What's the weather like in Olu Deniz in March
The weather begins to warm up steadily during March in Olu Deniz, as spring arrives in the small Turkish village near the famous azure lagoon. With an average temperature of 9°C, one can expect March to be much warmer than the winter months in Olu Deniz. Still, this month is out of the main tourist season and prices are very low during this time of the year.
Average Sea Temperature
Visitors will have the beaches to themselves, if they are comfortable swimming in the sea with an average water temperature of 15°C. The water is still chilly for casual swimmers, but at least the outside average temperatures are more pleasant with possible lows of 4°C and highs of 14°C. If one choose to go for a swim it is best to do so during noon. The temperature rises steadily during the month, so visiting at the end of March can be quite different than when one visits at the beginning, with a difference of around 2 degrees expected on average.
Average Sunshine Hours
Olu Deniz enjoys 9 full hours of sunshine during the first month of spring.
This happens despite the 9 days of rainfall expected during this time of the year, so visitors will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas and go on tours.
Snow usually only falls on the mountain peaks surrounding the village and only an average of 2 days of snowfall is expected during March. Hiking on mount Babadag is a splendid idea during this season, since wild herbs and flowers will start to bloom at the end of the month. The mountain peak might still be inaccessible due to fog and snow.
The average humidity levels drop significantly, now that winter is over, and reach around 70%. It is still important to pack warm clothes, because it can be quite windy and even cold sometimes during the evenings and nights.
Olu Deniz Hotels in March
Finding a great place to stay in Olu Deniz isn't hard, but there are plenty of establishments that are better than the average found in the area. The following two hotels aren't the cheapest around, but certainly rank high among the establishments in Olu Deniz, which offer good value for money.
One such hotel is the Oyster Residence, with its quirky decoration, great service and cosy rooms. There's a good restaurant inside the hotel, a pool and even a massage service perfect for those few rainy days. All in all the Oyster Residence is great value for your money considering the top quality services and amenities it offers.
Garcia Resort And Spa Hotel
Another top place to stay at is the Garcia Resort and Spa Hotel, which offers luxury at a very low price. The rooms are bright, airy and well decorated. The staff keeps the rooms meticulously clean and everyone there is generally very polite and helpful. The spa is a great place to relax when you wish to stay indoors and have a pamper.
Bars and Restaurants
There are many places in Olu Deniz that offer great quality food for the right price. It is easy to choose between international cuisine, Turkish authentic flavours or exotic bites just by taking a walk around the resort.
Blue Star Restaurant
One of the best spots to enjoy a hearty breakfast and delicious lunch is the Blue Star Restaurant. Situated a little bit out of the resort, this place offers delicious food and friendly service. The prices are reasonable, too. The cuisine is mainly Turkish, but there are plenty of international staples to choose from on the menu as well.
Another great place is Cloud 9 with its tasty Italian, Mexican and Turkish dishes. Based right on the seafront, you'll enjoy a scenic view while you dine. The menu is quite extensive but the staff is extremely polite and happy to go through it with you.
Things to do in Olu Deniz in March
Even though March in Olu Deniz isn't a month that is ideal for a typical Mediterranean holiday, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area all year round.
One simply can't go to Olu Deniz without even thinking about visiting the neighboring city of Telmessos, which is now known as Fethiye. Once a Greek city, the population is now almost completely Turkish. Many historical sites, restaurants and bars dot Fethiye's map and visiting some of them is certainly worthwhile.
Selale Yaka Park
The Selale Yaka Park is a great spot to relax as the weather is warming up. This fish farm includes a pretty park with water reservoirs where people can walk, sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can play with the fish and even have a great meal of fresh fish, which have been farmed on site, while enjoying the many waterfalls and streams. If you decide to visit, make sure to tour the whole park to witness the full beauty of Selale Yaka.
Desperado Horse Riding Ranch
If you love horses, no matter whether you can ride or not, then a visit to the Desperado Horse Riding Ranch is certainly worth the trip. The owner is extremely friendly and the horses are all very healthy and well kept. Rent a horse and go on a long beach ride to enjoy the stunning scenery at sunset is especially special. The Desperado Horse Riding Ranch is extremely popular with families and couples.