This villa is ideal for two small families or groups who want to share and at the same time have their own personal space. The villa is situated on the Kas peninsular with great views out to sea and 5000 m from the popular resort town of Kas, and just 150 m. down to the sea.
This villa is built over two floors each one being a self contained two bed roomed apartment with open plan living space. There are substantial gardens surrounding the villa and it has its own private pool.
Close by there is the hotel Amphora with its beach club facilities and restaurant.
This apartment is assessed down a set of steps from the street and is on the same level as the terrace and swimming pool. There is off road parking sufficient for two vehicles. You enter into a good sized ceramic floored entrance hall with substantial storage cupboards which contain a washing machine. There is also an iron and ironing board. Off from the entrance hall there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and open plan lounge and kitchen.
The bathroom has a bath with shower head, toilet and sink. The first bedroom has a double bed, a wardrobe, parquet flooring and is air conditioned. The second bedroom has two single beds, a wardrobe, parquet flooring and is air conditioned. The open plan living space consists of a comfortable lounge with three piece suite, coffee table, T.V with satellite reception, parquet flooring and is air conditioned. There are doors that open up onto the pool area. The modern kitchen is fully fitted with dish washer, oven and hob, and a fridge freezer. The dining area has doors which open out onto the pool and terrace area.
This apartment is the same in design, layout and content as the ground floor. It has a separate entrance way leading off from the street and a set of outdoor steps that lead to the pool and gardens. It is air conditioned throughout and there are balconies off from the lounge and dining areas which over look the swimming pool and out to sea. The twin bedroom also has a balcony.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman Airport 150 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
This is probably the easiest area of Turkey to get excited about. From Marmaris to Antalya the coastline is gorgeous, the weather is reliably excellent and there are heaps of things to see and do. The Turquoise coast at its finest has become the destination of first choice for many first time and repeat visitors to Turkey. It is also, of course, the area that shows the highest level of tourist development and there's some sort of race going on here. The rugged nature of the country slows the developers down but more and more of the coastline is being opened up. Datca for example, on the tip of the Marmaris peninsula and for years only accessible by narrow and twisty mountain road, will benefit from a new highway being carved through the mountains this year. Whether or not this is good or bad is way to complex a question for this correspondent.
This region corresponds to ancient Lycia and the Lycians knew a thing or two about designing cities that would degrade gracefully. Between Fethiye and Antalya there are a score of sites worth seeing, Lycian , Dorian, Roman, whatever. Highlights include Myra, Simena, and just about everything in the Xanthos valley, not forgetting the magical site at Olympos. Your best bases for these excursions are probably Hisaronu or Kalkan, any further East and the Xanthos stuff starts to become a little hard to get to.
The coastline from Marmaris to Fethiye is green and spectacular, the beaches are pretty good and it is here, usually via Dalaman or Antalya airports, that the charter planes bring the bulk of Turkey's summer visitors. Don't let this put you off. There are still plenty of places that not everyone gets to and you'll probably have a great time. The key to enjoying all the delights that this area offers is mobility and if you can hire a car or just get on the myriad of small buses running up and down the coast, the effort and expense will be repaid.
DO consider visiting out of season if you can. Anytime from April to October is fine and the spring in particular is lovely down here. In the autumn the water is still warm and you should find everything easier and cheaper outside of the July/August rush.
You can visit Patara, Kas, Fethiye, Oludeniz, Kekova, Gombe, Kaputas Beach, Saklikent, Islamlar ( famous with trout farms ) and lots of historical Lycia cities as Patara, Letoon, Tlos so on.
You can visit Patara, Kalkan, Fethiye, Oludeniz, Kekova, Gombe, Kaputas Beach, Saklikent, Islamlar ( famous with trout farms ) and lots of historical Lycia cities as Patara, Letoon, Tlos so on.
Geography of Kas
The town of Kas is on a hill running down to the sea. The district has a typical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters, which allows the growth of oranges, lemons and bananas. The lowland areas are also planted with cut flowers and a variety of fruits and vegetables, many are grown all year round under glass. The hillsides produce honey, and almonds, while at high altitudes there are extensive pine forests. The weather is drier at high altitudes. Although agriculture is still important, tourism is the main source of income in the district, which has many hotels and guest houses.
About 2 km (1 mi) offshore from Kas is the Greek island of Kastelórizo (in Turkish Meis Adasi) to/from which Turkish vessels ferry from time to time.
History of Kas
Although the Teke peninsula has been occupied since the stone age it seems Kas was founded by the Lycians, and its name in Lycian language was Habesos or Habesa. It was a member of the Lycian League, and its importance during this time is confirmed by the presence of one of the richest Lycian necropolis.
The ancient Greeks later gave it the name of Antiphéllos or Antíphilos, since it was the harbor in front of the city of Phellos. During the Roman period, Antiphéllos was famous for exporting sponges and timber. Pliny the Elder refers to the town in the fifth book of his Naturalis Historia. After 395 the town became part of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) and during the early Middle Ages was a bishop's see - and as Antiphellus is still a titular see.
The town suffered because of Arab incursions, then was annexed (under the name of Andifli) to the Anatolian Sultanate of Rüm, led by the Seljuks. After the demise of the Seljuks, it came under the Ottomans.
In 1923, because of the Exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey after the Greco-Turkish War, the majority of the population, which was of Greek origin, left the town for Greece.
In the early 1990s tourism started booming in Kas, with visitors mainly from the UK and Germany. This growth of tourism brought an explosion in apartment building (often without license), which is to seriously threatening the landscape and the environment. Particularly affected is the beautiful Çukurbag Peninsula, west of the town, which now has luxury hotels built on it.
Tourism at Kas
The tourist industry is centred on the pleasant town of Kas, but many other coastal towns and villages in the district have plenty of accommodation for visitors including Kalkan and Gelemis. The district can be reached from both Antalya and Dalaman airports.
Kas itself is a quiet pleasant town with its blue sea and narrow streets scented with jasmine flowers. There are plenty of little guest houses, quiet cafes serving home cooking, or small bars to relax after a day's scuba diving. Kas has an annual arts festival, jazz concerts in the hellenistic theatre and the Kiln Under the Sea arts collective have held underwater ceramics exhibitions here.
Kas is one of the leading spots for diving in Turkey. There is a diving school, many places with equipment for hire and at the port local divers offer courses. If you decide to try diving in Kas you can expect to see a beautiful array of fish and other sea creatures like octopus and possibly dolphins, and also the wrecks of some ancient ships.