Hello you all,
My trip in Cirali was for me like a dream. Cirali is one of the most beautiful regions in Turkey with an amazing beach and a very clean sea. It's very silent, not very touristic and if you would like you can have experience the real Turkish culture with the local people. Because it is not so touristic, the prices in the restaurants and markets are not so high. You can do daily boat trips near Cirali and Olympos but if you would like there are also boat trips to Kekova which are organized in Olympos (the neighbor town of Cirali).
I had great time in Cirali but in my opinion the biggest reason for this was the Harun Pension. I choose Harun Pension for my holiday because a very good friend of mine suggested me this little and friendly pension. Harun and Zeliha are generous, friendly, helpful and very hospital people with a big hearth. Once Harun told me " You are here for couple of days and I want that you should feel very happy in those days. This is very important for me" This is Harun's motto and he and his wife were trying to do their best in order to make you comfortable in their pension. The food is great and Zeliha is a wonderful cook. We stayed there five days and two nights Harun grilled for us. He is a Grill Expert!! One night they took us to a very famous fish restaurant and paid the dinner for us. Every morning the breakfast was incredible and the time for breakfast is very flexible. For example with my friend we woke up and than went to swimming. Around 12 o'clock we came back and had our breakfast. In many hostels and pensions the breakfast time is fixed and you should stick on it. But by Harun you are flexible and you can tell Zeliha when you want to have your dinner or breakfast. Everything is so fresh, healthy and the best quality. Zeliha told me once, for the food she is always using the best quality products and does not differentiate between the products using for her family or for the customers. Besides, the prices for the accomation including the dinner is very good. Such a holiday would cost in Spain or in Italy minimum 3 times more than what we paid.
Harun and Zeliha are very friendly people and they would like to help people does not matter from where they come. My friend is German and he has not got any problem to communicate with Harun and Zeliha. Harun can speak quite good German and he can also communicate with people in English. Zeliha is learning English and she can understand you if you would talk not so fast. During our stay at Harun pension another German guy was spending his holiday at Harun's pension and it was his 5th time there. In my opinion, it is very unfair to say that Harun is only helping to the Turkish people. I observed it on my own and saw that they were helping people from other nationalities and they are extremely friendly to them.
The rooms were clean without any single ant. Every room has a balcony with a table and two chairs. The garden of the pension is very well cared, and it is so warmly decorated from the beginning on, you feel at home. We could use their laptop and their internet whenever we wanted, they drop us to the chimera flames with their car for free. They told me and my friend exactly how many minutes it will take from Chimera Flames to home. Opposite to the negative experiences of the one other customer me and my friend had a perfect holiday at Harun Pension. I highly recommend Harun's pension to every person who want to spend very relaxed and happy holiday. We have already started to find cheap flights for the September and looking forward to meet with Harun and Zeliha again.
Warm greatings from Munich.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mila(former Harun) Pansiyon is located in a quiet place surrounded by orange and pomegranate orchards, pine and eucalyptus trees. Two minutes walk from the beach (180 m). Sun loungers, mattresses and umbrellas are free of charge. 3 km away there is an ancient city of Olympos, in a 10-minute drive – Mount Tahtalı with а cable-way. Cozy rooms have air conditioning and a shower. Breakfast and dinner are served with organic ingredients from Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian cuisine, and we have excellent selection of Turkish-French wines. There is free Wi-Fi and a TV room available. Free private parking. Nearby you can rent a car or a bike. We also provide transfer services from/to Antalya airport. In addition, you can also book a general or therapeutic massage. ... more less