Villa in Kalkan, Turkey - Peaceful Location 15 Minutes Downhill Walk To Beautiful And Vibrant Harbour Town With Restaurants
Pool / Spa
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Smoking only Allowed outside and by the poolSmoking only Allowed outside and by the pool
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Special interest holidays:
We have a young husband and wife team who will look after you during your stay. They can arrange transfers from the airport and will meet you at the villa on your arrival to settle you in. They can book any excursions/activities you may require. e.g chartering a boat, scuba diving etc. and are available to deal with any problems/queries that you may have.
The river gorge at Salikent is a 20 km canyon. It is a hot spot for outdoor activities including rafting, although it also offers the relaxing choice of lazing around on suspended platforms above the Xanthos river eating freshly caught fish and drinking local beverages!
Trekking is a popular way to explore the area and there are many routes to choose from including the more challenging peninsula paths and the Lycian Way.
Kalkan has a pebbly blue flag status beach There are many beach clubs which often provide free transport. The platforms are carved out of the rock next to the sea to catch the breeze and food and drinks are readily available. Patara beach is a 15 minute drive/ 30 minute dolmus but it has 8 miles of largely deserted sand apart from 1 cafe with beds and umbrellas. With a backdrop of well preserved roman ruins it is a great day out. There are trout farms, roman ruins and gorge experiences inland.
Dalaman Airport, approximately 1.5 hours away.
Antalya Airport, approximately 2.5 hours away.
Transfer from Dalaman for 10 people is approx £195 return.
Car can be hired in Kalkan but the public transport/taxis/trip organiser companies are very good and reasonable.
Kalkan is in the heart of the Lycian region and many ancient sites are close, including Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara. Kalkan has an excellent local diving centre providing half day trips to some of the oldest submerged ruins in the Mediterranean and sea caverns. Paragliding is available with many reputable companies offering good value trips and the chance to see the area.
Kalkan has over 200 restaurants with many tucked away from view on roof terraces and down cobbled streets. The quality of food is high and caters for the more cosmopolitan clientele that Kalkan attracts and as a bonus everyone speaks excellent English and will accept payment in sterling.The nightlife comprises mainly of restaurants and bars, although there is a few late night live music venues. The lovely shops along the streets are open until at least midnight, and you can browse freely without pressure to buy. The shops sell glassware, stunning jewellery to suit all tastes, fashion, leather goods and carpets etc. Taxis are always available and they can pick you up from your restaurant or in the town. There are plenty of supermarkets and the pharmacies speak good English and are very helpful. There is an excellent pancake house 5 minutes up the road where you can get excellent local food with a panoramic view - A welcome pack is provided for guests and our agents have been commended all the time for helping guests to make the most of their holiday.
About Neil Thomas
Barbara and Neil bought Villa Olive in 2005 from a builder who had intended to live in the property. Bizzarely this was the first time we had been to Turkey and Kalkan had been recommended to us. We spent a week up and down the coast and settled for this Villa after a remarkably short time - Neil has taken a year to buy a car but bought the villa in only 6 days! We recently retired so plan to spend a bit more time in Turkey. We rent out the villa as this helps with the running costs and also for others to enjoy the spacious villa, large swimming pool and lovely views. Our children visit regularly with groups of friends to rest and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Neil Thomas purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Neil Thomas chose Kalkan
Kalkan was a fishing village with steep mountains as a backdrop. The villas have lovely views of the bay and building is likely to be limited because of the terrain. Kalkan is an hour and a half from Dalaman Airport but this means that it has stayed unspoilt - we have flown into Antalya and taken the mountain route to Kalkan which is spectacular or driven round the coast which is amazing. The season is longer than most people realise as the sun is really warm until November and the spring comes early to Kalkan. We love the restaurants in Kalkan. You eat on the terrace roofs looking out over the harbour and the bay with brightly coloured bougainvillea The food is superb and reasonably priced and the Turkish people speak excellent English and are so friendly.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Olive is a large villa which can accommodate 10 people with ease as the rooms are large and airy and there are many places to get away from each other if you need some peace and quiet. There are 2 roof terraces with furniture and a bottom garden with a hammock under an olive tree surrounded by frangipane and bougainvillia. The swimming pool is a big feature as it is very large for a private villa and you are not overlooked by other holidaymakers. Those guests who like to barbecue can enjoy dining outside by the pool. We also have an excellent mangement company run by Elena & Sedat. We have had countless emails from our guests who have enjoyed their holiday and have praised them for their unfailing courtesy and efficiency. They are brilliant and a huge asset.