The isolated Butterfly Valley in Turkey is a 20-30 minutes rocky and wet boat ride from Ölüdeniz. The valley is quiet, well-kept and welcoming! In Ölüdeniz there seem to only be Brits walking around, but here there were several other nationalities represented, such as the always-backpacking-Aussies, fellow Norwegians, and some-other-exotic-nationality (made me think of Aladdin). The boats dock at the left, and while the valley is small there’s a lot of room to the right if you came here to stay by the beach.
There are three things to do here;
Stay by the sea for the usual tan and get in the water for a swim.
While I visited the waves were not super friendly, so it was a quick swim. Also there were a lot of bees in the water, luckily dead.
Take a hike!
Either choose the path to the waterfalls (steep and difficult walk, never made it there), or to the Faralya village (even more difficult walk, didn’t make it there either, and the walk just made me pout and sour). I should have just taken the bus from Fethiye!
One can also stay here overnight in tents by the beach, but I wasn’t tempted to. I would have missed my cats and the luxury of our bungalow too much.