Welcome to Paradise!

If you are looking for a place to unwind and breathe deeply, look no further than this hospitable boutique hotel which will enchant you with its beauty and tranquillity. “Die Wassermühle” (the Watermill) lies in a lush terraced garden above the grand Butterfly Valley, with a scenic view across the Aegean Sea.

Our spacious property, a garden of greenery and water, provides many spaces to relax. Enjoy summer in the natural shade of wine grapes, at our swimming pool or on one of our verandas. Go for a stroll, marvel on the rich flora and fauna and look down at the idylic village “Faralya”.


Accommodation (self-catering)

“Die Wassermühle” (the Watermill) combines the advantages of modern comfort with the charm and the timeless beauty of country living. On the property of a historic watermill, all buildings were constructed in the local style, using raw stones and wood from the region. Thus the rooms stay cool even in summer, no need for air-condition. Our comfortable and spacious apartments are individually furnished and all have their own entrance an terrace or balcony.

Our property accommodates 14-16 guests in 5 apartments and 2 double rooms. All rooms are equipped with bathroom/toilet, refrigerator, water kettle, dishes, tea, hairdryers and towels. The apartments also have a small kitchen for preparing breakfast and simple dishes.

For maximum independence take a look at our Seaview Cottage which is also located on the spacious “Wassermühle” property.

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Garden with spring-water swimming pool

Our spacious garden property measures 5000 m² with plenty of room for undisturbed solitude on our wine-overgrown terraces with a view on the Aegean Sea. Die orange-, fig-, pomgrenade- and lemontrees provide more shade on hot summer days. A traditional Turkish diwan invites you to spend time at our pool or on our terraces.

The creek of the historic watermill is fed from the high peaks of the Taurus mountain range. On its underground journey it picks up minerals and micronutrients before it surfaces again in the garden of our property. After bubbling through our hotel garden it flows through a sophisticated historic system of canals to the farmers of Faralya. There the water is utilized for irrigation of fields and gardens.

The water for our spring-water swimming pool is only “borrowed” for a short while before it’s fed back into the village irrigation system. The pool is cleaned regularly and then filled again with fresh spring water.


Mediterranean Foods – Restaurants in and around Faralya

Nearby, in 5-15 minutes walking distance, the village of Faralya offers a wide range of restaurants and taverns that spoil you with Mediterranean dishes. The farmers in the neighborhood supply the restaurants with sun-ripened fruit, crunchy vegetables, and natural olive oil from their own production. Turkish cuisine is famous for its diversity and especially for its starters. Get to know the typical regional breakfast, with homemade jams, egg dishes, sheep cheese and much more.

Our property has it’s own spring which provides delicious, natural drinking water.


Walking Wonders

The Lycian Way, a popular multi-day hiking trail, passes our property. Numerous well-marked hiking trails offer great walks and pleasant views of the surrounding mountains, the mediterranean countryside and along the coast. Start your walks from our hotel on old peasant paths or use the public bus (every 30 minutes) to reach even more hiking routes.

Baffling Bathing

Several sand and rock beaches are easily reacheable by foot or bus. Enjoy a private boat trip and experience secret beaches in the Gulf of Fethiye.

Sightseeing Surprises

Experience the buzzing town of Ölüdeniz. Take a bus up to the Babadağ peak (2000m), enjoy the breathtaking view or dare a paragliding flight with an experienced pilot over the blue lagoon.

The city of Fethiye can be reached by bus and offers a beautiful mosque, an old town, a seaside promenade, various shopping oppotunities, a large market and is the starting point for numerous unforgetable excursions to ancient sites and nature reserves, e.g. Sakklikent, Tlos, Üzümlü, Dalyan, Cadyanda, Pinara, Patara, Kalkan and many more…

About Us

In 1997, Ferruh and I gave up our organic hotel in Fethiye and established “Die Wassermühle” with traditional building techniques from natural stones. Built with materials from the region (rock, wood, travertine and shale), the houses in a 5000 m² garden merge harmonically with the surrounding landscape.

We kept the original name of this magical location because this was the place where the villagers of Faralya had run a watermill (Su Degirmeni) for many centuries. Today this magnificants spot is a space of tranquility and comfort.

Out of Ferruh’s passion for wood, a studio for furniture and the restauration of historic homes was established in Fethiye. Both of us work in different fields for the same goals: sustainability for men and nature.


Get in touch with us:

“Die Wassermühle”
Boutique Hotel Faralya
Hisar Sok. No. 4, Faralya Mah.
48300 Fethiye (Turkey)
Tel. +90 (252) 642 12 45

How to find us