Olive tree villa
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Olive tree villa is 200 metres from the village centre and has a peaceful location with superb 360 degree mountain views. Nearby shops, restaurants and wine bar are just a short walk away.The villa has uninterupted views from the front terrace with a large mountain range in the distance and olive groves in front of the villa with no roads or buildings to spoil the view.
The ground floor is open plan and the kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is ample seating in the lounge area with fireplace and the indoor dining area provides seating for 8.
Patio doors lead to the covered dining terrace, garden and swimming pool. The garden and barbecue area are attractively landscaped with shaded area if required under the 1000 year old olive tree. There is a ground floor and first floor bathroom. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has 2 single beds,and the third bedroom has a double bed. All rooms are air conditioned and bedrooms have their own balcony with outdoor seating.Linen and towels are provided
For guests who do not want to hire a care , all essentials can be purchased from the shops in the village and a nearby bus stop has good links with the turquoise coast and main town of Fethiye , Oldeniz, Hisoronu , and Kya koy
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Calis-15 min by car 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Distances & Travel Times(approx)-will vary if familiar with the roads
Antalya(coastal route): 295 km (183 miles) E, 5-7 hours
Antalya (inland route): 222 km (138 miles) E, 4 hours
Dalaman 40 km (25 miles) W, 40 min-1 hour
Dalyan 76 km (47 miles) NW, 2 hours
Demre (Myra) 150 km (93 miles) SE, 3 hours
Ephesus (Selcuk ) 306 km (190 miles) NW, 4.5 hours
Gocek: 30 km (19 miles) W, 30 minutes
Istanbul 890 km (553 miles) N, 16 hours
Kalkan81 km (50 miles) SE, 1.75 hours
Kas 110 km (68 miles) SE, 2 hours
Letoon 67 km (42 miles) S, 1.5 hours
Marmaris 170 km (106 miles) W, 3 hours
Mugla 160 km (100 miles) NW, 3 hours
Olimpos 215 km (134 miles) E, 5.75 hours
Oludeniz 8.5 km (5.3 miles) S, 40 minutes
Pamukkale 251 km (156 miles) N, 4.5 hours
Patara 81 km (50 miles) SE, 1.75 hours
Xanthos: 63 km (39 miles) SE, 1.25 hours
The village has authentic village houses, a traditional life style and local people. The picturesque village is 500m above sea level in a fertile plain surrounded by an imposing mountain range. The beauty of the village has started to attract a few foreigners, but Uzumlu still remains a working village with the local community relying on agriculture and traditional crafts. The village's name translates as "with grapes" and vines producing a variety of grapes and impressive wine. There is a small vineyard to the rear of the villa. Fields of cotton, sesame, aniseed, wheat, barley and summer vegetables surround the village while on the lower slopes of the mountain apples, pomegranates, almonds and olives are grown. The heart of the village is its square, bordered by home-produce shops, a post office, a mosque as well as the inevitable tea-house. Wandering around the small lanes that fan out from the square you can see women weaving cotton on traditional pedal looms in front of their houses. There are a few basic restaurants together with an excellent modern wine bar offering local wines and good food. There are many other restaurants within a few minutes drive from the villa, several with gardens to sit out and eat. There is countryside, culture from ancient Cadianda and Ottoman Üzümlü to modern Yesil Üzümlü town. The bus (dolmus) stops regularly in the village and links to Fethiye and the surrounding areas.
Cadianda- well worth a visit!
The ancient Roman City of Cadianda is behind and above the village, 900m above sea level and is reached by a dirt track road a few minutes drive through the village. Setting off from Üzümlü, you will not regret the climb on the long steep track through undiscovered terrain to this ancient Lycian city. As you reach the top you are greeted with spectacular views and have a chance to explore the ruins of a theatre, stadium, baths and temple. It is mentioned only once in ancient manuscripts, whereas its monuments and inscription go back to the 5th century B.C.
Cadianda is perched on a hilltop 400 meters above Uzumlu. The ancients Greeks like the modern Turks, made light of a 300-metre climb at the end of their day's work.
On the way up is a group of four tombs, which have fallen and are now lying at odd angles. The fourth stands free on all four sides and appears to be cut from the solid rock. Sir Charles Fellows dated this tomb to around 400 B.C. and called it Hector's Tomb. Across the centre, from west to east, runs a long open space some 10 meters wide and over 90 meters long : despite its dimensions
and its unusual position, there is no doubt that this is a stadium, since inscriptions relate to athletic festivals celebrated at Cadianda. The original length is uncertain, as the ends are destroyed, and it was probably more like the usual stadium standard length of some 200 meters, and it is now largely overgrown except for the western end. Eight statue-bases of athletic victors have been found in or around the stadium, and six rows of seats are partially preserved on the north side; along the south side runs a line of blocks.
Fethiye- Worth a visit!
Fethiye is the starting point of the Lycian Way, a 500-km (311-mile) footpath through the rugged mountains of the Tekke Peninsula to Antalya. Not far from Oludeniz along the Lycian Way is the Tohum Eco Centre, a good spot for a mediation retreat. Most people travel to Fethiye by bus or car. From mid-June through August there is direct ferry service between Fethiye and the island of Rhodes. Besides the beach, visitors like the day-long 12-Island yacht cruise of the bay, especially the stop at Gemile Island, covered in unrestored Byzantine ruins. Boats depart every day in the warm months from Fethiye's busy yacht harbour. Some 2400 years ago, Fethiye was the prominent town of Telmessos, but earthquakes have left only a few Lycian stone sarcophagi from the old town, along with the dramatic Tomb of Amyntas carved into the sheer rock cliff high above the bay. Fethiye rests on a broad Mediterranean bay boasting some of Turkey's best beaches and yachting. Restaurants are plentiful and the old and new parts of Fethiye are well worth visiting. A must for shoppers is to visit the market, where you will find the best bargains as it is the biggest Bazaar in the area.
Calis is the best place to watch sun go down and it is the nearest beach to Uzumlu.It has 4kms of beach, cool wind during hot summer nights, numerous qualified resort facilities, restaurants, bars and, shopping .The sea is good for water sports.
Oludeniz and the Blue lagoon-Very pretty!
Olu Deniz, is the most photographed beach in Turkey and is only a ten minute journey from Fethiye by the regular Dolmus service down the mountain. You will be able to find a variety of water sports i.e.- water ski-ing, para sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, pedaloes etc.
Unlike other busy holiday destinations in Turkey, the Blue Lagoon is a quiet spot, national park, and an area of natural beauty. The main beach of Olu Deniz is also to be found here and with its white sand, and is far livelier than the Blue Lagoon. This beautiful beach has the look and feel of any Hawaiian or Florida beach with the plethora of beach activities available and the perennial horde of sun and surf addicts thronging the waterfront.
Oludeniz is full of good restaurants, bars and excellent shops. You can have a great day on the beach as well as a good atmosphere for a night out or just drinks at sunset over the beautiful bay. The Baba Dag, towering 1969 m' behind Olu Deniz (Dag pronounced Da means mountain, Baba means Father, in Turkish) offers three takeoff sites at 1700, 1800 and 1900 meters, facing SW , E and NE / SE respectively, for Tandem Paragliding which is widely available here. A straight glide towards the beach, which is the landing zone, gives you an average of 1400 meters above the sea, enough height to lazily fly above the small coves that make up the coastline east of the beach or carry out a couple of stunts with your instructor. For the braver of you there is paragliding from the top of Babadag Mountain and landing on the beach. If you prefer a more relaxing day on the water there are a selection of boat trips available from Both Olu Deniz and Fethiye. Olu Deniz beach sweeps round in a vast crescent of coarse sand and shingle to the Lagoon, which has a small charge for entry.
These two Turkish villages within Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) borough, have dense accommodation, shopping, an amusement centre and are popular with teenagers. The cooler temperature in Hisaronu welcomes you back from a hard day at the beach and offers a well earned rest before your evening's entertainment. Hisaronu is a recently established resort and although it has grown in the last few years it still retains a friendly vibrant atmosphere. i.e.- Ephesus, Pammukale, Dalyan ,Jeep safari and day trips to the Greek island of Rhodes. The night life in Hisaronu can be as lively or as quiet as you make it, you have plenty of choice.
Saklikent-Well worth a visit!
The gorge is 20 km long and hundreds of feet deep and carries vast volumes of water but is virtually invisible until you're inside it. You need some shoes that you can walk in water and will not spoil. You can hire shoes at a small charge. If you don't fancy walking to the more difficult parts of the gorge, the 150 metres of walkway you need to cross to get to the gorge is fun for everybody.
There is a group of tea houses, some of which serve food, and its a great place to chill out for a while. Particularly pleasant on a summer evening when the coach trippers have headed back to their hotel resorts and you can grab a beer that's been sitting in the running water all day. It's difficult to do this place justice with photos and descriptions. Much, much fun if you're up for it and very nice if you've had a heavy evening the night before and just want to sit around going 'wow'. You'll probably get to Saklikent Gorge from Fethiye. The easiest thing to do is to pick up a dolmus (minibus) from the town's dolmus terminal or from the bus station. You can hail a passing dolmus from anywhere on the road leaving town and you should be there in under 40 minutes. The route takes you past a side road marked for Tlos, one of the Lycian cities in the Xanthos Valley, ou may want to check that out. After spending some time at the gorge minibuses will take you back into town, from where you can connect with similar services to Oludeniz or Hisoronu. As is common along the coast these services diminish in frequency as evening draws in and there's little to keep you here after it get's dark. If you don't fancy going back to Fethiye you'll be a little stuck without your own transport. The nearest centre of tourist orientated accommodation is Patara and at present the direct route from Saklikent is a gravel road. You might be able to hitch but there's little if anything in the way of public transport south from the valley. Your other alternative is to take a tour, this will probably get you to most of the places you'd like to see. The car park area is a little scruffy but cold drinks are available. ?
kayakoy(Ghost Village)-well worth a visit- my favourite place!!
So beautiful is the Kaya Valley , so rich the soil, so tranquil the air and so slow the pace of traditional rural life that is hard to believe that bustling Fethiye and famous Olu Deniz beach are only a short drive away. The dream like beauty of Kaya Valley is magnified by the evocative ruins of the abandoned Greek village.This place is a real wonder to visit, although very hot in the summer.
This interesting canyon, surrounded by 350 m. high mountains, 3 - 4 miles away from Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon), took its name from butterflies named "Jarsey Tiger" seen between July and September months. (Camping area with tents, restaurant, bar, roof, shower, changing cubicles, etc.) Yachts on day cruises drop anchor here for a swim in the quiet cove, and yachters often come ashore to enjoy the sandy beach.
If you hike the Lycian Way, you'll pass above Butterfly Valley and get this fantastic view of the valley, the beach and the blue lagoon.
Patara Beach- Fantastic beach!
Patara is known as the birthplace of Santa Claus, and also because of its long and uncrowded sandy beach. Santa Claus, otherwise known as St. Nicholas, was born in Patara in the 3rd century, and moved to Demre(Myra) where he became a bishop and carried out his good work. Patara village, 3.5 km (2.2 miles) south of the coastal highway, is well-suited to low-budget travellers with numerous little pensions and simple hotels. Patara beach is 20 km (12 miles) long, 50 meters/yards wide and never crowded, because the small village inland from the beach has only a few hundred tourist beds.The ruins of ancient Patara are just inland from the beach, and no big hotels can be built in an archaeological zone, so the beach should be protected from heavy development. If the beach has one drawback, it's that there are few trees and thus little shade, so be prepared for a day of sun. The Patara ruins are interesting, a sand-swept theatre, a triple-arched triumphal gate, a necropolis (cemetery) with Lycian tombs, a ruined basilica and a public bath, among others. Car, bus and taxi, are the ways to get to Patara. Any bus will drop you on the Fethiye-Kas highway at Ovaköy, then it's a 3.5-km (2-mile) taxi ride (or hitch) to the village that's officially named Gelemis, but which everyone calls Patara.
Located 28 km. from Fethiye, Tlos is one of the oldest residential areas of Lycia and one of the few cities that continued its existence up to the 19th Century. Tlos is known as “the sports centre” of the Lycian Federation and was the home of the mythological winged horse, Pegasus, and his hero Bellorophonte. An Acropolis, the temple type tomb of Bellorophonte, the Stadium, the Roman Bath complex (with its great views), and amphitheatre, are some of the structures that remain quite well preserved. The nearby trout farms are an oasis on a hot summer days, serving delicious lunches
Gocek- Good to go on the way home to the airport!
Göcek, is an attractive, exclusive fishing harbour has become one of the most important centres of yachting tourism recently. It is a unique tourism heaven, with surrounding pine grove hills besides its natural harbour. You Pass Gocek on the way to and from on the airport. We usually call here on the return journey, and spend a couple of hours over a good meal, (especially convenient before a late night or early morning flight.)
It is a unique refreshment place, in which unforgettable moments can be lived within the mysteries of voices of water and birds. Transportation is maintained with a 2 km. road from Yaka Village.
A bay covered with dense pine trees extending to the sea with an inside forest refreshment area, which is ideal for camping with tents. A promenade place in which services like shower, WC, changing cubicles, drinking water, buffet, car parks are available.
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