Ölüdeniz Near by Area


10Km. 18min. Kayaköy, anciently known in Greek as Karmilassos, shortened to Lebessos and pronounced in Modern Greek as Livissi, is presently a village 8 km south of Fethiye in southwestern Turkey in the old Lycia province.

Af Tower

By walk from Kayaköy. Af Kule translates to Tower of forgiveness, Tower of mercy or even Tower of the act of grace. Kule is the Turkish word for tower; the Turkish word ‘af’ translates to several terms, of which the previously mentioned translations seem to be the most generally accepted as a name for the monastery. Why? Because of the story of the monastery and the monk who decided to build it in the 11th century. When Ayios Eleftherios first saw this lovely and secluded location, he started building a monastery here, offering penance before God in doing so.

Gemiler Island

By boat 15min. Gemiler Island is an island located off the coast west of Ölüdeniz. On the island are the remains of several churches built between the fourth and sixth centuries AD, along with a variety of associated buildings. Archaeologists believe it was the location of the original tomb of Saint Nicholas.


17Km. 30min. One of the best spots in Muğla for hiking and paragliding, Babadağ is a mountain with a peak of 1,969 meters (6,460 feet). Known for its limestone composition and the lush flora and fauna, Babadağ is a natural wonder close to the sea, which makes it perfect for hiking and paragliding with an unforgettable view.

Get more ideas on what to do on the Ölüdeniz Travel Guide.