Ölüdeniz – Turkey, Asia
Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea) is a small resort village in the Fethiye district which is in the Muğla Province the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea to the south and the high, steep sided Babadağ Mountain, 14 km (9 mi) south of Fethiye. The town is a beach resort.
Ölüdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Babadağ Mountain’s exceptional height.
Ölüdeniz has a typical Mediterranean Climate. The climate is warm all year round but in the summer most often temperatures increase past 45°C (113°F). In the surrounding area of Ölüdeniz there is a walk that goes up the hills eventually to Olympos called the Lycian Way which is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. It is over 500km long.