Holidays in
Ozdere

A tranquil Turkish retreat

Ozdere holidays are all about winding down, getting back to nature and savouring a little peace and quiet. Sandwiched between a clear blue stretch of the Aegean Sea, unspoiled forests and gently rolling green hills, this resort was just a small fishing village until recently. This history is evident in the town’s narrow, sleepy lanes, plus the traditional Turkish hospitality and warm, genuine welcome that radiates from every restaurant and little shop.

While holidays to Ozdere are for travellers looking for an easy pace of life, if you’re in the mood for a night out, lively Kusadasi is just a taxi or bus ride away. But with pristine beaches and proximity to nature, a supply of freshly caught seafood and good odds of a solid 14 hours of sunshine a day in high summer, this is the kind of holiday where your itinerary can cheerfully consist of pretty much nothing at all.

Your Ozdere questions, answered

In summer, daytime temperatures often hover around 28°C, with highs of 31°C. Autumn is best if you don’t like humidity, with lows of 12°C but the sea still around a happy 20°C.

Very much so – families and those with very small children will find themselves well looked after. The warm, gentle sea just off the beach is also shallow and great for worry-free paddling.

Not much after midnight, even in high season. For more of a party vibe, Kusadasi's many lively bars and nightclubs are less an hour’s taxi ride along the coast.

Best things to do in Ozdere

Bask on the beach

Ozdere is blessed with a string of quiet, Blue-Flag certified beaches nearby, where on a good day you can gaze out into the calm Aegean and spot dolphins frolicking on the horizon.

Visit Ephesus

The beguiling ruins of Ephesus – among the wonders of the ancient world and now a Unesco World Heritage Site – are a little over half an hour away along the pretty coast road.

Take a hike

Should you feel like an active day out, the surrounding forests can provide a challenging and rewarding stroll. Set a course for the nearby satsuma farms for a fragrant and serene picnic break.