Hisaronu is a holiday resort situated between Fethiye and Olu Deniz a few kilometres inland from the beautiful Mediterranean coast. It somewhat resembles a really cheap, tacky English seaside resort that's been uprooted and dumped on Turkey's Turquoise Rivera, expect bars and restaurants with English themes, menus, clientèle, lots of sport bars, tattoo parlours, karaoke, beer bellies, and more people wearing St Georges flags and union jack paraphernalia then I thought possible outside of some kind of surreal patriotic nightmare. Walking down the main street in the evening is not dissimilar to a visit to any British town centre on a Saturday night, there is a party atmosphere, neon lights, locals touting day trips and trying to beckon you into their establishment, bar after bar in which to wile away the evening relaxing to the thumping disco music. All in all for me it represents everything that is bad about mass tourism, and certainly isn't a destination to consider if you want to experience Turkish culture, in fact the idea that someone would base their opinion of Turkey on the back of a visit to Hisaronu appals me to the core.
However having said all that there is a thriving tourist industry here, I spoke with one hotelier who said they get so much return custom that they don't even advertise any more, and many of the tourists I spoke to came every year after year to stay in the same hotel. So it obviously appeals to someone out there. If you want to stay in a Mediterranean resort that offers you the chance to get smashed every day of your holiday, play bingo, sing karaoke, go clubbing, wake up to a full English every morning, watch the football on a big screen TV with English commentary and get a new tattoo then this could be the perfect holiday for you! Alternatively you could just go to Brighton for the weekend.
Beautiful places to stay and visit around Hisaronu
Kayakoy Ghost Village