Despite its sleepy feel, Ovacik does have an energetic pulse and a few activities are found locally. See below some ideas on popular activities:
Horse Riding: There’s no better way to see the surroundings than on horseback! Saddle-up and book an early morning or late afternoon trip from a local office or direct and see the surrounding forest or Kayakoy ‘Ghost Town’ from a different perspective.
Lycian Way: The Lycian Way is one of Turkey’s most famous walking trails leading from Ovacik all the way to Antalya. The yellow arch marking the start of the trail is found by the Montanna Pine Resort Hotel in Ovacik and stretches along the mountain side offering some of the most awe inspiring sea views and coastal scenery. Strap on your walking boots, grab a bottle of water and walk around an hour along the trail to capture some fabulous photos of Oludeniz and the famous blue lagoon!
Micro-lighting: Ovacik is home to an English/Turkish owned micro-lighting company that runs 25 minute flights across the valley, the blue lagoon and Oludeniz bay through the morning and late afternoons. Supposedly safer than paragliding with fully trained pilots, book your flight locally or direct from a Fly South representative.
Water Park. Located just off the main Ovacik through road, behind the large Grand Ucel Hotel, is the Water Park. Grab the kids, buy a ticket and enjoy a day topping up the tan, zooming down water slides and splashing around!
Getting to and from Ovacik
Airports: Ovacik is a 40 minute transfer from Dalaman International Airport flying regular UK and European flights to many destinations from April to November, via Istanbul year round.
Local Buses: Local minibuses (dolmus) run regular services to Oludeniz Beach (10 minutes), Hisaronu (5 minutes), Kayakoy (20 minutes) and Fethiye (15 minutes).
Intercity Buses: Fethiye Otogar (Bus Station) is a 15 minute dolmus (bus) ride from Ovacik and the main intercity bus terminal for the region. Operating first class coach and bus services to most main towns and cities throughout Turkey, you can book tickets directly with the bus station or via ticket offices in the resorts.
Taxis: Registered yellow taxis can be called from your hotel or found at taxi-ranks throughout the resort. They offer reasonable fares to all the surrounding areas and are either metered or state a set price to popular destinations.
Boats: A daily hydrofoil service can be booked and taken from Fethiye to Rhodes, and a number of yacht charter companies offer 3 to 14 night cruises along the coast should it take your fancy.