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20598Kalkan luxury villa

Kalkan Med's best kept secrets

Detached villa with pool and wonderful views


Kids WelcomeNo SmokingVilla has swimming poolVilla has barbecue availableVilla has air conditioning

Contact Owner

Contact: Len & Anne Bennett

Tel: 44 (0)1676 533032


Web: Click for villa website

Prices (per week)

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Availability Updated: 25th Jan 2015

Accommodates: 6 Price from: English 770

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.

Enjoy mountain walks, climbing, trekking, caving and parascending, have a relaxing Turkish bath or massage to ease away the aches and pains.

A car is not necessary.
We recommend and can arrange transfer from Dalaman or Antalya airports direct to the villa by air conditioned vehicle as follows :

Dalaman Car 1/3 people £65 Minibus 4/7 £80 Minibus 8/14 £105 (each way).
Antalya Car 1/3 people £105 Minibus 4/7 £135 Minibus 8/14 £155 (each way).

Taxis are relatively cheap and readily available to and from the villa. Hire a car locally, from £30 a day. Dolmus buses operate between Kalkan and local beaches and towns. Local excursions are available to many interesting and historic sites.

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.

Saklikent Gorge,
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.

Kaputas Bay On The Road To Kas

Price Includes

Villa utilities and services as described.
A Daily maid service is provided with the bed linen and
towels changed twice weekly. (beach & sun towels are not provided).
Welcome pack on arrival including milk, butter, cheese, bread, tea and coffee.

Price Excludes

Air flight fares, airport transfers, car hire (advice given on request).

All holiday insurances to cover your holiday and cancellations, personal accident and liability insurance.


On signed acceptance of your booking, a non-refundable deposit of one third of the total hire fee is required. The remaining balance is due and required eight weeks prior to the departure date.

Due to the hillside location, the spiral staircases (only one bedroom has ground floor access), and the deep swimming pool that has no shallow end, the villa is not suitable for young non-swimmers and the infirm.

TARIFF (Saturday weekly Bookings)
Prices Listed are per villa per week 

British Pounds £
April £595 
May £770
June £840
July £1050
August £1050
September £840
October £770

Guests Reviews
See Tripadvisor  for list of  Reviews 

We had a wonderful holiday and thought your villa superb - the best we have stayed in. If you would like to give us, as a reference, on your advertisement please do so - or we would be happy to talk to anyone on the phone.
Mr & Mrs Goddard Epsom Surrey

"Lovely well located spacious villa"

We had an amazing honeymoon in Villa Guzel, the perfect ending to our wedding celebrations. The villa more than lived up to our expectations; it was immaculate, well-located, secluded and so spacious that the 2 of us often lost each other! Two lovely balconies for watching the sunrise and sunset over breakfast or an evening bottle of wine, a short walk to bustling Kalkan with its 300 restaurants and shops providing good quality handbags and clothing – of course we had to go shopping! We were well looked after by Hakan, the agent, and Martin who cleaned the pool daily; the villa was also cleaned by discreet cleaners every day. Len, the owner was very helpful from the booking to the prompt return of the deposit. We would thoroughly recommend this villa as it a slow amble to the town – often accompanied by friendly dogs who escort you to the next dog patrol – amazing! We even saw a tortoise on our climb down the secret steps. Like many others who visit Turkey we have fallen in love with the Turkish cuisine and were spoilt for choice by the romantic restaurants with roof top terraces (Olive Garden) or the Turkish style seating on the floor (Belgins), together with our favourite kebab restaurants which were very good value (Hunkars). We visited the legendary Patara beach (why did we go all the way to Cuba last year when this was nearer?) and left the words “Just Married” all over the sandy beach, made by our flip flops, a wedding present from friends. We would like to return one day with our “Still Married” flip flops! I was in tears when I left as it had been such a beautiful holiday.




"Relaxing holiday"

What a great Villa! This was our first visit to Kalkan and it certainly wont be our last. The villa itself was cleaned daily and has great views of the surrounding area. It has a generously sized pool which is cleaned daily by a very friendly and helpful local. We were met by Hakan who runs the management company for the property, he was very approachable and easy to get hold of if we needed him. The villa was equiped with WiFi and my only critisism would be that it's range did not reach to the garden area. All in all though I felt that it was a small price to pay for very pleasant surroundings. Kalkan itself has just about everything for everyone. We visited as many of the restaurants as we could during our two weeks and can honestly say we didn't have a bad meal. I was able to find a number of bars that was showing international football and Rugby Union matches; whilst my wife was able to find many many places to spend our hard earned money!! We highly recommend paying a visit to the local market which runs every Thursday and don't be afraid to 'barter' hard. I'll guarantee you find a bargain or two. All in all, a wonderful holiday and great communication with the very helpful owners of the villa. Cant wait to go back. Thanks for some great memories.



"Beautiful Villa"

Villa Guzel is better than its description. The pool is a fantastic size especially for Kalkan. The areas around it are great and we loved being able to choose where to have our meals. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and well apart from each other. The views are good over the village and you can see some of the bay. It is a steep walk down to town but only 10 minutes to supermarket and 15 to the Old Town. We mostly caught a taxi back. In the other direction it is only 15 mins down to Kalamar Beach. Kalkan is a great location for an active or lazy holiday 


Guest comments

We had a wonderful holiday and thought your villa superb - the best we have stayed in. If you would like to give us, as a reference, on your advertisement please do so - or we would be happy to talk to anyone on the phone.
Mr & Mrs Goddard, Epsom, Surrey.

Our holiday set off easy the way Len organised the transfers etc. The villa is quite beautiful and in a great location, superb views across the bay and only a short walk from Kalkan but far enough away to be peaceful. We loved the large terrace and eating alfresco under the pergola and shaded seating area with BBQ. The swimming pool is quite large, great for swimming. The agent was helpful and the pool man and maids were friendly and kept the villa very clean and tidy. Kalkan is a lovely holiday resort we liked the roof top restaurants and the harbour side with attractive bars. The food is very good and the Turkish wine surprisingly good. We shall be back !!!

"Quality!!! Enough said really
This vacation was probably the easiest to set up we have ever booked. Len's assistance and advice were 2nd to none. I think he covered all the bases and this made for a relaxed stress free stay. The villa was excellent and what a superb view especially from the balcony. Kalkan is a lovely town with very friendly folk and the beauty of it is that it's free from over commercialisation. The food is superb, I would recommend Trio's, great service and the staff are excellent. I would highly recommend staying at this villa. We intend to go again in the very near future.

"A great base for your holiday in Kalkan"
Our first time in Kalkan, but certainly not our last. Chose Villa Güzel as we felt its location offered flexibility - you can relax by the pool, walk down into Kalkan and enjoy all that it has to offer or use it as a base from which to explore all the ancient historical sites and beautiful scenery in this area. We were not disappointed. The villa is well appointed and has all that you need to live.

"Lovely villa in good location"
Villa Güzel looks good in the listing and lives up to expectations. The pool and outside areas are of a really good size, especially for Kalkan, not overlooked and really quite private. There are a couple of nice shaded areas for eating or reading. The pool is a really good size with wide steps in. The bedrooms are also really large and each has its own bathroom which is really essential when travelling with teenage daughters as we did. The upstairs master double has a huge balcony with barbecue and table and chairs for six, which we did not use but would be fantastic for a night in. It's a really steep downhill walk into Kalkan, a taxi back is pretty essential and costs about 12 lira or so. There is an excellent little restaurant called Our Home just down the road, it serves really reasonable meals and does a take away service too. Ideal for your first day when you've not yet made it to the shop. Overall we had a lovely week at Villa Guzel .



Len we had another fantastic week at your beautiful villa. We did absolutely nothing but relax by the pool, eat , drink & sleep. Just what the doctor ordered.
Mr & Mrs Whitworth London Colney Herts

Thank you for sharing your lovely villa with us. We had a wonderful holiday & plan to return.
Mr & Mrs Wilson Colchester
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in your villa and found Kalkan to be the perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs Darvill Buckinghamshire
We had a wonderful holiday, thank you Len. Sue, Hakan and their team looked after us very well and it is comforting to know they were around if we should need support.
Mr & MrsWood Macclesfield Cheshire


Contact: Len & Anne Bennett

Tel: 44 (0)1676 533032


Web: Click for villa website