Kalkan

Kalkan is set on Turkey's South West coast, referred to as the "Turquoise coast" because of it's magnificent turquoise coloured sea. The area is steeped in history and is in the heart of the Lycian region, famous for it's plethora of ancient sites, including Xanthos, Tlos and Patara, which are all within easy driving distance from the villa.
Kalkan itself, once a small fishing village, curls snugly around a harbour at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. It’s cobbled streets wind their way around the small town full of local craft shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Other than the welcoming hospitality of the local Turkish people many visitors return to Kalkan year after year due to the amount of fabulous restaurants, It is a culinary delight! There are over 100 of them offering an extremely high standard of food and service. Many of them have romantic roof top terraces, some overlooking the harbour, where you can dine under the stars, listening to live music such as smooth jazz, or traditional Turkish.




Nightlife in Kalkan is very relaxed and often involves meandering the streets after dinner then stopping off in one of the bars or cafes for a cocktail or two before retiring back to the villa. If you are after something a bit more lively Some of the bars have music and are open till the early hours. Sandal bar is our favorite
Kalkan has a small pebble beach and several beach clubs, set out on platforms cut out of the rocks. Kalkan beach club is just a few minutes down the villa. They have lots of sunbeds with umbrellas and a restaurant. They also have watersports as waterski, jet ski, banana ride... . The owner Ishan,our property manager will give you a warm welcome. The nearest sandy beach to Kalkan is Kaputas which is a 10 minute drive from the villa, on the beautiful coastal road toward Kas, the nearest town. The famous Patara beach, the birth place of "Santa Claus" has over 18 km. of golden sand is about 25 minute drive from Kalkan.

For the more energetic, Kalkan has it’s own dive centre. based at the Kalamar beach club. They offer all the usual water sport facilities and have daily dive tours. You can also hire your very own crew and gullet for the day, where you will sail around the bay, stop off a various points for a swim before enjoying a delicious lunch on board.

Kalkan has 3 supermarkets in town, all offer an order by phone and delivery service direct to the villa. Alternatively there is a small grocers 2 minutes walk from the villa, kisla market.
There is a weekly Market, held each Thursday, in Kalkan where you can buy almost anything from spices, fresh fruit and vegetables to designer labelled clothes.

Kalkan also has a bank, post office, medical centres, chemist and a dentist.


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