Where is Ovacik?
Ovacik is a small village town on the outskirts of Fethiye. The village lies on a plateau situated between the town of Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) and Fethiye at the bottom of Babadag Mountain. This resort town is a favourite amongst European paragliding and base jumpers. The Babadag Mountain creates the town’s backdrop.
This area has long summers due to Mediterranean climate but offers cool breezes due to being set near the slopes of the Babadag mountain.
What to do in Ovacik?
Ovacik and Hisaronu have combined to create a lovely and relaxing resort town with a distinct British feel due to the holiday comers and high number of British expats who call Ovacik home. This area consists of numerous restaurants, café, bars and small shops that scatter across this area and cater to a more relaxing experience than their close neighbouring towns such as, Fethiye. The nightlife is very energetic though and breathes electric charged energy through the streets of Hisaronu during the night.
Ovacik is the perfect area if you are looking for a quiet more relaxed vacation than the neighbouring livelier towns. Three of the most popular beaches are located here, which consist of Oludeniz Beach, which is located a short 3KM away, the pebble and sand beach of Belcekiz and within 10 minutes is the famous Blue Lagoon. Each beach is easy to venture to as a dolmus (shuttle) leaves about every five minutes. The area is also surrounded by lush pine forests with cool mountain breezes to keep long hikes comfortable.
Ovacik is situated close to everything and only minutes to the warm sandy beaches surrounding the village. The village’s close vicinity to Oludeniz beach is most certainly an added bonus for summer holiday home buyers. The mountain and thick pine forests are the natural surroundings for this town.
This area has become a popular European destination for paragliding. You can paraglide from the Babdag Mountain down into the town of Oludeniz or even straight in the Blue Lagoon, canoe the Xanthus River to Patara, home to many ancient ruins and the supposed birthplace of Saint Nicholas.
Why to Buy Property in Ovacik?
Ovacik is a perfect place to consider buying a home. There is so much opportunity here, since this town is just starting to be noticed. It is highly unusual to still find ground-floor opportunities anywhere in Europe, but Ovacik is just such a place. The quite comfortable and serene landscapes give way to an array of activities and big cities just minutes from your door. There are droves of new European and international expats coming to this area every day, so the buy to let option is a definitely going to be a prosperous possibility.
If you buy a 3-4 bedroom detached luxury property in Ovacik for around 200,000 Euro and let it during the summer months, you can easily expect to generate about 1,200 Euro per week for an 18-20 week period. Most of the people looking to settle here are people who want to enjoy all the peace and quiet and beautiful landscapes but do not prefer the beach areas, such as Calis. There are luxury homes being built all over this area and are going for a fraction for what other European beach locations would, which is true for most of Turkey compared to other popular European destinations.
A three to four bedroom house for sale in Ovacik, Fethiye with a charming garden area and pristine pool starts from as low as 150,000 Euro. If you are looking for a luxury property closer to the famous Blue lagoon, these homes are fetching the very decent price of 230,000 Euros.