Aes Club Hotel
A charming, modern property with jaw-dropping mountain views, the Aes Club Hotel is a wonderful spot for a relaxing break. The vibe is fun by the pool, where music is played during the day, and there’s a splash zone for the nippers. There’s a buffet restaurant and snack bar, a range of sports and activities, and come nightfall, traditional Turkish performers provide the entertainment. All the bars and restaurants are around 10-minutes’ walk away, as are the shops, and the hotel also offers a handy shuttle bus to take you to the beach – and to the epic Blue Lagoon.
Overview of Ovacik
With majestic mountains all around and hiking trails aplenty, Ovacik is the ideal spot to get out and explore a seldom-experienced scene of natural beauty. The village is sleepy and peaceful but the views are staggeringly beautiful, and if you fancy hitting the beach instead, it’s only 10 minutes on a bus to Old Deniz, home of the much-photographed Blue Lagoon. Holidays to Turkey don’t come much more epic, and the Aes Club Hotel is the perfect base to see the best of the village, or just lay back and enjoy the super-cool vibe by the pool.
Things to do in Ovacik
It’s all-action in Ovacik, and the hiking near the Aes Hotel is excellent. Don’t forget your camera, because the views are immense. If that’s not adrenalin-fuelled enough for you, there’s always paragliding over Ovacik, or off Mount Badabag. The amazing Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz is a short drive away, and the beaches there are lovely. Hisaronu is a good night out, especially along the main street, and it also has a vibrant market, where you can haggle your way to a bargain. And then there’s the Olu Deniz Air Games Festival, in October, which is spectacular. Whatever kind of trip you’re looking for, you can find it here. The landscape is dramatic and profoundly pretty, the local culture is full of character, and with so much more natural beauty close by, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to how to spend your time here.