Black Tree Farmhouse and Cottages is situated in the rural hamlet of Karaagac at the foothills of Mount Babadag in the south west of Turkey. The popular beach town of Olu Deniz and Lagoon is a 35 minute drive away, while Fethiye lies 1 hour north. Closer to Black Tree are other smaller bays and beaches including Kabak, Balatli and the Faralya Gorge that provide great opportunities for hiking and exploring the coast locally. The famous and vast 17km long stretch of sandy beach at Patara is also a 35 minute drive away.
Although within hiking distance of these beautiful bays and more, Black Tree itself is set back from the coast standing 1000m above sea level and accessed by quaint winding country lanes. Surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean maki and pine forests, the farm is fairly isolated providing the perfect holiday retreat destination amidst unspoiled countryside.
The organic Farm, its farmhouse and cottages are an ideal stop off for those walking the Lykian Way. This walk, rated as one of the ten best in the world, begins here near Olu Deniz and continues up into the hills past Black Tree to descend down to sea level at Patara beach. It continues for 400km ending at Hisarcandir near Antalya. The whole region around Black Tree is scattered with ancient sites of interest, the local Lykian sites of Xanthos, Pinara, Letoon and Tlos are all within easy reach.
Turkey`s southwest coastline, the ancient land of Lycia, often referred to as the ‘Pirate Coast’, is a rugged, wild and mountainous landscape characterized by soaring pine-covered peaks that drop precipitously to the Mediterranean Sea. Beneath these lime stone heights hide many deserted coves, once anchorage for pilgrims en route to the Holy Land.
Timeless villages, sun washed and wind swept Mediterranean harbours, and a rich archaeological heritage, are all to be found along this historic stretch of the Turquoise coast. Inland, in the foothills of Mount Babadag, farmsteads in scattered rural hamlets still make a living tending goats, bees and farming tobacco.