|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
“The Stables” A lovely one bedroom stone cottage with tiled floors throughout, whitewashed walls and wooden beamed ceilings.
There is a large terrace area at the front of the Cottage with flowers and gardens surrounding and large umbrella for shade as well as seating for dining and relaxing. A wall provides privacy but doesn't affect the stunning views of opposite mountains.
The Stables has an open plan kitchen and cosy sitting room with small dining table, fan, single divan bed and decorative fireplace. There is a CD player and a large collection of books for guests use.
The Cottage plan makes excellent use of space and many guests comment on how much larger it is that they expected.
The galley style kitchen area is well equipped.
The good sized double bedroom has built in cupboard and fireplace. Air-conditioned for cool or heat. The pretty blue tiled shower room is a decent size and has large basin and toilet.
The Cottage sleeps up to 3 adults comfortably.
The Cottages have been carefully restored to create a beautiful and relaxing rural getaway.
Each boutique Cottage has a private area and the property is surrounded by gardens, fruit trees and a rustic stone wall. The property boasts panoramic views of rolling hills and sweet scented pine forests with a mountainous backdrop.
Above the Valley you can see the sea twinkling between the hills behind the abandoned Greek Village that forms the heart of Kaya Village.
The beautifully tiled pool area is raised above the property and overlooks the picturesque Kaya Valley. The pool area is flooded with sunshine all day then is lit up at night time for relaxing and star gazing or a midnight dip.
Around the Village, neighbours can been seen tending to their animals and bustling about with domestic chores or collecting wood and herbs from the mountains. A must is to sample their delicious home made yoghurt, cheese, honey, fresh Village bread, eggs, olives and sun ripened fresh fruits and vegetables.
Kayakoy (or Kaya - Koy means Village) Village is located around the historic ruins of Levissi. The ruins lie nestled against the hillside, forming an open-air museum or “Ghost Town”. Levissi was abandoned following a population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the early 1920’s. Exploring the site via worn pathways weaving between houses and churches is a wonderful experience. It was the inspiration for Louis de Bernieres Novel 'Birds Without Wings' and the recent film 'The Water Diviner' was also filmed in part here.
Kayakoy is in a Valley raised above sea level surrounded by coastline and forest.
Car Hire/Local Buses: Car hire is not necessary but if guests are thinking about renting a car, it is a very good way to see the best of what the area has to offer. If guests are interested in particular in seeing the Lycian ruins scattered about the area then a car is strongly recommended. Aircon in the car can be a welcome relief during the hottest months (July/August) so guest may wish to hire a car if they want to sightsee in comfort.Car hire is charged on a weekly rate or a daily rate for bookings less than a week.
The local transport in the area is the 'Dolmus ' bus. Previous visitors to will be familiar with this system - you can board the bus anywhere from the side of the road or waiting at a designated stop. Buses are regular and on time. Many characters are met on the Dolmus bus. A good cultural experience! The Kayakoy Dolmus travels direct to Fethiye Town, Gemiler and Olu-Deniz beaches every 1/2 - 1 hour and fares are between 3-6 Turkish Lira
Walk trails: Well marked walk trails surround the Village, which itself is actually a stopoff on the famous Lycian Way walk trail from Fethiye to Antalya.
Some walks include:
Cottages to Af Kule monastary 1hr
Levissi ruins to Oludeniz (fantastic walk) 2.5 - 3hrs
Levissi ruins to Cold Water bay 45mins
Kayakoy to Fethiye via old cobbled village road 2hrs
Cottages to Gemiler beach - asphalt road or forest trail 1.5hrs
Shorter walk trails are found around the Village.
On the Lycian Way
Hisaronu to Faralya 5-6hrs (take dolmus to starting point).
Walking and Birdwatching books are provided with botanical and historical notes.
Absolutely superb location, remote but central, great restaurants nearby, fantastic beaches, equipped with everything needed, very attentive ower, one of the best holidays we ever had! F
The two cottages, Smokehouse and the Stables, have been very beautifully restored and are immaculately maintained. There are many special decorative touches, that make the cottages homey yet elegant. For example, hand embroidered locally produced bed linens, lots of antique tools and equipment, colourful potted plants in the courtyard, and plenty of books and local information. There is now also Wi Fi available, which worked the whole 10 days of our stay in September.
The cottages are high on a hill (but easily accessible by car) with far reaching views of the mountains, in a charming farming village with few signs of the bad effects of tourism. The village people are open and friendly, and we enjoyed many long walks in the peaceful country lanes and up on sheep tracks. Highly recommended and many thanks to Claire for her friendly assistance.
Kaya Village is located just 8km from the harbour Town of Fethiye in Southwest Turkey where the Mediterranean and Aegean Oceans meet.The beautiful coastline is referred to as 'The Turquoise Coast' .The iconic Oludeniz beach is 10km drive. The quieter Gemiler Beach bay is just 5km away and both are accessible by local bus. The Lycian/Roman fortress ruins of Tlos and the stunning Saklikent Gorge are within 1 hours drive from Fethiye and are worth a visit as well as other historical sites, beaches, beauty spots and museums. Kaya is 1 hour drive from Dalaman Airport and 3-4hrs from Antalya airport. Kaya Village has a wonderful selection of Restaurants ranging from upmarket Wine Houses to small family run locals where Turkish Village cuisine can be sampled. The Village itself is in the Kaya Valley, a flat area surrounded by mountains, natural pine forest and beautiful beaches.Nearby Fethiye town has a big open Market day, an old bazaar shopping area, marina area and even a Roman theater.
Other Activities: Excellent Kayaking, Nature walks on the Lycian Way, Boat Trips, birdwatching