Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Stunning luxury detached 3 bedroom villa in a peaceful location on the Kas peninsular within easy reach of the delightful Kas town and shops. Nestled inbetween the sea and the Taurus mountains, this beautiful 3 bed villa sleeps 6 with a private pool with an infinity edge, which overlooks the lagoon with stunning views of the sea and mountains The villa has extensive terraces providing sunbathing and an entertaining area with a built in BBQ. Parking is available for 2 cars and is accessed via a shared drive. A dolmus bus stops at the end of the drive which wil take you into Kas town (5 mins away). A pleasant five minute stroll with take you down to the sea where you can swim off one of the various sea platforms.
The large terraces have 6 sun loungers and 2 parasols plus table and chairs - seating up to 10 people. A private infinity pool (6ft deep throughout) overlooks the lagoon and mountains.
There are 3 covered side areas to the villa which provide shade. A brick built BBQ is provided with a kitchen area.
FURTHER INDOOR DETAILS;:
- Fully fitted U-shaped kitchen (open plan)
- Windows have mosquito blinds
- 42" Plasma wall mounted TV, with DVD and surround sound system
- Cold drinking water thermus provided
- Bed linen and towels provided, also beach towels
FURTHER OUTDOOR DETAILS;
- Beautiful outdoor infinity pool
- Extensive terraces for sunbathing and entertaining
- BBQ provided, with kitchen area
- Dolmus bus stops at the end of the drive which takes you into Kas town (7 mins)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Two small beaches 5 mins away towards Kas Town.|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman or Antalya|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
'There are not so many places left where magic reigns without interruption, and of all of those I know, the coast of Lycia was the most magical', Famed British explorer Freya Stark.
As you travel from Dalaman airport, on your way to the villa, the splendour of the Lycian coast opens up before you. You will understand as you peer through pine treetops and marvel at the sea for the first time, why this is called the Turquoise coast. Without doubt it is one of the most scenic and dramatic coastlines in Europe.
The region boasts sunshine for ten months of the year, illuminating a landscape of towering snow-topped mountains, aromatic pine forests, lush groves of citrus, and age-old olive trees. Sometimes referred to as the "coast-of-light", where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet, it is outstandingly beautiful. Pine covered mountainsides plunge into the expanse of vivid aquamarine and turquoise sea. The coastline is broken by wooded bays and creeks, small hideaway coves, and vast expanses of sandy beaches. This is a true Jason and the Argonauts' territory.
Loggerhead turtles, protected by law, nest along this coastline, particularly at Patara Beach. Patara Beach, within an easy drive of Palm Villa, has been voted as one of the world's best beaches and it is easy to see why – a 20 km length of white sandy beach, gently shelving into the sea with a backdrop of sand dunes and ancient ruins lost to the sand and time. There are no buildings or hotels on the beach because of its protection.
The "Turquoise Coast", was home to the ancient Lycians who were one of the most enigmatic people of antiquity. Although little historical record has been left behind them, what has been discovered reveals a fascinating people culturally distinct from the rest of the ancient world. The whole of this area is rich in archaeological history. Ruins from the Lycian, Roman and Ottoman period are evident all around and many are still being restored and uncovered, so take a bucket and spade – you could end up being the next Indiana Jones!
Around twenty major ancient sites remain today with the Lycians' unusual funerary architecture dominating the breathtaking unspoiled land of Lycia. More information about these fascinating ancient sites and history is available at the villa. Also visit www.lycianturkey.com
For those in the group with more energy the region is fast becoming a magnet for trekking. Follow in the footsteps of St Paul through the wilds of Turkey's Taurus and Sultan mountain ranges, with ancient ruins and dramatic peaks and canyons along the way. The 'waymarked' Lycian Way has recently been included in the world's top ten walks. For more information visit www.lycianway.com
This perhaps sums up a place that is difficult to express in words alone. The peninsular and Kas town has a frustratingly hypnotic spell that ensures visitors return time after time. Stories abound about people passing through Kas that have never left. Robbie Williams, Zinadine Zidane, and other celebrities have wafted in off their yachts to see what all the fuss is about. Writers, painters and poets find their inspiration here, in fact the whole of the Kas peninsular used to be owned by wealthy Turkish journalists from Istanbul who used to sojourn for the summer months.
Kas is a Godsend for the discerning, sophisticated or independent traveller. This is not where you come for pie and chips, stag parties or battery hen sunbathing. Unlike many Turkish resorts it is 'hassle free', and has a laid back, cosmopolitan come bohemian atmosphere. Above all, it is the Turkish people that live and work in Kas that make it such a welcoming place to stay.
Kas town itself is hemmed in by the Taurus mountains and the Aegean sea. Cafes, tea gardens, charming boutiques, hideaway bars and restaurants nestle amongst the old fishing harbour and ancient ruins. Windy cobbled streets and Ottaman houses spill over narrow alleyways that are bedecked by bougainvillea of many shades. Restaurants offer a wide variety of Turkish specialities, fantastic fresh fish and other seafood at reasonable prices, steaks, grilled meat, pasta, pizzas and pides. The bars provide a good range of music and there are a couple of lively dance venues. There is something to suit everyone. Antique, jewellery, leather, ceramic, carpet and designer clothes shops beckon the visitor to buy a piece of the lifestyle while jasmine, aromatic spices and the aroma from roasted nut stalls vie for you senses as you take a stroll after dinner.
The town of Kas is built around the remains of ancient Antiphellos, Lycian rock tombs and sarcophagus are to be found in restaurant areas, by the market grounds and standing at the head of one of the main shopping streets. The cliff tombs overlooking the town are attractively lit at night creating amazing views. Sited on the peninsular just a few minutes walk from town is a well preserved amphitheatre dating back to the first century B.C. Cruise ships, and the yachting fraternity travel miles to anchor at Kas harbour just to visit this one ancient site – 8 minutes from Villa Dionysus!.
However, Kas is much more than just a resort or of historical significance - it is a working town all the year round with a resident population of 8,000 people. It has banks, a hospital a school and some excellent multi-lingual doctors and dentists. There are some excellent supermarkets in the town to stock up for the villa and on Friday tourists and locals alike flock to the large market that comes to town offering a wide array of fresh local produce, spices, hardware, fashionable summer wear, haberdashery, bags and shoes to name but a few. All at bargain prices (though you may have to haggle).
Kas and the surrounding region has a charm and character that draws people back time after time. The friendliest locals imaginable add to the enchantment and atmosphere of this very special place.
Things to do locally
Villa Dionysus is centrally situated in relation to many interesting antiquities, cultural attractions and areas of natural beauty, which makes it an ideal base camp for day trips and excursions. Kids can enjoy the fun at the nearby Aquapark Hotel with its slides, large pool and other daytime activities. This is literally a 5 minute walk away.
People wanting a day trip are spoilt for choice. There are the archaeological sites at Demre, Myra and Xantos Valley. Daily cruises take visitors to the Greek island of Meis and the sunken city of Kekova. A trip to the gorge at Saklikent and to see the castle and archaeological remains at Tilos accompanied by a trout lunch at nearby Yakapark makes a truly wonderful day out. The Fethiye area to take in Olu Deniz, Calis or the Old Town are other breathtaking excursions. Kas itself is also very popular for diving, there are a couple of local diving schools located in the town itself.
Kas has a mixture of pebbly beaches and beach clubs around the town. The main two beaches are imaginatively named "Big Pebble Beach" and "Little Pebble Beach"! Big Pebble Beach is located in a lovely cove and Little Pebble Beach is flanked by beach clubs with excellent amenities for swimming and a relaxing day by the beautiful clear blue waters. Located about a 20 minutes drive from Kas is the lovely sandy beach at Kaputas and a further 30 minutes drive takes you to one of the biggest and best sandy beaches in the entire Mediterranean at Patara. Other lovely sandy beaches can be reached from Kas Harbour after a 10 - 15 minutes ride by water taxi.
Shared & private boat charter, swimming with dolphins & whales, fishing, walking, kayaking, white water rafting, paragliding & horse riding are just a few of the choices. Alternatively, submerge yourself in the crystal-blue underwater with barracuda, turtles, and grouper, as you experience the best scuba diving in the Med.
All information about trips and information leaflets are kept in the villa. Also visit www.bougainville-turkey.com to make booking prior to leaving and for more detailed information.