Villa Dirham

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Recommended Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

From the bright sky to the shimmering sea, blue hues abound at charming four-bedroomed Villa Dirham on Kalkan’s coast. Set in a peaceful spot, yet only a 20-minute walk from vibrant Kalkan centre, this luxury villa gives you the best of both worlds – quiet and culture. From its spacious rooms to its soft, comfortable furnishings and Jacuzzi-integrated infinity pool, everything has been designed to the nth degree to make your Turkey getaway a memorable and laid-back one.

Cool contemporary architecture meets comfortable modern amenities at this New-York-loft-style villa. Think seek boxy lines, chic geometric patterns and an elegant palette of greys and beiges, with subtle pops of colour in the beautiful pink flowers and soft furnishings. Mirrors, glass-fronted balconies and large windows create an extra feeling of natural light and space and allow you to make the most of the stunning views. See if you can spot Mouse and Snake Islands in the distance!

Wake up to soothing views of the sea from one of the two double bedrooms, twin room or master bedroom with a large roof terrace on the second floor. All the bedrooms have en-suites so you won’t be fighting over the shower in the morning. It’s truly the sort of place that makes you want to kick off those flip-flops, throw open the large sliding glass doors that lead to the terrace, and let the outdoors in. Outside, the large infinity pool with jacuzzi and shallow sunbed section is the grand centrepiece of a beautiful outside space that includes pretty plants and a covered dining area.

For those chilled evenings or afternoons in, there’s an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor, fully-equipped with everything you’ll need. And when you aren't busy swimming in the pool or relaxing on the terrace, there are plenty more exciting ways to spend your afternoons at this hospitable slice of paradise. Foodies will love the colourful markets and local roof-top restaurants, all within a short walk, while water babies will find a handful of sports to try like snorkelling and sea kayaking at nearby beaches.

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What you should know…

  • The walk into the centre of town is downhill all the way. Therefore, it’s a bit harder on the way back.
  • There are other properties around the villa, however Villa Dirham is designed to be completely private and is sea facing so your neighbours can’t see in.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite

Ground floor:
-Open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area, doors to pool terrace

First floor:

-Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and sea views
-Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and sea views
-Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and sea views

Second floor:
-Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, large roof terrace with spectacular views


Large infinity-edged pool with Jacuzzi section and a shallow area for sun-loungers.
-Dining table for 8
-Comfortable seating


-Satellite TV
-WiFi internet
-Safe box
-Flat screem TV
-DVD player


About the surrounding area of Villa Dirham
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Dirham is in Kalkan, an old fishing village turned popular holiday destination, at the foot of the majestic Taurus mountains. It’s 27km west of Kas on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The villa is a 20-minute walk from the town centre with shops and supermarkets, bustling local markets and the famous roof-top restaurants, serving everything from fresh seafood to authentic meat mezes.

Kalkan remains relatively unspoilt compared to other Turkish beauty spots. The area is blessed with green pine forests, deep blue seas and a beautiful bay on which it sits. The boat-dotted harbour offers a glimpse into traditional fishing, and you can jump on a classic wooden gullet (Turkish boat) from here to take a trip around the bays, stopping off for swimming and snorkelling. With a backdrop of the Taurus mountains, there are also plenty of fun walking and mountain biking routes.

Kalkan is also known for its shopping with an array of chic boutiques and markets, selling everything from handmade patterned rugs (Kilims) to small souvenirs. When you’re feeling hungry, stop off for a bite to eat at one of the water-front or roof-top restaurants for tasty cuisine that comes hand-in-hand with stunning views of the town and coastline. For days spent at the beach instead, Kaputas Beach with soft sands and calm waters and 19km-long Patara Beach (also a National Park) are a short drive or bus ride away. Both have day beach clubs as well as clear waters that are ideal for swimming. You can relax on the sand or take part in water sports like sea kayaking and parasailing.

For cultural day trips, there’s Kekova island – with top swimming spots and the part-sunken ruins of Dolchiste, an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century. Boats usually leave Kas, a 30-minute drive from Kalkan. If you choose a half-day trip, you can spend the remainder of the time exploring Kas with its impressive ancient site of Antiphellos.

Local Amenities
Nearest Beach Kalamar Beach Club


Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Restaurant Various


Nearest Supermarket Kalamar


Sightseeing Patara- Ruins and beach



Kalkan has become boutique resorts, with cobbled streets and converted Greek houses, which belonged to the Greek merchants before the exchange of population in the 1920’s. Once quiet fishing harbours these days you are more likely to see traditional wooden gulets taking tourists to soak up rays on the sparkling turquoise Mediterranean. A boat trip is a must do, from the boat you can snorkel and usually a delicious lunch is prepared on board. Keen walkers should check out the Lycian way for designated walking paths in the area.

You cannot come to this area without spending  some time exploring the many Lycian sights, such as Xanthos, Patara, Myra or the sunken city of Kekova.

Patara is said to be where democracy started (they excavated stone voting block) and is also said to be the birthplace of St Nicholas, who became bishop at nearby Myra. The ruins here include an ancient theatre, city walls, government build and agora. The lighthouse on the site is said to be the earliest of its kind. Visit Patara in the late afternoon and finish the trip with a drink on the sandy beach watching the amazing sunset.

The Salikent Gorge is a great place to visit, especially if you want to cool off in the fresh waters whilst walking up the gorge. For the more energetic there are rafts and rings to ride the flowing waters. Further down you can enjoy a day canoeing toward the beach.

Islamlar sits 8 km above Kalkan. Once the place Kalkan folk went to cool off at one of the trout farms built to make use of the mountain’s springs. Today Islamlar houses many a villa, enjoyed by Istanbul Turks who prefer a holiday in slightly cooler and cleaner air. Here the locals grow grapes and pomegranates, but you’ll mainly see the men sat gossiping next to the local teahouse. The trout farms remain a place to come for a wonderful fresh meal, or a breakfast consisting of fresh local fare. The rocket will be the freshest & most tasty you’ve ever had; and the fresh chips cooked in olive oil take some beating.

By night both Kalkan and Kas come alive. Kas has more of a bohemian feel, people ambling through the cobbled streets, passing the ancient tomb in the street, haggling for textiles, carpets and other goodies, maybe stopping for the traditional Turkish ‘maras’ ice cream, a tulip-shaped glass of tea or a wonderful kebab in the shadow of the mosque. Most of the villas in Kas are just out of town on the Cukurbag Peninsula. A reasonable (5km) taxi or Dolmus (local bus) ride into town. Be sure to try the Piyaz, a white bean salad with tahini sauce.

Travelling along the coast, towards Kalkan you pass the modern marina, the children’s beach park (run by the local hotel school) and halfway to Kalkan the stunning Kaputas Beach, cut in a gorge with all different shades of turquoise in the sea.

Kalkan is a more sophisticated resort, with the villas built onto the mountainside. Evening are spent enjoying the rooftop restaurants, perched on the top of the old ‘konak’ houses. Then wandering to a seaside bar for a cocktail, after shopping for glass lanterns, Iznik pottery, handbags or pestemel towel. Do visit the ‘pastane’, local patisseries which do the most delicious morning pastries and you must try the ‘Gozleme’ pancakes at the Thursday market.

Other things to do in the area include scuba diving as the visibility is excellent, paragliding, horseriding on Patara Beach or kayaking around the sunken ruins at Kekova.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With its water sports thrills, exciting ancient sites and welcoming atmosphere, Kalkan is an ideal place for a family-friendly holiday. The town has colourful local markets to ignite children’s senses and boasts calm sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Kaputas and Patara Beaches are popular choices and are within a short drive of the villa. They have calm and shallower waters – perfect for younger swimmers. With beach day clubs at both too, there are plenty of opportunities to take part in water sports like jet skiing, sea kayaking and snorkelling.

For fun (and educational) day trips, there are boat trips that leave Kalkan harbour to explore the bays and coves. You could also drive to the resort Kas where there are ancient ruins scattered around the town and a small well-preserved Hellenistic amphitheatre. Boat trips to Kekova, a beautiful island with ancient half-submerged ruins also leave from Kas and are well-worth booking.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

Travelling to Turkey
All British (and most other nationalities) citizens require a full 10 year passport with at least 6 months validity to enter Turkey. UK passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date. For all other passports please visit the Turkish Government Website or the Turkish Consulate for details of whether you require a visa or not.

Whilst in Turkey local regulations require you keep your passport and a printed copy of your e-visa with you at all times.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time Check in 16:00 onwards
Departure time Checkout time is 10:00 or earlier
Energy costs included? Yes all energy costs are included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental charge.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Turkey, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.
Other 2 In Turkey the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory. In these cases a bathroom bin is provided.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay clean is included in the price.
Internet access? The property has complimentary Wifi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Smoking Allowed? Sorry, smoking is not allowed inside the villa.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation, personal accidents and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £3,056
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £3,361
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £2,994
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £3,514
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £4,295
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £4,815
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £4,295
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £3,514
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 £3,514

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €3,340
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €3,674
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €3,272
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €3,841
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €4,694
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €5,263
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €4,694
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €3,841
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 €3,841

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 2nd 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $3,510
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $3,861
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $3,439
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $4,037
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $4,934
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $5,532
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $4,934
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $4,037
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 4th 2024 $4,037

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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