Ozdere Turkey Destination Guide
Originally a peaceful little fishing village, the beach resort of Ozdere has developed into a popular Turkish holiday choice with both families and couples alike although it is still reliably quiet and unspoilt. The resort of Ozdere is located on the Aegean coast in the Izmir region of Turkey. Set on a beautiful bay the resort features narrow sad and shingle beaches which stretch along the promenade coastal road. Ozdere is just 30 minutes from Izmir International Airport between Kusadasi and Cesme. Accommodation in Ozdere offers great value for money for families looking for cheap package holidays to Turkey. The resort is quiet and romantic with just a few bars and some small restaurants serving traditional Turkish food and international cuisine. Just a 10 minute walk from Ozdere are some excellent seafood restaurants overlooking the bay, just right for that special meal on your holidays to Turkey. Attracted by the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water, many yacht and Turkish gulet cruises anchor in the bay of Ozdere.
The miles of golden sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters are ideal for families with young children as the sea is only knee-deep for the first 30 yards. If you are looking for a bit more action at the beach there are a variety of water sports to choose from including surfing, water-skiing, banana boats and the popular pedalos to name just a few. If you just want to relax and top up your tan this is the place to be. Some of the resorts around Ozdere even have their own private beaches.
Boat trips are very popular on last minute holidays to the resort. Trips around the bay will give you the chance to see dolphins swimming freely and you can even take a ride across to Greece. A boat trip along the Aegean coastline, stopping off for a swim in the small coves that are dotted along the shoreline, makes a great day out for the family.
Away from the beach there are lots of places of interest to visit including Kusadasi, Ephesus and the wonderful natural springs at Cesme. Culture lovers will be in their element as they wander around the ruined temples of Ephesus, a memory that will stay with you for ever. The whole family, especially the kid's will love a day out at Europe's largest water park Adaland, located just 30 minutes from Ozdere. This huge park is close to Kusadasi and has plenty of exciting rides and water chutes to keep the children amused for the whole day.
Ozdere enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers with glorious sunshine every day during the long summer months. The summer season starts in June with temperatures reaching 27C, sea temperatures of 22C and 13 hours of sunshine a day. By July and August the temperature rises to between 29C and 32C, sea temperatures rise to 24C and the sun shines down for 14 hours a day. Even September sees average temperatures of around 26C with 11 hours of sunshine every day and with humidity levels dropping the heat becomes more bearable. Winters in Ozdere are mild and wet with temperatures remaining around 11C to 13C.