Tucked away on the Yedi Burun (Seven Capes) coast 12km from Ölüdeniz is the village of Faralya, also called Uzunyurt. Below it is the paradise-found of Butterfly Valley, with a fine beach and some lovely walks through a lush gorge. It is home to the unique Jersey tiger butterfly, from which it takes its name.
There are two ways to reach Butterfly Valley: by boat from Ölüdeniz, or on foot via a very steep path that wends its way down a cliff from Faralya. If you choose the latter, be sure to wear proper shoes and keep to the marked trail (indicated with painted red dots). It usually takes 30 to 45 minutes to descend and an hour up. There are fixed ropes in the steepest or most dangerous parts. Take extra care after it rains, when the rock is slippery – walkers have fallen to their death.