Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Seaview villa has all the amenities you would expect from a modern well equipped villa and every effort has been taken to ensure you have a pleasant and relaxing holiday. From its master suite to its well equipped kitchen, this villa has it all. The terraces and balconies are spacious, and the ground floor and top floor terraces each have table and chairs, ideal for alfresco dining and 'chilling' on those warm summer evenings.
It is located in an attractive complex with panoramic views of the sea and the mountains yet only a two-minute walk from the beach. The complex also has 2 communal swimming pools, paddling pool and Pool Bar all set in beautifully landscaped gardens which are enclosed with 24 hour on site Security. Sauna, massage and gym are available on the adjacent Sunset complex.
For those who like to go out there are a multitude of restaurants & bars within a very short walk of the villa with the nearest being less than a minute's walk away, and the 'dolmus' (local minibus service) is conveniently available from just outside the complex to take you to Fethiye and beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 49 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The villa is furnished to the highest standards of quality and comfort, there are all the facilities that you need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. All the very comfortable bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, whilst the bathrooms are modern and fully tiled. Accommodation comprises ground floor: entrance lobby, cloakroom, open-plan kitchen/lounge including sofa-bed, access to outside terrace and pools; first floor: double bedroom with sea-facing balcony, twin bedroom with mountain views, house bathroom with bath, shower and WC; second floor: double bedroom with cot and high-chair, access to sea-facing upper terrace, en suite-shower/WC, utility room with washing machine.
|Further details outdoors|
The Villa is set within the beautiful 'Seaside' complex and is literally on the beach with wonderful unobstructed sea views. There is a large 1,700 sq ft communal freshwater swimming pool, a 150 sq ft children's pool, and extensive well kept landscaped gardens offering plenty of room to swim, sunbath, or relax. A modern and newly opened 'wellness' centre including gym, sauna, indoor pool, Turkish hamman, massage and beauty treatments is three minutes' walk away.
Arrival registration, welcoming, and info pack is provided by English speaking representatives.
All linen and towels provided.
Weekly change of linen & towels included free for bookings of 2+ weeks.
Weekly cleaning of villa for bookings of 2+ weeks available if required for small extra charge.
Site maintenance services, pool cleaning & gardening, site security included.
Check-in on day of arrival 3:00 pm
Check-out on day of departure 11:00 am.
Private airport transfers, one way 35GBP up to 4 people, 45GBP for 5-8 people,
Rent a car, approx 200 GBP per week
"Familiar with Calis over our 7 years holidaying here. Fab place – loved it! The villa was all we hoped for and more! We've had a wonderful 11 days resting and enjoying so close to all we needed, but quiet and relaxing." - NW 2/10/13
“We have stayed in Calis before. It's a fab place to visit. Your villa is a great place to stay. Weather was amazing during our stay. We recommend eating at Obens restaurant as they look after you. Also go for a beer at Umuts. We had a great day out on a private boat – his name is Atilla and you can find him in Fethiye harbour. We will be coming back again." - SB 14/9/13
"We had a blast here, meeting all these lovely people and cats. Loved it here, will miss it." - AL 18/7/13
"We had a lovely time here in Turkey. It was very relaxing and we feel fully rested. If there are a few things to fault it is that we had no full length mirror but that is a very minor thing ?. We recommend Mozaik in Fethiye for traditional Turkish food cooked incredibly, and definitely go on a Jeep safari (Karacay are a good company) as you will have a great day out, but be prepared to get wet, and bring water squirters with you! All in all a fantastic holiday as we keep coming back. Thank you." - FB 2/9/13
"Wonderful vacation! It's a pity that time flew by very quickly ? Magic sunsets, lovely views and gorgeous roses at the entrance! It's a most successful location in Calis! Very nice neighbours and very kind people from the staff. Thank you for the opportunity to spend a wonderful holiday at Seaview Villa. " – LK 22/6/13
"We've had a great two weeks here at Seaview – extremely relaxing with wonderful weather, a lovely pool and lots to do. We enjoyed the 12-Island boat trip and went scuba diving (Mermaid Diving Centre in Fethiye) for a day. Lots of fantastic meals out on Calis Beach promenade and in Fethiye too. We hope to come back soon." - CL 22/8/12
"Super second visit to Calis, one of the finest holiday destinations we have had the privilege of visiting ... we loved it and hope you enjoy your stay. The accommodation was fabulous! Eating out every night made the holiday even better! The sunshine was always shining which was fabulous. Oludeniz boat trip was very good. Scuba diving/snorkelling was great! Thank you for a great holiday! ." - DM 12/8/12
"Fantastic week, beautiful sunny days, house martins busy nesting, friendly pussycats and refreshing swims in the pool. Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your very special place." - LS 5/5/12
"A lovely relaxing holiday in a great villa in a great place. Have enjoyed it every day. Pool and complex first class. Great restaurants as usual - pay a visit to Cafe Soul for great food and service. Will be back soon. I've had a lovely time here and I'd love to come here again." - MO + MO, 1/9/11
"Lovely spacious apartment with great access to pool and beach.Dolmus every 30 seconds made travelling into Fethiye easy - a lesson for the UK. Enjoyed just relaxing and being pretty lazy for the week, but did have a great day at Dalyan (mud baths and turtles) - worth the trip. I enjoyed the apartment's pool and being only a few metres from the beach, and I enjoyed the Aqua Park as it was fun!".- DS + MS, 8/8/11
"First time in Turkey for us but probably not the last! Thank you Dave for your wonderful house and hospitality, especially the sunshine that kept smiling on our holiday.Boat trip, sunset ferry ride, trip to Oludniz, the beach, the pool, and dining out each evening ensured we had a fantastic family holiday. Had a great time. Enjoyed it very much. Twelve Island tour I would recommend very much. Thanks again"" - DM, 1/8/11
"A great vacation house with all the comforts AND the view. We have enjoyed everything about our trip to Turkey. Thank you for the great accommodation" - WB 19/6/11
"Fantastic holiday, we loved Calis - a brilliant place for a family. Thank you for letting us stay here!" - SD 26/8/10
"A lovely, relaxing holiday. Fantastic villa. Plenty of space for chilling. We enjoyed our holiday here very much. We will certainly miss having a pool outside our back door! Calis is a brilliant place for a family holiday. Loads of great bars and restaurants - particular mention must go the to excellent 'Harlem' along the front" - HL 7/8/10
"Fantasic villa!! Enjoyed our stay here very much. Laid-back beach, fab restaurants and beautiful surroundings. Would love to return some day." - JS 24/7/10
"Thank you for a great week in Çalis. We liked very much the villa and its surroundings." (From the kids) "We love this villa and the swimming pools." - UE 30/6/10
"Thank you for a wonderful two weeks in your beautiful villa. We all had a lovely time in Turkey which was made all the more special by staying at such a lovely place. Such a shame we have to go home!" - SW 11/6/10
"Had a great time in the comforts of your condo! Met some great people and CATS! Sailed, kayaked and paraglided. Was great fun. Now back to Istanbul, then home to Canada. Thanks." - LL 4/4/10
"What a wonderful mini-break we have had here at Seaview. Very comfortable accommodation and such beautiful gardens. We enjoyed a ferry trip to Fethiye to the shops and cafes, a hamam experience in Calis (very different and very relaxing), a visit to the bustling and colourful market in Fethiye and a trip to the atmospheric Kayakoy and an energising walk over to Oludeniz. An evening visit to the nomad tent in Calis provided the opportunity to experience local music and dance. All this and some great swims in the pool and sea. Thank you very much - we hope to return before too long." - KM, 28/10/09
"Our thanks for all the attention to detail in the house - we have been so comfortable here and have enjoyed the wonderful gardens and facilities of the complex. Lots of happy memories when we return home!" - VH, 28/10/09
"Beautiful accommodation, fantastic trips, excellent food, lovely country. A superb and much-appreciated mini-break a million miles away from London life. Thank you for such a great stay; don't want to go home!" - JM, 28/10/09
"Enjoyed a wonderful 2 weeks at Seaview villa. Lovely location, stunning sunsets, great restaurants and a nice 'chilled out' beach. Seaview villa is a fab place to stay." - AJ, 23/9/09
"Accommodation is very good - all modcons supplied. Staff at resort are excellent. We will recommend to friends and family." - TM, 20/7/09
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The 'Turquoise Coast' has some stunning scenery with many picturesque beaches and inlets some of which can only be reached by boat. One of the best known beaches is Oludeniz and its renowned for its sheltered beach and blue lagoon making it ideal for children and swimming. There are also plenty of historical sites you can visit as the whole of the region is steeped in history.
One is at a loss for words to describe the beauty of this region with its shores so delightfully indented with innumerable coves and the unbelievable beauty of nature. The whole region excluding Fethiye and Esen lowlands is covered with high mountains forming part of the Taurus Range. During the winter on a sunny day it is a pleasure to see the pine clad peaks decorated with snow against the clear blue sky. In the summer the woody slopes with laurel, thyme, sage, and as well as the exceptional incense forest make ideal campsites and a picnic areas. Because of the climate almost all kinds of fruit and vegetables can be grown.
A quiet yet busy holiday resort where the mountains tumble into the clear waters of the Mediterranean with a seemingly endless beach, that is approximately 6 km long, some would describe it as a sun worshipper's dream. During the summer months loggerhead turtles come on to the beach to lay eggs, their nests are protected by 3 sided cages so try not to mistake them as bins and try to keep off the beach itself after dark as this is when they are most likely to come ashore although if you are lucky you may see the odd one swimming along during the day. For those that don’t like the beach there is a water park. With A good selection of bars and restaurants lining the promenade the biggest decision that you will need to take is where to stop and have lunch or sit and watch the dramatic sunsets. To sum up life in Calis is simple and relaxed. From here you can take the dolmus or Water taxis that run regularly in the summer between Calis and Fethiye. On a Sunday you can take a wonder around the local market.
Is a busy working town that does not close down at the end of the summer, unlike some in the area. It is here that you will find large supermarkets as well as plenty of shops to purchase leather goods, carpets, jewellery and other souvenirs, as well as the fascinating market on a Tuesday where locals will sell a wide range of produce. When you are tired of walking around, stop and try a Turkish coffee or have a cup of apple tea in one of the “Paspatur” cafes. It has its own natural harbour where you can get boat trips around the many islands or take a fishing trip. From here (mid June-September) you can also get the Hydro foil and spend the day over on the Greek island of Rhodes (don’t forget your passport though). If you want an evening out then there are plenty of bars and restaurants selling a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. The town is connected by three highways to all other cities, so it is easy to explore the rest of the region either on your own or with an organised tour. It is also the starting point of the Lycian way, a 311 mile (500-km) footpath through the mountains of the Tekke peninsula to Antalya.Fethiye, originally called Telmessos located on the Lycian and Carian border, was a prominent ancient Lycian port and is in its own right an interesting place to visit. Although over the centuries much has been destroyed by nature it is still evident from the existing monuments that the city was rich and highly cultured during the Hellenistic and Roman period. Among the many rock tombs that can still be seen is the tomb of Amyntas that has been carved into the sheer rock face high above the town. Within the town Lycian-type sarcophagi can be found, On these there are epitaphs in the Lycian scripture. Most noticeably is the sarcophagus near the government house with its reliefs depicting warriors. Built on the site that the city was first founded is the fortress. The fortress walls are from the 11thcentury although in places parts from the roman period can be seen. During the 15th century Rhodesian knights repaired the fortress and used it as a naval base. The Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century on the site of a Greek style one is opposite the commercial quay in the town centre. This site was excavated in the early 90s by Fethiye Archaeology Museum and restoration was done to theatres cavea and stage. A visit to the Museum would be worth doing. It has two exhibition halls. In the archaeology hall you will see a trilingual stele, which has played an important part in the understanding of the Lycian language, and many other statues as well as ceramic works, the other hall is the ethnography hall where you will see silver jewellery and hand woven items. You will also see large stone works of art and tombs in the open exhibition. Fethiye is the only settlement along the Mediterranean coast that has been constantly occupied since first established (philological Studies show that the city dates back to the 3rd century BC).
Hilltop Roman city dating back to the 5th century B.C. 400 meters above Üzümlü and about 900 meters above the sea, Cadianda was certainly in a commanding place. Setting off on foot you will be glad you made the climb of about one and half hours on the long steep track through undiscovered terrain to this ancient Lycian city, (For those less energetic there is a road). As you reach the top you are presented with spectacular views of the Fethiye area, and an opportunity to explore the ruins that are scattered among the pine trees. As you approach the city you will see tombs decorated with fine reliefs. Inside the city wall there are remains of a stadium, theatre, temple, baths, and agora. Even before you start the climb up to Cadianda there are two tombs both of which have been badly damaged. One stands near the road and is a standard pillar tomb, it has been overturned and the grave chamber is no longer there. The other tomb about 1 km away from Üzümlü was possibly that of a Cadianda princess, but again it is now badly damaged.
Nestled in the Kaya valley, which because it is an area of outstanding natural beauty is now a conservation area between Fethiye and Hisaronu. Once it had a population of 25,000 that were mainly Greek. The Greeks were good farmers so they built their homes on the hillside and not in the valley in such a way that the views were not blocked by one another. In 1922/23 an agreement between the Turkish and Greek governments meant there was to be a population exchange, the Greeks went back to Greece. People from Western Trace, who built new houses in the valley, repopulated the village. The hillside homes were abandoned and left to fall into disrepair. This combined with earthquakes created a “ghost town”. Before its decline the town was a thriving place with its own churches, schools, pharmacy, hospital, printing house, (which produced the local newspaper) and workshops. Over recent years people have started to purchase and restore some of the stone houses and there are now several places to sit and have refreshments, surrounded by flowers and fruit trees in this picturesque quiet village. It is an interesting but forlorn place to visit with a good view of the whole village to be had if you climb up the stone paved road to the chapel from here you can also see:
Soguksu (cold water) Cove:
The nearest beach and can be reached by following the path past the church and then down to the cove. Leaving the village on foot you can walk through the pine forest to Oludeniz or go in the direction of Gemiler Bay and after about 3 km you will come across:
known locally as Afkule. According to Legend it was carved it into the rock by a monk on a hillside sloping towards the sea 400 meters above sea level. The location has a magnificent view across the bay and on a clear day you can see the Island of Rhodes.
After going through Kayaköy, you will descend through, pine and olive trees to the gorgeous secluded bay of Gemiler. The beach here has not been developed and is a lovely place to swim snorkel or just relax at the local restaurant over a meal and bottle of wine whilst the sun goes down. Facing the bay is Gemiler Island, which is worth a visit. You could hire a local to take you there. Gemiler Island: is a narrow ridge of limestone, barely a mile long and a quarter mile wide. Legend has it that at one time it was a pirate stronghold, which is very likely because this bit of coast is lonesome, and the views from on top of the surrounding hills would be ideal for a look out to be posted. It is only when you sail the channel between the main land and the island does it become obvious how large this settlement must have been. On the Island you will see the Byzantine ruins of a monastery as well as churches chapels and other buildings amongst olive and pine trees. Under the clear water the stone foundations of other buildings can also be seen. Two of the buildings (a basilica and a church) are connected by a covered walk away or cryptoporticus. On the walls of the basilica there are still faint traces of frescoes showing saints or apostles The Island is important because it was one of the first centres of Christianity and was once the residence of St Nicholas. Gemiler Island is one of the islands that is stopped at when on some boat trips.
Makes a great day trip out travelling with an organised tour, or independently, you'll see some sites of archaeological interest set in some stunning scenery. It really doesn't matter much whether you're familiar with the Lycian Federation or not, you can have a good time clambering around to a degree that just isn't allowed at the more controlled sites such as Ephesus. The usual tour comprises Tlos, Xanthos and Patara with the possibility of Saklikent Gorge thrown in. If you hire a car then you might wish to go to Pinara and the Letoon as well. For the really keen you'll need some tough clothing and footwear
One of the largest cities within Lycian region and the sports centre of the Lycian Federation dates back to before 2000 BC. Amazingly continued its existence as a residential area inhabited up until the 19th century. Today there are still several well-preserved buildings; its graveyard established on natural rock has handsome house type tombs including the tomb of Bellerophonte (It was here that the mythological hero Bellerophonte and his winged horse Pegasus lived). Inside the Byzantine Basilica (converted from the remains of the roman gymnasium and bath) is the "Yedi Kapi" an impressive set of seven arches overlooking the valley. At the top of the hill there is an ottoman castle of “Bloody Ali” (a notorious Turkish lord) this was built on the foundations of a Lycian fortress. Tlos lies on the east side of the Xanthos valley, and overlooks fertile fields and orchards, along with views of the mountains it stunningly picturesque. It is the sort of site that you can explore quickly or linger on for half the day. Nearby trout farms are an oasis on a hot summer’s day.
In the mountains above Fethiye and is a natural wonder that is hidden from view. It was formed when the mountain was split in two by an earthquake and is over 18km long, up to 300 metres high and in places 3 metres wide (making it the longest and deepest canyon in turkey and the 3rd longest in Europe). It has rushing torrents and waterfalls of ice-cold water that even during the hottest part of the year remain very cold as in places the sides are so steep and narrow the sun cannot penetrate it. You can walk along a wooden walkway for about 150 meters. Depending on the time of year if you wish you can go even further into the gorge, it can be difficult as access is gained by walking a short distance through cold, fast flowing water. Once inside the gorge look up and see the limestone canyon walls rise above you. After a while the water level gets high, it is after this point that there are caves (16 have been found so far). It is also believed that prehistoric man used the gorge for shelter. There are several restaurants with tables on platforms suspended over the river that give you picturesque views of the awesome gorge. After leaving the gorge you may wish to go to the mudflats for a bath it might take years off you or for those of you that are bald maybe your hair will grow back then wash off in that cold water that runs down from the gorge.
Once the capital was the oldest and largest city in the mountain province of Lycia. It sits on a prime spot above the Xanthos River and has stunning views of the valley that is surrounded by the Taurus Mountains. Some of the items that have been found here date the city to the 8th century (BC). The history of Xanthos was a bloody one. It was an independent state until the Persian invasion. When they could no longer defend the city from the Persians the citizens killed and burnt their women, children, servants and treasure then committed suicide by throwing themselves into the flames or fought to the death, rather than fall into the hands of invaders. The city was rebuilt by a few of the families that survived and people who immigrated there. Destroyed by fire approximately 100 years later the city was again rebuilt. Around 429 (BC) the population were drawn into war when the Athenians wanted to impose taxes on them and the city was nearly destroyed. The Xanthians again rebuilt their city but continued to revolt against those that ruled them. They sided with Caesar against Pompeius during the roman civil war. Following Caesar’s assassination, Cassius went to Turkey to obtain money and recruit soldiers but, the Lycians did not want to contribute so, Brutus attacked Xanthos and for the second time in their history they committed mass suicide, again some citizens survived. Hoping that it would help heal the scars left by Brutus, Marc Antony rebuilt the city. Raided and ruined by Arabs the city was abandoned in the 8th century. In 1838 the city was rediscovered and a lot of the relics were taken to the British Museum in London. Some of theses items have now been copied and put back on the original place. There are still some significant monuments and structures to be seen here; these include The Harpy tomb standing at about 25 foot and sitting on a massive base. It has a thick pillar with a grave chamber on top. The chamber was originally made of marble and had splendidly decorated reliefs but these have now been replaced. A Pillar Tomb that is two tombs in one (a standard Sarcophagus standing upon a shorter than normal pillar tomb) is slightly shorter than the Harpy tomb. The Xanthian Obelisk has the longest Lycian inscription known to exist on it and was instrumental in helping historians understand the Lycian language.
Named after the goddess Leto mother of Artemis and Apollo, was the religious centre of the Lycian federation. It was also the centre of pagan cult activity until around about the 5th century when the Arabs ravaged Lycia. There are several stories about this place and Leto. Some say that after she was chased away by the goddess Hera who was angry that her brother Zeus was in love with her, Leto was helped by wolves to find the Xanthos River and to show her gratitude she named the country Lycia, (wolf in Greek means Lykos). Another story is that she turned the local people into frogs after she was not allowed to drink from their fountain. It is also believed to be the place where Alexander the Great received a prophecy telling him of the destruction of the mighty Persian Empire. Although now partly submerged and not as appealing as others it does still have some charm and is a home to many frogs and terrapins. There are 3 temples; the first temple dedicated to Leto dates back to 400(BC). Next to it is a smaller temple dedicated to Artemis which is believed to be the oldest one on this site. Also there is the temple of Apollo which has a beautiful mosaic floor and an interesting theatre which has 16 masks above the entrance as well as a large Amphitheatre, Nymphaeum, (possibly the first monument to Leto) and a fountain.
Sitting high on a mountain covered with pine and olive trees as well as wild flowers and herbs, has stunning views across the Xanthos valley. Because it is so remote and can only be reached by a twisting track road it has a tranquil and mystical atmosphere. Towering over it is a 2,000 ft high flat-topped mountain cone that Pinara got is name from (Pinara means round in Lycian). On the east face there are hundreds of burial tombs. One of the largest Lycian Cities it spreads out in three directions over long terraces. There is evidence in the shape of a carving that, it was some sort of phallic worship site as well as being a religious centre dedicated to Athena, Apollo and Aphrodite. It is also believed to have been the city in which the first beauty contest of the area was organised. There are several temples and tombs to be seen, most notably the temple devoted to Aphrodite with its heart shaped columns and the Kings Tomb featuring detailed reliefs. Two house type tombs and a well preserved amphitheatre with wonderful views of the ruins.
A wealthy city at the mouth of the Xanthos River was one of the most important cities as well as the major port of Lycia and then after its capture by Alexander the great it was also a navel base. Eventually the river mouth silted up and the area was turned into marsh. It is believed that Apollo spent the winters here and that there is a temple (still to be found) that equals the famous temple on the island of Delos where he spent his summers. Patara was a place of St Paul’s missionary work when he was on route to Jerusalem at the end of his 3rd missionary journey. It was also the birthplace of St Nicholas in 300AD who later became bishop of Myra and we now refer to as Santa Claus. During the Roman times it was the judicial seat of the governors although many ruins remain buried in the sand there are still some of interest to be seen. These include: The worlds oldest and most comprehensive Road Sign showing the distances between the Lycian cities (ordered by the Emperor Claudius), a Roman type Triple- Arch that was the gateway into the city built in 100AD, a bath complex, a Necropolis (Cemetery), Byzantine basilica, the large granary of Hadrian, The Cistern and near by the remains of the Harbour Lighthouse.
The local village of Gelemis is approximately 1.5km away from the ruins and it is a further 1km through them to: The Beach, which is a national park. The 18-20 km of sand has mountains at each end and sand dunes along its length as well as the marsh that was once the harbour. Home too many birds as well as being a breeding ground for loggerhead turtles. It is a gorgeous place to relax, enjoy the sun and swim. Because the village of Gelemis is only small and no large development can take place within an archaeological area, the beach never gets crowded and will hopefully never be spoilt. Perhaps the only draw back to this beach is the fact that there is very little shade although you can hire a parasol.
Heading north From Fethiye you will go over the Kapi Mountains and catch glimpses of the sea. After you have gone past Dalaman you will pass the gold centre and the carpet factory (worth a visit if you have time) As well as be able to stop at a restaurant and take pictures of the Storks that nest in this area (look up into the trees that line the road and you might see some nests). You can arrange to go with a tour company, but they may not go down into Göcek or Koycegiz and you may find that you will spend some of your time in the gold centre or carpet factory as well as stopping at the road side restaurant for a break and then not getting a lot of time in Dalyan or at the mud baths or Iztuzu beach.
Lovely village that is built at the base of the Kapi Mountains on the western most tip of the Mediterranean between Dalyan and Fethiye. Although it was once a small fishing port it is now popular with Yachters. There is not much to do here as it is a lot quieter than Fethiye or Oludeniz. There are traces of ancient civilisations, one ruin called Batikhamam (sunken hamam) is partly submerged and just like many other hamam’s in the area, it is referred by the locals as Cleopatra’s Bath.
Small sleepy town surrounded by pine forests orange groves and cotton fields. The lake is fed by the abundant steams that run from the mountains in the summer and winter. It is the over flow from the lake that run into the sea via the channel on which Dalyanö lies. You can just stroll along the lake shores, then sit and relax in one of the shady tea gardens, take a short trip north to the water falls where you can enjoy a cooling dip (if your adventurous then you might want to jump in), visit Beyobasi village where there are two wooden platform restaurants built over the river or get boat trips from here down the channel to Iztuzu beach. Along side the lake and its channels are several thermal springs. The smallest one is known as Riza cavub girmasi then you have:
The Sultaniye (Kaplicalari) Thermal Baths:
(across the lake from Koycegiz). Here you can bathe in naturally hot spring water, (approx. 40 Celsius). Because of the water’s curative properties (such as in cases of neuralgia, rheumatism and skin disorders of the liver, spleen and bowels), many Turkish elderly make pilgrimages to the baths. These baths were first used in Caunon times, followed by the Byzantines, who rebuilt the accommodations. The remains of the buildings from that period are now submerged under the waters of the lake. Just a few hundred metres away from here you will find the connecting medium size spring called Gelgirme Velibel that is more popular because of its mud:
The Mud Baths:
Were restored and opened to tourists. Here you can smother yourself in the “beauty” mud then stand in the sun and wait for it to dry before rinsing it off under a shower then stepping into the natural warm clear water sulphur pool with temperatures also of around 40 Celsius. The mud cleanses and tones your skin but is also said to remedy rheumatism and has anti-ageing properties. The warm water is meant to soften the skin and eliminate wrinkles because of the a high ratio of sulphur it contains. It is a 10 min boat trip to/from
An area of outstanding natural beauty and interest; it also has the widest variety of wildlife in the area. Some of the bird species found here are not found anywhere else in the world. It lies on the east bank of the channel that joins the Mediterranean and Köycegiz Lake. The town has lots of places to eat and buy things from. If you want to start your trip along the channel from here (most organised trips do) and not in Koycegiz as there are plenty of boats available at the harbour. The channel forms a network of small lakes and waterways through beds of reeds that can be up to 5 meters high giving you a feeling of mystery and romance. It is not hard to understand why the Directors etc of the African Queen choose this place to make the film. The water is a mixture of fresh and salt water and home to many fish, other water life and the many bird species that feed on them. As you travel along you will pass the 2300-year-old Lycian cliff tombs to;
On the west bank of the channel is not a Lycian city but Carian one even though the rock tombs are typically Lycian is yet another of turkey’s ancient cities. The first settlement here was believed to have been 3000bc and grew into a major port on the boarder between Lycia and Caria. A lot of the city is still to be uncovered so it is debatably the second greatest archaeological site in Turkey. There is plenty to see here including, the city walls that are up to 8m high and well preserved in places, Acropolis Hill- 150m high and capped by Hellenistic ruins, a theatre that has two arched entrances and if you manage to get to the 34th row of seats then you will get a wonderful view across the city, baths, four temples, an agora, stoa, nymphain, palestra, churches and a cistern.
The Iztuzu sandbar:
Separates the sea from the channel; it stretches for 5 km from the channel mouth. The fine sand and shallow sea make it a perfect place to spend some time soaking up the sun but be warned that there are strong currents where the river joins the sea. It is also one of the few places so that the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) make their nests therefore it is closed to the public after 8:00 PM to allow the turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs. If you don’t fancy the boat trip and the chance to see turtles swimming by then you can get to the beach by road. The route is charming and as you approach you will have a lovely view of the delta. The beach here is much more attractive and pleasantly sheltered. We went on an organised tour to Dalyan and felt that we did not get enough time at the mud baths or the beach and did not get to explore Caunos at all..
A short walk from the villa you will come across Fethiye Windsurf Club and a few peaceful places to eat right on the beach. In the opposite direction are:
Calis, famous for its breath-taking sunsets and cooling breezes, is a quiet yet lively holiday resort. The beach, an unspoilt 4 kilometre stretch of sand and shingle, is perfect for soaking up the sun, and is a significant nesting place for loggerhead turtles. A good selection of bars and restaurants line the promenade and crossing over the bridge towards the water taxis there are a couple of discos and some shops. Calis has a water fun park, and the water taxis run regularly between Calis and Fethiye Harbour. There is also an important protected wildlife wetlands area with observation towers for viewing a wide range of migrating birds.
Fethiye can be reached by dolmus or water taxi ride across the bay. Here you will find bustling shops, a harbour (from here you can get local boat trips as well as the hydrofoil service to the Greek island of Rhodes), a museum, and the large Tuesday market. as well as many bars and restaurants.
Oludeniz with its famous lagoon is approx 15 minutes from Fethiye.
Slightly further away are the ancient ruins and unspoilt 20km beach of Patara and also Salikent Gorge, famous for rafting.
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18 Oct 2013
"Wonderful apartment in a luxury complex with sea views"
A lovely spacious apartment with all facilities including a dishwasher. Had balconies on all floors and easy access to swimming pool and to the sea beyond.
Thank you for your review. We were glad to hear you appreciated the swimming pools and the nearness of the sea. Also that you found the villa spacious and enjoyed using the villa's sea-facing balconies.
18 Oct 2013
"An Unspoiled Location in Calis, Fethiye"
This three floor property is set in attractive well maintained gardens and pool, on the edge of Calis, Fethiye, overlooking the beach with wonderful spacious views of sea, distant mountains and beautiful sunsets. It is very peaceful and serene. A place to return to.
Although small, the kitchen is well equipped but adequate. The lounge and bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms are roomy. The top floor bathroom has all the space you could need.
The lounge and two of the bedrooms look out over the pool and gardens to the sea, whilst the twin bedded room has views over the marshes to the mountains.
From the lounge, you walk into the gardens and can sit outside in your own little area.
On the upper two floors there are excellent balconies to enjoy the sun and views in privacy
It is all spotlessly clean and carefully maintained.
There is an excellent small upper market close by and buses to take you to the shops , restaurants and sites of Calis and Fethiye.
We're so glad you particularly appreciated the gardens and pool, and enjoyed the extensive views of the sea and the mountains. We're pleased too that you found the property clean and well maintained, and that you were impressed by the range of local amenities and facilities.
15 Oct 2013
"Homely oasis by seaside"
A great location, near restaurants and the beach with its own superb pool right outside your front door, this is a quiet oasis with well tended gardens, citrus trees and roses. It is all very tastefully done with mod cons but simple enough to make you feel you are on holiday and can really relax and enjoy the views. Lovely friendly owner.
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and particularly that you appreciated the gardens and all the nearby facilities. Hope you can come again!
12 Sep 2013
"Best location in Calis"
This was our 4th trip to Calis beach and the best location we have had.
The villa itself was perfect for our holiday needs, the pool was great and the surrounding gardens well kept and vey pretty. Lovely complex not too busy but enough friendly people to enhance your holiday. The view from the villa is superb
The beach was just across the road and the beachbars are fab as you only have to buy a drink and you can use their great sunbeds and shades for free.
The resort is small and friendly, just what we needed. We would definately return to this villa.
Glad to hear everything went well and you found the villa and surroundings met your needs so well. Hope to see you again next year!
9 Aug 2013
great villa, very clean, overlooking pool, can get noisy during the day, close to all facilities, beach just across the road, on dolmus route for Sunday market, fetiye and further afield.
great owners very helpfull and co operative. bayram, villa maintenance guy excellent, always on call to help . will return next year.
Glad to hear everything went well and you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you again next year.
21 Jul 2013
Probably one of the best villas on complex. Very spacious with great sea views from bedrooms overlooking pool. Excellent location with sea a short walk and shops and restaurants close by. The start of Calis promenade is only a short walk and Carretta beach club and Guven's restaurant are good places to have your evening meal enjoying the sunsets without crowds of people walking by. Also worth a mention are Vojos and Bella Mama's who both serve excellent food.
Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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