Luxury Villas in Kalkan

Our villas in Kalkan have been handpicked for their enchanting charm, fabulous locations and top-notch facilities. You can breathe a sigh of relief in knowing your villa holiday to Kalkan has never been easier. With our insider expertise, we can help plan the sort of Turkish holiday that effortlessly captures the authenticity of the country alongside our luxury villas. 

We have a great selection of luxury villas in Kalkan, which is why we guarantee that there will be something for everyone. And if you’re yet to visit Kalkan, we implore you to put ‘holiday to Kalkan’ at the top of your list this year. 

 

 

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Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in Kalkan have this in spades. We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Luxury Villas in Kalkan: Our Top Picks

Why visit

The former fishing village of Kalkan is today a lively upmarket resort, villas cleverly perched on the mountainside ensuring every villa has a sea view. A ninety-minute drive from Dalaman airport, discerning holidaymakers can't get enough of this quaint town. The pretty cobbled streets come alive at night, with rooftop restaurants enjoying the romantic coastal views.

Beaches in Kalkan

For one, it’s the perfect haven for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful azure blue sea and breath-taking beaches. Just a few miles west of Kalkan sits Patara Beach, boasting twelve kilometres of silky sand; not to mention the stunning Lycian ruins siting just behind the beach. Then there's pebbly Kalkan Beach which suits families with young children to a tee. The much photographed Kaputas Beach is formed by a gorge that opens to the sea. Kaputas is incredibly popular with the locals, and often you’ll see the Gulet’s and yachts making the most of turquoise waters.  

And if you don’t like brushing sand off of your skin, or if you want a little more luxury, Kalkan has several beach clubs, cut into the rocks of the coast. Each one offers sunbeds, watersports, a restaurant and drinks service.

History and architecture

Its appeal doesn't end there, famous for its whitewashed houses with bougainvillaea draping the walls, holidaymakers will step back in time to the 1920s where Greek influences reigned supreme in both history and majestic architecture.

The town also has the regal Taurus Mountains as a backdrop (which you can explore by walking the historic Lycian Way walking track), alongside an exquisite harbour full of Turkish wooden gulets (boats), and a beautiful and historic old town which extends back from the sea. 

Towns and villages

Between the soaring landscapes lies the land of the Lycians (a mysterious civilisation with ruins scattered along this coast). The architecture is mesmerising and can be experienced at many sites within a short drive of Kalkan. Sites such as Xanthos, Patara, Tlos and Letoon are just a few to mention.There are places of history which St Nicholas is said to have served as Bishop (Myra) and been born in Patara. If you’re a keen walker the Lycian way is a marked walking route covering over 500km; a word to the wise - the route is rather tricky especially with the uneven surfaces. The route is best tackled in cooler months.

Kalkan undoubtedly ticks off a lot of boxes. The cobbled streets perfectly align with the towns laid-back atmosphere. So, if there was ever a time to visit Kalkan it would be now – while it’s still relatively undiscovered.

Kalkan for foodies

Kalkan's topography has given restaurateurs ample space to start some of the most remarkable eateries. Many located on roof terraces are the most sought-after simply because of the unrivalled Mediterranean views.

Mezes remain the core of Turkish cookery and an excellent option for vegetarian holidaymakers - and that's all before the main course arrives. The Turks are passionate about their food; they celebrate breakfast with a spread that puts the continental breakfast to shame and have perfected the gözleme – a thin pancake usually with a savoury filling.

When in Turkey, you'll never be far away from tea. Served in a tulip tea glass, most leaf tea is home produced. The regular kind is served black and most locals will drink it with a cube of sugar. If that’s not to your taste ask to try the sage, apple or rosehip varieties. Another drink you may be offered is a salty yoghurt drink, called Ayran, said to help rehydrate you in the summer heat.

If you’d prefer something alcoholic, try a refreshing locally produced Efes, Turkey’s most popular beer. If you’re eating fish, Raki is the traditional accompaniment. This aniseed liquor magically turns white on the addition of water, giving it the apt nickname of ‘Lion’s Milk’. In recent years the local wines have become quite palatable, and well worth trying. 

With a diverse range of Kalkan holiday villas on offer, you can enjoy the region in a totally authentic manner.

If you want more information, check the Kalkan Travel Guide in our blog. 

Best time to go

  • Boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year, Kalkan is a hit with sun worshippers. Summer temperatures rarely drop below 25°C, and while we can't promise great weather, it's almost a given whenever you visit. 
  • If it's summer highs you're after, plan your trip to Kalkan between June-August. Temperatures peak to 40°C, which is manageable given its coastal positioning. Although, we would recommend staying in the shade during the peak hours of 12-3pm. 
  • As you can imagine, once November nears, the temperatures dip to lows of 12°C with an increased chance of rain. On average you can expect 12 rainy days per month during the winter months, but we wouldn't over think that too much. 
  • When in doubt, the springtime is always a good time to visit Kalkan, especially if you're travelling with younger kids. You'll beat the scorching temperatures and fewer crowds with beaches practically for yourselves. 
Turkey Kalkan Summer

Family friendly

If it's your first time in a Turkey villa with the family, Kalkan will oblige to all your needs. Sure, you have the beaches and the comfort of your villa. But what's going to make the region stand out to your kids? For starters, you can visit the unique sunken remains at Kekova - revealing half-submerged houses and the original harbour.

Kalkan’s many beach clubs, carved into the rocks offer a great place to sunbathe. With steps into the sea, sunbeds, restaurant and bar facilities what’s not to like? The one at Kalamar has a scuba diving school and the others have water-sports facilities.

Kalkan for outdoor pursuits

Kalkan has adventures fit for both land and sea. A daily gulet trip on the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean is something not to miss. The captain will cook a veritable feast in the small galley, plus plenty of fresh fruit to wash it down.

If you're keen, ask the captain for a fishing line, as you may be able to add to the lunch items. Or perhaps, whittle the hours away snorkelling; who knows, you might be lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins or a turtle. It’s also possible to book other activities such as canoeing, water-sports, and horse riding to name a few.

Why it's perfect for families

  • For babies: Enjoy the Kalamar Beach Club including water-side sun loungers and children’s water activities as well as a sea-side restaurant offering Turkish and English menu choices and drinks. Check out our holiday homes for toddlers.
  • For kids: Enjoy the beautiful beaches including Kaputas Beach, which is popular with families.  Spend the day building sandcastles or take some time to explore the rugged coastline with the little ones.  See our list of child-friendly villas.
  • For teens: If playing in the water is one of the activities your children love the most, then Kalkan will be the ideal spot.  Teenagers will love the watersports available around the beach clubs, from booat trips, kayaking to paddle boarding. Discover our holiday homes for teens.

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