The path that connects the village of Olympus to the beach is amazing. It goes between laurels in bloom and huge trees that shade the track which is fortunate because at the time it was really hot. The narrow path skirts a crystalline stream which overflows at times, so you get to the beach, soaked to the waist. The beach, an open bay is spectacular, the best I saw in Turkey. It's a combination of pebbles and sand, so one can stay for hours either sleeping or lying in the sun. The bay is ideal for swimming, the water is incredibly clear and warm. Gulets (wooden boats) and yachts are anchored near the shore. The atmosphere is very relaxed as there are lots of young people, many hippies. Tip: Stay until sunset. The beach gets golden, the surrounding mountains are greener and full of huge sand seagulls. It ooks like a different place.
On the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is Fethiye near Oludeniz, Bordum and Kas. We only stayed one day, but we enjoyed the beautiful sunset and stunning aerial views (hang gliding). Here are some photos.
Just imagine paradise: a beach surrounded by calm turquoise waters and large green mountains. I bet that whatever you're imagining is a lot like what you'd find at Oludeniz, one of the prettiest beaches in Turkey. Oludeniz was even named one of the five best beaches in the world, not at all surprising! Doing a para-glider flight to take it all in from above is one of the best things you can do here and one of the most popular tourist activities. Who doesn't love a good adrenaline rush? Oludeniz is an ideal place for it because the Babadag Mountain is right up against the beach and it's very, very big. There are lots of local companies that do it but I opted for one I booked at my hotel.
Very nice beach. There are a large number of beach umbrellas and chairs that you can rent for the whole day for 5 euros. Also, the beach has water sports stations that range from easy to a little more extreme. Above the beach there are a number of restaurants where you can eat at very low prices. Each dish basically comes with free drinks. Do not miss the sunset at Ladies Beach, it's superb. Also, if you want to be as close as possible to the beach, the closest hotel is "Asena." Above the beach you can also catch dolmuş, which are mini-buses that drive in various directions (5 to the city center, at a cost of 1 euro per person). This year, the beach was a little dirtier due to waves caused by the frequent passage of cruise ships but it's still in essence a beautiful beach.
Camel beach is a beach in the Bodrum area that's very popular with tourists. The beach is clean and has the crystal clear water, a number of cafes for refreshments, and free sunbeds if you order some drinks. The main attraction of the beach are the camels, which make for a great photo op.