Moussaka Restaurant at harbourside, KalkanKalkan Marina and harbour break-wall Scuba diving in the areaSunset over Kalkan harbourAl fresco dining at Kalkan restaurant, Turkey

Kalkan

Kalkan beach and crystal clear blue water

This private holiday villa in Kalkan, Turkey is just a short stroll from the old town centre, harbour and beach; you can charter a gulet (traditional Turkish boat) and discover the true beauty of the coastline, swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy typical Turkish fare. Kalkan holiday villa rentals offer many activities within easy reach; scuba diving, paragliding, and sea kayaking. Nearby Kaş is a lovely town with a harbour and new marina to visit, and another great place to take a gulet or boat trip. Holiday villas in Kalkan Turkey offer amazing sea views but equally there are some wonderful things that you can only see on a boat trip.

Kalkan is a small Mediterranean fishing town on the beautiful south western Turquoise Coast of Turkey and unlike many of its famous neighbours, it has not been ruined by mass tourism and remains an unspoilt yet sophisticated resort. The town sits at the base of the Taurus Mountains as they dramatically reach the sea. The views are breathtaking of sea and mountains alike. If you are looking for something more than a sea and sun break then holiday villas in Kalkan Turkey are definitely for you. Kalkan itself is very beautiful with original Ottoman structures, tiny painted villas and winding narrow streets. The old town is a protected site, ensuring that it maintains the old architecture and beauty of the Ottoman times. Stay at this lovely private villa in Kalkan Turkey and visit a Turkish bath, to relax and imagine those times of old.

Kalkan villas offer the best views and it will be difficult to leave your terrace but the shopping is excellent and great fun. There is the market, which comes to town every Thursday, as well as the most upmarket traders in the main town. There really is something for everyone and with a little bartering a bargain might well be had! Fethiye has even more shopping and has a huge traditional market on a Tuesday.

Kalkan beach seen from traditional guletThe lovely pebble beach is well worth a visit to experience safe swimming in crystal clear waters. Close by is the harbour and small marina, which is a beautiful place to sit and sip an aperitif after an afternoon on the beach. There are bars and restaurants to suit all budgets. Turkish food is a true delight, from the catch of the day at a sophisticated restaurant to the traditional kebab from a stall. Nightlife is plentiful but it is not wild or noisy as in many resorts.

There are a myriad of things to see and do in and around the area, from visits to ancient sites and amphitheatres, such as Xanthos and Letoon, to taking a boat and discovering the sunken city of Kekova. For a lovely day, canoe down the Xanthos river. There is something for everyone, no need to rush back at the end of the day, Kalkan villas offer the flexibility you need to make the most of your holiday. The walks are amazing and a trip to the country to the trout restaurants at Tlos and Saklikent Gorge is a real treat. Enjoy the pool at our private villa in Kalkan Turkey but also enjoy the beaches and clear blue water. Beaches nearby include Patara, a fantastic sandy beach and conservation site (a nesting beach for turtles); Kaputas beach totally natural and unspoilt; Oludeniz with wonderful views or Olympos for the eternal flames called the Chimaera. And if you want to explore a bit further, nothing beats a visit to Cappadocia or Konya.

 

All of the places mentioned in our website are accessible by dolmus (public minibus); or you can join a tour organised by one of the local travel agents. This is a beautiful area steeped in history and natural beauty, there is so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that people come back to holiday villas in Kalkan Turkey time after time.

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