Blue Cave of Turkey

Updated: 15.02.2023 16:00:00
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Blue Cave is one of the notable attractions we recommend to those who enjoy their Fethiye holidays. This amazing natural structure is one of a kind in the world and you should not miss your opportunity to visit it during your stay.

This beautiful place is also known as Soğuk Su Mağarası, its literal translation to English is Cold Water Cave. It is one of the fantastic places to visit, especially during the hot days of Fethiye. Moreover, as you can visit this attraction alone, you can find plenty of tour opportunities that pay a visit as a part of a tour visiting other attractions in the area.

So, we believe no one should miss this opportunity. This is why we wanted to compile this quick guide, where you can learn everything about your trip to Blue Cave. In case you are looking for holiday villas in the area, you can also visit our homepage to book your facility right now!

Where Is Blue Cave?

Blue Cave is located within the borders of Ölüdeniz, which is a small neighborhood located in the southern part of Fethiye. Fethiye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Muğla city. It is only 5 kilometers away from the Ölüdeniz neighborhood and you can get to this neighborhood from any part of Muğla easily.

Geographically, the cave is located within the borders of the Uzunyurt area, and it can literally change your perception of the beautiful seas of Turkey. It is worth noting that there are also other caves with similar characteristics and names in the area.

This is why you need to make sure that you visit the right one. Besides the one in Fethiye, the other most popular cave is located in Kaş District, which is also pretty close to Fethiye district. Well, if you wonder how to get to this beautiful formation, then keep reading! We have covered it for you in the following section.

How to Get to Blue Cave?

Getting to Blue Cave in Fethiye is pretty easy. However, it is worth noting that you cannot get to this cave by land. The entrance of the cave is in the sea and the only way to get to this beautiful formation is by boat tour.

The good news is you can find numerous boat tours available both in Fethiye and Ölüdeniz. All you need to do is get to the marina in Ölüdeniz to get your boat tour. On the other hand, if you are in Fethiye, you have two alternatives to choose from. The first one is the marina, which is located at the Fethiye District center and the second one is Çalış Beach.

Another great alternative you may want to consider is canoe tours. However, this is recommended to experienced canoers since it will be quite tiring for you to get to the island from the marina.

Why Is the Blue Cave Famous?

The Blue Cave takes its name after its look. You can enjoy all shades of blue once you get to the cave. It is worth noting that the blue color of the cave comes from the plants that evolved in this beautiful formation, which is about 1 meter below sea level.

First of all, it is a completely authentic experience and the number of such attractions in the world is pretty low. In addition to this, you do not have to worry about wild sea animals at all while you are swimming in the waters of Turkey.

Also, the great promotional campaigns offered by tour agencies in the area contribute to the overall popularity of the cave. Besides its amazing natural beauty, visiting the cave also ensures that you are going to enjoy a great day on the sea. This is why we recommend it to everyone who will visit Fethiye or Ölüdeniz.

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Can You Swim in the Blue Cave?

Yes, you can swim in Blue Cave, but this also depends on current circumstances. If there are waves, then it is not recommended to swim because of the underwater stream. You may have a chance to hit the rocks due to the waves.

Besides swimming, you can also prefer diving activities in the area. For this purpose, you can find plenty of tours offered in both Fethiye and Ölüdeniz. If you will visit the area by boat tour, you can also take your time and enjoy the moment around the cave by sipping your beverages or enjoying your cold fruits.

When Fethiye holidays are in question, this fantastic cave is one of the must-visit places you need to consider.