Villa Safak

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Townhouse/Apartment Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Safak is one of two duplex apartments located in the hillside of Ortaalan, overlooking the holiday hot spot of Kalkan, on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This stylish modern apartment is home to three ensuite spacious bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, ideal for a family holiday or friends’ sharing. The property is built out of classic white washed Mediterranean stone, and floor to ceiling that floods the villa with natural light. The interiors are thoroughly modern, furnished with contemporary pieces, and stylishly decorated in subtle shades of greys and beiges with sea blue highlights. For your comfort and entertainment the apartment comes complete with complimentary air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout, and there is adjacent on street parking. For some fun in the sun and to keep fit too each apartment has its own private swimming pool, and access to a small on site gym.

The large open plan living space is a bright and airy, with floor to ceiling picture windows that open onto the pool terrace, and offer views of either the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, or Kalkan harbour and its beautiful bay. The seating area has a large dove grey L-shaped sofa, an armchair and a coffee table, all facing a flat screen satellite television. There is a wooden dining table with six dove grey velour upholstered chairs, ideal for some indoor entertaining. The adjacent all white kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need to cater for a happy holiday, including an American style family size fridge freezer, a washing machine and dishwasher, a microwave and toaster, built-in oven and hob, and lots of kitchenwares. The are three spacious double bedrooms, all with ensuite shower rooms, wardrobes, dressing and bedside tables, and not forgetting the hairdryers. The large master bedroom is charmingly furnished in a light wood, French style bateau bed with matching furniture, and a flat screen television, with a beige marble ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The second bedroom is dressed in all white with blue trim, open plan wardrobes, a flat screen tv, and ensuite shower room. The third bedroom is a twin room with two single beds, dressed in crisp white with electric blue trim, it has open plan wardrobes, a flat screen tv, and an ensuite marble shower room.

Access the tiled terrace from the floor to ceiling ground floor sliding doors, where you will find a walled garden and lawn, with a ladder entry private swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by four modern mesh sun loungers with shady parasols, and side tables to house the latest best seller and refreshments. A white soft seating area is the perfect spot for a morning coffee and catch up, or even better a cocktail or two at sun set. The matching white outdoor dining table with six chairs is ideal for some alfresco eating under the stars, especially when it’s local delicacies freshly grilled on the barbecue.

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What you should know…

  • Although Villa Safak is near to town, the walk down can be a tad steep, great exercise but those with mobility issues may wish to opt for one of the frequent and inexpensive local taxis
  • The villa is part of a duplex block, there is a second apartment above Villa Safak, which could be advantageous to rent together for large families or group get togethers
  • Car hire is recommended for those who want to travel further afield and see all the fabulous sights there is to see. Although Villa Safak is near to the bus station (Otogar), which can take you to Kas and Fethiye and beyond, and there’s lots of local agents for group tours

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Table Football

The Villa

Villa Safak is a 3-bedroom apartment with a private pool, located in Kalkan. The apartment

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Open plan living and dining area
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Two private swimming pools
- Sunloungers and parasols
- Outdoor dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-fi
- Television
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board


About the surrounding area of Villa Safak
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Safak is located in the exclusive residential area of Ortolaan, at the top of the quaint harbour town of Kalkan, situated on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. The town of Kalkan is 125 kilometres from Dalaman Airport, a scenic one and a half hour journey through the Turkish countryside and Taurus mountains. Originally a Greek enclave called Kalamaki, Ottoman and Hellenic influences can be found in the winding cobbled streets of the old town, full of traditional white houses, festooned with brightly coloured bougainvillea. Kalkan is home to a reputed one hundred and fifty restaurants, cafes, and bars, and lots of souvenir and craft shops, full of goodies you’ll want to take home. From the villa it is a short walk to the local mini market for your daily provisions. Take a three minute drive into Kalkan where you can find supermarkets, shops, banks, and a fabulous Thursday market selling fresh local produce and hand crafted souvenirs.

The nearest beach can be found five minutes’ drive away by the harbour, it is a pebble beach with calm clear waters, sun loungers and parasols for hire, and a local café for refreshments. Alternatively hop on one of the many private water taxis to whisk you away to a beach club of your choice. There are fifteen very different beach clubs populating the Kalkan coastline, from the sophisticated Villa Mahal and laid back Indigo, to the family friendly Kalkan Beach Park and the beautifully staged Zest with its huge adult and kids’ infinity pools. Travel further afield to the stunning Kaputas Beach, set in a natural gorge, it’s only two hundred steps down, and two hundred back up again. Or take a trip to Patara, where you will find two two-thousand year old amphitheatres, ancient ruins, and fortifications, and twenty kilometres of unspoilt golden sands, with a protected area for the hatching Caretta Caretta turtles.

No stay in Kalkan is complete without a boat trip from the harbour, whether it’s a shared one with family and friends, or why not charter your own private gulet for a day at sea with your favourite captain and crew, it is the stuff memories are made of. All aboard for a day of swimming and snorkelling in beautiful bays, enjoy a meal of local homecooked meze, take afternoon tea aboard, and then sail back to harbour, cocktail in hand to watch the famous sunsets. Back on dry land don’t miss the opportunity to experience an authentic Turkish hammam, enjoy the heat and bubbles of a hands-on massage, and be pampered in one of the many super spas all over town. For those with itchy feet the Lycian Way walking trail cuts through Kalkan. Follow in the footsteps of thousands of years of history, as you trek the trail taking you through major archaeological sites, local villages, dramatic coastlines, and the areas’ flora and fauna.

Take a short journey to the town of Kinik, where you can step back in time to the Lycian city of Xanthos. Follow the D400 to Fethiye, and discover the historical sites of Patara, Letoon, Tlos, and Pinara, where you can see the ancient ruins, amphitheatres and temples with Lycian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine influences. The harbour town of Fethiye is also full of ancient sites worth seeing, as well as a foodie-heaven fish market, and home to some seriously good designer labels and fabulous jewellery shopping. Whilst the nearer town of Kas is just twenty-five kilometres in the other direction, it’s worth the journey alone along one of the world’s most stunning and dramatic coastlines. Walk through the harbour to the cobbled streets full of Ottoman architecture and overhanging balconies festooned with pastel coloured bougainvillaea, barter for unique handmade and antique goods in its many shops, and make memories dining in one of the traditional restaurants serving authentic Turkish cuisine with mesmerising sea views.

If you are feeling intercontinental, hop on the twenty-minute ferry from Kas to the Greek island of Meis, known locally as Kastellorizo, where you can swim in the beautiful Blue Cave, then dine alfresco under a Grecian sky by the water’s edge.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dalaman


Nearest Town Kalkan


Nearest Beach Kalkan Public Beach


Nearest Supermarket M Migros



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

Kalkan is the perfect holiday hot spot for kids of all ages. Starting with the villa’s private pool with dedicated children’s area, as there’s no set hours, your children can swim and splash all day.

The nearest beach is a five minute drive away, and can be found next to Kalkan harbour. This public pebbly beach is great for young children, with easy entry shallow water, an adjacent kid’s playground, sun beds and brollies for hire, and a local café for refreshment. There is also a great choice of local beach clubs suitable for families, most notably Kalkan Beach Park with a selection of kid friendly water sports and its own beach, and Zest with a large children’s pool, and a wood fire pizza restaurant. For the more sophisticated or older children got to Indigo Beach Club, with bathing platforms and step entry into the sea, whilst the laid-back cool Palm Beach is smaller and quieter.

In the pretty town of Kalkan you will find an original Greek village, full of winding streets of white-washed houses, lots of child-friendly restaurants and cafes, and shops galore selling souvenirs. For your little daredevils, Aristos Water Sports will take them on exhilarating sea rides, tandem parasailing, jet skis, and racing speed boats. No trip to Kalkan is complete without a family lazy day at sea on one of the traditional gulets that leave the harbour daily. Stopover at beautiful bays, mud bath inlets, swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Turquoise Coast, dine on the magnificent meze lunch with freshly caught fish, then sail home and turtle spot as the sun sets. Whilst you are in town book one of the many day trips for all the family. Enjoy a jeep safari through the local villages, see the natural flora and fauna, and ride the famous Patara sand dunes.

Go further afield to Sakilkent Gorge, where you can walk through a flowing river to a magnificent waterfall. Take a trip to Kekova and see a sunken city through a glass-bottomed boat. On the way to Fethiye stop off at the ghost town of Kaya and explore the ruins of an abandoned Greek town, with the original houses, churches and chapels. The town of Olu Deniz offers the best of both worlds, with stunning sandy spit beaches with easy entry shallow waters, and a magnificent one thousand seven hundred metre cable car ride up to the top of Mount Babadag, from where you can tandem paraglide and land back where you started. A short boat taxi journey from Olu Deniz will take you to Butterfly Valley, where your children can discover over eighty species of beautiful butterflies in nature’s garden.

In the evenings during high season watch your favourite stars under the stars at Indigo Beach Club film nights, take a sunset cruise and swim with the fishes under the light of the silvery moon, or drive to the Patara dunes to watch the sun set over the sea and watch in wonder as it dips under the horizon, before enjoying a fabulous family supper of traditional Turkish cuisine in Gelemis village.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Football


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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.

Security deposit £200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. For stays under 7 nights a cleaning fee of a 750 TL is required (paid locally).
However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay No minimum stay
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 22nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £670
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 £602
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £1,086
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 12th 2023 £1,141
Jun 12th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 £1,707
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 6th 2023 £2,008
Sep 6th 2023 - Sep 25th 2023 £1,607
Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 16th 2023 £785
Oct 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £670
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 £602
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £1,086
May 30th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 £1,141
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 £1,707
Jun 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2024 £2,008
Sep 4th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 £1,607

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 22nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €714
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 €641
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €1,158
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 12th 2023 €1,216
Jun 12th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 €1,820
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 6th 2023 €2,140
Sep 6th 2023 - Sep 25th 2023 €1,713
Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 16th 2023 €836
Oct 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €714
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 €641
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €1,158
May 30th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 €1,216
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 €1,820
Jun 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2024 €2,140
Sep 4th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 €1,713

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 22nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $769
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 21st 2023 $691
Apr 21st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $1,247
Jun 1st 2023 - Jun 12th 2023 $1,310
Jun 12th 2023 - Jun 25th 2023 $1,960
Jun 25th 2023 - Sep 6th 2023 $2,305
Sep 6th 2023 - Sep 25th 2023 $1,845
Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 16th 2023 $901
Oct 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $769
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 $691
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $1,247
May 30th 2024 - Jun 10th 2024 $1,310
Jun 10th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 $1,960
Jun 23rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2024 $2,305
Sep 4th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 $1,845

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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