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Hisaronu is a buzzing hill side town located in the Mugla Province on the south west Mediterranean coast of Turkey and it is also close to the towns of Fethiye and Olu Deniz amongst others. Olu Deniz really is one of Turkey's most beautiful resorts and it is famous for its magnificent Blue Lagoon and lovely beach. You will very often see photographs of the lagoon on scenic postcards which are on sale locally as well as in the brochures of many of the leading travel companies.
The destination airport when visiting Hisaronu is Dalaman International Airport and it will take approximately one hour to reach your final destination from the airport. There are many airlines which fly to Dalaman including Turkish Airlines and Thomas Cook and flying time from the UK varies between four and five hours depending on which UK airport you depart from. Please note a UK passport valid for at least three months is required for entry into Turkey. Transfer from Dalaman Airport is quite straightforward as there are an endless supply of taxis and coaches for hire awaiting tourists but package holidaymakers will be met by their tour company's representative and escorted to a coach to complete their journey.
Accommodation in Hisaronu is extremely varied ranging from first class hotels to pensions and self catering holidaymakers are welcomed here as there are a host of apartments and villas to rent. As this is a hillside town you will find most accommodations offer their guests the use of a swimming pool complete with sun beds and umbrellas. If you are looking for a lively resort, Hisaronu is the place for you. There are many bars with live music and karaoke as well as discos and there is a wide variety of restaurants catering for every taste from English fish and chips to traditional Turkish fare.
Getting about in this area is straightforward as the local dolmus mini buses travel throughout the area on a regular basis and for longer journeys, taxi drivers are happy to negotiate a price for your planned trip with you before you leave. There are many places to visit which are reasonably close to Hisaronu including the ghost town of Kayakoy. This used to be a busy Greek community but following the war the Greek population left and the village stands mainly empty. The Lycian Tombs of Dalyan are an incredible sight as they are carved into the side of the mountain and it is possible to enter some of them. The gorge at Saklikent is fascinating and in the non rainy season you can walk along the gorge on a boardwalk.
The ancient village of Patara which is surrounded by olive trees and fruit orchards is really a Turkish delight demonstrating the traditional Turkish way of life. Honey is produced in Turkey and in Patara there are several beehives scattered around the village. Here you will also find Patara Beach which is a beautiful sandy beach some 18 kilometres long. This quiet sandy beach is the place where the Loggerhead Turtles come to lay their eggs and it is also part of a national park.
A dolmus ride will take you to the picturesque Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz where the crystal cool water is very inviting as well as very safe for swimming. Paragliding is also available in Olu Deniz and is an extremely exciting activity to take part in. Experienced and licensed pilots fly in tandem with you and the views are stunning as you gracefully make your descent which takes approximately half an hour and is an amazing experience.
Much further afield and usually taking a couple of days to visit and involving an overnight stop are the remarkable calcium deposits of Pamukkale and the incredible ruins of Ephesus which give you an insight into how the Romans actually lived. These ruins are remarkably well preserved and really are a site to see.
Shopping in Turkey is an art and by the end of your stay here you will be an accomplished haggler. Haggling is quite entertaining and describes the friendly battle between buyer and seller as they arrive at a fair price for items that are of interest. There are leather and souvenir shops galore in Hisaronu as well as designer wear boutiques and jewellery outlets. The gold jewellery in Turkey is most unusual and attractive in its design and is also very good value. The jewellers are all very knowledgeable and helpful and will even repair or clean your existing jewellery, usually at no cost whatsoever.
Hisaronu is a hive of activity with so much going on, the holidaymaker here will be spoilt for choice as to how to spend their holiday. Enjoy!