Hisaronu and Ovacik


Sunset Hisaronu/Ovacik Turkey

Up in the mountains, precisely half way between  the fishing harbour of Fethiye and the beach resort of Olu Deniz are the towns of Hisaronu and Ovacik. Originally two separate villages they have both sprawled into one another so where on ends and the other begins even the locals are not to sure.

Now a mixture of hotels, villas, restaurants and bars the old villages are pretty much hard to find, but look carefully and you will see the odd old house still being used.

Hisaronu is the main partying area called Turkish Blackpool by the ex pats who have lived there before tourism took over. The main street is filled with lively bars, restaurants and shops all open till late at night.

Ovacik is quieter, still with bars and restaurants all well worth a visit. Both have Hotels and villas to suit all price ranges from high end all inclusive to small family run hotel all with their own atmosphere. The smaller ones are my preferred places to stay, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. While in the area you will find horse riding, a fair, karting and microlight all in the immediate area and many other trips all available to book locally. Close by are the beach resort Oludeniz, the harbour town Fethiye and the ghost town Kayakoy, all a short Dolmus ride away.

With its highly maintained grounds the central location for sight seeing and the amazing mountains views this is my favourite area to stay in Turkey.

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