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Delightful luxury villa,
with own private pool &
wonderful views over Kalkan & the Bay.
Villa Güzel - A delightful luxury villa, in a select position on a peaceful hillside, with wonderful views over the picturesque, sophisticated resort of Kalkan.
The villa has been built to an extremely high standard with antique marbled floors, featuring limestone walls internally and spiral staircases to the main bedrooms.
The private fresh water swimming pool is larger than normal and is serviced daily. the terrace is spacious and well equipped with sun loungers and tabling to seat eight, for meals to be enjoyed outside under the pergola. There is a shaded terrace with seating for five & a BBQ.
The villa is tastefully furnished and decorated, with air conditioning to provide comfort throughout the villa. The spacious open plan lounge features SKY TV, a stone fireplace and french doors which open onto the large terrace and private swimming pool. The dining area seats six and the kitchen is well equipped with large fridge/freezer, electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, washing machine,dishwasher and ample ancillary kitchen items.
The main double bedroom has access from both spiral staircases with en suite shower room, and an extremely large balcony,with bbq(perfect for that pre dinner tipple) with views overlooking Kalkan bay. The first floor bedroom has twin beds and is approached by the towers spiral staircase, and has an en suite bath/shower room and large balcony, again with a great view. The ground floor double bedroom has an en suite bath/shower room and direct access to the terrace.
Kalkan, described as Turkeys best kept secret, is a small, sophisticated resort set on the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. The town nestles on the foot of the Taurus mountains and was once a small fishing village, it is now a charming holiday resort consisting of cobbled streets, housing interesting shops selling jewellery, carpets and local goods. One can enjoy bartering with the shopkeepers and their hospitality offering of apple tea.
Kalkan is one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Mediterranean coast.
Retaining the charm and character of a Turkish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets, lined with local craft, antique and clothes shops.
There is an air of relaxed sophistication reflected in the hospitality, fabulous harbour side and rooftop restaurants offering the highest quality traditional cuisine, which is sure to delight even the most discerning palette.
Kalkan comes alive at night, you can set your own pace - stroll through the bustling colourful streets, listen to the music in the bars, sample some of the finest food at the harbour side restaurants or those with roof top terraces offering views of Kalkans wonderful illuminated nightlife.
Enjoy a beer at the bars on the picturesque harbour, admire the gullets, the fishing and sailing boats, or hire for the day your privately skippered boat and be taken to the coves for a swim in the turquoise sea, sunbathe, enjoy the food, all at unbelievable value.
Visit the small pebbled beach close by the harbour or the local beach clubs and enjoy the water sports available, such as snorkeling, scuba diving and wind surfing.
A Sunday Times article likened visitors to Kalkan to those attracted to Tuscany and the Dordogne, we agree entirely, Kalkan is for the discerning holiday maker.
Hire Hire a car or join a local excursion to visit one of the many historical ancient sites such as Patara, Xanthos, Tios, a trip to the Taurus mountains or the amazing Saklikent Gorge.
|The Surrounding Area & Interests|
|On those days when you wish to venture away from the villa there are many places to visit and if you do not wish to hire a car you can book escorted trips through agents in the village. There are also many trips offering canoeing, jeep safaris, white water rafting, horse riding in the mountains and scuba diving You can also hire your own boat to explore the coves around Kalkan, they usually include and ice box and mobile phone, life jackets and flares, sun canopy and detailed operating instructions. The cost is about £60 per day and will take 4 people. Highly recommended by us and our guests, hire for the day a boat with skipper who knows all the coves and where lunch is provided for approx £90 for a party of six. |
The following are some of the visits that will provide varied and a good days outing.
Acropolis of Tlos
As one of the six principal cities of Lycia, Tlos once bore the title of "the very brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation". It is one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia and was inhabited until the 19th century by Turks. Tlos lies on the east side of the Xanthos valley, and is dominated by its acropolis. This rocky outcrop slopes up from the plateau, but ends on the west, north and northeast in almost perpendicular cliffs. On its slope are several Lycian sarcophagi and many temple-type tombs are cut into the face of the acropolis hill. The influence of many cultures upon Tlos has resulted in an interesting collage of structures.
Xanthos and Islamar
Xanthos the ancient city, once the grandest capital of Lycia, stands atop an elevated area within the Xanthos valley with the Xanthos River flowing closely under the city’s west side. From this elevation one receives a supreme view of the valley surrounded by the spectacular Taurus Mountains.
The history of Xanthos is quite a violent - the Xanthosians twice demonstrated the fierce independence of the Lycian people when they chose to commit mass suicide rather than submit to invading forces. The Xanthosian men set fire to their women, children, slaves and treasure upon the acropolis before making their final doomed attack upon the invading Persians. Xanthos was later repopulated but the same gruesome story repeated itself in 42 BC when Brutus attacked the city during the Roman civil wars in order to recruit troops and raise money. Brutus was shocked by the Lycians' suicide and offered his soldiers a reward for each Xanthosian saved. Only 150 citizens were rescued.
Xanthos is about a 30 minute drive from Kalkan and well signed posted. The site of the Lycian capital city and has been excavated by the French from 1954. It contains a good example of an amphitheatre and mosaics. It is best to arrive here about 4 pm as the site is open until 7pm and most visitors have left, it is cooler at this time. There is a shaded area to sit where you can buy drinks, and use the loos. From here you can take approximately a 30 minute drive to reach the mountain village of Islamlar where there are several good restaurants which serve trout that is farmed in the area.
Beautiful Patara Beach
Patara beach should not be missed with its gorgeous landscape and great swimming. It is a national park and home to many birds, also the breeding ground of the endangered Loggerhead turtle. The beach is an 18 kilo meter-long strip of sand bordered on its ends by mountains and along its length by sand dunes and the large marshy area which was once was the celebrated port of Patara.
seven Kilometres from Kalkan, along the most beautiful coastal road to Kas is the most striking gorge. Plaques on the bridge commemorate the deaths of the workers killed during the road construction. Accessible by 120 very steep steps nestles the most perfect sandy shingle cove and beach. Close by the Blue Cove is marked by a road sign, but simply look for a small gathering of yachts admiring the spectacle.
a twenty seven kilometre drive from Kalkan along the most wonderful coastal road is a pleasant working town surrounded on three sides by the mountains, life centres around the harbour and town square with the usual tea houses, bars, restaurants and shops. Shops on the main street serve the local community, however the charm still remains and it is a pleasure to wander the cobbled streets checking the shops selling souvenirs, handicrafts, leather goods clothing and the silver and gold items.
Little is left of the ancient Antiphellus, which Kas was named in the fourth century BC, however the well preserved and restored Lycian theatre and the several tombs hewn out of the sheer mountain are illuminated at night. In the town is the a Lycian Sarcophagus, the Monument Tomb.
Local harbour boatmen will take you to fascinating bays and coves where the swimming and diving is excellent in the clear water or to admire the luxury villas on the peninsular.
A popular boat tour from Kas is to the Kalekoy, the sunken city, submerged in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Sunken City of Kekova and the Village of Kale
You need to do this on an organised tour as you are driven to the village of Ucagiz, about 1hr 15mins form where you will travel by boat to the ancient Lycian city of Kekova, the remains which are mostly submerged as a result of the 4th & 5th century earthquakes. You will also stop off on the boat at the village of Kale where you can climb up to the St John’s crusader castle, which have the most wonderful views. Here you can buy good locally made textiles. Most boat trips will stop during the day for swimming and lunch is provided.
18 kilometres long and cut deep into the Akdalglar mountains, is the deepest in Turkey. It is best visited on a late hot summers day, as the water is not quite as cold and deep, making the paddle more enjoyable. Have a beer, snack or freshly caught trout at the waterside raft restaurants and bars, decked out with Turkish rugs and cushions, and shaded by fig trees. An adventure, not to be missed, for the young and old.
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