Live like a local- A guide to our self catering properties in Patara, Kalkan and Uzumlu.

Have you ever felt like just packing your bags and taking off for a while? Finding your own little place to relax. Not a regular hotel room, but your own space where you have the freedom to choose whether to eat in or out. A place where you can relax on your own balcony or terrace with a drink and watch the sun go down. A place where you can get up in the morning at whatever time you please, enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which you have all the time in the world to go out to explore the surrounding area…or perhaps just stay put with a good book.

Then why not rent a self catering apartment or villa.

In addition to the Hotel Patara Viewpoint, we have a range of self catering apartments and villas available, all can be found on the Accomodations page on our hotel website www, accomodation




The joy of having your own place and your own front door key is that you can really feel like you are “living local”. You can enjoy buying fresh bread each morning from the local bakery or grocery store. You can explore the local markets selling an abundance of delicious fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, returning to your own kitchen to enjoy creating wonderful Mediterranean meals or barbecues.

If you have a young family, then a self catering apartment or house is ideal as you can enjoy creating a ‘home away from home’ where your children can continue with their routine and then at the end of the day you can relax in the evening on your terrace/ balcony with a glass of wine, knowing that they are tucked up safely in their new bedrooms nearby.

If you are travelling on a limited budget, you can cook at home, exploring local shops and markets for Mediterranean ingredients and take pleasure in cooking these delicious fresh affordable ingredients in your own kitchen.

Over the years many of our guests from the Hotel Patara Viewpoint have also spent time at one of our self catering properties, sometimes dividing their holiday time between the hotel and an apartment or a villa.

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Gelemiş / Patara

If you love the outdoors, walking, archaeology and sandy beaches . If laid back, barefoot beach vibe is your thing then Patara is a perfect choice. The small village of Gelemis (also known as Patara) is on the doorstep of  the famous 18km sandy beach  (named by the Sunday times as one of the top ten beaches in the world),the archaeological site of Patara and the Lycian way walking trail pass the front door. It has a well stocked grocery store and a green grocer for all the essentials. It is not far by bus or car to go to explore local village markets. The village has a small selection of low key, laid back locantas serving delicious home cooked foods. There are a couple of delightful bars and a gorgeous coffee shop serving delicious coffees and cakes. The village is quiet and suits those in search of a relaxed holiday



Bademli apartments

We have 4 self catering apartments situated in the middle of an olive grove on the edge of the village. A 5 minute walk to the village centre and all of its facilities. The apartments (Bademli apartments) are set in pretty landscaped gardens, have a shared pool and a wonderful roof terrace offering a fabulous 360 degree view of the surrounding area including the sea, archaeological site and mountains. Two of the apartments have one double bedroom plus open plan living space and two of the apartments have 2 bedrooms plus open plan living space. More information can be found on the website or by looking at the accommodations page on the hotel website. Please email us to enquire about availability.



For those in search of a little more sophistication, the small town of Kalkan is a delightful place to take a holiday. With an abundance of excellent restaurants offering a selection of both Turkish and European food, a wide selection of small independent shops selling local handicrafts, textiles and jewellry and plenty of beach clubs set around the bay, Kalkan has become a popular holiday destination for the discerning traveller.



Viewpoint Villas – Kalkan

We have four villas in Kalkan (Villa Esra, Villa Chidem, Villa Gul and Villa Lale) available for holiday rental. The villas are situated in a popular area with an excellent well stocked shop only 2 minutes walk away and several delicious  restaurants on the doorstep. It is a 15 minute walk to the old town and a 10 minute walk to the nearest beach club in Kalamar bay (the beach club offer a free taxi service for those who do not want to walk). The villas are a real “home away from home”. Each villa has private pool and terrace.

More information can be found on our website Please email us to enquire about availability .



For those of you seeking a spot of luxury , we have 3 luxury houses in the small rural village of Uzumlu, up in the hills above Kalkan. Each villa has a private pool and sleeps up to 4 guests. The villas have spectacular views across the valley to Patara beach. A car is advised if you choose to stay in Uzumlu as there is no public transport. For more information on these villas, availability and prices, please email us at



Finally if you cannot decide on which location you prefer, why not try a 2 centre holiday! many of our guests choose to stay a week by the beach and then a week in the pretty town of Kalkan or the rural retreat of Uzumlu. We are happy to accommodate any combination. Just get in touch! All we ask is that you have a minimum stay of 3 nights in any one of our self catering properties. (A week in July and August unless there is a small gap between bookings).A self catering break can also be combined with a stay at the Hotel Patara Viewpoint ( So lots of options to consider!