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In ancient times the modern day Dalyan channel was known as the Calbys river and was the border between the kingdoms of Caria and Lycia. The major city of Kaunos was a separate state, then it became a part of Caria and later still of Lycia.

Kaunos was an…

What’s the perfect sundowner spot in Kalkan? 

Being the experts in villa holidays in Turkey, you’d expect us to know everything about what makes the best villa holiday in Kalkan !   How about this perfect sundowner spot for example?   Sit with an ice cold G&T or Efes beer and watch the day boats returning to…

The animals and wildlife of Gokbel

When we say Gokbel is a delightful natural, unspoilt village we mean it.   As you relax on a sunbed at your villa in Gokbel or wander the terraces you will hear the sound of sheep or goat bells drifting across the hillside as Emine takes her flock to new…

Turkish Villa Holidays Speak at Awards Launch

Robert from Turkish Villa Holidays was a guest speaker at this months launch of the SWBOYAwards.   He explained the process that Turkish Villa Holidays went through in winning the 2014 Marketing Excellence Award, the benefits of the stringent judging visit to those who enter and the benefits of winning…

Like fresh, organic, tasty ? That’ll be Dalyan Market 

The Saturday market in Dalyan is a bounty of fresh, tasty foods, and easily walkable from all our villas in Dalyan.   Sure you can buy cellophane wrapped fruit, cheeses and vegetables in the town’s supermarkets….but, like the locals do,  why would you when the best, widest and freshest is…

Islamlar village restaurants   

Islamlar village sits in the fothills of the Taurus mountains, 15 minutes scenic drive from Kalkan.   Formerly the Greek village of Bodamya before 1923, Islamlar has continued to be a delightful, welcoming mountain village which embraces you in the natural, clean, family orientated lifestyle.   One example are the…

Istanbul – our favourite city in the world 

Istanbul. The very word conjures up immediate thoughts of Sultan's, the Harem, spices, Mosques, the enchanting Bosphorus and of course the only city in the world that spans two continents.

This is a must see city in the world, uniquely the capital of three separate empires –Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. so…