We have stayed at the Mithat 3 times now and every time we go it is like going home. From being picked up at the airport in the early hours of the morning after a gruelling trip Onder would keep us entertained on the 2 hour trip from Antalya with tales of the village and his adventures. The rooms are very basic, as are most of the hotels along the “strip” but they are cleaned regularly and suit the purpose, i.e. change, wash and sleep. They have air-con and mossie nets. The service is second to none.
The staff, in the Turkish tradition, are beyond helpful, they really cannot do enough even down to moving sun beds around for you. they are great with kids too. The food is excellent and the drink plentiful and everything is amazingly good value.
Situated right in the middle of the resort it couldn’t be better placed. Turn left for a stroll down to the Paradise area where you can eat under the shade of the pine trees and watch the trout swimming by your feet or turn right to head to the lighthouse. In between these extremes are a selection of other hotels and bars, none thankfully showing sky sports, and there’s barely a football shirt in sight.
To the right you will come across Kaptan Ali’s bar. Ali does without a doubt the best boat trips not only in the village but in my experience the whole of Turkey. He’s a wonderful warm man who’s knowledge of the area is second to none and he is a most excellent host. Highlights are the amazing abandonded city of Olympos and a walk up a mountain to visit the Chimera is a must. Truly breathtaking. Tell him I sent you!
On a Sunday head up to the village of Adrasan and pop into the market for produce and genuine fake handbags and clothes, all of excellent quality. Once you’re all shopped out stroll into the charming village and quench your thirst at Ramazan’s bar. This man is a legend. A lot of older Brits live in the hills and they congregate there on a Sunday lunchtime. It can be quite amusing. A shuttle bus runs between the village and the beach every half hour or so.
To travel further a field at the top of the main road, about a 30 minute drive, turn left for Kumlaca, a not particularly attractive town but they do a good market or turn right for the purpose built resort of Kemer. Kemer caters for a mainly Russian market but they do love the Brits there. (We’re much more polite apparently) Kemer is the place to go for some hardcore shopping. Watch shops abound and they do superb quality fake watches which can be picked up for about £40. I have an Omega, a Mont Bland and a TAG which still work after 3 years.
For a thoroughly relaxing time though stay in Cavus. I really couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. You will be spoilt rotten and will be ken to return.
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