Orka Park - Hisaronu

Local Information

The Turquoise Coast/Lycia Region

Turkey's south western coast is often referred to as the Turquoise Coast due to it's crystal clear waters, the area has breathtaking views, with stunning mountain backdrops and pine forests, as well as beautiful beaches, and ancient ports along the coastline.

Please feel free to contact us for any information or advice regarding your holiday in our apartment, as we have friends that both live & work in the local area we should be able to help with any queries you may have.

We also have information and can offer advice on purchasing properties for sale in Hisaronu & Ovacik.


Hisaronu is a lively, family friendly resort nestled in the mountains above Olu Deniz beach.  The main street offers a wide range of restaurants and bars catering for all tastes with some offering a free "pick up" and "drop off" service if required. Please dont hesitate to contact us for recommendations. There are also a wide range of shops including several large supermarkets.  

The weekly market where you can buy almost anything is every Monday allows you to use your haggling skills with the locals.


Ovacik is not as lively as Hisaronu yet still has everything you could wish for for a relaxing holiday, with bars, restaurants and shops lining the main road. It has a large water park (fee payable) with several pools and slides. For the more adventurous there is Horse riding & Pony trekking. Also Jeep Safaries and Microlite flights are available.

Olu Deniz

Olu Deniz has one of the most beautiful and photographed beaches in Turkey and was voted Europes Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards 2011. The world famous Blue Lagoon is accessed by a narrow inlet and therefore sheltered for the open sea, offering calm turquoise waters for safe bathing. 

Paragliding is available from the Babadag Mountains that overlook the bay, landing on the beach or beachfront.



The town of Fethiye is only 15 minutes away by dolmus.  The pictureque waterfront and marina is bordered by a palm lined promenade, has numerous restaurants and bars and from here you can take a boat trip around the 5 or 12 islands. Skuba diving trips and courses are also available to suit anyone from beginners to experts.

The old town has bazaars selling aromatic herbs and spices, turish delight, carpets and leather goods. There is also a large fish market where you buy fish fresh off the boat and have it cooked for you in one of the local restaurants. 


Known locally as the Ghost Village, it is a deserted Greek settlement standing on a hillside overlooking the valley and is only a few miles away from Hisaronu, through the lush green pine forests. You can walk among the ruins including the remains of an old church and farm buildings. There are a few bars and restaurants in the Turkish side of the village where you can relax after exploring the Ruins


Away from major tourist centres, Göcek has retained much of its original charm. There are no multi-storey hotels or apartment blocks, no noisy nightclubs or discos. Yet because of its popularity among the international yachting community, the local town of Göcek is very cosmopolitan. The shops, restaurants and bars cater for European tastes whilst retaining their Turkish character.

Göcek is approximately 35 minutes drive from the apartment and has a large marina & yacht club and is also home to the Lycia Mountaineering & Nature Sports Club. From here you can try Mouintain Cycling, Trekking, River & Sea Canoeing, Orienteering and various other outdoor pursuits.

For the less adventurous there are Art, Music & Dance Classes also available. The Art & Painting instructors are Fine Arts School Graduates and can cater for individuals or small groups and can give instruction on the following styles: Sketching, Charcoal and İnk, Oil paints, Pastels and Acrylic paints  

Local Activities

The area is great for:

Walking and Cycling, Beach or Poolside Relaxation, Watersports, Waterpark, Paragliding, Horse/Pony Riding, Jeep Safaris & Excursions, Quad Biking, Go Karting, Fishing, Painting, Visiting Ancient Tombs, Amphitheatres & Ruins.

Good night life with something for everyone.

A winter sun break.

Nearest English Speaking Medical Services

Doctors and Pharmacies - Hisaronu

Dentists - Fethiye

Hospital - Fethiye

Nearest Banks & ATM's

ATM's - Hisaronu (you can withdraw cash in Sterling or Turkish Lira)

Banks - Fethiye

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