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Daphne House is a holiday house that opens up into a forest in all quietude, away from the head spinning pace of the outside world. Behind the stone walls that greet you, there lies a magical world in all its humility, sincerity and kindness. The large garden provides a private space for everyone while feeling delightful through all seasons.

Refiye and Bülent have invested long years to this place. The trees they planted have started to compete with the majestic pines in the forest. Exquisite flowers, vines, and cacti light up the place in all colors. Delicious food from Refiye’s kitchen brings everyone together around the large table in the garden. Here, we dine for long hours filled with laughter and joy. Around the fire or inside by the fireplace, you can eaves drop on beautiful stories from around the world. We welcome the mornings with Refi’s tasty and all organic breakfast from the jam to the olives and start a new day without our troubles and worries.

Later, if you like, you can join Bülent and trace the history of the thousand-year-old Lykia and explore places like Phaselis, Arykanda, Rodyapolis, Myra and Simena. Or, relax with a book on a hammock and take a sweet nap, while kids enjoy the laptops and tablet PCs. Should you decide to retreat to your room, you are greeted with the same delightful simplicity and sincerity.

Designed simply for a quiet sleep and rest, in the rooms you will only find Refi’s fresh-smelling clean, and crisp sheets, the quiet of the forest, a refreshing shower and toilet. Here, time feels like slowing down. That’s why everything feels so wonderful and so in place…That’s why there are Daphne “fans” from all around the world. We welcome anyone who wants to enjoy “the slow life”.

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