Photographer's Note

This place is called “Üzümlü”. It has authentic village houses, a traditional life style and local people. This place will be one of the most popular spots for rural & ecological tourism in the near future. It is a big responsibility for local authorities to regulate carefully and keep the style as it was in Ottoman times.Üzümlü village is located on a plateau, which it shares with neighbouring village of Incirkoy. Üzümlü literally translated means “ grape yard or place of grape”. As it’s name infers you will see grapevines scattered around all parts of the village and will find the locals will be happy to share their produce with you.

Setting off from Üzümlü, you will not regret the climb about one and half hours by foot on the long steep track through undiscovered terrain to this ancient Lycian city, as you reach the top and are greeted with spectacular views and a chance to explore the ruins of a theatre, stadium, baths, temple and agora.

The “dastar” weaving, carried out principally at Üzümlü and also at Incirköy, Ortaköy and Paşalı, is a tradition as old as the settlement of Turkish clans in the area. In the olden times, textiles manufactured from the silk of the silkworms raised in neighbouring towns were compatible with the silk products in the Bursa region. In fact, the unique dastars woven with the silk obtained from the yellow cocoons were highly sought after by the high society. Unfortunately, the yellow cocoons became nonexistent in time and the raising of silkworms was also abandoned.

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