St Paul Trail Accommodation
On this route, Beşkonak, Egirdir and Yalvac are the only places with plenty of accommodation. Below we list all the accommodation we know along the route. Even if there is no accommodation listed, villagers may offer you a place to stay.
ANTALYA: Atelya pension, in an old courtyard house in the old city, recommended. Kaleiçi Barbaros mh. Civelek sk. no : 21 Antalya Tel: 0090 242 241 64 16 Fax: 0090 242 241 28 48 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.atelyahotel.com – not quite as posh or expensive as the website looks.
Sabah Pension, near the Kesik Minare, is good value and very friendly; restaurant, beer, car-hire. (242) 247 5345. www.sabahpansiyon.8m.com
KURŞUNLU WATERFALL: Bulent Yilmaz (speaks English) has a campsite 500m down the road with toilets, showers, restaurant. Will collect from airport or arrange taxis. Tel: 05378706756.
UÇANSU RESTAURANT: Close to the first waterfall, a restaurant with terrace where you could sleep. Cengiz Demir 05374397363/05367816900.
KOZAN (Pednelissos) : S of the village, Pednelissos restaurant. Comfortable beds for about 10 plus an outdoor restaurant, terrace,showers and good food. Suleyman 02427361015.
ÇANDIR CANYON: In the Canyon are 3-4 large tents to rent, a restaurant, snacks and toilets, all alongside the river. Bekir Acar 02463586272. Close to the Canyon, just off the route is a modern, smart pension over a restaurant and next to a fish farm. Canlar Alabalık – Alim Can 0533658 6635, İsmail Can 0555487 8907, 0246 358 6169.
SUTCULER: Karacan hotel, on the Egirdir road near the Jandarma. About 8 rooms with bathrooms and a terrace overlooking the valley; good cooking, local specialities. Ibrahim and Gulay, 02463512411 or 05447433232.
ADADA: Ramazan and Hasan Huseyin, the watchman at Adada, has opened the village school to provide 10 beds, bathroom and cooking facilities. Village women can provide good meals. Ramazan: 02463645554, 05342728080, but telephone reception is poor. You can make a booking through the Lale pension at Eğirdir.
BEŞKONAK/KARABUK/Roman Bridge: Several pensions on the W side of the river just downstream from the Oluk Bridge. All do lunches and evening meals; most allow camping. Eko Motel – 05326840231, Perge Restaurant and pension – 05334758108.
N of BESKONAK : Tefvik can accommodate groups or singles in his house near the Koprulu River, right inside the canyon. Evening meals, en-suite chalets, mattresses in a large room or camping. Contact: Tevfik Kaya 05382769026.
SELGE: Seref and Emine have the house nearest the theatre. They will do meals for solos and groups and let you sleep on their balcony. 05373714476. Süleyman Bahar has beds for 6-8 people just outside the village on the road to Oluk. 05385994224.
ÇALTEPE : Barca Pension, Erdinc and his wife Emine have a pension on the opposite side of the river. New en-suite chalet rooms close to the river with room for about 12-14 people; outdoor dining. Very clean, nicely decorated, with kitchen, shower and lovely balcony. 02427711038 or 05436332599.
DEĞİRMENÖZÜ: Mustafa Teke has accommodation in a village house – 3 rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and sitting-room. 0535 266 5386 Can do airport transfers. facebook.com/mustafa.mountainguideturkey email@example.com
KUZDERE: Huseyin and Sefika Gok have a small house and a wooden cabin W of the village and can accommodate 6-8 people. Camping in their orchard; good home cooking. 02463682068 or 05357999310.
ÇUKURCA: The Muhtar (headman), Hasan, can accommodate visitors in a misafir evi (visitors’ house) 02463735144. Pala also accommodates and feeds walkers. 05386284580 or 02463735152.
KESME : Mustafa (05377204284) has a green-painted village house on the trail leading towards Çukurca. You could also make reservations through Abdurrahman at Kasımlar.
KASIMLAR: Abdurrahman Kokdogan has accommodation for 20 people in en-suite bedrooms, plus a large restaurant (with mattresses) at his house on the bend just above the town. 02463712218 or 05372515032.
TOTA YAYLASI: A 3-bedroomed house belonging to the Forestry Ministry sleeps 6-8 in comfort and has 3 bathrooms, kitchen and terrace with barbecue. No catering or supplies. For group accommodation, enquire at the Tourism Office in Isparta – 02462232798.
SIPAHILER: Ask at the teahouse about accommodation. Ali Uysal (05369461247) has organised a small building opposite the teahouse with 5 beds, a bathroom and a tiny kitchen; more can sleep in a room over the mosque.
KASNAK/AKÇAPINAR: A modern building alongside the track has new, clean accommodation in two rooms, plus food. Adem Kayan 0506 380 8799 0544 858 4818 .
EĞİRDİR : Lale Pension, Fulya Pension and Charly’s Pension. Open all year, range of rooms from en-suite or shared bathroom; home cooking, internet, terrace. Ibo can arrange guides, transport, bicycle or tent hire, make bookings for you, etc. Contact: Ibrahim, 02463112406 or 05422417213. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lalehostel.com. Ali’s Pension, on the island. Contact: Birsen, 02463122547.
BAĞÖREN: İbrahim of the Lale Pension has just bought a house here and it will become an accommodation centre. Contact him at the Lale Pension, Eğirdir.
DIKMEN ÇİFTLİĞİ: Mustafa (05303898157) has basic rooms and can provide meals (mainly lake fish). Boat across the lake to Kemerdamları. Arrange through İbrahim at the Lale Pension.
AŞAĞI TIRTAR: Mustafa Ayvaz family provides two rooms with breakfast and dinner. Hot water and meals. Their restaurant is located by the lakeside. Contact Aydın Ayvaz: 054344286
SUCULLU: Senol Ozkanlı, the Mayor, can organise accommodation for groups. Excellent meals provided by the village women. 02464637133 or 05358817302.
YALVAÇ: Oba Hotel is good but often full during the week. Psidia Hotel is a second option. www.psidiahotel.com Telephone : 0 246 441 25 32