Oludeniz is the first picture that comes to mind when it comes to promoting Turkey. Butterfly Valley; It is a paradise area within the borders of Ölüdeniz town, which is connected to the Fethiye district of Muğla province. Surrounded by steep cliffs up to 350 meters in length, the valley is home to more than 80 butterfly species and especially the Tiger Butterfly. The waterfall, which has a source in Faralya Village and pours into the valley from a height of 50 meters, provides a magnificent view. The waters pouring from the waterfall are mixed with the Mediterranean. Let’s explore all the details of the valley together now.
If you are planning a trip to Mugla, you should definitely read our article on Things to do in Mugla beforehand.
Be sure to read our Oludeniz article, which is our detailed travel guide about the Oludeniz region, which also includes the valley.
Information About Butterfly Valley
The valley is isolated from the main world by steep cliffs and the sea. The region, which is protected from the negative effects of environmental pollution, has the appearance of a natural park with this feature. This feature ensures that the valley is still protected as a butterfly habitat. Although tiger butterflies are seen in different parts of the world, the only place where they roam in colonies is the Butterfly Valley.
The humid and oppressive air temperature of the Mediterranean and the region is not felt in the valley. The breezes blowing during the daytime and the current from the steep mountains during the night make a positive contribution on the air. In the region where autumn feels like summer, the taste of spring months is different. Baba Mountain, which is among the 100 mountains to be protected by the World Heritage Foundation, has also been declared as a protected area by the Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board.
The name of the valley, which was previously named Gürümsu and opened to tourism in 1987, was updated as “Butterfly Valley” due to the butterfly population in the region. In the region where “living in harmony with nature” conditions are put into use, all kinds of activities of enterprises are carried out on the basis of biological solutions. Rare and endemic species in the valley grow spontaneously.
Butterfly Valley Video
Butterfly Valley Campground
Open buffet breakfast is served between 08:00 and 10:00 in the morning for accommodation in the camping area. Dinner can be taken between 20.00-22.00. Meals served in the morning and evening are included in the prices. According to the conditions of the campsite, the services that provide high-quality meals are also offered as a snack buffet at lunchtime.
There is also a mini-market in the valley. It is possible to meet some of your needs for the time you spend in the valley.
When you go to the end of the beach, there is a fish house. If you prefer to fish for dinner, you can come here.
Tent lovers can bring their own equipment, as well as procure tents and necessary materials from the campsite. If it is known that the ground of the valley is stony, they can be supplied with tarpaulin and mat under the tent, which will choose the tent for the holiday. By setting up the tent in a shaded area, time can be spent away from the stressful world and it can be easier to capture the moment. Are you ready to enjoy life in ready-made hammocks?
There are three different types of accommodation in the valley. One of them is bungalows. There are two types of bungalows. One is the standard Bungalow and the other is the Big Bungalow. The standard bungalows are bungalows that can accommodate 2 people and have an electrical socket and lighting, if you wish, with a double bed or 2 single beds. The larger bungalow also has a double bed or 2 single beds, but has a larger area.
There are 29 bungalows in total. Shower, toilet and hot water services are provided for common use.
Another accommodation option is Glamping Tents. These tents are very comfortable. There is a double bed, socket and lighting. There is also air conditioning.
The third accommodation option is the Camp Tent. You can stay in tents large enough to stand on. They may offer less comfort than the other two options, but they are also more affordable.
You can also bring your own tent for accommodation and camp here.
Fees are taken according to the number of people staying, not according to the tent.
|Accommodation Type||Winter Season Prices||Summer Season Prices|
|Pup tent||400 TL||500 TL|
|Marquee||440 TL||550 TL|
|Big Bungalow||720 TL||900 TL|
|Terrace Bungalow||560 TL||700 TL|
|Standard Bungalow||520 TL||650 TL|
|Stone house||720 TL||900 TL|
The prices in the table are per person. Breakfast and dinner are included in the accommodation price. The bungalows have air conditioning. 0-12 years old free of charge and 13-15 years old 50 percent discount is applied.
The prices stated are calculated per person. For current prices, you can get information by calling (+90) 530 302 19 65 (or 66 – 67).
What to do in Butterfly Valley?
While swimming in the uniquely beautiful bay is the first thing to do here, then look what we can do;
You can take a walk in the valley, accompanied by various butterflies, and climb among the hard cliffs and in its unique nature.
You should not make loud noises during your walks in the valley, because loud noises can harm the butterflies.
There is no need to be a professional to spend time on the climbing tracks in the valley. There are two different climbing tracks. Waterfall climbing and Faralya Village climbing are the two options available. After the climb, a wonderful view awaits you.
You can camp in the valley, intertwined with nature and a magnificent sea on one side and a unique valley that hosts nearly a hundred butterfly species on the other. A great place to rest your mind.
The pond seen in the lower part of the region is not a waterfall. A steep climb is required to reach this area. During the climb, the area can be reached by first using the stairs attached to the rock and then using the climbing rope. In the end, the view is worth everything. The service provided in the region, where there are many campsites, is of extremely high quality. Prices, which vary according to the type of accommodation, duration and services received, are at the same level as a normal holiday.
There is a children’s club called a stone house designed for those who come to the valley as a family. By entrusting your children here, you can climb or take a stroll in the valley.
There is a diving school in the valley for diving lovers or those who want to learn how to dive. You can dive where you can see the underwater rock formations in the open of the valley. Thanks to the instructors, those who have not dived before can receive training.
Butterfly Valley Beach and Sea
The sea is quite cold in the region, which has a clear and clean sea. However, the seawater, which once entered does not want to leave again, creates a natural atmosphere apart from the classical holiday understanding. The sea, which is deep but transparent as well as deep, hosts the cleanest coves of the region in this region. Oludeniz is an alternative address for those who go on holiday to the region but are looking for a shallow sea.
With daily boat tours in the region, swimming breaks are given in the magnificent crystal-colored waters of the Mediterranean. Among the stops on these tours; There are Blue Cave, Cold Water, Aquarium Bay, Camel Beach and St. Nicholas Island.
While you are in Fethiye, nearby places to visit include; Belcekiz Beach, Kabak Bay, Kıdrak Bay, Hisarönü, Kayaköy, Gemiler Island, Lycian Way, Calis Beach, Fethiye King Tombs and Fethiye Museum.
Where is Butterfly Valley?
The valley is located in the Fethiye district of Mugla province and Oludeniz town.
How to go?
You can reach the valley by boats departing from Oludeniz. Boat trips are charged on a round trip basis. There is a fee of 150 TL per person and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
The departure times are as follows;
- Ölüdeniz – Butterfly Valley: 11:00 – 13:30 – 14:30 – 18:00
- Butterfly Valley – Ölüdeniz: 09:30 – 14:00 – 17:00 – 18:00
You can get information from (+90) 530 302 19 65 (or 66 – 67) for changes in prices and departure times .
Especially in the summer months, the last boat departure time has been determined as 18.00. You can get on the Ölüdeniz boats by getting off at the last stop, accompanied by minibusses from the Fethiye bus station. Those who miss the last time can provide uninterrupted transportation by boats that work like private taxis.
For those who think about transportation by air, the nearest airport is Dalaman airport and it is about 60 km away from Ölüdeniz (boats).
If you think of coming via Antalya, there is a distance of 200 km from Antalya airport. These distances are the distances between Ölüdeniz and Ölüdeniz. You can reach the valley by private boats from here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is taken, Butterfly Valley entrance fee is 10 TL
The valley is 215 km from the center of Antalya.
It is only possible to reach by sea.
Bungalows are made in the form of camping in houses or tents.
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