The villa is within a 5 minute walk of Kalkan's public beach. From there, the beach clubs of Indigo and Yali are a short walk along the seaside road and most of the other beach clubs can be easily reached by the water taxi which runs from the Harbour.
The nearest sandy beach is Kaputas, a small beach at the botom of a gorge with turquoise blue water and just 5 minutes away by car/local bus. The 18km sandy beach at Patara (protected nature reserve and totally unspoilt) is a 20 minute car/local bus ride away. within 45 minutes is the beautiful Oludeniz beach.
The town of Fethiye is a 50 minute drive away with its bustling market, harbour and fish restaurants. Many historical sights are within a 45 minute drive including Xanthos, Tios and Pinara. Other places of interest include the Saklikent Gorge and the traditional villages of Islamlar and Bezirgan are just a short drive into the Taurus mountains.
Kalkan is ideal for all types of water activities. The Bay has a Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and is perfect for learning to sail, water ski or for PADI diving courses. Keen walkers and hikers can explore the Lycian Way which passes through the town. On Patara Beach you can find horse riding sessions and yoga classes at Vlla Mahal.
The nearest airport is Dalaman, a 75 minute car journey. An alternative is Antalya which is 3 hours away by car. Private airport transfers to the villa can easily be arranged as can car hire. However, a car is not necessary for staying at the villa.
Kalkan has 6 major banks with cash machines and a post office. There are English speaking doctors and a dentist if required. Experience a Turkish Bath or Haman at the Atlantis Well Being Centre and enjoy the array of excellent reassurance in the Old Town and the Harbour.
Kalkan is a historic harbour town on Turkey's beautiful turquoise coast set against the backdrop of the Taurus mountains.
Originally a fishing village, Kalkan has retained the traditional Ottoman- Greek buildings in the old town by virtue of strict planning controls. The result is a peaceful resort which has been untouched by mass tourism. Narrow streets wind down to the harbour lined with shops, bars and restaurants, many of which offer roof top terraces with a view of the bay.
The harbour is home to fishing boats and local businesses offering cruises, gullet trip and watersports.
Every Thursday there is an open air market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, clothing and leather goods.