When you think of Turkey, the land of history, sun, sea and sand, the first places to come to mind would probably be popular places such as Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye which are all resorts located by the seaside.

Talking about spending an unforgettable holiday in Turkey on the other hand, there are other places not next to the sea, with an alternative holiday style.

Situated on a high plateau 4 km from the coast of Fethiye and surrounded by stunning mountains, Hisaronu is among the most prominent spots among such alternative holiday resorts overlooking the famous Olu Deniz lagoon

When you climb up the mountain from Fethiye, past Ovac?k Village (resort) you come across the beautiful scenery of Hisaronü and enjoy the difference in temperature, on a hot summer day.

The resort is quite popular among British visitors with a wide spectrum of shops, restaurants and bars catering for the needs of all kinds of groups. The resort has an abundance of accomodation opportunities with pensions, motels and luxury hotels all providing facilites such as swimming pool.

Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea) the best known beach of Turkey all over the world is ready to welcome those who would like to enjoy an active holiday including a variety of watersports such as water skiing, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling, within a ten minute journey by the regular Dolmus (shared taxi) service down the mountain.

HISARONU FETHIYE STREETYou can enjoy sparkling evenings in the resort, with its restaurants, bars and discos at night, attracting everyone from relaxed diners to late-night fun-lovers. You should not miss gulet cruises and trips to Fethiye with its magical cliff tombs and bazaars.

Originally written for Wonders of the Mediterranean