Both Ovacik and Hisaronu were once little countryside villages. Over the past 20 years they have both grown into lively tourist resorts. Hisaronu is the busier of the two with its numerous bars restaurants and nightclubs. Ovacik is the more residential area leading out from Hisaronu. Ovacik is much more relaxed with numerous hotels and villas. Spreading off from the main road that runs from Fethiye to Oludeniz.
Ovacik Hisaronu is situated on a high plateau 4 kms from the coast and surrounded by stunning mountains, the once sleepy villages of Hisaronu and Ovacik have combined to create a lively resort which has a distinctly British atmosphere. The nearest beaches are the famous lagoon of Oludeniz or the pebble and sand beach of Belcekiz. The village is full of bars, restaurants and shops. This is certainly the place to haggle for any imitation designer gear. Holidays in Ovacik Hisaronu are great if you just want to relax on the beach or by the hotel pool but to get the most out of your trip you ought to consider moving around a little bit.
Ovacik is located in the Fethiye region of South West Turkey, just 2 miles from Oludeniz and 50 miles south of Dalaman airport. The resort of Ovacik is nestled among pine trees on high ground above the bay and Oludeniz. The nearest beach is at Oludeniz and offers pale sand and deep blue sea.
Ovacik is a pretty, small and compact holiday resort with the nearby town of Hisaronu with its main, partially pedestrianised, street the focus of evening activity. It offers good shops, restaurants and bars along, and in the side streets off, the main street.
Ovacik has a laid back but lively atmosphere with a strong British flavour. There is also a weekly market full of local bargains. The village of Ovacik merges with Hisaronu.
Ovacik offers a perfect base for exploring. Away from the water sports activities on the beaches are a wide range of outdoor activities from walking and horse riding to canoing and jeep safaris.
Things To Do
Combine the adrenaline sport of Whitewater Rafting with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.
The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.
Hisaronu, at the skirts of the Mount Babadag, Oludeniz is a world-wide popular paragliding center.
Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.
Marmaris Holidays - Excursions
Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the 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, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.
Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Things To See
Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.
Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.
Blue voyage cruises - Marmaris: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for watersports 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 lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy public beach.