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A gem of the Aegean Sea in Turkey – Fethiye Beach, Oludeniz

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Turkey is one of the destinations where you can do it all on a budget. ¬†The weather is nice all year around, winter is mild on the south; food is great but it tastes even better with life music ūüėČ ¬†The closest airport to √Ėl√ľdeniz¬†¬†is Dalaman but if you are looking for an international airport, pick Istanbul and rent a car¬†because you are looking at 808 kilometers, which takes about 9 hours and 15 minutes (without stops).¬†¬†For your information Ankara is about 7 and 1/ 2 hours away. I drove to¬† √Ėl√ľdeniz via Troja, Izmir and Denizli spending a night on each location but it was more scenic that way.

√Ėl√ľdeniz¬†means Dead Sea¬†due to its calm waters even during storms; the official translation is¬†Blue Lagoon, is a small village and¬†beach¬†resort¬†in the¬†Fethiye¬†district of¬†Muńüla 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 Babadańü.

√Ėl√ľdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.¬†It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of √Ėl√ľdeniz, 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 √Ėl√ľdeniz 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.

Other known beach areas are Kusadasi and Bodrum.

√Ėl√ľdeniz 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 Babadańü’s exceptional height.¬†Breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make launch site at Babadag Mountain the best in Europe.

I can’t describe with words how magnificent ¬†√Ėl√ľdeniz¬†¬†is so let me just post a video I found on Facebook by The World but I also took photographs last November.

Sources: The World, Wikipedia

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