Islamlar is one of the most beautiful villages in the area due to its abundant spring water. At a higher altitude than Kalkan, in the foothills of the Taurus mountains, it is never as hot in the summer.
Islamlar is a rustic, peaceful retreat of traditional Turkish life. It’s far removed from the bustle of the coast, but still an easy drive from the town centre and the beach. The trout farms in the village ensure that there are some great local fish restaurants.
A simple village where the local men spend the day sitting around the local tea garden (çay baçhesı), there are 11 rustic but lovely restaurants.
There are some lovely walking paths around the village (depending on temperature) to explore the green mountain sides with it’s plentiful supply of mountain water. If you are lucky you may see a freshwater crab making it’s way down the road!
One is a circular walk from the centre of the village passing through the pine forest and taking in the small village of Lapaz.
Another is a walk from the top of the village passing the tombs to get to the start of the walk. It is a walk up the hillside to a plateau with stuuning views down to the village of Bezirgan this up and down walk takes in an ancient settlement.
There is no market in the village but the small village between Islamlar and Kalkan (Akbel) have a small local market on a Sunday.
Islamlar and the surrounding villages are covered with vines which in september harvested for vine.
Kalkan Beach, only 15 min drive, is a small pretty beach next to the picturesque fishing harbour with access to nearby islands and beach clubs.
Patara Beach, 20 min drive, is an 18km stretch of glorious unspoiled sand. Wonderful thatched beach restaurant and bar, with shower, changing rooms and WC facilities. Sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.
Kaputas Beach: 20 min drive is a beautiful secluded cove at Kaputas Gorge. There are 100 steps down to a little bit of heaven.