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Kalem Island Oliviera Resort

Bademli Village, Kalem Island, Dikili, Turkey


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From €117 (approx. $126)
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Once more or less the sole province of movie villains, the luxurious seclusion of island living has become much more widely accessible, with eco-resorts around the world boasting of isolation and privacy. But precious few offer the real thing, which is why it’s so refreshing to discover a place like Kalem Island Oliviera Resort, which has the distinction of being the only resort — and the only habitation, period — on tiny Kalem Island, just off Turkey’s Aegean coast. Reachable by boat from Bademli Village — or, more swashbucklingly, by seaplane from Istanbul — Oliviera offers a welcome alternative to the ordinary beach bungalow experience.

With an entire island to work with, Oliviera can afford to indulge in a little sprawl. Its four guest houses are set back from the beach, nestled amidst the lush greenery that covers the island, and each one offers a different take on upscale Mediterranean living that strikes a balance between East and West — perfect for a hotel situated between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Lesbos. If you’re craving a bit of rustic opulence, the seven spacious guest rooms of the chateau lend some historical gravitas, while the low-slung Palm house offsets its slightly more modest interiors with a courtyard garden.

While the guest rooms succeed at being distinctive in their own ways, the beachfront scene takes its cues from the tropics. From dockside massages to cocktails at the Marina Lounge, there’s no shortage of sun-soaked diversions. At night, leave your cabana behind for fresh shellfish on the sea-view terrace, and remind yourself why you left the mainland in the first place.

Please note: Kalem Island Oliviera Resort is open seasonally from mid-May through late October.

How to get there: Kalem Island is located between Garip Island and Bademli Village, 450 meters from the mainland. The resort is 85 km from Edremit Airport and 130 km from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Boat rides to the resort depart from Bademli Village, where free parking is available. Please contact for assistance arranging transfers.

  • Kalem Island Oliviera Resort
  • Bademli Village, Kalem Island
  • Dikili, Turkey

Hotel amenities and services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

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