Islamlar is in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains with lots of local restaurants, and just 15 minutes by car from Kalkan and the coast. This incredibly beautiful area offers a compelling combination of a peaceful, utterly unspoilt location with breath taking views and the convenience of being close to Kalkan. Islamlar village provides an insight into beautiful rural Turkish life which has remained unchanged for many years. Full of olive groves and vineyards and where the flour for the bakery is still ground using an old water-powered millstone.
The area has several trout farm restaurants where they serve simple authentic Turkish food, bursting with flavour. All ingredients are locally grown and organic. Small waterfalls, springs and mountain streams provide constant fresh water giving natural irrigation and feeding the trout pools that supply the local restaurants. Prices are lower than at the tourist resorts and there are wonderful views down the valley to the sea. Islamlar is several degrees centigrade cooler than at sea level, and Kalkan locals and visitors use the restaurants as respite from the warmest summer days.