Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Quoted in the Travel pages of the Sunday Times as having one of the “10 best Views in the World”. You too can enjoy this breathtaking experience from my lovely, airy, modern apartment in a small block of six, built to high British standards and immaculately maintained. Fully equipped with 2 bedrooms and 2 en suite shower rooms with superb showers.
My apartment sleeps 5 comfortably with air conditioning. The kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, washing machine, 4 ring gas hob, electric oven and grill, kettle, cafetiere and toaster. Iron and ironing board.
Electricity 220v (UK) adapter plugs in bedrooms, hair dryer, WI-FI, use of pay as you go mobile phone,iPod dock Mosquito repellent plugs also provided. Full length balcony enables breakfast to be taken while watching boats ply back and forth across the bay. Quiet location overlooking the picturesque village of Kalkan.
Stunning uninterrupted panoramic sea and island views. Shared swimming pool with 5 other apartments. Loungers, umbrellas, tables and chairs plus barbecue are placed around the pool for enjoyable meals al fresco. Easy access to exclusive Mahal beach club facilities and rocky bathing platforms.
Excellent snorkeling/diving, tennis available. Local shop. Water taxi to village center, harbor restaurants and shops, 5 minutes away. Great for couples and families. Bedlinen/towels/utilities included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan / Patara|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: DALAMAN|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Turkey's south westernmost shore, noted for its fine beaches and stunning scenery, has long been dubbed “the Turquoise Coast” in tourist-board speak, after the hues of its horizons and the sea. It's dominated by the Baba, Akda? and Bey mountains, which drop precipitously to the main coastal highway which often skims just above the water. Along here, and some way inland, lay ancient Lycia,whose independent people bequeathed a legacy of distinctive rock tombs to Turkish tourism.
There are a number of beach clubs around the bay that can be reached by free shuttle service from the harbor. 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 center 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 revitalizing 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 harbor 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 harbor 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 center 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, theater, 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 center and harbor 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.
Many chartered and scheduled airlines fly into the new airport at Dalaman from all over the UK. Flight time is around 3hrs 45minutes.
Dalaman airport is 90 minutes from Kalkan via good road links.
I can arrange your taxi transfers for you.
Activities near Kalkan
Tennis in town
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break