a southern turkish delight
Most will have heard of Dalaman & Antalya, but for many, Kalkan is a new destination and yet it’s one of our absolute favourites in Europe. This lesser-known gem on the Southern coast is as idyllic as it looks, with panoramic views across the bays, fantastic restaurants serving delicious food within the harbour town, excursions in the vicinity as & when you want, and plenty of time to sit back and relax, too.
About 2 hours drive from either Dalaman or Antalya – 2 airports which have many connections from the UK – it’s worth the drive to reach your destination. Whilst there are some hotels & resorts in the area, for our travel experts, it’s the luxury villas here which are stunning. Built on the hills in the surrounding bays, it’s hard to find a bad view. Your villa provides privacy to spend time with your family, friends & loved ones, without being disconnected from the region; trust us, you’ll want to eat local!
Facts about KALKAN
Currency – Turkish Lira
(but often accept Sterling & Euro)
4 hour flight time
(to DLM or AYT)
Season – May to October
Half-Day boat trip is a must-do
Why should you travel to KALKAN with us?
When we say Kalkan is one of our favourites, we really do mean it – you can usually find us here at least once a year, doing this exact type of holiday. It’s a chance for us to unwind in a beautiful home-away-from-home with our family & friends, have some amazing food, drink some great wine and enjoy some fabulous weather. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, small family or larger group of friends, our travel experts are here to help find the perfect luxury villa for your escape to this beautiful part of Europe.
Our partnership with cv villas
As well as having an extensive portfolio across Europe & beyond – including the Caribbean & Sri Lanka – we’ve partnered with CV Villas for their luxury properties in Kalkan, including a range of 2-bedroom to 7-bedroom villas. Not only do they have exclusive rights to a selection of these properties, but their service throughout is wonderful. Our travel experts liaise with their in-resort concierge for any additional requests you may have in advance to create your perfect stay before you even arrive – grocery order, private chef service, car hire, restaurant reservations, excursions and much more.
Below you’ll find a small selection of their villas in Kalkan & the surrounding area – our travel experts are waiting to answer your questions.
- Newly built, modern villa with infinity pool
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
- Located 1km from Kalkan centre
- Spectacular seaviews from the infinity pool & jacuzzi
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- Huge open-plan living & dining opening to terrace
- Modern, spacious, with breathtaking views
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
- Outdoor pool with bali beds, gym & sauna
Things to do in KALKAN
Kalkan is filled with fantastic restaurants, which won't break the bank either. Sit with the sea breeze down by the harbour, or meander the narrow streets and opt for one of the rooftop terraces for the best sunset views. Sharing is definitely caring here, as you'll find a lot of small meze plates - good thing too, as there's usually too much choice on the menu!
Sail the coast on a boat trip
Whilst the harbour town is picturesque in itself, the coastline in the surrounding bays is stunning, with turquoise waters begging to be explored. Charter a boat for a half-day tour and set sail with your friends & family. These excursions often include bar service, a fresh seafood lunch (caught & cooked onboard!) as well as your own private Captain.
In-Villa Dining Experience
You're likely enjoying a stay in Kalkan in your very own villa, so why not make the most of it and arrange a private in-villa dining experience with our travel experts? From canapés to BBQs to 4-course evening banquets, we liaise with local caterers to provide an incredible meal from the comfort of your villa. Not only do the cook, but they do all the washing up, too!
Beaches in the region
The beach in the harbour town is pretty & pebbled, but for those who want to feel the sand between their toes, just a short drive out of the town you can find Patara Beach - the longest beach in Turkey - boasting 11 miles of white, sandy shores. With a protection programme in place for loggerhead turtles, this area remains unspoilt, with just 1 cafe.
Book with us today
Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.