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About Oludeniz

Oludeniz budget travel offers a taste of the beautiful blue lagoon and world-class beach of the Mediterranean’s most photographed beach, with water sports and many other activities on offer, and outstanding scenery ranging from forests to marine wonders, secluded bays and peaceful coves.

Oludeniz Budget Travel

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Oludeniz Paragliding

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Airports

Oludeniz airports include:
•Dalaman International Airport
•Antalya International Airport

Conservation

Oludeniz conservation plays a vital role in preserving the pristine state of the lagoon, which is a national nature reserve. With no building permitted around the lagoon area, development has not affected the current state of the lagoon, and with abundant forests and woodlands surrounding the lagoon and its Blue Flag beach, the area is protected against human influence to a large degree.

Culture

Oludeniz cultures include the following aspects:
•Parties and clubs form a typical part of life in this resort
•Food and cuisine also play a large role in the Oludeniz culture
•Ancient ruins and historical sites play a role in the resort's history
•Beaches and relaxation are a daily way of life

Health

Health precautions in Oludeniz include the following:
•It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to Turkey
•Food can be on the rich side, so tummy bugs can occur
•Medical facilities are not excellent in the resort, with health care facilities only found in towns nearby

Languages

Oludeniz languages include:
•English
•Turkish
•Greek
•German
•French

Money

Oludeniz money & banking information includes the following:
•Some hotels may accept credit cards, but not all do
•Travellers cheques are very hard to exchange, make sure you do this before leaving for Oludeniz
•The Turkish currency is the New Turkish Lira
•Banknotes come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Lira denominations
•The Lira consists of 100 Kurus

People

Oludeniz people include:
•Turkish
•Greek
•Foreigners

Phrase

Oludeniz local phrases include:
•Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello
•Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning
•Evet (Eh-vet) Yes
•Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No
•Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Oludeniz plants comprise of typical Mediterranean vegetation that is found in this part of Turkey, with forests, woodlands and scrub being the most common vegetation found in and around the area. Edible plants can also be found in this region, which is a prime olive growing region.

Religion

Oludeniz religion includes the following:
•Islam
•Christianity
•Judaism
•Other

Safety Tips


•As a tourist resort, Oludeniz is safe for travel
•Scams can occur however, especially for single travellers, be on the lookout for suspicious activity
•Keep valuables locked up in hotel safes and do not leave items lying around when you are not in your room
•Take care on beaches and when participating in water sports
•Be careful when hiking in the area and never hike alone

Transport

Oludeniz local transport includes:
•Taxi
•Mini bus
•Car

Travel Books

Oludeniz recommended travel books include:
•Insight Pocket Guide Turkish Coast by Metin Demirsar
•Frommer's Turkey: From the Blue Mosque to the Blue Lagoon by Lynn A. Levine
•Turkey Travel Map by Globetrotter
•Lonely Planet Turkey Country Guide by Tom Brosnahan and James Bainbridge
•Turkey Insight Guide by Reinhard Bockhorni

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Oludeniz:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Turkish phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water
•Backpack and money bag

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Oludeniz:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Bathing suit and towels
•Snorkeling gear
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Casual and smarter clothes for various activities
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars for bird spotting

When To Go

When to go to Oludeniz:
•Spring has the best weather, with long days and less tourists
•Autumn has mild weather, with shorter days and more rain
•Summer is hot and dry, with clear weather and more tourists
•Winter is typically cold and wet, with few tourists

 

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