Located on Turkey’s southwest coast, Hisaronu is a bustling beach resort famous for its pristine beaches and vibrant atmosphere and you’ll find it in between the busy resorts of Olu Deniz and Fethiye. Whether you want to go paragliding, laze around on the beach or explore local historic attractions, Hisaronu holidays have plenty to offer. The diverse range of activities and natural beauty of the area make it an excellent choice of beach holiday destination for couples and families alike.
The average temperature in July in Hisaronu is around 26°C. The average temperature in January is 9°C.
Dalaman Airport: The closest main airport to Hisaronu, at around 47km away.
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Hisaronu is a great destination if you’re looking for an entertaining but relaxing break. On the beach, you can paddle and relax on the sand or you can really take the plunge with scuba diving and jet skiing. For something a little less wet, try a trip to the fascinating ghost town of Kayakoy or head out for a great night at the local theatre.
For an entertaining night out head to Talk of the Town, a theatre and concert venue in Hisaronu. The humorous shows and tasty food make a laid back and amusing evening whether you visit with friends or as a couple. Outlandish costumes, dazzling dance routines and hilarious celebrity impersonations make this a must watch show for all the family.
With its location overlooking some of the most stunning stretches of Turkey’s world renowned Turquoise Coast, you’re never short of options for activities on and around the coast. Hisaronu is famous for its water based sports and attractions including jet skiing, banana boats, scuba diving and snorkelling. Discover the colourful sea life and get up close and personal with fish as you paddle in the warm, clear waters.
Just a couple of miles outside of Hisaronu lies the ghost town of Kayakoy. Standing apart from the ancient historical sites that are dotted around Turkey, this attraction features hundreds of abandoned homes and buildings that have been uninhabited ever since 1923, when an agreement was made between Greece and Turkey. Now maintained as a museum, the town makes a fascinating and informative day out. This region of Turkey is well known for its ancient historical sites and archaeology. If you’re a lover of history and fancy exploring the nearby historical gems, it’s good to know that Hisaronu is just a short journey from several ancient cities. Tlos is the closest and oldest Lycian city in the region, with Xanthos and Letoon slighter further afield. All three sites make engaging and educational visits, providing an opportunity to connect with the rich and diverse history of Turkey. The close by resort of Fethiye also contains several historical attractions, most famously some Lycian rock tombs that were carved into a hillside overlooking the town. The tombs are so well preserved that it’s hard to believe they were made several thousand years ago. Fethiye is also home to a Roman amphitheatre and ruins of a medieval fortress, making it the ideal location for a history filled day trip.
Active holidaymakers: Hisaronu has a huge selection of adventurous activities on offer, including hiking, paragliding, scuba diving and speed boating. The possibilities for active days out are unlimited, with locations for scenic hikes and cycles. The Babadag Mountains are excellent for paragliding and at nearby Olu Deniz, there are annual paragliding festivals which you may want to plan your trip around if you’re a big paragliding fan. If you’re looking for a really thrilling activity, you can canoe or raft down the Dalyan River.
Families: The clean white sands and warm waters make Hisaronu an ideal destination for families wanting to relax on the beach and take a paddle in the sea. Boat trips run from Hisaronu to Fethiye, a welcoming resort with plenty of family friendly restaurants. Hisaronu’s main street is brimming with little market stalls and traditional shops hawking clothes, handcrafted jewellery and stoneware. It’s easy to take a quick stroll to the centre of Hisaronu in the evenings to enjoy a family meal at one of the gastro pubs or restaurants, and sample authentic Turkish cuisine.
Sun seekers: Hisaronu is within easy reach of the beach, making it ideal for lazy strolls down to the beach for some lounging in the sun. In July and August, the temperatures reach the high twenties, providing the perfect sea temperature to go for a splash about in the water.
Currency: Turkish Lira.
Local Time: 2 hours ahead of GMT/London time.
Fly To: Dalaman Airport.
Flight Time from the UK: Around 4 hours.
Tourist Information: For useful tourist information visit www.goturkeytourism.com/destinations-turkey/fethiye-coastline- of-turkey.html.
Visa and Health: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel- advice/turkey has information on visa requirements and health considerations before you visit.
Temperature: The hottest time of year in Hisaronu is July with an average temperature of 26°C, and the coldest time of year is January with average temperatures of 9°C.
Best time to visit: You’ll find the most sunshine per day in July, making it ideal for beach lovers. Temperatures in the water are comfortably warm in August, at around 26°C, making it the best month for water sports and dips in the sea.
By Taxi: Taxis are readily available in Hisaronu and make a good value solution for short trips around the area.
By Dolmus: A cheap and easy way to get around Bodrum is by dolmus, or minibuses, which stop at key destinations around Hisaronu and other nearby resorts including Fethiye and Olu Deniz.
Walking: The small size of Hisaronu makes it easy to get around on foot and take in the sights as you walk.
For traditional festivals: If you’re holidaying in Hisaronu in May, it’s a good idea to make a trip to nearby Marmaris for the yearly Maritime and Spring Festival. This traditional festival includes several days of dance shows, evening parties, competitions, beach attractions and parades and has an exciting carnival atmosphere.
Cultural events: Another nearby resort, Fethiye, hosts a Culture and Arts Festival annually in May. This festival celebrates all forms of art in Turkey including writing, photography and art and features exhibitions and performances, as well as the chance to improve your own skills by taking part in expert led workshops.