Discover Islamlar and Uzumlu
Find out more about these areas of scenic beauty
Islamlar and Uzumlu are small villages situated in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. The two villages are approximately 8 minutes drive from each other and around 15 minutes drive from Kalkan and its coastline. Set in the mountains amongst beautiful scenery, yet still close to local restaurants and a village shop, these incredibly beautiful areas offer a compelling combination of a peaceful, utterly un-spoilt location along with breathtaking views and the convenience of being close to Kalkan. The two villages have an abundance of fruit trees, olive groves and vineyards and provide an insight into beautiful rural Turkish life which has remained unchanged for many years.
Islamlar village still uses a water-powered millstone where the flour for local residents is ground, and the area has several trout farm restaurants where they serve simple authentic Turkish food, bursting with flavour. All ingredients are locally grown and organic. Small waterfalls, springs and mountain streams provide constant fresh water giving natural irrigation and feeding the trout pools that supply the local restaurants. Prices are lower than at the tourist resorts and there are wonderful views down the valley to the sea. Islamlar and Uzumlu also benefit from being several degrees centigrade cooler than at sea level, and Kalkan locals use the restaurants as respite from the warmest summer days.
Our villas here are close to parts of the famous Lycian Way, which makes them a natural choice for walkers. They can also make for a refreshing escape from the buzz of Kalkan. Our collection of villas in Islamlar and Uzumlu range from 6 bedrooms to 1 bedroom and vary in design, with some offering cool and contemporary interiors and others having a more rustic feel. Many have extensive terraces where you can make the most of relaxing, dining alfresco, entertaining or just having a G and T as the sun dips behind the mountains.
Islamlar is in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, yet close to local restaurants, and just 10-15 minutes by car from Kalkan and the coast. This incredibly beautiful area offers a compelling combination of a peaceful, utterly unspoilt location with breath taking views and the convenience of being close to Kalkan. We are pleased to offer a selection of Islamlar villas from an intimate 1 bedroom cottage to a large 6 bedroom villas suitable for a extended family holiday.