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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Hive enjoys a fabulous hillside location overlooking lush greenery towards Kalkan and the Patara Bay
- The villa is very spacious for four guests with two living spaces, a glorious terrace with a pool, lovely outdoor furniture and shaded spaces where you can dine alfresco enjoying the scenery and spectacular sunsets
- The centre of Kalkan is just four or five minutes away in the car where you can dine in style at rooftop restaurants, shop in the very attractive streets and enjoy the harbour
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
Snuggled on the hillside in Akbel, Kalkan, Villa Hive offers exceptionally spacious accommodation for four guests. With two living spaces, two bedrooms, bathrooms, a delightful terrace and spectacular views down to Kalkan and the sea, Villa Hive is a wonderful bet. The villa is beautifully presented with some slightly quirky, lavish styling and comfy furnishings.
Akbel is just a five minute drive from the centre of Kalkan. It offers a colourful Sunday market and a number of shops. If you do not want to drive into Kalkan, a very reasonable taxi can be taken. Kalkan is one of Turkey’s prettiest resorts where you can dine in one of its fabulous restaurants, wander along its narrow, bougainvillea draped, cobbled streets buying gorgeous jewellery, clothes or souvenirs, stop for cocktails in one of the waterfront bars or head to the harbour for a boat trip. Kalkan’s hilly streets are sprinkled with unique boutiques, charming whitewashed houses, flower adorned courtyards, bars and restaurants. Delicious gastronomic cuisine is offered from the town’s three hundred and fifty plus restaurants, some tucked away on secret corners, some hidden away in pretty warrens and some high up on rooftops where you will delight in the sensational sea views, especially at sunset. It is great to be so close to the centre with its warm, welcoming ambience yet enjoy the tranquility and beautiful views of Villa Hive.
The villa enjoys a fabulous terrace where you will be dazzled by the panoramic views of the Patara Sea across the pine forests and town centre. The 9m x 4m swimming pool is lovely, surrounded by loungers, a day bed, a popular swing seat and a delightful shaded alfresco lounge and dining area. There is a built in barbeque for the barbecue masters amongst you.
Inside the villa, the ground floor is home to one of the bedrooms and a very attractive, contemporary and rather snazzy open plan living area. The bedroom enjoys a comfy double bed, a bathroom and direct access to the terrace. How lovely to be able to pop out for an early morning or late night swim! The main living space is bright and airy with artistic styling. The sleek modern kitchen will please the chef in your group with its excellent appliances and sociable breakfast bar. The living area enjoys sumptuous sofas and chairs where you can enjoy the large, wall-mounted television and DVD player. A contemporary wallpaper has been chosen for this wall, blending beautifully with the blue, grey and turquoise hues all around the room.
Upstairs, you will find a second living space complete with an electric fire, a corner sofa, huge floor cushions and a balcony. The second bedroom boasts twin beds, a balcony and another private bathroom. This is a great villa with wonderful spaces and stylish design. Surrounded by nature, you will enjoy a very relaxing stay. It is fabulous for two couples or a small family.
What you should know…
- The villa is located on the hillside. You would not want to be walking up to it but can drive or use a taxi
Villa Hive is a 2-bedroom villa sleeping up to 4 guests, just a 5-minute car journey from the centre of the popular resort of Kalkan.
- Open-plan living area with pool terrace acess
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed, terrace access and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin beds, balcony access and en-suite shower room
- Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
- Air conditioning in bedrooms & living room
- Washing machine
Villa Hive is located on the hillside just above the centre of Kalkan. Akbel is a lovely neighbourhood with some shops, a lively market where you can stock up on fresh produce for the villa and wonderful vistas. The captivating, beautifully kept town of Kalkan is one of the most beautiful on Turkey’s gorgeous Lycian Coast. Until the 1920’s Kalkan was a sleepy fishing village and today it remains an unspoiled, dreamy destination awash with nature, historic architecture, bougainvillea-draped streets, rooftop restaurants and sparkling turquoise, crystal clear sea. The busy harbour is full of yachts, gilets and boats awaiting tourists who want to explore the coast or enjoy some watersports. The town enjoys many bathing platforms for sun worshippers along with a small central beach. Other beach options nearby are the sandy cove of Kaputas, ten minutes away and the stunning sandy Patara Beach. There are Ottoman-Greek whitewashed chic boutiques and gift shops sprinkled along the narrow, hilly streets. Visitors enjoy buying textiles, clothes, ‘designer’ handbags and very pretty jewellery from the unique shops. The welcoming restaurants offer varied menus of Turkish mezes, zesty salads and fresh fish. There are also a number of chill-out beach clubs with bars and bathing platforms. The yacht club is excellent for sunset cocktails. Just up the hill are the fabulous trout farms of Islamar where you can enjoy delicious dinners. Springs were diverted from the mountains into Islamar which led to a thriving trout farming industry. Not only will you be served delicious fresh fish, the views from the restaurant terraces are sensational. Boat trips can be taken from Kalkan harbour on traditional gulets or other boats. The gulet trips are wonderful and usually come with a traditional meal. Visitors enjoy exploring the local bays, beaches and sea caves while others go further to Kekova, one of the most beautiful areas of the Turkish coast. Other popular excursions include those to the village of Ucaoyz and glass-bottom boat trips, all of which include swim stops. There are also romantic moonlight cruises and sunset trips. Thrillseekers can be taken to the top of the mountains to paraglide over the coast.
Patara is a fantastic historic site, perfect for an excursion. It boasts an ancient theatre, restored parliament building and impressive Roman baths. The preserved ‘ghost village’ of Kayakoy where hundreds of deserted, Greek-style houses and churches sit eerily on the hillside should also be on your list of excursions. It was abandoned after the Turkish-Greek population exchange of 1923 and is eerily silent.
Just 25 minutes drive away is the picturesque resort of Kas. Like Kalkan but on a smaller scale, it is very pretty with narrow winding lanes, rustic wooden balconies with cascading bougainvillea, atmospheric, upmarket restaurants and beautiful boutiques and shops. It also comes with a well-preserved Greek amphitheatre which offers sensational views from the top tier.
Guests also enjoy some thrilling adventures such as kayaking along the Dalyan River or visiting the majestic and dramatic Saklikent Gorge which was opened as a national park in 1996. The gorge is 18km long and 300m deep. Visitors wade through chilly water, climb, swim and slide through the gorge and its many boulders and tunnels. It is exhilarating and great fun with the fresh mountain water often up to waist height. Guides can lead you through offering so much fun. River rafting and dining by the waterside are additional options at this fantastic location.
Atta Mezze Grill
Kalkan Public 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.
Villa Hive is perfect for family holidays. The villa enjoys a wonderful terrace and pool, two gorgeous living areas and a fabulous alfresco dining area. Children just love the day bed and swing seat that sit next to the pool. They also love barbecues cooked by their parents.
Kalkan is a wonderful resort for families. There are a fantastic range of boat trips from the harbour. Children love swimming in deserted coves, jumping from the boats and off rocks, spotting turtles swimming in the stunning azure waters and snorkeling around the coves. The traditional wooden Turkish gulets offer a fabulous day out with delicious fresh fish lunches cooked and served on the boat plus everyone is given the chance to jump in the sea. You can take boat trips to the small, beautiful, uninhabited island of Kekova. It is a delightful family excursion where you will discover the island’s remains of a sunken ancient city visible below the waves. The ruins are of the trading post, Simena which was destroyed by earthquakes in the second century.
Kalamar Bay boasts a superb range of watersports and a dive school where children can experience dives if they are old enough. Patara Beach’s 20km stretch of silver sand is an excellent beach option for families and is only twenty minutes away. The fascinating, ancient Patara ruins are located at one end of the beach. The ancient village of Patara is set in the middle of a national park where you can walk around 2000 year old Lycian ruins such as the magnificent amphitheatre and triumphal arch. Patara Beach is also an important site for loggerhead turtles which young ones love to spot. The white-shingle cove of Kaputas is also a popular pick. Families that enjoy walking can hike the old-time Lycian Way which meanders along the coast of Ancient Lycia.
Thrill seeking children love kayaking along the Xanthos River to Patara Beach, taking mud baths on the way or trips to the dramatic, magical Salikent Gorge. Children love clambering over rocks, sliding down them, finding tunnels and swimming to get through the gorge. It’s an Indiana-Jones style adventure and to top it off there is an optional river rafting trip at the end.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||1,000 Turkish Lira (or the equivalent in pounds) paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and to be refunded in full upon departure, subject to inspection.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.|
|Internet access?||Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay|
|Pets welcome?||No pets|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||£602|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||£710|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||£936|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£1,398|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 12th 2023||£1,699|
|Sep 12th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£1,376|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||£936|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||£602|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||£710|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||£936|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£1,398|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||£1,699|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||€631|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||€744|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||€980|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€1,465|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 12th 2023||€1,780|
|Sep 12th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€1,442|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||€980|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||€631|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||€744|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||€980|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€1,465|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||€1,780|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Feb 6th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||$681|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||$803|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||$1,058|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$1,580|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 12th 2023||$1,921|
|Sep 12th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$1,556|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023||$1,058|
|Nov 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||$681|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||$803|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||$1,058|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$1,580|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 9th 2024||$1,921|
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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