Islamlar village (Bodamya or Bodamia in Greek times) is a wonderfully lush area in the Taurus Mountains above the town of Kalkan; the local industries are olive growing and growing grapes for wine. The village stretches up the verdant mountainside, through thick forestation; the result of plentiful supply of fresh water. Sleepy and relaxed, the pace of life has probably barely changed in a hundred years or more. As the village is close to parts of the famous Lycian Way, it is a natural choice for walkers. The area is renowned for its trout restaurants, where menus are simple and absolutely fresh, usually consisting of salads, goats cheese, a few local mezze dishes, delicious fresh trout or chicken, followed by fresh fruit. It may seem strange to describe this fare as memorable, but the combination of the natural tastes – completely free of chemicals – the sound of the mountain streams and the magnificent scenery just cannot fail to impress.
Should you want for something a little more sophisticated the restaurants (and cafés, bars, shops and beach clubs) of Kalkan are just fifteen minutes drive. It is possible to arrange a taxi one way or both, ensuring that you will never feel too remote in your peaceful haven.