• Welcome to Ecclesia Hotel
    “ As Unique As Oludeniz ”
  • Welcome to Ecclesia Hotel
    “ A truly unique hotel ”
"We accept guests who are 14 years or older. "
Welcome To Ecclesia Hotel

Ecclesia = ( ec·cle·si·a \ ə̇ˈklēzēə, eˈ-, -lēzh(ē)ə )

An ancient Greek word translates to a political assembly of citizens, a group of believers, or a symbolic body or building.

What you see now as Ecclesia Hotel is the remnants of a 4th-century Christian church named after St Demetrius which during the 7th Century was pillaged by pirates from the North African coast when sadly the church was burnt down.

Thankfully rediscovered and restored to its present state by the Gurkan family. It has through the years become an attraction and meeting point for travelers from all over the world.

Ecclesia = a group gathered in celebration.

“…we hope that when you visit St Demetrius of Symbola you will be able to reconstruct how life may have been then. The coastline is rugged, fish are plentiful, orchards abound in citrus, pomegranate, and trailing vines. The lagoon forms a fine harbor for passing tradesmen arrived. We welcome you the modern pilgrim to Ölüdeniz who traded in linen papyrus and grain from Egypt and pottery from Rhodes…. After 300AD endless boats of pilgrims are ready to buy or barter. Tourism arrived here 2000 years ago!”
Anthea Gurkan