A beautiful natural setting on a pretty beach and a laid-back feel make this historic boutique hotel a great choice for a restful retreat. The simple, but large and attractive rooms face a lovely garden or the sea (spot the Greek island of Kós, only 5½ km/3 miles away). Feast on the kitchen's delicious Turkish and Italian food; the flexible meal-inclusive rates include dinner and a luxurious breakfast featuring home-grown olives, house-made jams, Italian cheeses, and
even pancakes and maple syrup on special request. Half the rooms face the sea; those which don't are cooler and quieter. Akyarlar is famous for the Turkish summer classic of "rakı balık", fresh fısh and a glass of an anise-scented spirit.