Fodor's Expert Review Lebessos Restaurant and Wine House

$$$$ Kaya/Kayaköy Eclectic Fodor's Choice

What was once the house of a prosperous Greek merchant is now a fine restaurant specializing in steak and ultra-tender lamb kleftiko (lamb shank marinated in red wine and slow-cooked in a 400-year-old oven). The wine cellar has more than 10,000 bottles, including a good selection of Turkish wines. The Turkish breakfast, served until 2 pm, is also popular. On hot summer days, you can take refuge in the cool basement; at night, the restaurant lights the abandoned buildings all around, creating an atmosphere that is romantic or spooky, depending on your take. Free transportation is available to and from hotels in the Fethiye–Ölüdeniz area.

Eclectic Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Breakfast Brunch

Quick Facts

Kaya, Mugla  48300, Turkey


Known For:
  • Steak
  • Braised lamb
  • Stuffed meatballs
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and evenings in winter

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