the local markets in Kalkan, Akbel or Kinik . You can enjoy
buying fresh local produce to prepare at home There are fruit
and vegetables in seasons, spices, home made cheeses, olives,
delicious yoghurt and fish. There is also clothing, toys, games,
fabric and much more.
to one of the beaches a short drive away. Spend your day soaking
up the sun on the deserted sand in Karadere beach or frolicking
in the waves on Patara or Kaputas beach.
are interested in ruins you will enjoy visiting Xanthos or one
of the many other ancient sites at Tlos, Patara, Sidyma, Pinara
and Letoon . Many are now UNESCO Heritage Listed, but wherever
you go there are remains of past civilisations and even above
the village some rock tombs to look.
||Walking. Islamlar is on the
Lycian way made famous by Kate Clow who devised the walk from
Fethiye to Antalya. The hills around the village provide a wide
variety of lovely walks too.
a day trip over to the Greek island of Meis.. Kalkan was once
a port town and could only be accessed by sea and Greece is
only a 40 minute boat journey away.
||Saklilent. About 15k away
is the vast gorge at Saklikent with its dramatic water source
Food! If you are a lover
of great food, then you have come to the right place. There
are traditional restaurants to enjoy everywhere.Vegetarians
are also well catered for as the Turks enjoy vegetables served
in many ways and eat pulses, beans and rice. The village has
several trout farm due to the abundance of fresh running water,
which also serve a grilled spiced cheese which is to die for.
The Akbel markets have several small restaurants with very traditional
dishes but if you are looking for something more elegant you
can go to Kalkan harbour and choose from a wide variety of international
restaurants who all want to provide you with a night you will
If relaxing is your thing
then do what you do best and stay at home on the balcony or
in the hammock in the garden. The cottage is surrounded by lush
greenery, and a small brook that flows by the house and through
the grounds. The sound of the water is very soothing! There
are guinea fowl, ducks, dogs, cats and even a couple of turkeys
for you to watch wandering around. We do not have our own pool
but you are welcome to use the large pool just down the road
in the beautiful Hidden Garden.
There are many water sports available and the Guardian compares
Kas to Chamonix for kayaking, windsurfing and jet-skiing. It’s
also a short drive to the Lycian Mountains, where canyoning,
trekking along the Lycian Way, rock-climbing and mountain-biking
are on offer. In spite of its small size, Kas has a surprisingly