Tourists are still drawn to the Ottoman-style homes that have been preserved in Antalya’s Akseki neighbourhood in accordance with the original designs. According to reports, 80,000 domestic and international visitors stopped by the mediaeval village last year. The mediaeval button houses amidst the ruins are being repaired in order to revive the Sarhaclar village of Akseki, which was abandoned by its residents after the caravan trade lost its significance and is situated on the Historical Silk Road in Antalya.
The curious 350-year-old buildings are known as “button homes” because the pieces of wood used as scaffolding during construction that were left outside look like buttons. One of the guests, Murat Katrc, revealed that he was from Zonguldak and now lived in Germany. Katrc stated that he and his wife visited Antalya for a vacation.
My wife and I travelled to Antalya for a week of vacation. We started out by going to Altnbeşik Cave and the button houses in Ormana Neighborhood as part of alternative tourism. Then, to visit the buttoned houses, we travelled to Sarhaclar village. This location has a rich history and is intriguing to visit. It brings back memories for you. This area boasts a fantastic museum. This is the first time we had visited this village. There is nothing substantial in this place.
With its natural beauty and distinctive houses, it has managed to maintain its identity as a site in Turkey. I urge everyone to visit and have a look. I’m overjoyed to be here. I travelled to Turkey from Germany for a three-week vacation, according to Ursula Lorns, who visited on vacation. The button houses and the trips here have been mentioned frequently. The settlement of Sarhaclar’s button dwellings is a sizable area. It has kept its past intact.
Mustafa Kavasoglu, an alternative tourism operator, said:
“When I came, there were 4 families living in this village. I was very impressed by the texture of this place. I found it very interesting and very beautiful. It smelled of history all over this place. The button houses have been preserved in a very original way. I saw that the mosque was a place with extraordinary embroideries. The street was a village that remained original because the people who stone the mountain did not live. At that time, there was no study here on alternative tourism.”