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Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea, due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is located 14 km (9 mi) to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ.
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 construction is strictly prohibited. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike.
Ölüdeniz 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 Mount Babadağ's exceptional height.
Hiking in the area
The Lycian Way is a long-distance trail which starts from Ölüdeniz and eventually reaches Olympos and the nearby settlements, with a total length of over 500 km (310 mi). It is regarded as one of the most popular routes for hiking in the world.
Since 2010, an international multiday trail running ultramarathon, called Lycian Way Ultramarathon, is held on the historical Lycian Way. The event runs eastward on a route of around 220–240 km (140–150 mi) from Ölüdeniz to Antalya in six days.
Paragliding near Ölüdeniz
Ölüdeniz has typical Mediterranean Climate. The weather is warm all year round, but in the summer temperatures often surpass 45 degrees Celsius.
|Climate data for Ölüdeniz|
|Average high °F||61||63||68||70||77||86||93||93||88||79||72||64||76.2|
|Average low °F||45||45||50||54||59||68||72||72||70||63||55||50||58.6|
|Average high °C||16||17||20||21||25||30||34||34||31||26||22||18||24.5|
|Average low °C||7||7||10||12||15||20||22||22||21||17||13||10||14.7|
- Hisarönü and Ovacık, two nearby towns which form part of Ölüdeniz Municipality
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