Sakin Apartment, Kalkan
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Sakin Apartment is a spacious 2/3 bedroom duplex apartment with large balconies, shared swimming pool and sea views. It is not in a complex, there is just one two-bedroomed apartment below Sakin and the swimming pool and garden are shared with that.
The apartment is newly built in a modern style. The first floor consists of two bedrooms (one double and one twin, both with balconies), one bathroom, an open plan kitchen/dining/living area and a good-sized balcony.
The second floor has two attic-style rooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and fabulous sea views. One of the attic rooms is a double bedroom and the other is a casual living area with a three-seater sofa & chaise longue.
A large balcony wraps around the 2nd floor in an L-shape, giving lots of space to enjoy the fantastic scenery.
Other amenities: A/C in all rooms, Fridge/Freezer, hob, grill/cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle.
Sheets, towels and beach towels are provided.
The apartment is in the Orlataan area of Kalkan, just on the edge of the Old Town. It is a 10 minute non-hilly walk into the Old Town and about 15 minutes to the shingle beach. The apartment is located in a quiet area and most of the neighbours are Turkish families.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalkan beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
The historic town of Kalkan is an enchanting place and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey's gorgeous Lycian Coast. With the absence of mass tourism, Kalkan remains a charming and unspoiled haven of lush nature, brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.
Kalkan curls snuggly 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 specialty 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. It is a very special place with a unique atmosphere.
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 by protecting its distinctive Ottoman Greek architecture (it was once an Ottoman 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 (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 a lot to do during the day and nightlife is fun, but laid-back. You won't find noisy, wild nightlife here, like in some other coastal resorts.
Kalkan has many fine qualities, but without a doubt, it is the people of Kalkan who make the town extra special. The people of Kalkan warmly welcome you, and you may at first be surprised by the universal friendliness within the town. This, along with warm Turkish hospitality is the basis of life here and the people of Kalkan sincerely enjoy getting to know their guests. 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 of locals, some Istanbul Turks and Turks from other cities who have made Kalkan their home and own small businesses, as well as a small number of well-educated foreigners who have settled in the town.
So, “Hos Geldiniz!” – a warm welcome to Kalkan!
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9 Mar 2014
"Great apartment close to town & with fantastic sea views"
We had a great time at Sakin. The apartment is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The top balcony is large and has wonderful sea views. The location is fantastic, from the apartment it is only a 10 minute easy walk into town with the nearest supermarket is less than 5 minutes. We plan to return in the future and would recommend Sakin to anyone wanting to visit Kalkan.
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