Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Located above Kalkan, Villa Iznik offers views from the top balconies of Kalkan and Kalamar Bays whilst being close enough to walk downhill into town. Set over 3 floors, our air-conditioned house sleeps 8 to 10. Fully furnished to a very high standard with linen supplied (except beach/pool towels) it has every modern convenience for the discerning self catering holiday maker whether you are a family, friends or just a couple, our beautiful villa is a perfect holiday retreat for you!
A “Welcome Pack” is provided on arrival. We supply a maid service once a week for a full villa clean and linen change. An English-speaking agent is available for help and advice and transfers can be arranged along with car hire.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Our bedrooms sleep 8 but if a party of 10 is to be accommodated this would be achieved by the 9th and 10th person being supplied with single folding beds which can be sited either in the Master bedrooms or in the living area. Our spacious Master bedrooms with their king size beds both have en-suite Jacuzzi bathrooms. A travel cot is also available for infants.
There is a mobile “Pay as you Go” phone in the villa with a local Turkish SIM card for ordering Taxis or making restaurant reservations.
|Further details outdoors||
At the front of the house there is a pool terrace and covered BBQ area with seating for 8. Subtle lighting or candles if you prefer, add to the ambiance for idyllic dining. We have created lush sub-tropical gardens around the house to give a quiet, tranquil feeling for our quests.
The pool and fountain have an average water temperature of 28°C in the summer months. There is no shallow end so small children need to be supervised at all times. We supply comfortable sun lounges and parasols on the terrace around the pool. Guests should supply their own beach/swimming towels as these are not provided.
A 25% deposit is required to secure a reservation with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The climate on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast enjoys hot summer temperatures reaching 28-35ºC during the day, but there is a cooling light breeze known locally as a “meltem” in the evenings which flows down over the Taurus Mountains and is most welcome whilst out dining at one of the many elegant restaurants in Kalkan or having a BBQ at our villa. The sea temperature is always around the 26ºC in the summer just perfect for swimming in the clear blue waters along that part of the coastline. Rainfall is negligible during the summer months and will not spoil any holiday.
Travelling 17kms. further a field and all easily accessible from Kalkan within Turkey’s Lycian region, there is the ancient site of Xanthos (Kinik) the single most important administrative city in the Lycian region. English archaeologist Charles Fellows received special permission from the Ottoman Government in 1838 to excavate and took his important finds back to England.
Letoon is Lycia’s biggest religious centre. Excavations have indicated that the city was founded in the 8th Century BC. The municipal is scattered but the ruins of a Hellenistic amphitheatre are still visible.
Tlos, is Lycia’s longest inhabited city and founded by people from nearby Xanthos in the 5thC BC. The rocky hillsides are covered with rock tombs.
Saklikent Canyon is a narrow gorge about 300m high and 18kms. long and is accessed by a suspended wooden catwalk. Once you have crossed the ice-cold water of the Xanthos River you can begin the journey uphill into the gorge. After a great excursion there is a wealth of restaurants serving freshly cooked trout from local hatcheries and regional delicacies to choose from for lunch.
Canoeing and white-water rafting is also available on the Xanthos River.
Scuba diving in the bays around Kalkan offers some of the best diving in the Mediterranean.
Kalkan has long been considered the prettiest of the small coastal towns along this part of the Mediterranean coast, nesting at the foothills of the Taurus Mountains in the heart of the old Lycian region. The town retains much of its original Ottoman character; a tranquil fishing village with white washed houses draped with the purple blooms of bougainvillea and cobbled streets. There are several banks, a post office and numerous enchanting shops which stay open until midnight selling everything from glitzy western goods to traditional Turkish items. A lively harbour is surrounded by plush restaurants, cafes, jazz bars and a marina which attracts beautiful “gullets”, the traditional wood built boats. It is a village that has retained the elusive mixture of east-meets-west, and an authentic ambience of relative sophistication which makes it unusual, picturesque and uniquely welcoming as a holiday destination.
For boat hire, arrangements can be made through our Agent. A day trip for 10 people aboard a crewed yacht (including lunch) is around £100. For a 3 day cruise around the Turquoise coastline (full board) starts at around £400. Speed boats are also available to rent at a daily rate of £150.
About an hours drive from Kalkan is the village of Kekova (Home of the Sun) which is found in an entire area of picturesque islands, numerous bays and ancient sites. Geological shifting over the years has caused very old structures to sink under the clear water creating a “sunken city” which can be seen from a boat. There are many other treasures to be found in and around these bays.
Driving 15-20mins. inland from Kalkan you reach Bezirgan, 500 metres above sea level. Because the temperature is moderate even in the hottest month of August, this plateau offers walking and horse back riding.
If you follow the Elmali or Gömbe road you will reach the village of Gömbe where you can take a 10km. walk to Yesilgöl (The Green Lake). There is a village fair in Gömbe at the end of August.
So whether your interest is cultural, historical or just relaxing then Kalkan has everything to make you want to return time and time again.