Welcome to Suleyman’s Garden
Natural Healing: Yoga Retreats & Holidays at Suleyman’s Garden Suleyman’s Garden is a charming, small traditional farm set on the Mediterranean ‘Turquoise’ coast, with terraced vegetable fields, orchards and stunning sea views from its dini[...]
Staying at the Suleyman’s Garden
Accommodation style … Suleyman’s Garden offers accommodation for up to twenty-four in simple cabins with shared bathroom facilities, and in twin or double en-suite rooms, set amidst verdant vegetable and flower gardens. You have a choice of sta[...]
Natural Healing and This Beautiful Sunset
What to expect? Just being in the garden and wondering around will start bringing senses of refreshments and picking few fruits or vegetables will enhance your experiences. Additional experiences include to yoga sessions, walking in the forrest and s[...]
Suleyman’s Garden is a unique place to stay when visiting Faralya, set In the middle of the village and yet standing alone between the two great canyons and ostensibly on the lower slopes of Baba dag (world wide famous for paragliding). It has a unique but unpretentious blend of traditional farming life style and village hospitality .
Suleyman himself is famed in the area for his skill at producing almost all the fruit and vegetables and herbs, honey, tahini etc. enjoyed by the guests . The abundant sunshine, water and natural farming methods combine to make the food truly delicious and nutritious in a way seldom found in hotels and restaurants . The location faces due west and enjoys sunsets every evening.
The land is Terraced with a unique assortment of new and traditional style huts and rooms, set within the farm itself and surrounded by gardens and flowers with an abundance of shade and dappled sunlight with plenty of hidden corners for those seeking privacy, or conversely relax in the shade on our ” kosk” (the traditional low seating platform of Turkey} and socialize with your fellow guests, read or just be in peace . The upper terrace contains the farmhouse with its old wooden doors and whitewashed buildings and grape covered pergolas, an old olive press and fireplace enhance the feel of a Mediterranean idyll.
The restaurant is perched on a cliff high and overlooks the ever changing Mediterranean sea. Just below across the forest canopy lies charming Aktas beach a five minutes walk from Suleyman’s garden where guests can swim in water so clear one can sea the bottom of the bay.
Anyone familiar with Uzunyurt, or Faralya (as it was known in antiquity andis the more popular name with locals today), will be able to tell you that it is one of Turkeys hidden gems. With green verdant pine forests clinging precariously to rocky sea cliffs and high limestone mountains ascending into the sky from the turquoise sea below, Faralya has a village charm in abundance and is one of the last bastions of subsistence agriculture practiced in a traditional way by local farmers, this combined with the wild beauty of its location and the abundance of tombs from the lycian period and other remains of antiquity complete the storybook image of rural beauty .
Kabak and Butterfly Valleys
Two huge natural lime stone canyons on a monumental scale , Kabak and Butterfly valleys forced the coast road of turkey to take an inland route mercifully preserving the unique atmosphere of this region. “Buterfly Valley” is world famous for its amazing geology , a dramatic gorge running from high mountains with sheer cliffs ending at the medeternian where a small but perfect beach is nestled between two vertical cliffs. A few kilometers soth-east along the sea is Kabak beach a similar feature with mountains ringing a fertile valley floor sweeping down to the sea , and a multitude of simple hotels popular with people walking the Lycian way. (This famous heritage trail begins in Faralya and contains some its the best scenery ).