Oludeniz to Kayakoy Walk
I’m not really one for lying on a sunbed looking over the lagoon. If it’s is a beach day when we are on holiday I often take a little detour. A walk from the lagoon in Oludeniz to Kayakoy and back. Ive done this walk many times now and it is one of the most scenic walks I have ever done. The walk starts just past the Sun City Beach Club. Situated at the far end of the lagoon and leads up into the hills. The start is quite steep through the pine trees and gives great views of the lagoon and Oludeniz.
Kayakoy to Oludeniz Pine Forests and Sea Views
Taking you through open areas and through more pine forests. And then looking down over cold water bay. Where you can often see the boat trips stopping. The path then meanders zig zagging upwards then after a little while again in and out of wooded areas. Ending up on the hill above Kayakoy. A short decent and you are in the ghost town Itself.
Dolmus From Kaya to Oludeniz or Walk Back
You could get the dolmus back to Hisaronu and change for Oludeniz. Or stop in a bar or restaurant in Kayakoy if you wish. I often the same walk to return and by the time I get back to the lagoon a cool effes in one of the beach bars is just the thing after doing the walk there and back.
Watch out for the Path Markers
It can be quite easy to miss the path in parts so I would advise doing the walk with someone first if unsure. Below are some pics I have taken on the walk. And here is a good guide showing the same walk. But the opposite way starting in Kayakoy and ending in Oludeniz. And has some helpful tips on following the painted path markers. “Kayakoy to Oludeniz Walk.” The walk itself is 6k (3.73 miles) one way. So to do there and back it would be 12k or (7.46 miles). Tip : If you see a marker that looks like an arrow it is not pointing you in a direction. it is indicating the path bends here. We got this wrong the first time and have met quite a few people who have done the same on the walk.
Kaya to Oludeniz Walk Spring or Summer
One think you may not see is the flowers that are out in the spring. I first did the walk in early April and there were wild flowers that were some knee high especially in the one open flat part you walk across. Returning the year after in late May the flowers had died off by then , the views were still great it was just missing the abundance of wild flowers. As you can see by the two pictures of a tortoise I came across in the flat part on both Oludeniz to Kayakoy walks. You can see the difference from early April to late May.