Villa Esra is a family owned and run holiday Villa in Turkey with no connections to holiday companies, so if you want the personal touch then this is ideal for you.
Esra has recently been redecorated throughout and offers 3 bedrooms that can easily accommodate 6 adults, balconies can be accessed from each bedroom. For your convenience Villa Esra has three bathrooms, including a convenient ground floor wet room. The main bathroom and en-suite have both been totally refitted in 2016. Ground floor accommodation comprises of a spacious living area incorporating an open fire and a well- equipped reasonable sized kitchen. The large covered veranda comes sufficiently furnished for six to take all their meals Al Fresco if you wish and includes a built in Bar-B-Q area.
For those of you who prefer alternative climates to the British winter you can still take advantage of the veranda as it converts into a convenient room with full length weather proof sides. Outside the generous gardens are complimented by a private pool and generous patio area.
As an alternative to sunbathing, reading and generally passing the time of day why not take advantage of the full sized pool table which is also situated close to the pool. Villa Esra is a perfect gem for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 61 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Turkey might be the world's most contested country. Its landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of great empires. This is the land where Alexander the Great slashed the Gordion Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer's Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that would shape the world. History buffs can immerse themselves in marvels and mementos stretching back to the dawn of civilization.
Then again, if you want to simply unwind, spend an afternoon being pampered at a Hamam, or let the warm waters off the Mediterranean coast lap at your toes. Adventure lovers can head east to Nemrut D agi National Park. Bon vivants need loo k no further than Istanbul, where the markets and bars are among the most stylish and atmospheric, and the mod Ottoman cuisine rates as the tastiest, in the world. The country's tumultuous history has left a deep legacy.
People who've never had to suffer for an idea or fight for a patch of land can be overwhelmed by the passion of ordinary Turks for their country. But for ordinary Turks that passion finds its outlet, not in martial ardour, but in simple pleasures: family, food, music, football, and friendship.
Turks have an inspiring ability to keep things in perspective, t o get on with everyday life and to have a bloody good time in the process. Sharing their joy in the simple things is a highlight for every visitor.
Treat Turkey as that most quintessential of Turkish dishes, the meze, a table piled high with scrumptious treats. Throw away the menu, order a plate of everything and feast till you can't go on. Afiyet olsun!
Fethiye is one of the most popular resorts along the Turkish coast. It's set on a wide bay, strewn with many islands. It is 135 kilometres (84 miles) south west of Marmaris in Mugla province, and has an outstanding and busy marina. The ancient name of the city is Telmessos where you can see a fortress on the hill overlooking the city which was built by Knights of Rhodes. Fethiye is known for its rock tombs carved into the faces of the cliffs by the Lycians. These are elaborately carved and are remarkable. One of them is the tomb of Amnytas dating from the 4th century BC built in Doric architectural style and is worth well visiting. Other historical places in the city are several sarcopaghi, theatre and the Fethiye tower.
Gulet cruises are also a popular choice amongst locals & tourists alike and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. Whether it be a day trip around the 12 islands which are usually a full day and include a hot meal. This includes visits to many of the islands and a many chances to cool off in the beautiful Mediterranean ocean. Or, alternatively, if you have the time we highly recommend a three day trip where you get the chance to sleep under the stars (if you wish) and spend lazy days and nights on-board.
The captain moves from one location to another and normally manages to find nice secluded spots to moor up. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see flying fish, dolphins and turtles.
All meals are taken aboard and generally an excellent time is had by all. It would be wrong of us to recommend any individual tour operator; trips can be booked at any of the many travel agents in Hisaronu or, if you want to save money, you can go directly to the yacht tour operators at, or close to Fethiye harbour.
Hisaronu caters for all tastes as it is packed with a variety of shops and restaurants covering the four corners of the globe. If it is nightlife you are after then look no further, the bars are always buzzing with activity and for those who like to dance the night away it caters for you too.
Ten minutes away is Oludinez, the bay forms the dreamlike Belcegiz - Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon) known as "a paradise that God granted to Earth", a very fine place with 3 km of natural beach and crystal blue waters in enchanting surroundings. At Koturumsu, a heaven-like beauty awaits you, where you may reach only by boats there are waterfalls flowing across valleys where thousands of butterflies, exhibiting tremendous shades of colours, fly amongst the pine forest bordering a lovely beach. Some of the other natural attractions are Katranci Bay, Gunluk (Kusuk Kargi) Bay, Oyuktepe, and Göcek with its harbour and marina. Around Fethiye, there are important ancient cities of the Lycians To the south-east of Fethiye lies Xanthos at Kinik village, an important capital of Lycians Its setting is naturally adorned while Letoon by Kumluova village and nearby Xanthos is also interesting. Letoon was a cult centre during the Lycian period and remains of temples dedicated Lento.
Activities: An abundance of activities available including water sports, boat excursions, jeep safari's, horse riding, paragliding, fishing and much more.
Shopping: A good selection of shops with excellent value jewellery, clothes, shoes, beach wear and water sports equipment.
Many small, well stocked mini markets. Fethiye has an abundance of shops and a large covered market on Tuesdays. There are many bars/discos and restaurants in Hisaronu which cater for all ages and tastes. More nightlife in nearby Fethiye town. Eating Out, you'll be spoilt for choice with a large choice of restaurants, cafes and snack bars serving local Turkish fare as well as seafood & Italian dishes, Mexican, Chinese , Indian and of course - English. Restaurants line the beach front boulevard offering airy dining with fine views of the bay.
Why not treat to a luxurious Turkish bath. There are many places local to Villa Esra that offer many different treatments, these generally include exfoliating treatments, foam baths, oil massages and many more. Prices are surprisingly cheap but do vary from place to place. It is certainly an invigorating experience and I can promise you, one that you won't forget!