Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Papatyam is a traditional stone house situated at the edge of forests in the quiet and beautiful village of Islamlar. The villa accommodates four guests, including children. With its private pool, large terrace, outdoor BBQ and stunning sea views over the hills towards Kalkan, Villa Papatyam is your excellent choice for a relaxing holiday.
The hills ensure a cooler and dryer climate than the one down at the sea shore: generally a marked difference of around 5 degrees C in summer.
A holiday spent at Villa Papatyam allows you to combine the quiet surroundings of Islamlar with the attractions of Kalkan and its region, among others beautiful Patara Beach (a 20+ minute drive), Kaputas Beach (also a 20+ minute drive), and many archaeological sites such as Xanthos and Letoon. Kalkan town with its friendly pebble beach, abundant restaurants and cafes and many attractive shops is only a 15 minute drive away from the villa.
The villa is part of a compound with two other villas, but all enjoy their entire privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- stunning views from bedrooms to wake up to
- once a week cleaning of facilities included
|Further details outdoors|
- Outdoor, in built BBQ
- lounge chairs at pool
- large shaded area outdoor next to the pool to make lounging even more enjoyable
- huge private garden bordering on forest
- eco-friendly solar generated hot water
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Southwest Turkey, along and inland from the popular "Turquoise Coast", was home to the ancient Lycians who were one of the most enigmatic people of antiquity. The region's nature is breathtaking: its beautiful, lush forests, its clear blue waters, its mountains that serve as a backdrop to small villages dotting the coastal area are all witnesses to the Turkish Mediterranean splendours. There are ample possibilities for activities, both in sports and in sightseeing, while the day can always be finished off with a delicious, often home cooked traditional Turkish meal.
Although little historical record has been left behind about the Lycians, what has been discovered reveals a fascinating people culturally distinct from the rest of the ancient world. Around twenty major sites remain today with the Lycians' unusual funerary architecture dominating the breathtaking unspoiled land of Lycia. See http://www.lycianturkey.com for more on the history of the region.
Kalkan is an enchanting historic town and one of the most beautiful along Turkey's Lycian Coast.
With the absence of mass tourism, Kalkan remains a charming and unspoiled haven of lush nature, brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.
A small peaceful Mediterranean resort and fishing town nestled at the base of a mountain, the pretty town and its narrow streets lined with old whitewashed villas many of which are draped in vibrant bougainvillea, twist down to the harbour. The town overlooks a beautiful bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea. Strict conservation laws have ensured that the heart of the old village retains an authentic ambience.
This once sleepy fishing village now has an air of sophistication about it with an abundance of chic boutiques, interesting shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. In fact, Kalkan is said to have the highest number of restaurants and bars per inhabitant or square meter on the Turkish coast (over 100 of them!). These all come to life as the sun goes down and the town buzzes with activity as visitors and locals alike enjoy the Kalkan nightlife and the traditional warm Turkish hospitality. Additionally, Kalkan is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous roof terrace restaurants and bars which offer a wonderful view of the town, sea and stars. It's also nice to sit at one of the many fine harbour-side restaurants and watch the pleasure boats and fishermen leave early in the morning as you eat your breakfast, or see the fishing boats return with the day's catch in the evening.
Relaxation is easily found in Kalkan. You can stretch out in the sun by the water's edge at the many beach clubs or enjoy the atmosphere of the town beach where the water is clear and turquoise. There are many water sport activities available and a sea rich in history and life for scuba divers to explore.
If you are interested in Turkey's colourful history, Kalkan is perfectly located in the heart of the Lycian region with numerous ancient historical sites within easy access. Only a short distance away are the historical sites of Patara, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Xanthos, with Kekova, Demre, Myra, Phaselis, Olympos and Aspendos slightly further afield, but all easily accessible.
The village is set in the Taurus mountains, a 15-minute drive from Kalkan but another world in terms of ambience. Islamlar is a wonderful base from which to enjoy the region.
The village provides a bit of an insight into life as it has been in rural Turkey for many years. The çay (tea) garden where the men of the village discuss world affairs over glasses of çay, the lush greenery and many small streams, and the wonderful architecture all provide authentic flavour.
Islamlar offers guests outstanding opportunities to dine in one of the renowned village trout restaurants whilst admiring the views across the mountain range to Kalkan and the long stretch of beach at Patara.
Should you wish to dine in Kalkan and not drive, it is possible to arrange a taxi one way or both, ensuring that you will never feel too remote in your peaceful haven!
Swimming and water sport opportunities abound. Kalkan's pebble beach has been carefully and attractively extended. There are stunning beaches in the immediate vicinity, with Patara Beach an obvious example.
Patara Beach - the longest beach in the Mediterranean
With the new road Patara is now just a 20+ minutes by car from Islamlar. The beach is regularly featured as one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and undiscovered beaches. The only building on its entire 18 kilometres of sand is a small café. The only real signs of civilisation are Lycian, with the crumbling ruins of the ancient port of Patara and Letoon scattered along the coastline.
The dramatic Kaputas beach is a ten-minute car ride from Kalkan. It is a beautiful beach found at the foot of a ravine down many, many steps!
Several beach clubs complete the swimming options available in Kalkan.
Accessible by water-taxi, car or on foot, the swimming at the beach clubs is fabulous, with access steps leading directly from the rocks into the clear waters of the bay, some parts of which are freshened by natural underground springs. Most of the clubs also provide water sports for the more active.