Discover Turkey's hidden secrets at "Villa Julia"
A gentle sea breeze, mingled with the scent of garden flowers drifts through your open door. You wake to the sound of waves lapping. You step out onto your balcony, toes warmed by the early morning sun. To your left eagles soar over sun drenched mountains. To your right a kingfisher is darting from rock to rock. And a few strides in front of you is an empty stretch of sand, before the most enticing azure sea. You wonder what to do today. Cruise to a deserted island for a picnic? Explore the countryside for ancient ruins? Swim? Sunbathe? or just be very busy doing nothing in your personal paradise?
"Villa Julia" has a homely atmosphere and comfortable guest rooms sleeping up to 15. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and en-suite facilities, and all but one have either a balcony or terrace with stunning sea views. There is a cosy sitting room opening onto the terrace with its sofa and easy chairs for a siesta in the shade plus tables and chairs for dining under the stars, and an extensive library of paperbacks. Make the most of the Mediterranean sun on the sunbeds, either on the gently sloping beach or in the bougainvillea filled garden. Chill off with a dip in the swimming pool or the sea, dive from the private jetty, indulge in some water sports, lounge in the shade of trees in the garden, or go for a walk.....
A short stroll along the beach is a fishing quay with a restaurant and a small mini-market. Then beyond the quay is a beautiful coastal walk through the "lost valley" - an archaeologically protected area - to the neighbouring hamlet of Saranda with more restaurants. There are many more fascinating walks for walking and hiking, we can provide suggested routes.
"Villa Julia" nestles on the edge of Sögüt Köyü, a rural seaside village, which is set at the head of a spectacular bay and flanked by the mountains of the Loryma peninsula, an important area in ancient times and some of the most wild and unspoilt countryside on the south west coast of Turkey. The local people are among the most welcoming in Turkey, they are mainly self-sufficient, making a living from agriculture and fishing.
A holiday ashore and afloat? Holiday at "Villa Julia" and have the option of cruising on a classic topsail schooner!
Villa Julia is now let as a whole villa but in earlier years it was marketed for B&B holidays and featured as one of the best small hotels in Turkey in the "Small Hotels of Turkey" Book and website, and in Alisdair Sawday's "Special Places to Stay in Turkey" book and website.
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