Asfiya Retreat no 9 Kugu
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Access the apartment via its entrance on the ground floor into a spacious open plan living space incorporating lounging, dining, cooking, balcony, one twin room with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom.
A large double bedroom with private en suite is on the first floor with an ample sun terrace with striking harbour and sea views.
Travertine floors and cream & stone featured walls provide contemporary & relaxing surroundings.
Open plan living & dining space, with fully fitted kitchen. Dishwasher & washing machine.
Bathroom, Large Sofa, Dining table & chairs (seats 6).
TV with English speaking satellite channels, iPod & mp3 player sound dock.
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2).
Master bedroom with en suite bathroom & private sun terrace (sleeps 2).
Wardrobes, dressing tables & drawers. Hair dryer & iron.
Bedlinen provided. Bath & beach towels provided.
Sun loungers (x2) & parasol.
A beautifully landscaped large pool and gardens await, with the exclusive use of 2 sun loungers and parasol for apartment guests.
Old Town 10 minutes. Nearest restaurant 5 minutes. Nearest shop 5 minutes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Yali beach 400 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 131 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
A small peaceful Mediterranean resort and fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey, Kalkan has not been touched by mass tourism. More sophisticated than the usual resort town, Kalkan appeals to travelers looking for more than a "sun and sea" holiday.
Because of its great charm, Kalkan has a growing number of perennial visitors who say the town is the only holiday destination they would choose to visit repeatedly. There is simply no other town quite like Kalkan along Turkey's coast
Kalkan curls snuggly around an ancient 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 through the historic town and are lined with listed whitewashed villas with shuttered windows situated alongside small local specialty shops and restaurants. Overhead hang original ornately carved Ottoman timber balconies garlanded with brilliantly coloured bougainvillea cascading to the streets below. It is a very special place.
Why Kalkan Is So Special
Not only is Kalkan beautiful, but unlike other Turkish coastal resort towns Kalkan's main economy is tourism and therefore its citizens put much pride and effort into the town's historic preservation. Because of this, Kalkan has retained the texture of its history with its distinctive Greek architecture (it was once a Greek and Turkish fishing village). Very strict building codes keep the town small and architecturally blended with the historic heart of the town known as "Old Kalkan".
Besides the famous "Kalkan Style" historic architecture, the many excellent restaurants of Kalkan contribute to the special atmosphere within Kalkan. 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. Additionally, Kalkan is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous roof-top terrace restaurants and bars which offer a wonderful view of the town, sea and stars. You can also sit at one of the many fine harbour-side restaurants and watch the fishermen leave early in the morning as you eat breakfast, or see them return with the day's catch in the evening.
Kalkan is a small town (of only a few thousand) and this creates a wonderful intimate feeling. But don't let its size mislead you - there is plenty to do in and around Kalkan. During the day the town is surprisingly empty as most guests choose to swim or explore the multitude of beautiful ancient Lycian and natural sites of the area. However, everything changes in the evening when Kalkan bursts alive for a long, festive night.
Kalkan has many special qualities, but without a doubt it is the people of Kalkan who make the town extra-special.
The people of Kalkan happily welcome you, and you may at first be surprised by the universal friendliness within the town. It is absolutely genuine. Warm Turkish hospitality and friendliness is the basis of life here and the people of Kalkan sincerely enjoy getting to know their guests. So don't hesitate to accept one of the many tulip-shaped glasses of çay (tea) you will be offered while you amble along Kalkan's winding streets. You won't be hassled while you are a guest of Kalkan - the town is hassle-free and is proud to be so. You will find a mixed population here, consisting mainly of locals, some Istanbul Turks who own businesses, as well as a small number of well-educated foreigners who have settled in the town.
Kalkan is a prime location from which a great variety of tours can be organized. Kalkan itself is a very rewarding holiday spot.
Start your day with a lazy breakfast on the terrace of your hotel/pension or in once of the restaurants along the marina, watching the heavy traffic of boats moving in and out of the harbor. For your "day on the beach" Kalkan offers you a choice: A large public beach stretches along the front but you will probably discover your own favorite spot somewhere along the coast. The water will always be sparkling clean. You may also choose a very original Kalkan "day-spender" formula: the beach clubs. These are platform beaches across the harbor, reached by frequent shuttle boat service from the marina. "The platforms" provide everything a holiday-maker can need or dream of, from a sophisticated tequila cocktail to beach mats. This formula is extremely popular among our visitors who will spend their holiday in one of these beach clubs. Every one has a favorite but all offer very good services. They are open all day long and even for dinner by candle light!
If your idea of a holiday is discovering a virgin sandy coast you may spend your day at Patara. Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Frequent and efficient minibus service from the town square is very cheap. You will find basic restaurants for food and beverages as well as umbrellas, etc. Although much smaller the remarkable sandy beach of Kaputa?, a few miles from Kalkan, is a wonder, do not miss it. Finally, you have yet another way to spend your day in liquid!
After a hot day at the beach you may return to your hotel to prepare for the second part of your day, which often proves to be just as long if not longer than the first : 'Night life in Kalkan' . Your evening may start by shopping and walking around in the cool breeze typical at nightfall. All shops stay open until the early hours of the morning and often a diamond ring (hand made from Yardan Unique & Bespoke Jewellery) or a nice Swiss made watch will be purchased just before returning to your hotel after a long and enjoyable evening. Or you can tell them which design you want they can finish it just for you in maximum 2 days. So you can enjoy rest of your holiday without worrying about the jewellery.
Kalkan has certainly the highest number of restaurants and bars per inhabitant or per square meter on the Turkish coast. Almost every pension or hotel has its roof or terrace-bar serving all kinds of international drinks or cocktails. After a 'Sundowner' you will find a table in one of the 40 or so restaurants of Kalkan. It would be wise to make a reservation for a front row table. Most of the restaurants offer an open buffet with a great choice of starters (meze) followed by fish or grilled meat Turkish style. For more conservative palettes, international cuisine is also available. Prices are displayed at the entrance except for fish, which is subject to bargaining. The Turkish way of dining is to begin with a selection from ten or more cold starters plus two or three hot ones which will be followed by a main course (accompanied by raki, wine or beer) and ending with fruit or dessert and famous Turkish coffee. The meal usually stretches for hours and will finish close to midnight. Finally you may walk through the animated cobbled streets and stop to sip a 'last one' before returning to your hotel after a lovely long day.
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