Apartment in Kalkan, Turkey - Peaceful, Idyllic Location, 10 Minute Walk to Village Centre
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We are Paul and Lisa Durkin, we have 1 son (now grown up) and we live in Essex. We are both retired now and enjoy travelling as well as spending time at our apartment. We have been coming to Kalkan since 1999 and we enjoyed that first visit so much we have kept coming back. It's the only place we do come back to. So in 2007 we decided to look at buying somewhere. We saw a number of properties but instantly fell in love with Saneil. It is in a great location, is well designed, well managed, has a nice relaxed atmosphere and has truly wonderful views. We bought our apartment in 2008 and visit two or three times a year. Our families and friends also love to stay.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Owner chose Kalkan
We love Kalkan for it's scenery, the turquoise coast is beautiful with its shimmering blue sea and the dramatic mountain backdrop. The beaches, beach clubs and the many boat trips you can do are really enjoyable. There are lots of other things to do from canoeing and horse riding to sailing and scuba diving. There are many historical ruins you can visit, Patara and Xanthos are just 10 minutes away. Kas (20 mins away) and Fetiye (50 mins away) are interesting towns to visit with lovely harbours, shops and more restaurants.The Turkish people are very open and friendly and there is no hassling! They have taken great care in developing the village, there is no high rise development and it is still a charming, traditional looking fishing village with cobbled streets and a relaxed atmosphere.
What makes this Apartment unique
Very well located up the Kalamar road. High enough to get great views without being inaccessible. Renowned for its large pool and lovely landscaped sun terrace with spectacular views. Plenty of space to spread out and dedicated sunbeds. A quiet location - no noisy roads or bars to keep you awake. A very well run complex with onsite office, staff include English speaking manager, cleaners, maitenance man, poolman and night porter.
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Kalkan has its own excellent pebble beach right by the harbour. There are a number of other stunning beaches in the area including Kaputas Beach (10 minutes bus ride) and the world famous Patara Beach offering 18km of beautiful, uncrowded sandy beach. This is 10km from Kalkan and can be reached easily by bus(20 minutes).
Kalkan has 8 beach clubs offering a range of water sports or just quiet relaxation with sunbeds, umbrellas and excellent restaurants. Taxis to/from beach clubs are often free
Kalkan is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes from Dalaman airport by taxi/mini bus or hire car all of which can be arranged for guests. Antalya airport is an alternative and is approx 3 hours away.
Car hire in Kalkan is not essential as the local buses (dolmus) and taxis are both plentiful and cheap methods of visiting the local attractions. Walking into the village is an easy 15 minute stroll.
A boat trip is a must when visiting this beautiful coastline and there are many local providers.
The apartment is within 1km of Kalkan village centre where you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, the harbour and the beach. A number of the beach clubs are just a few minutes drive away or an easy trip across the bay by water taxi. Kaputas Beach is a 10 minute drive, Kas is a lovely drive a long the coast by local bus or car and takes approx 20 minutes, Patara beach/ruins is approx 10 minutes drive. Fetiyhe, Saklikent Gorge and Tlos are all within 1 hours travel.
The idyllic fishing village of Kalkan nestles at the foot of the spectacular Tauros Mountains on Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Kalkan continues to be a resort that attracts the more discerning holiday maker and boasts a significant number of visitors who return annually. There is a renowned and outstanding range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Many have roof top terraces with views of the harbour and attract a lovely breeze on hot summer nights. Others are down on the harbour where you can watch the boats coming and going and people watch.
Shopping in the narrow winding streets is a hassle-free delight. Kalkan offers everything from traditional goods such as carpets, leather (beautiful handbags and shoes!) and spices to jewellery, ceramics, glass and boutique clothes shops. There are a number of supermarkets providing daily necessities.
The Kalkan weekly market (Thursday) is a must for new visitors and Kalkan veterans alike.
There are now a number of banks in Kalkan with ATMs.
There are numerous sites of archaeological interest in the area including ancient Lycian and Roman sites. For the more adventurous you can go scuba diving/have instruction, horse riding, paragliding, canoeing and water rafting. The Lycian trail runs right past Kalkan so walks are easy to organise too. There are lots of agents in the village who offer a wide variety of activities and trips.
Inland trips to traditional villages such as Bezirgan and Islamlar (famous for its trout farms and restaurants) are also easy and very enjoyable.