Beymelek Stone Houses Demre
|Star rating:||( 6 votes)|
|Phone:||+90 (242) 872 1679 & 872 1111|
|Address:||Beymelek İskele Quarters No.36, Demre, Antalya|
Beymelek featured in Turkish literature in one of the first “village novels” but over time its population declined due to migration and the village was abandoned. 12 of its 45 stone houses have been restored and are now open to guests in an attempt to promote sustainable and alternative tourism along the 500km hiking trails of the Lycian Way. This was initiated by the village mayor Osman Güngör who started with renovating his grandfathers home. The houses have been decorated in the village style and named after their last owners. Guest here can try their hand at shepherding where they can herd sheep or goats and it is recommended to try not only the local dishes by the speciality blue crab.