The Wolf's Trail Cottage
By Fairlight Jones
Out and About
Located above the village of Bayir in the centre of the peninsula, The Wolf’s Trail Cottage enjoys a wonderfully remote location, but is ideally positioned for exploration of the villages and beaches of the Bozburun Peninsula. There are excellent restaurants in Bayir itself and other villages are a short drive away. The nearest beach is at Delik or Ciftlik, just ten minutes’ drive in differing directions, while the unspoilt beaches, harbour and fishing villages of Hisaronü, Selimiye, Sögüt and Bozburun are just 25-30 minutes.
Also well worth a day’s exploration is the boat-building town of Bozburun, and slightly further afield following a stunningly beautiful road is Datça, complete with artisan dwellings of Turkish poets and the Carian ruins of Knidos nearby.
Wolf's Trail Cottage and Chalet Vista are located on the mountain-side overlooking the village of Bayir.
With just a small store, a central square, lokanata (café) or two and a smattering of local village houses, Bayir is picture-postcard perfect and well worth exploration. Walkers and locals alike can often be spotted sipping sweetened çay (tea) from tulip-shaped glasses, sheltered in the cooling shade of the mature trees. Local life carries on largely unchanged and elderly women in housecoats tending animals and men playing backgammon can be glimpsed as they go about their daily rituals.
Villages of the Bozburun Peninsula
The Wolf’s Trail Cottage is ideally positioned for exploration of the villages and beaches of the Bozburun Peninsula.
Delik & Ciftlik: beach & restaurants - 6 kms/10-min drive
Selimye: harbour, restaurants, beaches & market - 14 kms/22-min drive
Kumlubük: beach, restaurants & Dionysos Estate (hotel, beach club & spa) - 16 kms/28-min drive
Sögüt: beaches, restaurants & market - 16 kms, 28-min drive
Bozburun: restaurants, market & swimming - 21 kms/30-min drive
Hisaronü: restaurants, market & beach - 21 kms/30-min drive
Marmaris: city, restaurants, shopping & beaches - 29 kms/50-min drive
The Datça Peninsula
Slightly further afield following a stunningly beautiful road is Datça, complete with artisan dwellings of Turkish poets and the Carian ruins of Knidos nearby. The Datça peninsula is an assault on the naked eye from its hairpin bends to plunging green ravines and Cambridge blue sea on both sides, making it is one of the most beautiful stretches of the entire Turkish Coast...
Datça: 74 kms/1 hour 20-min drive
Knidos: 103 kms / 1 hour 55-min drive