Ovacik is situated in the hills below the imposing 6,000ft mountain Babadag, along the road that runs between Fethiye (10km) and the world famous resort of Ölüdeniz (6km). In the summer, the village has the look and feel of a genuine holiday centre with many small hotels, bars and restaurants feeding the area, whilst in the winter months Ovacik is very quiet and peaceful. Even during the peak season when there are plenty of tourists around, Ovacik never really seems that busy and the tranquil and beautiful countryside is only ever a two-minute walk away.
Cool breezes and stunning mountain & forest views surround the valley in which the village is located.
Ovacik has many small markets for your day to day needs and Hisarönü has a post office, pharmacies, shops, restaurants,clubs and bars. For supermarket shopping you will need to go into Fethiye where you have a choice of two - Migros on the outskirts of town and Gima in the town centre.
Local dolmus services run at regular intervals to and from Fethiye and Ölüdeniz. The dolmus station in Fethiye is located behind the white mosque on the main street and from Ölüdeniz the buses run from the beach front. Should you wish to take a taxi from Fethiye to Ovacik it should cost you no more than 15 million TL on the meter (less than ₤10). If there is no meter, be sure to agree a price with the driver before getting into the vehicle, as there are a few around who will try to take advantage of tourists.
As Ovacik is fairly small, there are no banking facilities in the village itself, however, neighbouring Hisarönü has an ATM machine and almost all the hotels and shops in the area offer exchange facilities. All these services can also be found along the main street in the centre of Fethiye.
Hisarönü has a small private hospital that is linked with the Esnaf Hospital in Fethiye, and has a medical centre opposite for doctors services that is open late into the night during the season.