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Three of us had the pleasure of staying at Pembe Ev 2 in August. The villa has just been refurbished to a very high spec and was extremely comfortable, well equ...September 1, 2020
Just returned from a fabulous week in Kalkan. Apartment was very clean and well equipped with a lovely balcony & relaxing rooftop pool and terrace. The location...May 21, 2017
A lovely little apartment in the centre of town but tucked away in beautiful well kept gardens away from all the hustle and bustle of the centre . Lovely pool a...January 26, 2022
This villa is outstanding, -Bridget has filled it with lots of luxury touches and the design inside and out is excellent. Arriving late evening to the transport...June 11, 2017
Lime is a beautiful apartment in an idyllic location and the personal touches in the apartment make it feel like a real home. We will definitely be coming back....January 26, 2022
This is the second time this year (2017) that we’ve stayed at Zest, so we’re big fans of the place. The main apartment is a great size for a couple, nice big op...October 12, 2017
Fantastic Apartment. ZesT is an amazing place to stay. It’s very well equipped with all mod cons to make your stay here very comfortable. Very clean and tidy an...June 7, 2017
Trevor says: This villa is outstanding, -Bridget has filled it with lots of luxury touches and the design inside and out is excellent. Arriving late evening to...September 12, 2019
Aug 2019: The apartment is absolutely fantastic with everything you could possibly need. Spotless, comfortable, great air con and showers. It is only a 10 minut...September 12, 2019
Super excited to be returning to beautiful Zest in July 2019.My daughter and I were staying in July 18. It was truly stunning with all mod cons. Fantastic rooft...November 24, 2018
Kalkan is a small charming town located on Turkey’s south Mediterranean coast, is often known as the Turquoise coast due to its beautiful turquoise waters and blue flag award winning sea. This part of Turkey is as far away from the troubles in Syria, as London is from Paris, and remains a peaceful haven for local residents and thousands of holiday makers each year. Many guests say they feel safer here than at home, so don’t let the media put you off. The fact is that Turkey is still a very safe country with little violent crime.
Nestled at the foot of the Taurus mountains in a bay by the sea, it is easy to see why Kalkan is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Mediterranean coast” or “Turkey’s best kept secret”. The history of Kalkan goes back to when both Greeks and Turks lived here together, fishing the waters and harvesting the olives for a living, and the peaceful bay has history that goes back further as the bay was used to shelter ships from bad weather, as it does so today also. For approximately 200 years Kalkan has steadily grown into a small town with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, but it has not lost its intimacy and charm. It has become sophisticated, attracting European holiday makers (particularly the British) with its warm weather, stunning beaches and excellent array of restaurants. It is said that there are more restaurants in Kalkan per square metre than anywhere else in Turkey!
By day most Kalkan visitors enjoy lapping up the sun by the pool, the beach or the local beach clubs located around the bay. At nightfall many dress for dinner and head into the centre of the town centre to choose where they will enjoy their next delicious meal; maybe by the harbour or at one of Kalkan’s many roof top restaurants overlooking the sea. Whatever your budget you will find great food to enjoy, from local meze’s (starters), to Turkish Pide (pizza) and kebabs, to delicately grilled sea bass or slowly cooked lamb shank, it is often said that you would be very unlucky indeed to have a bad meal in Kalkan. All washed down of course with the local Efes Beer, Raki or wine. Kalkan’s nightlife is low key and limited to a number of outside music bars catering for a mix of ages and music tastes. There is enough for youngsters to be entertained in the busy July and August holidays.
If you are hoping for a bit more than just a sun and sea holiday then you will find this too. Within a 10 to 45 minute drive of the town, are the stunning beaches of Kaputas and Patara, the gorge at Saklikent and too many historic sites to mention. Then there are daily boat trips from the harbour, the joys of a Turkish bath and for the men, the experience of a Turkish barbers’ shave. Just take a look at the Kalkan Guide in this website for more ideas.
Most of all Kalkan is renowned for its excellent choice of private holiday rentals, which are offered to a high standard and represent excellent value for money. Whether you want a small apartment, or large villa with infinity pool we have it all.