The local area

Emerald Villa Turkey - surrounding-area

The Turkish Aegean Coast region

Turkey is usually very warm and sunny and the Turquoise Coast is no exception to this. The villa is set at the foot of the Babadag Mountains and so receives cooling breezes which are most welcome in the height of summer. This stretch of the Turkish coastline is known as the Turkish Riviera or Turquoise Coast. The area is one of Turkeys most beautiful, offering a perfect mix of beach resorts, mountain scenery and small rural villages.

The Lycian Way starts here and is one of the worlds most famous walks, it follows the coast for 509km and ends in Antalya. Probably for serious walkers only, but offers some fabulous views of the coastline and the opportunity to see some of the real Turkey. Approximately 40mins drive away is Saklikent, a natural gorge, 18km long and reaches 600m in places. It is a unique place to visit, where the ice cold water comes down from the mountains, with mountaineering, trekking, rafting, swimming and even a therapeutic mud bath!!

Yakapark is very close to Saklikent, here you can sample the local trout in tranquil surroundings. The restaurant area is shaded by ancient trees with small rivers and springs and offering the opportunity to sit up at one of the amazing tree top tables. If you wish to go further afield you can visit Pamukkale & Ephesus reputed to be the 8th wonder of the world, it is a 2 day trip but well worth it.

Ovacik

The town comes to life in the evenings with it’s many bars, shops and restaurants with cuisine to suit all tastes. You can find something to suit every tastes such as paragliding, waterskiing, quad biking, white water rafting, boat trips, jeep safaris, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and much more. Locally the ghost town Kayakoy is a short dolmus (bus) ride away, the buses are cheap and frequent.

The markets at Fethiye and in the village are not to be missed if you like a bargain. The beach and lagoon at Oludeniz is one of the most beautiful and most photographed beaches in the world. You can make your own way there on the dolmus, hire a car or take the free shuttle bus from the villa.