Olu Deniz


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Olu Deniz
The main beach, called Belcekiz, is rumoured to be the best in Turkey and forms a graceful arc around the bay, wide, fairly light, fine sand with a gentle shelf of pebbles into the sea. It's safe to swim although the waves can be fairly strong. There is plenty of sun loungers and sun umbrellas along the length.

For the shoppers there is a good choice of small shops and stalls. Numerous small, well-stocked minimarkets exist throughout the town. A partially pedestrianised main street is lined with shops selling jewellery, leather, clothing and footwear, water-sports gear and beachwear as well as local specialities such as handicrafts, sweets, spices, glassware and textiles.

During the daytime there are many water sports including snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, banana boats, jet-skiing and boat trips. Other activities include horse riding, Turkish baths and massage, paragliding, both single and tandem, hired bicycles, jeep safaris, and a variety of walking opportunities.

The nightlife here is provided by numerous lively bars near the beach, many offering "happy hours", a pool bar, some karaoke bars and a couple of discos. A further selection in nearby Hisaronu. The larger hotels offer a variety of nightlife including live music and Turkish theme nights with traditional dancing.

For eating out there is a good choice between the hotels and many restaurants, cafes and snack bars. Options include local and other Turkish cuisine and international fare including Chinese, seafood, steakhouses and fast food like kebabs and burgers.