Also Unspoilt & Rural
Ottoman villages in Cadianda, Üzümlü & İncirköy
Fethiye & its environment
offers many alternatives to holiday-makers as well as to property
investors nowdays, with its beautiful & amazing landscape, scenery and
traditional authentic Ottoman villages.
In the last two years we
have been wondering why Turkey cannot develop in rural tourism as
organised as in mainland of Spain, South of France, Toskana of Italy and
our neighbous in Greece.
Yes, we do have some places
and alternatives in this region starting with Kayaköy . But now there is a
new area which is very close to Fethiye town , Çalış beach and Dalaman
International Charter Airport.
place is called Üzümlü. It has authentic village houses, a traditional
life style and local people. We believe this place will be one of the most
popular spots for rural & ecological tourism in the near future. It is a
big responsibility for local authorities to regulate carefully and keep
the style as it was in Ottoman times.
There are old village houses to purchase ,
to renovate and there are new housing developments to invest in , or
finally you can buy land and build your own home in the traditional
There is the countryside
,and there is culture from ancient Cadianda and Ottoman Üzümlü to modern
Ancient Lycian Cadianda is
situated 18 kilometres north -east of Fethiye.
Setting off from Üzümlü,
you will not regret the climb about one and half hours by foot on the long
steep track through undiscovered terrain to this ancient Lycian city, as
you reach the top and are greeted with spectacular views and a chance to
explore the ruins of a theatre, stadium, baths, temple and agora.
in Lycian, was never more than an obscure city. It is mentioned only once
in ancient manuscripts, whereas its monuments and inscription go back to
the 5th century B.C.
Perched on its hilltop 400
meters above Üzümlü and about 900 meters above the sea, Cadianda was
certainly in a commanding situation.
Üzümlü village is located on a plateau,
which it shares with neighbouring village of Incirkoy. Üzümlü literally
translated means grape yard or place of grape. As its name infers you
will see grapevines scattered around all parts of the village and will
find the locals will be happy to share their produce with you.
Incirköy means fig village. This village
is located at the opposite side of the Üzümlü plateau.
The population of Üzümlü and İncirköy
are 1765 and 971 respectively. The locals are adept at utilising the land
to make their living. Produces include wine, grape-juice, vinegar, olives,
olive oil, tobacco, fig and fig products as well as weaving Dastar
At an altitude of more than 500 metres
Üzümlü and İncirköy villages enjoy very pleasant summer nightime
temperatures in marked contrast to the coast where temperatures are much
higher. During the winter months, a 20-minute journey will take you
towards Cameli, the beginning of the snow line, which boasts snow-peaked
mountains and incredible views and where you can find many fine slopes on
which to toboggan or snowboard.
The attractive rural villages of Üzümlü &
İncirköy are around 15 kilometres from the coastal market town of Fethiye.
The nearest airport is Dalaman, 60 kilometres from Uzumlu or İncirköy
approximately one hours travelling time. Dalaman airport is well served by
tourist charter flights and by Turkish Airways.