Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Apartment Nazar is situated in a superb position with stunning panoramic views from all rooms. The picturesque town and harbour, supermarket, taxi rank and bus stop are all within a few minutes walking distance, making this an ideal position for those not wanting to rent a car.
Kalkan is a beautiful and sophisticated harbour village with many fabulous roof top and harbour restaurants serving wonderful Mediterranean and European cuisine.
Explore the winding cobbled streets and colourful shops and then relax in an Ottoman style bar on Turkish rugs and comfortable cushions.
There is a town pebble beach where the sea is crystal clear and sun beds and umbrellas are available. Alternatively visit one of the many beach clubs offering a wide range of water sports or simply take a boat for a lazy day at sea.
Patara beach is a 10 minute drive away and is claimed to be one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
This region of Turkey is steeped in history, there are many ancient sights and ruins for those who wish to explore or for those who want to participate in outdoor pursuits canoeing and rafting is available at saklikent gorge- a stunning 20km canyon about 30 minutes drive from Kalkan.
This unique apartment is one of six set in an exclusive gated development. It is fully air conditioned and beautifully furnished with exotic Turkish rugs and wall hangings. It is set on two levels the main apartment having two double bedrooms (each with own balcony), large shower room, living room, and well equipped kitchen.
The second level has separate access and has a small kitchen area, shower room, double bedroom and its own private roof terrace.
In addition to this there is a very large shared sun terrace which sun beds and umbrellas and a pool.
Included in the price is a meet and greet service you will be met on arrival by Tamer who will give you the keys, explain how everything works, provide a welcome hamper and will be available throughout your holiday should you need any assistance with anything.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan harbour 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 120 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Swing set|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The Turquoise Coast of Turkey offers an alluring combination of beautiful scenery and ancient sites and is the perfect place for some fine coastal and inland walking. Highlights include the ruined city of Arycanda, the chance to paddle over the sunken city of Kekova, and some fantastic views along the way.
The delightfully named Turquoise Coast named for its water, appearing turquoise as the sun sets in the sky. Enjoying a cup of coffee or Turkish tea, taking in the wonderful views of the snow capped mountains in the distance.
The protected coastline at Patara is truly spectacular and well worth a trip to enjoy the sun,sea and sand. Enjoy the natural beauty at Saklikent George, Butterfly Valley and Oludeniz.. The historical sites of Xanthos, Patara, Olympus and the sunken cities of Kekove & Myra offer a fascinating insight into Turkey's archaeological history.
Kalkan curls around a historic harbour sheltered at the foot of the towering Taurus Mountains. The town overlooks a beautiful bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea.
Narrow streets twist down to the harbour, lined with old whitewashed villas with shuttered windows situated alongside small local speciality shops and restaurants in historic buildings. Overhead hang original carved Ottoman Greek timber balconies garlanded with thick masses of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea cascading to the streets below.
Kalkan's main economy is tourism and therefore its citizens put much pride and effort into the town's historic preservation. The many excellent restaurants of Kalkan contribute to the special atmosphere. Good dining has always been the way of life in Kalkan and continues today.
In fact, Kalkan is said to have the highest number of restaurants and bars per inhabitant or square meter on the Turkish coast (over 100 of them!). Additionally, Kalkan is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous roof terrace restaurants and bars which offer a wonderful view of the town, sea and stars. It's also nice to sit at one of the many fine harbour-side restaurants and watch the pleasure boats and fishermen leave early in the morning as you eat your breakfast, or see the fishing boats return with the day's catch in the evening.
There is lots to do during the day and night-life is fun, but laid-back. You won't find noisy, wild night-life here, like in some other coastal resorts.
Kalkan bay will take your breath away. It's crystal clear Turquoise water, and mountains that rise steeply behind it provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop in which to enjoy your stay. Kalkan has not been touched by mass tourism, and as a result remains unspoiled, upmarket and very charming, with amazing views at every turn.
Strict building codes ensure the towns historic preservation, and the many fine restaurants contribute to the special atmosphere that brings back visitors time and time again.
Narrow cobbled streets that wind away from the harbour with bougainvillea covered wooden Ottoman balconies and historic architecture are typical of the old town, and the warm Turkish hospitality will stay with you long after your holiday is over.
There are a number of beach clubs around the bay that can be reached by free shuttle service from the harbour. These are wonderful paved platform terraces and gardens with ladders going into the sea. They offer swimming, sunbathing, water sports and restaurant/bar facilities and have sun beds and umbrellas for hire.
Jet skiing, water skiing, para-sailing and banana boat rides are available from the beach clubs around the bay.
Kalkan's crystal clear waters are popular with scuba divers and is a top location for diving along Turkey 's coast. It has several sites including islands and reefs with a huge variety of marine life including turtles, nurse sharks, dolphins and barracudas. Kalkan Dive centre can be contacted on www.kalkandiving.com
Enjoy floating down the shallow Sakilkent River with your tube and paddle. It's great fun and lasts between 45 minutes and a couple of hours depending on which trip you choose. River tubing can be booked in Kalkan at one of the tour companies or you can join the tour just outside Sakilkent Gorge.
Enjoy a day canoeing on the Xanthos River near to Kalkan. Experienced guides take you downstream through some beautiful scenery. A barbecue lunch is served along the way, and there is an opportunity for a revitalising mud bath before the tour finishes at beautiful Patara beach for a swim.
Relax on a day trip around the bays and Islands of Kalkan on a traditional Turkish Gullet and visit beautiful Kaputus beach, Snake Island , the blue cave and aquarium bay. Tours leave at 10.00 am from the harbour and return around 5.00pm . There is plenty of time for swimming, and lunch is served on board.
A very popular trip is to the ancient sunken city of Simena in the area of Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Lycian coast.A terrible earthquake in the 2nd century AD caused a downward shift of land and the submerged ancient houses can be viewed through glass bottom boats. Boat trips can be booked direct at the harbour or through the tour companies in Kalkan.
Within easy reach of Kalkan are the ruins of the ancient Lycian capital of Xanthos, its port Patara, religious centre Letoon, and also Pinara.
Xanthos was discovered in 1838 by the archaeologist Charles Fellows. Today a mixture of ruins from Roman, Lycian and Byzantine times including the Tomb of the Harpies, theatre, Neried monument and Inscribed pillar can be seen. At the holy Lycian centre of Letoon there are 3 temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo, gods of mythology.
Patara is very close to Kalkan and famous as being the birth place of St Nicholas who has entered into Christian tradition as Father Christmas, and for having many interesting ruins. It was an important commercial centre and harbour during the 5th century. A day trip to Patara can include beautiful Patara beach, one of the best in Turkey and a perfect place to relax after a bit if sightseeing.
There are several beautiful beaches in and around Kalkan. The main beach in Kalkan is next to the harbour and old town. It has crystal clear aquamarine water and white pebbles. Sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for around 3 Turkish Lira a day. It's location next to the harbour make it a very popular place for soaking up the atmosphere of the early evening and watching the boats come back to harbour.
Ten minutes from Kalkan is beautiful Kaputus beach, a sandy cove at the foot of a mountain gorge. The turquoise water is incredible and this beach is used in many travel brochures for Turkey . There are cheap and frequent Dolmuses (shared minibuses) from Kalkan.
Patara beach is a completely undeveloped 12km stretch of sandy beach voted one of the best in the world by Times online for 2005.