Today I would like to tell you about the little Provence of Turkey located a two and a half hours drive from Belek. It is called Lavanta Kokulu Köy ( Lavender Scented Village).
Thanks to the development program called "The Future is in Tourism" run by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a little village Kuyucak has been transformed into a very popular tourist attraction.
Located in the middle of nowhere, this village was nothing more than arid and empty soil. But now Kuyucak Village is surrounded by 3000 hectares of beautiful, fragrant lavenders fields. During the lavender season, this tiny village is a very busy place.
The village is located at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, about 50 km away from Isparta and the population of the village is only 250 people.
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Kuyucak village accounts for 90% of lavender production in Turkey. They produce natural soaps, aromatic oils, cologne, lavender Turkish delight, dry lavender sachets, creams, and more.
All of these can be bought in the countless tents and stalls in the village. Also, you can purchase there some wonderful crafts with lavender motifs: jewellery, rings, bracelets, necklaces, wreaths, embroidery, etc. There is also a place to buy gorgeous lavender honey.
And a special word about the cafes in Kuyucak village. Here you can try some really interesting things there like lavender Sprite (produced only in this village), lavender ice cream, and even lavender Turkish coffee.