What's the weather like in Olu Deniz in January
January is on average the coldest month of the year in the idyllic Turkish village of Olu Deniz, with an average temperature of 6°C. Right in the middle of the winter season, January is one of the calmest and less busy months of this resort, making it the ideal time to visit for those who wish to marvel at the landscape unbothered by the large crowds that swarm the beaches in warmer months.
On average, the temperature dips during the middle of the month, with January 11th being the coldest day at around 2°C to 9°C.
Since January is an off season month, you can can expect lower prices, significantly less waiting time at restaurants and a more initmate experience of this beautiful resort. On the other hand, some tourist events and shops will be closed.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature of the scenic blue lagoon for which Olu Deniz is so famous for drops to its lowest during January, reaching a chilly 15°C. At this temperature, leisurely swims are not advised, but active winter swimming can be quite exhilarating.
Expect quite a few cloudy and rainy days during January in Olu Deniz, since the average rainfall is 170mm and takes up around ten days of the month. Plan plenty of indoor activities ahead to make the most of your trip.
Like most Mediterranean resorts, Olu Deniz is quite a humid area with humidity levels peaking during December and then slightly lowering to 80% in January. The high humidity can make temperatures feel lower than what they actually are, so packing warm clothes is advised to prevent ruining your vacation with a cold.
Average Sunshine Hours
Olu Deniz enjoys 7 hours of sunshine per day, which is plenty of time to explore the breathtaking scenery and to visit historical points of interest nearby.
Snowfall is quite rare in this area, with as little as two days of expected snowfall during the whole month. Even then, the snow never settles high enough to disturb any planned winter activities, other than making the peak of mount Babadag inaccessible.
Olu Deniz Hotels in January
The Lemon Tree Hotel
The Lemon Tree Hotel is a favourite of many who have visited Olu Deniz in the past. The hotel is located conveniently in the center of Olu Deniz, allowing for easy trips to the surrounding area by using the public transport. The Lemon Tree hotel offers clean and cozy rooms, its own restaurant and has its own swimming pool. The sea is only 150m away from the hotel. What is most notable about this hotel is the great service and extremely polite staff that will go out of their way to make your stay memorable and pleasant.
Ocean Blue High Class Hotel
If you're looking for high quality lodging and entertainment for a reasonable budget, the Ocean Blue High Class Hotel is the place to stay in Olu Deniz. With plenty of beautifully decorated rooms, a TV with international channels in every room and free Wi-Fi, this hotel keeps you connected with the outside world, while also offering you quick access to the beauty of Olu Deniz and its beaches. The Ocean Blue High Class Hotel has a swimming pool, its own spa, restaurant and bar for your entertainment.
Bars and Restaurants
Since Olu Deniz exists at the border of European and Arabic cuisine it comes as no surprise that there are many tasty treats to be savored in the area.
If you're looking for some authentic Turkish cuisine that the locals eat and love, then the Inci Restaurant is the place to go. It is advised to choose from the traditional Turkish dishes when visiting Inci to ensure that you savor the best that the restaurant has to offer. Plenty of oriental spices, flavor combinations and ingredients will make the visit to Inci a memorable experience.
Plaza Spice And Pesto
For a special night out, the Plaza Spice and Pesto is the ideal place to go. Featuring many cuisines, you can choose between exquisite Italian, Indian, Turkish or Thai dishes. With a remarkably polite staff (even by Turkish standards) and great service, Plaza Spice and Pesto will tantalise your taste buds.
Things to do in Olu Deniz in January
With its mild cold and decent sunshine, January is the ideal month to visit one of the many historic sites near Olu Deniz.
One of the most noteworthy sites is Karmylassos, a scenic village that was abandoned after WW1 during the population exchanges. The eerie beauty of the abandoned houses and the tragic history of this village are certain to offer many hours of contemplation as one walks through the now silent streets of Karmylassos.
Known as Tlawa by the ancient Lycians, Tlos is an ancient city full of historic significance and wonder. Once the metropolis of the Lycian empire, Tlos retains a lot of its ancient magnificence even today. Visiting the ancient site is well worth the trip and is best done by renting a car or by joining one of the many tours that start from Fethiye.
Just a couple of hours away from the scenic little village of Olu Deniz lies the city of Fethiye, which offers many indoors attractions for winter tourists, like the interesting Fethiye Museum and the traditional Downtown area, which is filled with little shops and stands. There is regular public transport from Olu Deniz to Fethiye, which makes reaching the city very easy.
Olu Deniz Turkish Bath And Spa
It is well worth to spend a relaxing day at the Olu Deniz Turkish Bath and Spa. This well-kept establishment offers the best when it comes to day long relaxation and skin rejuvenation. Offering Turkish Baths, massages and special skin care treatments, the spa of Olu Deniz is the ideal place to visit on a rainy January day.