This place is the closest thing to holiday perfection we have found. We have come and stayed with Arife and Oliver three times, once on our own, once with my elderly parents and then with another family. We keep coming back because there is no place like it and the welcome given to us by Arife and Oliver is something we look forward to and think about all year.
The villas are divine – they have been tastefully and thoughtfully built, with the most glorious outdoor areas in which to relax. The pool is beautiful, the garden lush, the seating areas comfortable and shaded. We adore the tree houses with the breeze and the shower hidden in the tree at Villa Passion. The walk to Kayakoy along the forest track which takes you through the abandoned village is magical, especially as it gets dark. We love going to Muzzy’s for lunch and letting the kids swim in his pool, and have enjoyed many nights at Cinbal BBQing our own meats and trying the slow cooked lamb. We really love taking the small boat to Gemiler Island for swimming and a walk up the track to see the Byzantine ruins, the fish market in Fethiye for fabulous and cheap meals, the wonderful day out at Saklikent Gorge.
The ruins at Tlos are very quiet with no one else around, while the resort at Olu Deniz is buzzy and the lagoon is warm and pretty. My kids have loved Arife’s kittens and the friendly dog, and we have all enjoyed spotting the wildlife from bats to crickets to tortoises. A highlight has been the boat trips where we have been fed on board while we cruise around bays. It really is the best place we have ever visited and the Turkish people are so kind and welcoming. We could not recommend Eden Villas more highly – go!