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.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.
KOZAN (Pednelissos): S of the village, Pednelissos restaurant. Comfortable beds for about 10 plus an outdoor restaurant, terrace, showers and good food. Süleyman 02427361015-05364508642
ÇANDIR CANYON: In the Canyon are 3-4 large tents to rent, a restaurant, snacks and toilets, all alongside the river. Bekir Acar 02463586272.
Canlar Fish Farm-Restaurant-Pension: Close to the Canyon, just off the route is a modern, smart pension over a restaurant and next to a fish farm. Has 6-8 rooms, air-conditioned rooms for 3 people with balconies in the toilet-shower. Transfers are also available. Canlar Alabalık – Alim Can 0533658 6635, İsmail Can 0555487 8907, 0246 358 6169.
SÜTÇÜLER: Sütçüler Sarıçam Kartal Yuvası Tesisi:
This property is opened by Sütçüler Municipality and has 18 tents of room type with shower-toilet, air conditioning, tv, mini fridge. Also there are 3 wooden houses with kitchen and separate bedroom. The prices are attractive. Breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed at the restaurant. Hasan, the restaurant operator, who knows the area well, will also help you with everything, including transfers. Hasan: 0.553.624 60 68 Property Phone: 0 505 086 84 56
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.
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.
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. Ibrahim 0542 241 72 13
BARLA: Barla Hotels The hotel has a total of 85 rooms in the center of Barla. The rooms have wc-shower wi-fi. 0 246 318 23 10 www.barlaotel.com
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: 05530789051
SÜCÜLLÜ: Ahmet Bey, who is the village headman of Sücüllü, opens his house to the guests. Here has hot water, bed and food service. She doesn’t speak English, you can call Ibrahim from Lale Pension in English. Ahmet Tünel 0 530 441 68 69
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