Dionysos Village Hotel
By Fairlight Jones
About the Hotel
With a dramatic canyon top setting above the beautiful Bay of Kumlubük, the Dionysos Village Hotel is dedicated to tranquil luxury, exceptional organic food and complete relaxation. For the last decade the owners Ahmet & Rim Senol have followed their vision of creating a destination where you truly feel you’ve ‘stepped off the world’.
The love of good food permeates every aspect of the Dionysos estate, surrounded as you are by organic vineyards, produce fields and olive groves. You’ll soon grow to love the exceptional (and award winning) olive oil as well as the estate produced wine and fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Didem Senol (the daughter of Ahmet & Rim) has national renown as a chef and she uses the seasonal produce to create wonderful food across the three restaurants on the estate. The wine list also has the quality and variety to perfectly match the food on offer.
During the daytime, the focus is very much on the infinity pool that overlooks the bay, with a beautiful pool terrace and bar. You can also take the regular shuttle down to the private waterfront, complete with club house and even a skippered boat for a lazy day at sea.
If the five minute journey seems a bit much, then you can of course make use of the jacuzzis that look out to across the bay, or indulge yourself with a spa treatment. Thoughtfully there are plenty of hammocks slung under the olive trees for afterwards.
If you do feel active, of course there’s plenty on offer, from mountain bikes through to regular yoga and Pilates classes. You can also walk the mile down to Amos bay - a small cove between two headlands where there is an ancient amphitheatre.
Accommodation is in individual sandstone cottages each with a private balcony and panoramic sea views that are reached via olive tree shaded pathways that wind through the estate.
Featured in the Sunday Times Hot 100 European Hotels, every detail has been considered and every effort made to offer an exceptionally relaxing experience.
Why we love the Dionysos Village Hotel
If we had to sum up the Dionysos in one word, it would be ‘passion’. It’s so clear how much love for the landscape, the food and the environment has gone into creating this gorgeous estate. The owners and their team genuinely cannot do enough to ensure you have the holiday that’s right for you.
The food is out of this world - fresh, seasonal and bursting with flavour. If you want to relax and feel you are ‘elsewhere’ then we cannot recommend the Dionysos Estate highly enough.
It has a genuine sense of ‘place’.