Fig Tree Villa
Submitted: September 5, 2009
Stayed: August 2009
Our stay at Fig Tree Villa was excellent. The villa is huge, nicely furnished and well equipped. It is really clean and has everything such as dishwasher, washing machine, PS1, tv, video, stereo, hair dryers etc. The pool is shared with the neighbours but they rarely use it so it is as good as having a private pool. The entire villa is very impressive and an excellent place to stay.The scenery surrounding the villa is exceptional, and because of the mountains it is a few degrees cooler than the coast, which is great in the summer.
Uzumlu village has a few bars and restaurants, the Wine House is worth a visit, it caters for both English and Turkish tastes. The Grape Garden is a simple place that again has a variety of English and Turkish foods. There are lots of shops in the village centre that are geared up for self-catering tourists.
We would recommend that you hire a car, the Orange management company are extremely helpful and they even drove us most of the way back from the airport. But if you don't want to do that, there are regular buses that go to and from Feithye. They'll stop anywhere and are reasonably priced. You will see them everywhere (they are small mini-buses) they go all over. It is a really good service. There are also lots of other buses that go further (Olu Deniz being one place)
A place you must visit is Kadyanda, it is only 7km out of the village, up a mountain road and it is amazing, it is the ruins of an ancient settlement (if you go with children don't let them loose as there are lots of deep holes). Another must-visit is the Saklikent Gorge, it is a fair drive away but there are companies that offer tours. It was amazing, we arrived at around 8:30am and we were the first there, we had the entire gorge to ourselves, we took two of the children as guides and they were excellent in letting us know where not to walk and the best ways to climb the waterfalls. Be warned you need proper wet shoes, not flip-flops as you will lose them. It is a flip-flop graveyard! You also need to take a bag you can get wet and protect your valuables - we just used resealable food bags. On the way home another stop is Tlos, another ruined civilisation.
Fig Tree villa is perfectly situated if, like us, you like to explore the country you are visiting, there is so much to see and do and everything is within easy reach of the villa. Just do a bit of research before you go and Google some maps as they were vital to us.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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