''A room without books is like a body without a soul'"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The library is the heart of Adaia in which to remote, reset, reflect and recollect or just read...
Meticulously chosen books in ceiling high monumental bookshelves in the core of a transparent glass cubus, clashed around exquisite puristic furniture. The spine of the library the stone wall is enriched with contemporary art peaces, putting a contemporary twist on tradition.
And, you are very wellcome to join us, anytime, leave a book somewhere for someone to take for free. Be participated with us from the beginning. If you do so, we will be grateful. If you forget the bookmark, that is ok, just leave a book and hope that someone, somewhere read.
In Borges’s classic story, the entire universe is a library, a infinite labyrinth, which contains all books — that is, every possible ordering of letters and symbols, so that one full book of gibberish might differ from another only in the placement of a single comma. “Perhaps my old age and fearfulness deceive me,” Borges’s narrator muses at the story’s end, “but I suspect that the human species — the unique species — is about to be extinguished, but the Library will endure: illuminated, solitary, infinite, perfectly motionless, equipped with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret.” Sigh.
Charmingly set at the sea side for comfortable tranquil dining at night or a nonchalant breakfast in a market like setting, eating the freshly baked bread from the stone oven by shepherd Ibrahim. You might collect your eggs in the chickenfarm at the backyard and may be sleek into the organic garden... Or join unpretentious comfort at lunch under the shades of olive trees smelling the different flavours of sage, mint and basilicum, layered in pots around, while fruitbaskets overfilled with citrus and grapes catch your gaze.
Adaia chefs offer Turkish cuisine kebap and meet specialties, a mediterranean fish menu traditional lahmacun and pizza by the stone oven . For sweet escapades join the bakery and taste the delicious cakes or traditional baklava, or cool down with hand made sorbe' s.
The Adaia bar, where the music gets loud, the art is neon and the waiters wear straight jackets, offers international cocktails and drinks. Take your time for a quick espresso while opening the pages one of the classic books disposed alongside the bar counter.
At the Lounge surrounded by tropic plants, you can sit back and relax or meditate in the the voluptuous and colourful pillows or divert yourself in playful activities.
You will enjoy informal, impeccable service in a remote serene and surprisingly stylish ambiance.
The Synaesthesia of Nature and Nurture...
Nature is life in its essence, its science, its inspiration, its religion, its purpose, its freedom.....Its Breath.
Nurture is not just breathing, eating, drinking; its in a broader and deeper understanding feeling, sharing, thinking, reasoning in its various nuances, covering all sensations as seeing, smelling,touching, tasting and hearing.
...therefore, its Depth.
and maybe even vice versa.
As one single sentence of Leo Tolstoy can fill us with joy and satisfaction, so may a violin concerto by Niccolo Paganini.
As the chaotic gesture/action paintings by Jackson Pollack may evoke sadness and frustration so does a requiem by Henryk Gorecki...and further on.
...for breath and depth,
in every gesture and move,
in every sound and action,
with every experience.
Choose a day when the waves are moderate but regular.
...A small piece of shade could bring so much happiness...
a book, a pencil might become your greatest treasure.
In times like these, we might remember that we have little experience of the real world...
Tending to nature can give life a purpose...tending to yourself gives understanding as ...
We need a simpler story...
How can we find our way if we do not take a path, paths are out there waiting...
No one has seen that island since and you'd never read about these trees in any book.
And yet, if you hadn't found those shores you would have been...lost
Don’t wait for a sign to continue your journey.
Walking on the footsteps of Sarpedon and Lycus...
text by Herodotus,
"Europa had two sons, Sarpedon and Minos, who clashed together for the control of Crete. Minos won and exiled his brother, who ended up in Milyas, the original name of Lycia. Later, Lycus, the son of Pandion II of Athens, also exiled by his brother Aegeus, reached the same region, which took after his name.The region also appears in the story of Bellerophon, who became the king after Iobates, while it also participated in the Trojan War on the side of the Trojans. Sarpedon and Glaucus were the two most important Lycian leaders in the war…."
“Everything you can imagine nature has already created”
The meaning of Adaia in turkish is' to the island', this is how the shepherds since decades named this landscape. 'Adaia is nestled in a hidden bay, surpassed by the ancient Lycian way which is a long-distance footpath in Turkey around part of coast of ancient Lycia, overseeing the Cleopatra’s cave, characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows. The mountains rise steeply from the rocky coast, giving beautiful views and varied walking alternatives. Lycian graves and ruins abound on the peninsula and the Lycian way passes about 25 remote historical sites. That is to say, this land is full of historical mysteries hidden from all. Besides, Adaia is a small art of living space and can be only reached via sea route, it provides a pier for the docking of boats, nevertheless you can reach Adaia by tracking the Lycian way. The natural environment is plunged by “idiosyncratic plants” –hundred- year- old olive trees, grand oaks-that lend character to landscape and harmless free-wild animals such as goats and donkeys.
To our way of thinking, people should come and see this sleepy corner of paradise, since we inter-breath with trees, we drink from seas, they are part of our body and no one never read about these plants and animals in any book as tending to nature gives life a purpose and meaning.
So, you are very welcome to be our guest and experience this unique nature and history.
As seen on the illustrated map
Adaia Marina ; Adaia Restaurant/ Bar/ Lounge; Adaia Bakery; Adaia Library; Adaia Boutique; Adaia First Aid ; Adaia Art; Adaia Routes; Adaia Farming
The Experience / mise- en- scene
Hidden in a remote coast embedded between majestic hills overweening the Cleopatra's Bath; under shades of century old olive trees leaving flashes of light on the carefully orchestrated flowers Adaia resembles to a picturesque market with hideaways festooned with lilac wisterias, oriental jasmine stocks and all around handmade baskets layered with citrus fruits and fresh herbs as tymian and mint.Setting variations from traditional to a twist of daringly modern ; opposed as styles and proportions.Minimalism clashed together with subtly chosen opulent interieurs, bold and energetic colors within a sustained natural environment.
İmmerse yourself in the sensual elegance of Adaia, incorporating this orchestra of sound, taste and scents …
Venture curiously a- passanger- alike to hidden pathways leading you secret beaches and ancient ruins occasionnaly accompanied by goat tribes and old tray donkeys .
Indulge yourself in the serenity aspiring the breeze of the wind chilling you in the heat of the summer.
Sit back and relax in shady spots feeling the movement of the leaves and listening to the chresths of the waves
Listen to the laughter of the crowds gathered together in the restaurant or remote yourself at the sand- beach, for reflection or introspective meditation.
Gather together at the bar for living effortlessly the moment, or ....
Fall head into the bed of pillows in bold colors in the Pavillon, childlike playful for an innate ease.
On these pages, we wish to provide you an introspective about the life on the island.
Starting with a short flashback about how we started, we will pursue with the report about our current and upcoming works, innovations, initiatives and decisions, shortly all the news, that a guest would like to know and might be interested of.
The purpose of ''the diary" is to share with you our stories, sometimes observatory, sometimes poetic or maybe fantastic, wether its about the rain, the stars, the animals, our farming experiences, botanical ideas or basic facts about the restaurant, cultural events, artistic endeavours, scheduled organizations, charity programs, anything we sense worth to mention, within our perception, awareness and horizons.
Behind the idea is keeping you attached, while informed and entertained in the hope to make everyone part of the various facades of life in the Island and a part of our personal world.
We also feel free to recommend you books, songs, articles, talks, films, scientific research, exhibitions shortly everything we find appealing and inspiring within the scope of our mind setting.
by Aydın Esen & Roberto Gatto
WORLD THYROID CANCER SYMPOSIUM
Participants in alphabetical order
Gary Clayman, Tampa Thyroid Cancer Center
Henning Dralle , University of Essen
Lary Ginsberg, MD Anderson
Peter Goretzki, University of Düsseldorf
Paolo Miccoli, University of Pisa
Greg Randolph, Harvard University
Here are some ideas for the making of your organizations at Adaia.
Plan your wedding or post- wedding party for your fancy friends with more than just dancing and music; dressed in Casablanca attire so that the party is in full mood as guests arrive ...
On gorgeous summer days call all distressed metropolitans for daytime activities, from amateur sailing regattas aftermath sessions with massage therapists mixologists- and with or without a mobile cryo unit or two steps out for boot camps, hikes, and competitive game day! Post hoc a Champagne Entree complete with infused gummy bears or toasting with bubbly-infused Italian ices or Popsicles after dinner as enchanting reward.
Make a bohemian dinner party surrounded by lush flowers, like clematis vine–inspired florals, overgrown on pergolas from ceiling to floor... rustic tables overfilled with a trendy combination of florals of fruit : such as pomegranates, grapes, oranges combined with jasmine, irises, marigolds and wisteria. Dress Code: Men in florals, Women in crochet and lace stapeled vintage gowns.
Call your friends for a Hippie- Indie -Folk inspired Festival by the long sand beach, within colourful and lustrous silk flags and pillows of ethnic embroidery ... sandalwood smell in the air, unplugged life music in your ears , and hot tastes from the grill in your mouth.
Retreat with your girl- band for a health-conscious weekend and chillax with yoga, Ayuverda, assisted smooth exercise and healing treatments, proceeded with a late lunch with locally sourced organic ingredients , beautifully presented simple food followed by night meditation and swimming.
Challenge the levels of communication with a multidisciplinary / brainstorming /business lunch for gentlemen dressed casually in bermudas, topping the serious slash ironic nonchalance with a mini performance from Mozart' s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Make a dream come true for you and your kids and their friends with tracking, camping, farming and cooking activities within nature and more without technology, as less is always more.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for your ideas and we will assure you that we will do our best in fulfilling your dreams...
An important and cherished feature of Adaia is that it is located on an half island filled with historical sites, a path of the ancient lycian trade route is surpassing the island. Since centuries all kind of civilizations as Lycians have chosen to settle down in these picturesque sites. Historical data suggest that located around Adaia was an important ancient olive market. The natural and historical value of this landscape, the maintained charming beauty of the natural flora as well as the sea, with its underwater fish reserves. In order to prioritize and moreover preserve this indigenous culture and nature, we wish to establish an awareness of the inherent communal and sacred value of the land water and sky and with the help of multidisciplinary research and educational outreach..We will be hopefully in future more competent in promoting and engaging in sources of initiative. Our intention in using bioregional design strategies for creating a sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystem will be our main goal and prioritized in the following days and years to come. We started with the attainment and maintenance of water resources and shared our water reserves with the villages and coasts around, providing water areas for the goats and animal tribes in the forests around (ask for reference ). In future, we aim to conserve precious water reserves and make grey water systems.
In the topic of energy acquisition and storage we implemented a strategy of clean energy reliance, therefor we preferred the use of solar technologies, which will be updated in terms of needs.(reference 2).
We work currently on the design of organic polyculture and farming and food production and we are striving to integrate these in a manner, compatible with and non-disruptive of the local bioregions (climate, habitats, indigious species) to the maximum effect of biodiversity. As far it is possible we aim to produce food and other goods locally;as a surplus of which may provide a basic for the alliance in the rural community in and around Dalaman.
As you may read in the chapter "policies" another main topic of interest is recycling and waste management; so far, we strive for reducing, reusing and recycling waste and we kindly ask for collaboration in this matter as we need a better understanding and worthshipping of this very important topic.
The main ideal set in here is establishing the balance between nature and human culture by consciously realizing its bidirectional dependence .Our paradigm is therefor to create a self-sufficient, organic ecosystem with the best of intentional community practices and human culture and scientific knowledge.
We believe that the greater we collectively and inherently value our basic resources the easier will it be to attain our ideal, as a high degree of our broader initiative to appreciate and and value the earth.
“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
An underestimated way of knowing and learning is by conversations...
Kids have a unique and unborn ability to communicate and to share ... even with strangers...with a smile, their most precious toys, by playing games, by expressing emotions and thoughts,easily and in an uncomplicated way ... that is why we cherish their presence, their wishes and their rules the most. Regarding them as our mentors of kindness.
They do easily break the boarders of anonymity, that we adults sometimes strive to maintain, ironically.
The most exciting challenge of what we call humanity is kindness, that we might shape by the direction of conversations ..
Conversations are paramount for not just creating interconnectedness but also peace and thus makes us to get aware of the beauty of our diversity; physically, mentally and spiritually..
Its by conversations with strangers and others how we learn to respect; its by mixing voices with our own, we can get to achieve to turn our individual lives into an original work of art.
Adaia sets stage for a reunion of nature, history and human culture, while you are in it and part of it.
We kindly invite you to experience over-soul, sincere, childlike conversations with all strangers in Adaia.
As our sharing is targeted to be bidirectional your recommendations ,your topics, your creative ideas and your contributions are mostly welcome .if you would like to share your recreational ideas please do not hesitate to address your thoughts in an application form to our creative team.
We are open thoughout the year, each day from 7 a.m. in the morning until 1 a.m. in the morning. The bread oven opens at 7 a.m., fresh bread served latest at 8 a.m.
The Bar is open from 11 a.m. in the morning until 3 a.m. the next day, varying times upon request.
Sound, Music and Lights
For keeping the bay and the serene environment relaxing and peaceful we reduce the lighting around 12 p.m. We do not higher the volume over an acceptable level; for you to enjoy the pure nature, stars and listen to the sounds of nature.
Winter in Adaia (from November to April)
Adaia is open in the winter seasons. The Restaurant will be open. The service at the dock and in the restaurant will be provided with a reduced staff capacity and updated on a as needed base. The Bakery and the Boutique will remain closed due to seasonal conditions. The library will be opened just for special occasions and private events. CONTACT OUR TEAM FOR RESERVATION AND QUESTIONS.
Our Insurance Program
RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For ensuring and endorsing the safety and the well-being of our guests all rules are primarily set for the needs and are in service to guide all of us; the professionals as well as our visitors, for facilitating a harmonic community living style.
We outlined earlier in chapter 'projects' our targets and objectives in terms of reserving and protecting our natural resources.
Therefore, we wish to count on your genuine collaboration to establish a professional and effective organization and to prevent any ambiguity about how particular situations/issues should be handled.
We would love to encourage you to an open dialogue about our environmental topics and recommendations regarding safety and the life in Adaia. Our employees will be pleased to inform you about our rules and recommendations for Adaia.
As we do value the dignity of human kind, we do not allow any kind of indecent, inappropriate, unsafe or unkind behaviour to our guests and to our employees. We will do our best in trying to create a peaceful atmosphere by providing constructive solutions for preventing and restoring crisis situations.
We monitor the use of water at the dock and at the beach. Do not waste water. The use of water at the showers is regulated by time -span intervals and is limited.
We collect rain water for farming and the nutrition of the plants.
Do not take natural resources for granted and do not forget that we share our water resources with the forest. its wild habitat, the plants, the animals and the little villages around.
Rules and Recommendations for planed events may differ regarding content and context, they will be tailored specifically for each organization and handled out in written form.
We monitor, manage and reduce our use of energy, therefore, lights are turned off around 12 o'clock at night at the restaurant and the beach.
Furthermore, due to the use of alternative energy technology, Adaia might face from time to time energy acquisition problems. We do apologize for the inconvenience in advance.
Toilets are closed for cleaning from 2 am. to 7 am.
Avoid pollution of the environment.
You are mostly welcome helping us collecting solid waste wherever its detected in and around Adaia and on the Lycian way.
We just do permit the use of purely eco-friendly chemicals for cleaning etc. We do not permit the use of any kind of chemicals for cleaning at the dock and at the showers on the beach.
Forest Safety Rules
Do not through cigarette butts in the forest.
It is strictly forbidden to lit fire at the beach or elsewhere in the forest.
Wild habitat around Adaia; Please be aware that you may encounter wild animals on your tracking route (as snakes, wild pigs, foxes, etc.)
We have strict waste management rules; We collect, transport, recycle and composite the waste produced in Adaia. We do not feel responsible for the wastes produced on the boats in the bay. The Municipality of Dalaman provides containers for waste collection. Please ask for their location.
PurchasingWhere possible, we endeavour to source materials locally, from responsible suppliers with an emphasis on recycled, or recyclable or sustainable products. Therefore, we reduce the use of disposable non recycle products (as packaging paper etc) .
Security Rules / Recommendations in and for Adaia
All Posted Rules & Regulations are to be followed.
Pets and other Animals:
We are animal friendly but you are kindly requested to adhere to the following rules;
Swimming- Water Activities and The Beach:
You are always very welcome to catch some rays, swim all day, play in the sand, walk the shore, feel the breeze, relax and reflect, enjoy yourself at the beach, but should obey following rules;
The Library values a dynamic, interactive environment, a space for art and books. While it is not intended to be an absolutely quiet place, it is one that provides an atmosphere conducive to reading.
Adaia is located in Akbük; in international sea maps named Wallbay. It is part of an half island, that has no road access; for our guests we offer a boat-shuttle service departing from Sarsala Bay, which is a famous public beach, every couple hours.
If you are coming with your car, your bike or by taxi, the nearest place to drive- to is the Sarsala Beach / Bay. The duration from Dalaman -Airport to Sarsala beach, depending on your vehicle facilities, via the picturesque village Kapıkargın, will take about 15 min. On your way you will pass the lake Kocagöl, an eye-catcher of splendid beauty, worth to see and stop by.
Once arrived feel free to contact our team for getting more detailed information for drop-out and pick-up times of our shuttle service.
Sailors and Boat owners have to lead their route to Hammam, known as the historical Cleopatra's Bath, known and named in international sea maps as Wall bay.
Please click the link for sea coordinates.
"We should measure wealth according to the means we have of satisfying our dreams"
Antoine Francois Prevost
We are driven,
and unified in the search for simplicity
that we ultimately found ...
in the masterpiece the Nature
The Creators of Adaia
R. A. M.
Idea , Design, Architecture and Art Works by
Rahsan Duren www.rahsanduren.com