Averages for Olu Deniz in October
October is officially the last month of the tourist season. It is the ideal time to visit if you want to enjoy the mild warmth of Mediterranean autumn and the joys of Olu Deniz at their cheapest. Prices drop significantly and the beaches are no longer crowded.
Swimming is still pleasant, since the sea water temperature is on average 22°C. The outside temperature is warm enough to stay at noon hours at the beach, but swimming in the evenings, especially during the last days of the month, should be done with care, since temperatures can drop significantly.
The average temperature in October is 17°C, with highs during noon and lows at 4am in the morning. While the first days of the month are generally warm and pleasant, the last are colder and more winter like. The highest on average temperature expected is 23°C, while the lowest temperature is usually around 10°C.
There’s a good chance one or two days of your trip to be cloudy and rainy during October, since one average there are five days of rain during this month. Up to 50mm of rainfall might occur.
Humidity still rises steadily and reaches 65% on average, getting closer to the winter levels.
There is still zero chance on average for snow and foggy days, which makes the mountains still accessible for hiking and paragliding. October is the last month where it is still safe to climb Mount Babadag.
Daily sunshine has dropped to 8 hours per day, which is still more than enough time to enjoy the beauty of Olu Deniz and the many interesting places in the vicinity.
October is a great month to visit if you’re more focused on visiting cities, historical points of interest and doing tours. There aren’t as many parties and crowds, which often suits quieter tourists who are looking for a peaceful visit.
Things to Do
Head to Fethiye or Marmaris and catch a boat that tours the 12 islands. The Dodecanese (literally 12 islands in Greek) are beautiful Greek islands just off the shore of Marmaris where you can swim, enjoy traditional Greek food and enjoy a whole other culture for a whole day, before returning back to idyllic Olu Deniz.
The biggest of the 12 islands is Rhodes, which has its own medieval castle built by the knights of St John. With its own huge water park, plenty of historical sites and gorgeous beaches, Rhodes is well worth a one or two day trip. Rhodes is a big island boasting many wonderful restaurants, too. You can take the boat from Marmaris and visit the Greek island of Rhodes for a whole day, enjoying sites like Lindos, Kameiros and Prasonisi.
If you love camels and Arabian culture then a camel riding adventure is just the thing for you. Fethiye tours offer a great excursion where you will ride a friendly, well-trained camel through the abandoned city of Kayakoy. You’ll enjoy the wilderness with nothing but a few friends and a guide, feeling like an Arab traveller from medieval times. The guide will teach you how to ride your camel – an intelligent and friendly animal.
For a more relaxed day out visit the Sea Horse Beach Club. Free buses will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the fantastic beach club where you can enjoy a whole day lying in the sun, diving into the crystal blue sea and enjoying a delicious lunch by the shore. Stay around at nighttime for a few drinks by the moonlit waters of the lagoon and enjoy Olu Deniz’s nightlife at its best.
Where to Eat
Now that the weather is steadily cooling down, head to Summer Jam nightclub. Drinks are cheap and high quality – the snacks are too. Many previous visitors call Summer Jam the ‘best bar of Olu Deniz’ and for good reason.
If you want to taste some of the best ice cream in the area then make a beeline for a Gelato Bianco in Hisaronu, which is only a short drive away from the center of Olu Deniz. With dozens of ice cream flavors on offer and very low prices, you will find yourself returning time and again. The shop itself is clean and cozy.
Where to Stay
The Liberty Hotels in Olu Deniz are a great place to stay at, since they offer very good quality services for reasonable prices. The hotel has its own huge pool and bar that serves refreshments all day long. There’s a decent restaurant in the hotel, as well as almost nightly entertainment, plus many buses leaving for tours and adventures on a daily basis.
For those on a tight budget, the Leytur Hotel is an ideal option. With a nice pool, clean rooms and excellent service, you will have all the basics covered. There’s also a good bar, plenty of sun beds and pretty gardens surrounding the hotel.
October events in Olu Deniz
Air Games Festival
20th October 2015
Air Games Festival is a traditional air sports event occurs in Oludeniz. Base jumping, paragliding are the two main events, which spectators from all over Turkey come to enjoy. The event takes place on 20th October and more than 30,000 people attend this event every year.
Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayrami)
29th October 2015
Turkey was declared a Republic on the 29th day of October. Republic Day, locally known as Cumhuriyet Bayrami is a national holiday to honour this historic day. The government of Turkey became Republic in 1923.