About 10 km south of Dead Sea (Ölüdeniz)and 25km South of Fethiye. More commonly known as Faralya; a village in Lycia, Turkey, the area is originally called “Uzunyurt” which literally means “long country”. Faralya was known simply as the “village on the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley” until recently, when travellers start to take a deeper look at the village. The village itself is quite a pleasant sight to see, with its authentic houses and colorful gardens cascading towards the cliffs of the Valley.
Faralya is home to a variety of species from plants to animals. The fertile soil in the region paves the way for many flowers and trees existing harmoniously.
From the refreshing scent of the red pine forests to reviving smell of citrus trees, cleansing sage to flavourful oreganos the area is home to lots of curative plants and herbs.
On your way from Fethiye to our hotel, you probably already had the chance to gaze upon the magnificent Butterfly Valley. However, to get to its beach, you have to travel by boat (which we provide by reservation), one of the main reasons why this particular section of nature is so remote and still untouched. The glorious mountainous valley, stretching around 86,000 square meters (21. 3 acres), opens up to the brilliantly blue sea with a white sand beach in its midst. It is also here that more than 100 species of butterflies flutter about undisturbed (including the local orange, black, and white Jersey Tiger butterfly) in an area where a waterfall cascades down from a canyon and flows into a river right by the lavender flowers. As such, it’s no wonder that the Turkish government declared the valley a preservation area in 1987, in order to protect the butterflies and their natural habitat.
Located at Çalış Beach, this sanctuary is home to hundreds of bird species. Most of them being migratory birds, some such as Flamingos as well as endengered species are permenant residers at this paradise.
Lycia also known as “Land of Light” was a geopolitical region in Anatolia in what are now the provinces of Antalya and Muğla on the southern coast of Turkey aslo knowns as the Turkish Riviera, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Known to history since the records of ancient Egypt and the Hittite Empire in the Late Bronze Age, it was populated by speakers of the Luwian language group. Written records began to be inscribed in stone in the Lycian language which you can see some of them at Faralya.