What's the weather like in Olu Deniz in May
May marks the beginning of the tourist season in Olu Deniz. Visitors begin to arrive in large numbers now and summer activities become available. Shops open up for the summer as Olu Deniz wakes up from its winter slumber. The temperature reaches an average of 17°C, making for extremely pleasant weather for those who enjoy mild summer-like days.
The temperature is not expected to drop any lower than 11°C or rise above 23°C in May. It makes a great difference at which point of the month you visit, since the beginning of May feels more like late spring and the end is like a warm early summer. For those who wish to swim and enjoy summer activities, without all the crowds of the more popular months, the end of May is the ideal period to visit.
On average, there is no snowfall at all during May, which means that the peak of mount Babadag is now officially open for hiking and paragliding. Olu Deniz is the second most popular paragliding spot in the world, thanks to the amazing view offered by mount Babadag.
Humidity drops to 60%, making the weather feel very comfortable at all days.
Average Sea Temperature
Swimming is now possible since the water temperature has risen to 18°C. The beaches are still free of the summer crowds, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful lagoon without the crowds the later summer months bring.
The evenings can still be cool and breezy, but there is little need to worry about rain ruining your holidays during May in Olu Deniz, since only 6 days of rainfall are expected. All in all now more than 50mm will eventually fall during the whole month, which means that an occasional shower will be light and barely hinder any activities.
Average Sunshine Hours
Olu Deniz enjoys a staggering amount of sunshine during May. 12 full hours of sunlight are expected daily, which allows for aplenty of outdoor fun.
Olu Deniz Hotels in May
During the month of May most hotels open up officially, so there are many more places to choose from now.
Ozturk Hotel is a great option situated in the nearby village of Hisaronu, only 10 minutes away from the lagoon by minibus. The rooms are airy and clean and the Ozturk offers plenty of entertainment and amenities. The hotel has its own pool and bar. Breakfast is made from local, organic ingredients. The views from the rooms are stunning and the daily service is impeccable.
Club Belcekiz Beach Hotel
If you're looking for a lovely hotel in a perfect location, then the Club Belcekiz Beach Hotel is a safe choice. The rooms are modern and the beachside location could not be better. Shops and restaurants are only 50m away from the hotel, while the hotel also offers its own restaurants pool, pool-bar and meals. The service is impeccable and the prices reasonable for such a high quality hotel. The Club Belcekiz Beach Hotel is the place to go if you want top quality at a decent price.
Olu Deniz Beach for May
Olu Deniz is primarily known for its gorgeous beaches. The month of May is the first time of the year where swimming becomes comfortable and properly sunning yourself on the beach possible.
At this time of the year the beaches are still quite empty, compared to the summer months, so it is the ideal time to visit the famous natural preserve of the blue lagoon. Swimming on the sandy, tongue-shaped beach is an absolute pleasure. The calm, sapphire waters are ideal for all kinds of water sports and relaxed swimming.
Visiting the butterfly valley for a swim is highly recommended during this time of the year. The beach is only accessible by boat and there are plenty of other activities to be done in the area.
Bars and Restaurants
Olu Deniz has plenty of little restaurants strewn around in town, most offering reliably good food and service.
Cawa Cawa Restaurant
For delicious Mexican and authentic Turkish dishes head to the Cawa Cawa restaurant. The dishes are always well presented and the menu offers enough diversity to satisfy even the most demanding customers. Excellent service and a convenient location in the strip make Cawa Cawa a tourist favourite.
Joseph's restaurant is the great little hang out for those who want to sample some of the best international and Turkish food on offer in Olu Deniz. The same management also owns Madras restaurant with a great selection of Indian dishes. Both establishments offer delicious food, polite service and decent prices.
Things to do in Olu Deniz in May
Aside from the beautiful beach, the butterfly valley offers opportunities for kayaking, hiking and snorkelling. There is a restaurant at the beach, a place for tents and wooden huts to stay in and BBQs that take place in the evenings on the beach. For visitors who love nature and yearn for a night out camping in a nature reserve, the butterfly valley is a must-go destination.
Hiking On Mount Babadag
May is a good month to go hiking on mount Babadag. The heat is not yet as strong as to cause sunstrokes, especially at the beginning of the month. The mountain rises directly from the sea to a 1696m with gentle, accessible slopes. The landscapes are a marvel to behold and the view from the top is simply breathtaking.