Most popular Villas in Kalkan
Highlights in Kalkan
- Excellent diving sites
- Ancient cities
- Incredible outdoors
- Weekly markets
- Incredible sunset
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Villas in Kalkan
Find a splendid property in this small fishing village where the streets are lined with whitewashed villas with colourful bougainvilleas and beautiful timber balconies and the stunning Taurus mountains as a backdrop. Enjoy your villa here as you mingle with locals, enjoy fantastic days at the beach and try some fresh fish or traditional dishes at any of the roof-terraced restaurants. Start creating wonderful memories in an idyllic destination.Splendid villas overlooking the Mediterranean
Enjoy a superb villa in fantastic locations with great views and close to the sea. The access to the beach will always be a few steps from your doorstep and the azure waters of the sea will welcome you every morning as you gaze out the window. Fully equipped villas ideal for families and groups, lovely gardens, great infinity pools and large terraces or outdoor pebbled areas ideal for barbeques and la fresco dinings. Don’t wait any longer!
Travellers and activities
Kalkan’s superb eateries, incredible beaches and fancy beach clubs invite you to lay down and sit back. But beyond the relaxed atmosphere there is a whole world of activities for thrill-seekers and active holidaymakers. The incredible outdoors is a large playground for hiking lovers. Follow the world-class hiking trails and cross rivers, gorges, valleys and rugged clifftops. Practice some canoeing, canyoning or take a tour of the islands and enjoy the turquoise coast. There is no such thing as boredom. You will be chomping at the bit!Kalkan for diving lovers
To explore the underwater world of Kalkan you need to take a boat, usually a 20 to 40 minutes trip by boat to find the best diving spots around the islets of the bay. All levels are welcome here! You can even start your PADI courses or take a refresher’s course and start marveling at the beautiful site waiting for you in the Turkish waters of Kalkan. Beginners can dive in shallow waters at the north tip of Yilan Adasi and around Heybeli. Frank Wall is also a great beginners spot with lots of fish and rock pinnacles. If you are an advanced diver looking for 20 to 50m dives, head to the south part of “Snake”, where you can see lots of little fish, grouper and barracudas along a dramatic wall. The caves can be entered from 25m down too! The Sakarya Reef is a beautiful dive site for intermediate or advanced divers. Find some wrecks from the 1930s and 1940s at depths of 35-60m. The water temperature is quite comfortable, warming up from June to November.
Did you know the name Kalkan comes from the Turkish word shield? This is because this location was known as a safe port from pirates and extreme weather conditions.
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Canoeing down the Xanthos River is the perfect way to enjoy the stunning views of the countryside, starting in Xanthos and finishing at Patara Beach. For this tour, you can also stop along the way and take a dip or enjoy some mud baths before reaching the end of it. You will be going downstream but your effort is essential to reach the shore! Spring and autumn are the ideal season to practice canoeing avoiding the high summer temperatures.2. Visit ancient cities
Patara is home to the longest beach but also to an Ancient Lycian city featuring a Byzntine basilica, the traditional Roman baths and an arch at the entrance. Most of the ruins are not intact and they are covered in grass but the incomparable beach backdrop turns this place into a unique site worth a visit.3. Hike up the Lycian way
Tracing the coastline of ancient Lycia, this fantastic hiking route starts in Ölüdeniz and finishes in Antalya crossing beautiful pine woods, scenic mountains and ancient ruins. The whole route is about 300 mile so you can decide which part you are going to do and download the online maps indicating the route, which is also signposted and marked along the way. Get ready to take in the stunning views!4. Hit the market
Kalkan weekly market happens every Thursday and it is a brilliant spot for shopping. Barter your way through the stalls and find fantastic local souvenirs including leather goods, clothes, gifts and jewellery or stock up your cupboards with spices, fruits and veggies. Haggling with the sellers is something the locals enjoy as well as tourists. If you love the thrill of bartering across stalls you can go to Kaş market on Fridays.5. Experience a magical sunset
Facing the sea as the sun goes down in the horizon is a unique experience to have in the bohemian town of Kaş. After wandering the lantern-lit streets lined with eateries, independent boutiques and great Greek Ottoman buildings, head to the well-preserved amphitheatre, facing the sea. Enjoy the most striking views and wait for the sunset to steal your heart6. Go to the Saklikent Gorge
Cool down in one of the deepest canyons, the Saklikent Gorge. Walk along the 10 miles of refreshing waters and start your adventure in one of the most beautiful gorges. Get ready to enjoy a fabulous walk and remember to wear gripping shoes. The adventurous ones go for “tubing” on the Saklikent River.7. Take a boat to the island of Meis
Take a boat ride from Kaş and head to the beautiful Greek island of Meis. Once there, you have the option to get another boat that will take you to the Blue Cave, a wonderful marvel of nature illuminated by the sun so its waters reflect a striking turquoise blue colour that will mesmerise you, especially first hour in the morning. Visit the town and wander the streets, lined with pastel-painted houses, or go to the castle and enjoy the panoramic views.