A village in the ridges of Kaplan Mount, in İzmir / Tire: Kaplan Village. It lies under 100+ year_old castagne, walnut, plane trees, and lovely fruit orchards, and little dingles. The village is best known for its two othantic restaurants of globally famous Egean cuisine with an exclusive view of Küçük Menderes Plain.
Our house is located on the toppest ridge of the village. It is a special result of a regardful restoration of an old house. The owner is a documentary-director. She wants to share her place with her guests, if they are interested in inspiring from history, sleeping in nature, and tasting real nature.
Lydia, in which Tire is located, is the most important antique zone of Turkey and the world. It covers Ephesus (40 mins), Metropolis (30 mins), Afrodisias (2.5 hrs), Laodikia (2.5 hrs), Milletus (1 hr). Pamukkale (2.5 hrs), which is famous with travertine terraces and thermal springs, Birgi, which is an historical Ottoman town, Şirince Village, which is famous with othantic fruit wines, are places can be visited.
Transportation to Tire offers many alternatives: International Airport (60 km), train and bus from Izmir. And taxi is a must for access to the village.
The view of our dublex house: Tire City, Küçük Menderes Plain, Bozdağlar Mountain Range.
It has 3+1 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WC's, hot water, autopark, internet access.
The location of the house offers alternative- rich daytrips to Tire's traditional places (since 13th century) and antique cities. Craftsmen Bazaar and the neighbour village Cambazlı, which is famous with black mulberry gardens, are some of the places should be visited. And Kaplan Village offers long, natural and fresh hiking tracks. The nearest beach (45 km) is Pamucak and the nearest ski center (50 km) is Bozdağ Ski Center. 2 days per week, you can visit native organic bazaar in city center. The one on Tuesdays is a star on its own: incredibly range variety and othantic atmosphere. It covers every single streets of Tire. High variety of seasonal plants take place on benches for over 11 mountes in a year. And the one on Fridays, the women from all mountain villages of Tire come and sell their own products.
Tire is an agriculture and stockbreeding zone. From many dairy sites, you can provide high quality milk, yoghurt and high variety of cheese. Also, the villagers can provide you extra-organic milk, eggs, sheep&goat cheese, bread, olive-oil, jam, fresh and dried fruits... You can cook whatever you want and you can taste rich traditional menu in the restaurants in an affordable way.
Also, you will find an amazig music archive and Turkey documetaries (directed by the owner) on the walls.
It is an exclusive experience. Feel it.