Holidays In Hisaronu Oludeniz
Hisaronu Oludeniz Holidays at a Glance
Situated on Turkey's famous south west 'Turquoise Coast' approximately 70 kms south of Dalaman airport lies the charming resort of Hisaronu. Nestled in an elevated position amongst pine clad hills overlooking the stunning beach of Oludeniz, visitors to this resort are afforded spectacular views.
Key Facts - Hisaronu Oludeniz
- CurrencyNew Turkish Lira (TRY)
- Dialing Code00 90
- Time Difference+2 hours GMT
- Flight Duration4.5 hours (Approx)
- Distance From Airport60 km
- Airport Transfer (Taxi)60 mins
There are numerous shopping, drinking and eating opportunities in the small town which is easily explored on foot. The surrounding region boasts several thousand years worth of sites of historical interest, not to be missed are the ruins of Ephesus which date back over 2000 years
Salikent Gorge: A spectacular gorge cut into the Akdaglar mountains, the narrow gorge is 18 kms long and so deep the sun doesn't penetrate leaving icy water in the river below, even in the middle of summer.
World heritage listed ruins at Xanthos and Letoon: The site at Letoon consists of three ancient temples containing fine mosaics as well as a large Hellenistic theatre in excellent condition whilst at Xanthos there is a fine example of a Roman Theatre.
Kayakoy: Just 5 kms west of Hisaronu lies the ghost town of Kayakoy where 2000 stone houses were deserted by its mostly Ottoman-Greek inhabitants following World War 1 and the Turkish War of Independence. An eerie reminder of Turkey's not too distant past.
Tlos: Located 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, and the Roman baths and it also offers a great view of the Esen Valley.
Toros Mountains: The mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.
Tombs in Fethiye: Close to Fethiye the Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is one the most remarkable sites on the Turquoise Coast.
Blue Voyage Cruises: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime park lands - ideal for water sports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline,
Oludeniz Lagoon: It is a sheltered lagoon of great beauty, almost totally cut off from the sea, at the northern end of a long cove. Stretching from the Oludeniz lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy beach.
White Water Rafting: Enjoy the adrenalin rush of white water rafting and combine it with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.
Sailing: The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots. Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.
Paragliding: Hisaronu, at the outskirts of the Mount Babadag-Oludeniz, is regarded worldwide for paragliding.
Atlantis Marmaris Waterpark: The biggest waterpark in Marmaris offers a full-day of fun for the entire family.
Eating/Drinking During Hisaronu Oludeniz Holidays
From street-side snack stalls to the finest food in a characterful restaurant, you will find something to your taste in Turkey. There is a wide range of dishes, with each region having its own specialities, and there are an equally wide range of places in which to enjoy them. Meat dishes are the norm, but vegetarians will be find a good number of lentil and rice dishes, and stuffed vegetables. The turks love vegetables almost as much as they do meat, and the aubergine is the favourite. Freshly caught fish is available, but can be expensive. Of course, the doner kebab is a popular along with the pied (Turkish pizza). In the morning stuffed pastries or borek can be bought street stalls. For the British traveller, there will be plenty of new culinary experiences.
An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a raucous nights drinking at one of Turkey's meyhanes. These tavernas serve raki, beer and wine, along with an awe-inspiring selection of mezes (starters), succulent kebabs and fruits of the season. A favourite location for raki drinking, the atmosphere gets louder and merrier as the night progresses.
Turkey's recent economic growth and increasing prosperity had an enormous effect on the vitality, energy and variety of its nightlife. The range of night entertainment is huge, from traditional male-dominated birahanes to techno and rave nightclubs, with new venues opening by the week. As a result, Turkey's nightlife is quickly gaining recognition as one of the liveliest in Europe.
Getting Around on Hisaronu Oludeniz Holidays
Boat: There are many types of cruises that link all the resorts an villages around the area, take a Gullet cruise or a Blue Voyage cruise to explore Dalaman and the surrounding areas.
Bus: The local bus (known as Dolmus) is normally a white mini bus that travels around the resorts. There are no specified bus stops, so to stop the Dolmus just flag one down.
Taxi There are numerous taxis in all towns and resorts and are recognisable by their chequered black and yellow bands.
Car Hire: Provides a flexible and convenient way of getting around whilst on holiday to Dalaman. You can add car hire when you book your holiday.
Hisaronu Oludeniz Holidays Shopping
Popular items purchased by visitors on Dalaman holidays include:
- Leather goods
- Carpets and rugs.
Holidays in Hisaronu Oludeniz - Beaches
The beach at Oludeniz is just 3 kms away where visitors can enjoy the golden beach and coastal lagoon. There are a large number of watersports available for the more adventurous or numerous boat trips for those looking for something a bit more sedate.
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