Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Dat in Kas offers a high degree of privacy and is surrounded by incredible panoramic views of the Mediterranean. This luxurious 4 bedroom villa comfortably sleeps 8-10 and is elegantly furnished and boasts a games room with Sky TV, Xbox, table football, snooker table, private swimming pool and furnished terrace and is the perfect choice for a family holiday.
Villa Dat is brand new and contemporary with en-suites to all bedrooms and air- conditioning throughout. Available for holiday rental throughout the year, Villa Dat also has woodburners and a heated swimming pool.
Below the main open plan living area, there is a secluded bedroom and games room equipped with Sky TV, Xbox, table football and a snooker table offering all you need to entertain a family.
Villa Dat has large sea view balconies which wrap around the building offering a great vantage point to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline which surround the property.
The villa provides a high standard of accommodation and is in an excellent secluded location, yet within walking distance of unspoilt local beaches and the picturesque harbour town of Kas.
Kas has much to offer; an abundance of bars, restaurants, shops and a gorgeous harbour from which boat trips depart daily. If you are looking for spectacular beaches then some of the very best in Turkey are a just short drive away.
Kaputas Beach, used in many travel brochures for Turkey, is just a 15 minute drive from Villa Dat and is a spectacular sand and shingle beach with azure/turquoise waters located at the foot of a mountain gorge.
Patara beach is just a 30 minute drive from Villa Dat and is voted one of the best in the world (Times online 2005) with 11km of sand and sea, it is also a nature reserve for the loggerhead turtles who come to lay their eggs and the ancient ruins of Patara border the entrance.
Kalkan, another local town of colour, cobbled streets and restaurants is a 20 minute drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Big Pebble Beach 800 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 154 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Ancient Lycia in south western Turkey runs from Ekincik to Antalya in a semi-circle of some of the most mountainous and dramatic landscape anywhere in Turkey. The Taurus Mountains rise to over ten thousand feet and the highest peaks are snow covered right into early summer. It's magnificent scenery with it's lakes, woods and forests, it's stunning coast line and superb ruins of two dozen cities make Lycia a place to explore and enjoy.
Lycia's coast line runs for several hundred kilometres, borders the Mediterranean and attracts yachtsmen to the crystal clear waters and near perfect climate. The many islands, coves and beautiful beaches such as Patara, one of the top ten in the world ( Sunday Times 2005) and Kaputus, within 20 minutes of Kalkan and Olu Deniz, 60 minutes away, add to Lycia 's unique historic and scenic appeal to visitors.
Kas is one of the most southerly points of Turkey's Mediterranean coast and enjoys sunny, warm days most of the year. Spring and autumn are popular times to visit with temperatures into the 70's not unusual right through to December.
The UNESCO world heritage site of Xanthos was Lycia's capital city for much of it's history and the ruins of the principal cities of Tlos, Myra, Pinara and Partara, all close to Kalkan attract visitors from all over the world to look at the ancient ruins dating back over 2000 years. The British museum also has an extensive collection of Lycian artefacts.
There are a number of beach clubs around the bay. 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.
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 Kas. 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 Kas on a traditional Turkish Gulet. 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 Kas.
Within easy reach of Kas 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 just two minutes walk from the villa and 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.
20 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 .
Patara beach is a completely undeveloped 12km stretch of sandy beach voted one of the best in the world by Times online for 2005.
The Mediterranean seaside resort of Kas (pronounced 'Kash') is built on the ancient Greek city of Antiphellos, Lycia and is thought to date back to around 400BC. Kas is home to a well preserved amphitheatre from the Hellenistic period is a great base to explore the many surrounding ancient sites such as Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, Tlos, Pinara, Theimussa, Myra, The Church of St Nicholas and the sunken city of Kekova.
Kas is 20 minutes' drive from Kalkan along the coast and is a small charming town which is relatively unspoilt. Extending to the West of the old town is the beautiful 6km-long Çukurba? Peninsula and the tiny picturesque Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) is located just 2.5KM off the coast of Kas.
This picturesque town with its pretty cobbled streets and alleys lined with Ottoman balconies and trailing Bougainvillea, is framed by the stunning backdrop of the pine-covered Taurus mountains. Kas has an array of restaurants, terrace bars and tea gardens serving excellent local and international dishes and a number of little boutiques, jewellers and gift shops where you can discover hidden gems and handicrafts. For those who like to keep well connected there are a number of well appointed Internet Cafes situated in the town centre providing WIFI access for their patrons.
The new marina at Kas is a yachters haven with a 472 berth capacity. Kas Marina has received Blue Flag status for cleanliness and the area is also known for its fantastic scuba diving and watersports, with more dive facilities in Kas than anywhere else in Turkey. Some of the dive centres which operate locally in Kas are; Kas Diving, Baracuda Diving, Sun Diving, Natura Blue Diving, Atlas Dive Centre, Archipel Diving (www.dragoman-turkey.com), Likya Diving and Bougainville. All of these diving centres are certified and qualified.
Kas is a popular resort for those who like to get active on their holiday and there are a plethora of adventure sports on offer including;
Scuba diving (there are some excellent wreck sites to explore).
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