Loft

Islamlar

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Web Ref: 3805

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Indoor Pool
  8. Restaurant 500m
  • Upper level: Open plan living/dining/kitchen area (TV, DVD, A/C, dishwasher, oven). Sliding doors to pool terrace with covered dining area. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and door to pool terrace and indoor pool (4m x 2m). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Sun terrace area with covered dining area and sun loungers. Barbecue. Covered parking area with steps up to accommodation level.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 3m) with infinity edge.

Loft is a getaway retreat ideal for couples and small families nestling close to the village of Islamlar.

As the name implies, accommodation is all on one raised level and accessed via steps that lead from the parking area. It boasts modern facilities throughout, including an indoor pool which forms part of the master suite. Approached via an unmade road on the edge of the village, Loft is in a typically Turkish neighbourhood.

Islamlar is considered cooler than towns directly on the beautiful Turquoise coast, it being higher up in a valley towards the Taurus mountains where the air is fresh. This few degrees of temperature difference is often very welcome in the hot summer sun! The town is renowned for its family-run fresh trout farms and restaurants which are dotted all around the hillside and are fed by natural cascades of streams that run through the village which are just a few hundred metres stroll from Loft.

Kalkan is a short 12-15 minute drive down the hill where you will find all amenities as well as beach clubs and vibrant cafes/restaurants. A visit to the ancient ruins of Patara followed by an afternoon at the long sandy beach (20km) would make for an ideal excursion from Loft.. 

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Great Things to Do Near Loft

Canoeing on the Xanthos river

 Enjoy a fun day river canoeing on the Xanthos river. You can travel across ancient Lycian lands of lush and tranquil nature. The ride is downstream, so it's not hard going. The journey ends at Patara beach with time for a swim.
 

Explore the backstreets of Kalkan

 Wonderful atmospheric narrow streets that house a mixture of shops, coffee bars, restaurants with traditional overhanging wooden balconies above.  Enjoy having a wander around.
 

Ride horses through the sand dunes of Patara

There are stables within the Patara National Park that cater for riders and non-riders of all ages and ability. Due to the strict conservation laws there is not a building to be seen, which is what makes this beach so special - endless golden sands, surrounded by nature, so it's perfect for an early morning ride enjoying the beautiful scenery!
 

Explore Kas

Enjoy wandering around the narrow cobbled streets of the historic town centre.  They are lined with small shops selling local products.  Look up at the overhanging balconies with their bright and colourful bougainvillaea spilling over.  The main square is the focal point where tables are laid out inviting one and all to enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious meal of fresh, local produce.
 

Enjoy fresh trout in the famous Islamlar restaurants

 Islamlar is famous for its traditional trout fishing industry so make sure you sample the local produce, right on your doorstep.

Visit the Lycian sites

 at Myra, where you will be able to explore the spectacular Lycian, Greek and Roman ruins of this ancient city, including one of the best preserved amphitheatres and spectacular rock tombs. Entrance to St Nicholas Church is available, but as an optional cost.
 

Drive down to the stunning beach of Patara

 It's part of a huge national park, it is a key biodiversity area, rich in birdlife and the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta). Only about a 15 minute stroll from some of the major ruins, even in the height of the summer it is never crowded. The absence of development and no water sports means that it is always peaceful.
 

Explore the Saklikent gorge

 It's the second-largest (20 km long) gorge in Europe, with spectacular scenery and 4 kms of the gorge is walkable. Outside the gorge, restaurants have wooden platforms suspended just above rushing spring waters - great places to relax on Turkish rugs and cushions with a beer. You have to cross the water - beware, it's knee deep and fast flowing. Wear swim shoes - these can be hired if you don't have any.
 

Mountain trekking

Beautiful scenery is to be found whilst trekking in the Taurus range just around 40 minutes north of Islamlar.  Below the tree line and winter snow are the yayla (highland plateaus).  Trek through canyons, gorges and passes - many of these gorges were important trade routes, some still in use, some completely forgotten, though all at one time jealously guarded.
 

A ‘must see’ is the ancient site of Xanthos

 It was one of the six principal cities of Lycia and it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Turkey and has been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Of note are the pillar tombs (unique to Lycia) and the Harpy column tomb with frieze. The 'Harpy Tomb' is so called as it was believed that the winged women figures in the frieze were harpies - monsters from Greek mythology with the head of a woman and the body of a bird.
 

Sticky delights

Try one of the rich, gooey Turkish pastries, rich in honey, raisins, nuts and cinnamon and layered in Filo pastry - along with a Turkish coffee to clear the palate.  Kalkan's harbour front is the best place to enjoy this indulgence!

For the biggest market on the Lycian coast

take the journey up to Fethiye and experience an authentic Turkish market.  Produce is brought from all over the region - vegetables, spices and, of course, the 'genuine fake' designer goods.  In the centre of Fethiye is the fish market, where fresh fish can be chosen from the stalls and cooked at one of the restaurants in the surrounding square - a great place for lunch.  Tuesday is the main market day for Fethiye.

Nearby

Towns

Islamlar 10 mins
Kalkan Old Town 15 mins
Kas 45 mins
Fethiye 75 mins

Beaches

Indigo Beach Club 18 mins
Kalamar Beach Club 20 mins
Patara 30 mins

Airports

Dalaman 120 mins
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