Property and local area description
Luxury duplex appartment, with stunning panoramic views of Kalkan bay.
This modern duplex apartment is situated just 15 minutes walk outside Kalkan center. It boasts spacious accommodation for up to 5 guests, with a large master bedroom, with en-suite, either a double or twin second bedroom and a third single bedroom. All rooms in the apartment have either balcony or terrace access to enjoy the most of the Turkish sunshine. More photos coming soon!!
The open plan living area consists of lounge and TV area with dinning facilities for up to 8 guests along with a well fitted kitchen with all mod-cons (inc. dishwasher!)
There is a communal pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas shared between the 5 apartments.
The apartment features an outside lounging area on the lower level, with BBQ and a dining area for up to 5 guest on the balcony adjacent to the kitchen.
Kalkan - The St Tropez of Turkey
Kalkan village nestles at the foot of the Taurus Mountains and was once a small simple fishing village. Whilst the town has maintained much of its original charm it is now one of the most up and coming resorts of this region. It consists of narrow cobbled streets which all lead to the picturesque harbour.
It has a wonderful array of restaurants where you can sample some of the finest cuisine in the world, many with roof top terraces offering a wonderful view of the harbour and the starlit night sky. Alternatively you can watch the gullets and fishing boats from one of the many harbour side restaurants. There are a few bars available in both areas for a relaxing drink at any time of the day or night.
Market day is Thursday selling a wide variety of goods including locally grown produce, particularly good value are the herbs and spices. In the town there is a wide selection of shops selling beautiful Turkish carpets, jewellery, antiques and wonderful clothing made from the finest Turkish cotton which open well into the late hours. There are also several supermarkets some offering delivery service to your villa.
There is a small pebbled beach by the harbour and there are also beach clubs available which offer relaxing sunbathing and swimming in the warm turquoise ocean. Some of them offer water-sports such as snorkeling, scuba-diving, wind-surfing, diving, sailing, fishing and other fun activities. For the more energetic you can also take part in mountain climbing, trekking, parascending, caving and walking, all available locally.
On those days when you wish to venture away from the resort why not visit one of the abundant ancient sites from the Lycian era. Close by are Patara, Xanthos, Letoon and Tlos, or further a field are the marvelous sights of Kekova, Myra, Olympos and even Ephesus. One of our favourites for all the family is to cool down at the amazing Saklikent Gorge.
Once the sun has set, the pretty seafront and picturesque alleys come alive again when locals and visitors stroll along to their favourite café or restaurant, or wander around the Aladdin’s caves that line the principal back streets.
The little carpet bazaars, arty jewellery shops where lovely pieces are made to measure in silver and gold, turquoise and amber, and even the fruit, vegetable and grocery stalls stay open until bedtime alongside a handful of outdoor cafés and a few bars catering to varied musical tastes.
Diving down the narrowest of alleyways you soon find yourself in the tiny intricate maze of old houses-some crumbling, some restored - draped with swathes of brilliant bougainvillea.
During the day, Kalkan is almost disarmingly laid-back, as visitors either choose to enjoy the crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast, or go off exploring the wealth of fascinating sites nearby.
The shingle beach next to Kalkan’s harbour was recently extended and is more than adequate for swimming and sunbathing, but one of the joys of staying in this area is to explore the coast by sea taxi or dolmus.
At Kalkan’s beach clubs, just a short boat ride from the harbour, you can swim or snorkel in astonishingly clear wafer off the rocks, whilst beautiful Kaputas Bay, between Kalkan and Kas, offers a delightful sand and pebble cove at the mouth of an impressive gorge.
To the west of Kalkan lies Patara, a stunning and undeveloped nine mile stretch of soft golden sand, where the evocative ruins of a once-fine city protrude out of the encroaching sand dunes.
So outstanding is Patara that it was voted the world’s best beach in a 1998 survey of 100 tour operators carried out by The Sunday Times.
Going on a languorous ‘Blue Cave Cruise’ on a fishing boat around little ‘Mouse and Snake’ islands to secluded coves will give you a taste for further exploration.
In the heart of Lycia, Kalkan offers easy access to many of the great classical sites, almost all of which are set in stunning natural surroundings.
You can explore up into the mountains, entering a lush region of lakes and streams, pastures and alpine villages.
At the village of Bezirgan you can watch carpets being woven and at Arycanda there is a wonderful archaeological site, whose remains and setting rival those of Delphi.
At Kekova you can hire a boat over to the pretty little harbour of Kale and clamber up to the hilltop Byzantine fort past the eerie sarcophagi of the ancient Lycians.
Peering from the boat into the pellucid blue water you may spy the sunken city. At Letoon, the half-submerged remains of Leto’s temple are still inhabited by frogs, whilst at Xanthos, enigmatic inscriptions and bizarre ‘harpy’ tombs occupy a dramatic hilltop site.
However you choose to spend your days, no-one can resist being back in Kalkan by evening, for the variety and quality of eating places on offer is quite astonishing for such a compact village.
You can sit cross-legged on kilims or floor cushions and be served Turkish dishes the traditional way or indulge in an orgy of seafood in one of the smart waterfront restaurants. There are even little backstreet restaurants so low-key most foreign visitors never notice them - just the place to enjoy delicious and genuine local cooking.
Magic surroundings, a dash of relaxed sophistication and a seemingly limitless variety of places to explore make Kalkan irresistible." - Kalkan Post Magazine