Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey

“Infused with the laid back charm and warmth of its owner, these tranquil, home from home chalets are set among olive trees, mountains and a wonderfully crowd-free beach.”

Highlights

Incredible homemade traditional Turkish food | Accommodation on the beach | The Lycian Way | Ancient Olympos ruins | Walking distance from Chimaera Mountain | Free bike loans | Candlelit dinners on the beachfront | Turtle hatching on the beach from May to September

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This beach vacation in Turkey is open between April to November
Our top tip:
Take some good walking shoes as many of the best areas to explore are rough and rocky.
Room description:
One and two bedroom wooden chalets set in subtropical gardens. All within minutes of the sea with own porch and hammock, air-con, fridge and en-suite shower.
Amenities:
Communal area and bar serving all meals, WiFi access in chalets, minibar, lush garden full of fruit trees.
Meals:
Amazing traditional breakfast included. Lunch available, but not included Lots of good nearby restaurants.
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Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

The beach is a popular nesting site for the species known as Caretta Caretta. Protecting them may also save the area from major development. There are few places left in Turkey, perhaps the whole Mediterranean, that are as pure and as beautiful as Olympos beach. We feel we must do anything we can to help preserve it. We aim to help local conservation by raising awareness to the plight of endangered sea turtles. Since turtles attract tourism, locals have reconciled their protection, way of life and life cycle with that of income from tourism. It is now in everybody's interest to ensure that the sea turtles are protected and that any development in the area considers this.

The beach is also home to various rare species of plants including Sand Lilies.

The accommodation is an independent small hotel that maintains high standards of responsibility with regards to its operation; composting of organic waste, recycling bins, no use of chemicals or pesticides in the gardens, solar heating panels for hot water and low energy bulbs and appliances where possible. Careful consideration has also been put into the construction of these cottages so that they work in harmony with their surroundings. All cottages are built entirely from wood, no concrete is used in their construction. In theory, the cottages can be removed at any time with no scar on the landscape or environment.

Food produce is mainly sourced from local farms, organic where possible. The village of Cirali has several farms that are certified organic! This hotel is family run and also contributes positively to the local village economy; airport transfers and other related operational tasks are done by local people.

41 Reviews of Beach vacation in Cirali, Turkey

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Reviewed on 08 Aug 2018 by

Great....only wish I'd had more time Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2018 by

Just generally beautiful scenery, friendly people and good food. Enjoyed visiting the Yanartas. Ten out of ten! We love Cirali beach and Hotel Bellerofon! Read full review

Reviewed on 01 May 2018 by

Seeing turtles out at sea in the bay, whilst walking the Lycian Way footpath. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2015 by

Fabulous, relaxing and comfortable. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2015 by

The peace and quiet! 4 stars! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2014 by

It's a very special place and we had a fabulous vacation - it will be hard to beat. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2014 by

Exceptional, unforgettable...The people at the hotel, the peace and solitude of the place, nature Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2014 by

Probably one of the best vacations we have ever had. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, good food, wonderful people, as little or as much to do and see as you like then book now! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2014 by

Very good for food and weather. Hotel had very friendly staff. taking boat trips around the coast. Snorkelling in the sea...Just lounging around on the beach reading was hugely enjoyable! Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2013 by

The rest and relaxation was wonderful... Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2013 by

Cirali is a beautiful area - breathtaking mountains surrounding the crystal clear water and pebble beach. I highly recommend rising one morning at dawn and heading to the beach to watch the loggerhead turtles hatching - an unforgettable experience and definitely worth an early start. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2013 by

Excellent; best vacation in years....Fantastic welcome and marvellous service in magical surroundings. Food absolutely excellent, and lots of it. Chimera is fascinating; visited twice in spite of the incredibly hot walk up the hill. Not to be missed. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2013 by

Five stars brilliant.....the over all memorable moment was lots of moments just chilling out at the Turkish style cushioned area under the trees, smelling the heavenly scents that the garden gave off (not to mention the food) and going for a swims in the crystal clear water. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2013 by

Excellent. Completely relaxing from start to finish. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2013 by

Delightful, Staff really helpful in contacting the airport lost luggage department when Easyjet lost my luggage! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2013 by

The most memorable part was the wildlife - seeing baby turtles hatching as the sun was coming up - our resident octopus in its hole just near the beach, tortoises mating and my children loving the cats and playing with them. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2013 by

Very good. The Bellarfron Hotel is very good, with excellent food and delightful people. The accommodation was first rate. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2013 by

Wonderful, really enjoyed it and would certainly return and recommend Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2013 by

Without doubt the best vacation for years...food, people, accommodation, cleanliness, clear blue sea, atmosphere & calm. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2012 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the evening meals in the restaurant in total silence apart from the sound of the sea gently lapping against the beach. Wandering through the ruins of Olympus. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2012 by

The vacation was lovely....Sitting under the stars (fabulous Milky Way) eating our evening meal on the beach with the tables placed round a bonfire. Good food, good company, a bottle of wine, bliss! Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2012 by

Fantastic location and views and wonderful hospitality from local people. Truly memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2012 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the lovely villa set in fabulous gardens with views out over the sparkling sea to the islands and to Kas. The friendly people and the great food. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jul 2012 by

The most exciting part was seeing the Chimaera, we cycled there from the hotel one evening to see the 'burning rocks' - quite a climb to get there in the heat but well worth it. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2012 by

It was all fantastic: completely relaxing and just what we needed. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2011 by

Staying in a beautiful place and being looked after so well were most memorable. Outstanding - would like to take the whole family next time. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2011 by

We thought the service was excellent. We loved the laid back attitude...On a few evenings we had dinner on the beach with a fire underneath the beautiful starry sky which we thought was quite special. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2011 by

It was a great break. A good combination of relaxation and filling my need to go and explore. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2011 by

Relaxing by the beach and the beautiful clean sea on the Turquoise Coast was most memorable. Very relaxing, very enjoyable. Lovely people. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2011 by

Most memorable was the boat trip down the coast, as recommended by the resort owner. For a relaxing week in a beautiful location it was wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Aug 2011 by

Excellent for total relaxation, peace and swimming. Cicadas were the loudest noise all week. Watching turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea from their nests at dawn was most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2011 by

Fantastic. From the food to the location to the way we were looked after, everything was exactly what we wished for. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2011 by

The location of the hotel and the environment was nice and children friendly. Food was good and staff very friendly. And I would recommend the place to anybody wanting to recharge their batteries. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2011 by

Very pleasant, simple and enjoyable vacation. Low-key, gentle and undemanding. We unwound and came back home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2010 by

The food was excellent, especially when served on the beach. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2010 by

The beach location and peace and quiet were just what we needed. No crowds, no fighting for sunbeds, just calm and lovely food... And do go on a boat trip - we saw turtles swimming around our boat which was fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2010 by

Relaxing in the peaceful surroundings and watching the turtles hatching and making their way to the sea on our last day... Wonderful and very relaxing - we will definitely go back. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2010 by

Very relaxing, definitely somewhere to return... The general ambiance of the accommodation, a grown up backpackers retreat, with great food and genuine hospitality were most memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2010 by

Excellent. A complete change from our normal life, no TV, telephone, music, traffic noise. Hot weather, glorious beach with fabulous Roman ruins, lovely food and charming, polite, low key people...The peace and tranquility was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2010 by

It was all extremely beautiful and just the relaxation I needed. The most exciting part was discovering one morning that a turtle had laid its eggs overnight - we got to the beach early enough to see its tracks in the sand... Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2010 by

Nine out of ten. Read full review

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