Olu Deniz is a seaside village near Fethiye. It is surrounded on three sides by impressive mountains and is one of the favorite places in Turkey for serious para-gliders. Reportedly, this corner of the Mediterranean, extending into the clear warm waters of the Southern Aegean Sea, provides excellent paragliding conditions from April until November. Enthusiasts can lazily fly at 4,600-foot heights above the small coves that make up the coastline east of the beach.
An enjoyable pasttime at the vast sandy beach cove, is drinking a beer and eating "pide" (a kind of local pizza consisting of a thin crust topped with minced meat, cheese, tomatoes and eggs) in a restaurant with a natural roof of vine leaves. Unlike other busy holiday destinations in Turkey, Olu Deniz is a quiet spot without busy bazaars or casinos.
Others claim that Olu Deniz has a tempo of its own, and that in the evening you can visit one of the many bars, such as BUZZ and ADI. The latter has a disco where the action continues until sunrise. There are plenty of restaurants ranging from local to international cuisine.
Accommodations can be found for every budget, from camping sites, bungalows, budget class hotels with bathrooms in the rooms, to four-star hotels with all the amenities.