life and lots of trees with shaded siting areas well built paths and the odd bar...more
The Camel Trek took place in the village of Kayo Koy,we were picked up from our resort and shown our camels along with three other couples.The trek lasts about 40 minutes and leads you through the village and the local countryside,all the camels are joined by ropes with a leader at the front so its quite a slow and calm ride.A photographer is at...more
Our Turkish bath took place at the nearby Seabreeze hotel in Ovacik.We were picked up from our resort and taken to the Seabreeze and started our session with a cool shower followed by a sauna for about fifteen minutes.Then we were taken into the bath area told to lay down while we had our relaxing wash down and body foam massage.After this it was...more
Is a deserted village some 4 to 5 miles west of Ovacik/Hiseronu.The earliest recorded name of a city in what is now the Kaya valley was Karmilassos,a Lycian city probably of minor importance within the federation.Most remaining signs of that city are seen today in the north of the valley but there are several tombs still surviving amongst the...more
A beach side restaurant on the main drag in Olu Deniz,Sit in the shade or in the sun and watch the paraglyders land on the street beside you.Popular,friendly,family run restaurant with a good lunch menu at reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: Salami sandwich with chips
Those of you who havent visited a Muslim country before will expierience the 5 times a day prayer call as it is in Turkey,the prayer call can last up to ten minutes depending on the time of day and can be heard coming from the loud speakers on the towers of each Mosque.After a few days here though you do get used to it and most of the locals carry on with what they are doing so nothing really stops.