Ölüdeniz is a small town and beach resort in the South West of Turkey, sandwiched between an impressive mountain range and some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Oludeniz experiences a Mediterranean climate which means mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.
Oludeniz weather averages and climate information
When is the best time to visit Oludeniz?
If you enjoy the heat, the best time to visit Oludeniz is in the summer when temperatures are hot but the sea can still be a welcoming chance to cool down.
If you are not a fan of the heat, the autumnal months in Ölüdeniz may be preferable, when the sea is still welcoming and the heat is less intense, making outdoor sporting activities more pleasant.
The spring in Ölüdeniz is pleasantly warm thanks to its Mediterranean climate, and the temperatures increase from a mild 16 °C in March to a much warmer 23 °C by May.
Night time temperatures in Ölüdeniz are cool, and you may still experience occasional rainfall, but this gradually disappears by the month of May.
If you are visiting Ölüdeniz in March, you will be able to enjoy around 5 hours of sunshine each day, which increases to 9 hours by May.
The weather in Ölüdeniz in the summer is hot and the temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C at its peak. The absence of rain in Ölüdeniz during the summer months, combined with its impressive 12 hours of sunshine on average during the day, makes Ölüdeniz a popular destination for those seeking guaranteed sunshine and heat.
The temperature in Ölüdeniz in the autumn begins to get a little cooler, but it is highly unlikely to drop below 20°C, even by November. The chances of rain increase from September, with an average rainfall of 93mm expected by November. Whilst the daily hours of sunshine will have dramatically reduced by the end of Autumn, visitors can still expect between 8 and 10 hours in September and October.
If you are visiting Ölüdeniz in the winter, then expect as few as 3 hours of sunshine in January. Whilst temperatures still range around 16°C - 20°C, an average of 156mm of monthly rainfall is expected in January because of its Mediterranean climate. Humidity is also at its highest in the winter months at around 73% in December.
Oludeniz tourist information
Oludeniz beach is one of the most photographed and recognisable in the entire world. The shoreline has a character that many tourists would perhaps associate with beaches well outside the confines of Europe. Some beaches of this scale can be vast and barren, whereas the Blue Lagoon is beautifully ornate with rolling pine clad hills forming an exotic backdrop. Natural geological curiosities such as coves and peninsulas add real character, and also shelter from the wind.
Obviously water sports are always popular due to the calm waters of the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Paragliding is well-advertised and the area is an ideal location due to the Babadag Mountain, which sits just behind the beach.
The Taurus mountain range lies just behind Oludeniz beach and provides some of the most dramatic walking routes in Europe with stunning gorges and endless mountain scenery. Hikers will inevitably have heard of the famous Lycian Way which can be found in this area of Turkey.
With average daily maximum temperatures of 28 - 30 °C throughout the summer, these treks can be punishing on a hot day, making them most popular just out of peak season. In the warmest summer months, sports such as mountain biking and canoeing are common, trading superbly off the natural scenery. The Dalaman River offers white water rafting and places like Turtle Beach and the Dalyan Mud Baths are always popular for day trippers when the sun gets too hot.
The high temperatures in the summer months make the calm sea a wonderful asset for a quick plunge and a general cool down. Other popular nearby beaches include Kidrak Beach and Butterfly Beach.
The ancient ruins of Ephesus are close by and many adventurous tourists may opt to take the boat to Rhodes. Ancient Greek culture still has a bearing on a lot of the architecture of South West Turkey.