Enjoy the panoramic views over Patara and out to sea
In the Taurus Mountains above Kalkan is the traditional and ancient hamlet of Islamlar. To stay in this beautiful location is to experience an authentic and timeless taste of traditional Turkey.
You will find distinctive architecture, charming people and a simple way of life. There is still an old tea house, a bakery where the flour is stone milled and shepherds tending their sheep between the shady olive trees.
The area is renowned for its trout farms and not surprisingly fine fish restaurants are to be found. This remote location is the perfect place for keen walkers who will appreciate the landscape and breath-taking views over the Kalkan bay and Patara, where you will find the stunning sands and ancient ruins of Patara beach. Car hire is recommended and Kalkan is a 15 minute drive from Islamlar.
For an authentic ‘off the beaten track’ stay in Turkey, Islamlar is just perfect, in this quaint little hamlet we have 2 charming old stone houses, Villas Hosgor and Goncagul, which are both traditional Turkish homes yet to benefit from a little luxury, boast their own private pools. If you do wish to pop into a more sophisticated area for a meal or a spot of shopping, Kalkan is just a short drive away.