The super-stylish Dionysos Estate has everything at its fingertips – a private beach club with an array of water sports, a Decléor spa with open-air hot tubs and an organic farm supplying the hotel’s three gourmet restaurants. Yet it is the stunning location alone that will take your breath away.

Built on top of a jaw-dropping canyon overlooking the Bay of Kumlubük, there are panoramic sea views from virtually every perspective. The golden coloured escarpment which rises from the sea forms a mountainside peppered with pine and incense trees, which gives way to a dense forest that reaches up to the sky. Everything within this forms the Dionysos Estate - and is yours to enjoy.

The buildings blend naturally with their surroundings and are spread-out in village-style across the Estate, with a choice of rooms, cottage suites and (two-bedroom) private pool suites. Viewed from the sea, the hotel appears to have belonged here for centuries but in fact only celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. To coincide with this celebration, the wonderful owners, Ahmet and Rim, recreated every room throughout the entire property, each room being re-designed by Turkey’s premier interior designers and presented as fresh, stylish and contemporary with an elegant ‘twist’.

The Dionysos’ own organic farm, which supplies the hotel’s three restaurants, has been re-planted with Turkish seeds of origin so that only the finest fruit, vegetables and herbs are used in the hotel kitchens. Twice a week there is a farm picnic, where you can see produce being taken directly from the ground to the table, help collect chicken’s eggs, see the cows being milked and view the Dionysos cheese production. On another evening Guests can dine in the magical environment of the farm lit by candles, lanterns and the glow of the wood-fire oven.

At the heart of the Dionysos is the impossibly beautiful infinity pool which seems to extend into the sea and beyond the horizon. This enormous freshwater pool is surrounded by wooden loungers and parasols and the adjacent bar ensures that nobody ever goes thirsty. Pamper yourself at the spa which offers a range of specialist Decléor treatments, or simply relax in the hot tubs or hammocks and enjoy that view.

The Dionysos Estate has established a reputation as one of the finest hotels on the entire Mediterranean, with a quality of service that is second to none.
Prices start from £100 per room per night.
Price for two people sharing for a one week trip including flights from Stansted, transfers, gulet cruise, Turkish bath on a BB basis is from £600 per person.
‘After two weeks of clear blue skies, warm seas and fresh local food we all fell in love with Turkey and felt there was genuine warmth to the hospitality here.’
The Churchill family
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