Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This luxury two bedroom two bathroom villa, completed in July 2012, has a fantastic sea front location with amazing infinity pool sea views. Just two minutes walk to the sea shore where you will find a local beach club with swimming platforms, water slide, cafe/bar and water taxi service to the town centre. This is ideal location away from the bustle of town but still within easy striking distance. The second bedroom can be presented as a twin or double and the villa attracts small families, friends holidaying together or just single couples looking for an ultimate romantic escape. Outside is a beautiful shaded seating area with sofas, as well as a dining area, sunbeds with umbrellas and real jacuzzi pool. Inside both bathrooms have luxury showers, one with rain head shower and the other bathroom with a separate bath. The villa has Satellite TV and Wi Fi as well as DVD and Ipod players and presented is to very high standard with beautiful bed linens and towels for real luxury holiday experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Kalkan belongs to the region of Antalya, which is also the name of its regional centre, located 200km away. Situated on Turkey's beautiful south west Mediterranean coast - also known as the Turquoise coast - , between the towns of Fethiye and Kas, the small town of Kalkan is nestled at the foot of the dramatic Taurus Mountains in a beautiful bay.
The heart of Kalkan is its Old Town, a maze of small cobbled streets winding down to the harbour. The streets are lined with many old Greek and Turkish buildings covered with bougainvillea and occupied by small boutique shops, restaurants and a few bar/cafes. Today the town is expanding out from this traditional centre, but the character of the Old Town, harbour and of course mosque remains unchanged.
Kalkan itself has a man made pebble beach with sunbed hire and facilities, but is better known for its beach clubs and its proximity to the famous 18km sandy beach at Patara and pretty Kaputas cove. The local beach clubs are private rock bathing platforms with intimate cafe/restaurants, reached by a 5 minute water taxi ride around the bay. The waters of Kalkan bay have a Blue Flag award for cleanliness and are ideal for all forms of water sports and diving.
Like much of Turkey, Kalkan is surrounded by historical and geographical sites. Pinara, Patara, Xanthos, Thlos and Myra cover ancient settlements from the Byzantine, Roman and Lycian periods. There are many more we could list. The river gorge at Saklikent and famous sand spit beach at OluDeniz are all less than an hour away.
Above all Kalkan is most famous for its high quality but reasonably priced restaurants. With over a 100 to choose from, there is something for everyone. Turkish Meze or starters, local made pizza, meat kebabs and fresh salads are all local fare, but you can also find International cuisine in the form of succulent steaks, fresh fish and pasta. Most popular are the roof terrace restaurants of the Old Town, where you can sit and watch the sun set overlooking the sea, but there is a range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
Kalkan, which was once the favourite summer resort for wealthy Turks, has now become internationally renowned and is developing as a cosmopolitan town with upper class tourism. The natural beauty of the bay, the Mediterranean climate and the friendliness of the local people attract visitors back time and time again.
Kalkan is ideal for all types of water activities. The Bay has a Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and is ideal for a PADI diving course or learning to sail or water ski. The bay has numerous beach clubs which can be reached with complimentary water taxi services from Kalkan harbour. If you looking for sandy beaches then Kaputas and Patara beaches are close by. Kaputas with its stunning gorge location just 5 minutes drive to the east and Patara with its 18km nature reserve beach 20 minutes to the west.
Keen walkers & hikers can explore parts of the ancient Lycian Way which passes directly through the town. On Patara Beach are early morning horse riding sessions and in the summer Yoga classes are available on the sea front at Villa Mahal. Canoe kayaking and tubbing are also available on the local river dependent on the season. Paragliding is also available for the not faint hearted.
Kalkan will inspire any photographer or painter with numerous photo and painting opportunities so don't forget to bring your camera and brushes. Turkish cooking classes are usually available through Guru's restaurant along with wine tasting evenings.The food is so good you will need to loose a few pounds when get back home.
The next nearest town to Kalkan is Kas, a 27km / 30 min drive away. Kas is worth visiting just for the stunning scenery on the coastal road drive. The nearest large town is Fethiye a 50 minute drive away with its bustling market, harbour and fish restaurants.
The area is steeped in history with many historic sites within a 45 minute drive of Kalkan including Xanthos, Tlos, Letoon, Pinara and the deserted Greek village of Kaya Koy. Demre is the birth place of St Nicolas who later became know as father christmas and his church remains there to this day. Other places of interest are Saklikent Gorge, Butterfly valley, and the archipelago islands of Kekova with the ancient sunken city and rock tombs. Close by are the traditional villages of Bezirgan and Islamlar set in the Taurus Mountains which give a glimpse of rural Turkish life and times gone by. Islamar is known for its fresh brown trout farms where you can enjoy freshly grilled trout with homemade salad, bread and chips overlooking the dramatic valley that runs to the sea.