Oludeniz

Oludeniz

According to myth, one of the handsome sons of an old captain and a gorgeous girl called Belcekiz fell in love when the son was on land to get drink water. However, the boy had to get the drinking water and return to his father's ship. Though the ship sailed away, Belcekiz watched for her lover to return. Each time the boy came to get water they saw each other and made love. One day, a storm blew up. The son told his father that he knew of a cove to shelter that was as still as a pool. The old father thought the son's suggestion came from his desire to see his lover and that he didn't care whether the ship sank or not. As the waves grew higher and the ship was about to crash onto the rocks, the father hit his son with an oar and he fell into the sea. After a while, the father found himself in an extremely still cove. He understood that his son was right but it was too late. His son's dead body was found on the rocks. Belcekiz, seeing that her lover was dead, committed suicide by jumping onto the rocks. From that day on the place she jumped from was named as Belcekiz and the place the boy died were named as Oludeniz (Dead Sea). Maybe the colours of the water that keep changing are fires of mourning, one for the boy and one for the girl. Oludeniz ,literally Dead Sea, official translation name Blue Lagoon is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye area of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Med seas. It is located 15 km to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ. Oludeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Oludeniz, on a blue lagoon The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and construction is strictly prohibited The seawater of oludeniz is its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. Oludeniz is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paragliding due to its unique panoramic views, and Mount Babadağ's exceptional height