Villas in Kalkan Turkey
Voyage Elegante Holidays is an expert in Kalkan holidays and Turkey holidays and is happy to provide the best service by guiding you most accurately. We can make your Kalkan holiday more comfortable and accessible because we are working with local agencies, and the voyage elegante family was already born and lives there. It has the power and network to provide holidays and concierge services all over Turkey.
Once you decide on your Kalkan holiday, we offer you flights, transfers, accommodation, food and beverage service and even tours. Sit back and relax; new adventures await you with Voyage Elegante holidays.
What kind of service do we offer you in Kalkan Villas Rental Holiday.
Kalkan is a popular holiday place with its many features. Nature, climate, golden beaches, turquoise sea, history makes special here. Boutique hotel and villa tourism are significantly developed in Kalkan.
We are pleased to offer you villas suitable for every budget and every family in Kalkan. All options are available at Voyage Elegante holidays, from Kalkan luxury boutique hotels to Kalkan adult-only boutique hotels, honeymoon villas, and family villas in Kalkan.
You will have a wonderful holiday with your private pool, magnificent view and privacy in your villa. The spa and gyms in many of our villas will provide extra relaxation. In some of our villas, you will even be able to swim from your private pier. Once you decide to spend your 2022 summer holiday in Turkey and want a more comfortable and unique holiday for you, the Kalkan villa holidays will await you with hundreds of options.
Voyage Elegante is happy to provide you with the comfort of a hotel by providing private transfer service, private chef, breakfast service, grocery order service and many more during your stay.
Where is Kalkan
Kalkan is a small town on the famous Lycian coast of the Mediterranean. Fethiye is 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Dalaman airport. It is located in the west of Antalya.
Flights to Kalkan
There is no airport in Kalkan, but the nearest airport is Dalaman airport. The distance between Dalaman airport and departure is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Kalkan's history dating back to ancient times
Kalkan was considered the only safe harbour between Kalkan, Kas, and Fethiye in ancient times. And once, due to the bad weather conditions, the Roman and Rhodes ships that were going to attack the Lycian Patara port have stayed here. You can visit https://voyageelegante.com/blog/ to read about the great war there. Today, it is still a port where ships take shelter due to bad weather conditions.
The Lycian coast was also famous for pirates. The pirates attacked the heavily loaded merchant ships passing through this gulf by hiding over Kalkan bay and port.
It had become a significant part of the 19th century. 150, 200 years ago, during the Ottoman Empire, it was known as Kalamaki by Greeks and Turks.
People used to bring goods to Kalkan by camels from the nearby Xanthos valley and Elmali plateau. Cargo ships carrying coal, silk (you can still see many mulberry trees), olive oil (still being produced), wine and cotton were loaded from Kalkan port to reach the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire. Cedar and pine Grain, sesame seeds, flour, grapes, acorns and timber used for dyeing were also produced in this region.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Kalkan became a bay, and many households were formed. In 1915, the first growth started with a restaurant, jeweller, shoemaker and tailor. The first elections were held in 1928, and the first school was opened in 1937.
Kalkan in the 1950s
After the First World War, the population exchange between the Republic of Turkey and Greece occurred in 1923, after the Turkish War of Independence. For this reason, all Greek citizens living in Kalkan left Turkey. Likewise, those who came from Greece were settled in Turkey. For this reason, the name Kalamaki was changed to Kalkan.
Kalkan in the 1960s
Maritime trade continued until the development of the Turkish road system and the adoption of road transport in the 1950s. For this reason, the marine business is no longer carried out. Kalkan has become empty. Afterwards, tourism started to develop thanks to the wealthy British yachts which came to Kalkan and eventually, its main economy was tourism. For this reason, Kalkan has preserved its historical charm and attractiveness, the building and preservation rules have been applied, and Kalkan has remained beautiful and untouched.
Despite tourism's hotel management and villa system, the local people continue their traditional life. For this reason, many places around Kalkan live a bay life. You will see people who care for their animals and produce cheese, olives, vegetables and fruits.
Although the Ottoman-Greek origin of the Kalkan is unique, it also shows similarities with the Greek island of Meis (Castellorizo). There is also a Greek Orthodox church converted into a mosque in the port of Kalkan.
While visiting Kalkan's old town, you will realize how unique the architecture is. Especially the old Kalkan houses, the narrow, winding streets are complemented by the bougainvillaea surrounding these houses. It has been made of rock with small shuttered windows, wooden balconies, whitewashed walls and wooden artistry. You will notice its characteristic feature while walking through those narrow streets. You will see that the houses have courtyards, balconies and terraces to protect them from the summer heat. These houses facing the sea also benefit from the coolness.
These houses usually have roofs and chimneys. Ground floors are generally used as shops.
Kalkan Weather and Nature
As you move west from the Antalya region, the peaks of the Taurus Mountains, which exceed 10 thousand feet, are covered with snow even in summer. The majestic Taurus mountains, lakes, forests, dramatic scenery, and historical ruins have become attraction centres of Fethiye, Gocek, Kalkan, Kas, Demre, Finike.
The climate of this region, which generally covers the Antalya region, namely Kalkan, is compared to Southern California. Temperate climate due to sunshine from May to October and even after October.
Kalkan shows a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are warm and rainy. But humidity is lower than in the Antalya region.
In other words, even in April and May, you can enjoy the golden beaches and the turquoise blue sea at many Kalkan beach clubs in Kalkan.
Things to do in Kalkan
Holidays to Kalkan is a region that amazes everyone with its natural beauties. In addition to its world-famous blue flag Kalkan beaches, Kalkan offers many things to discover by hosting you with its ancient cities, caves and lush green forests.
We have made a shortlist of places you can visit and see during your holiday.
You can also find them on our destination page.
Kaputas Beach Kalkan
Kaputaş beach, the canyon mouth between Kalkan and Kas, is located on the coastal road and is very popular. The cold spring water flowing under the ground flows through the sands and the Mediterranean. The water, which has a stunning turquoise colour, is very clean and cold.
Kaputaş beach, incredible natural wonder and where you will spend time with its magnificent golden sand and fantastic water, is among the places that must be seen.
The entrance to Kaputas beach is free, but you may have to pay a small fee to rent umbrellas and sun loungers there.
You will also need to descend to 187 steps and climb back up. There is a business where you can meet all your food and beverage needs.
Patara Beach Kalkan
Kalkan and Patara beach is 17 km, approximately 20 minutes. Patara beach has the longest beach in Turkey and the third longest beach in Europe. The beach, covered with fine golden sand, is a protected area as it is a breeding ground for sea turtles.
It is a preferred area for windsurfing because it is shallow and windy.
The ancient city of Patara is very close to here.
With its incredible Nature, sea, beach and ancient city, Patara is a must-see place.
The ancient city of Patara
The ancient city of Patara is located in Gelemis Bay, at the end of the Xhantos Valley, between Fethiye and Kalkan. It was the most important city of the ancient Lycian civilization. The ancient city of Patara is a centre of attraction with its famous beach and its archaeological and historical values.
Patara, whose name is also mentioned in the Hittite texts in the 13th century BC, has hosted many ancient civilizations. During the excavations, sherds and axes were found dating back to the Middle Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
Since it is the only region opening to the sea in the Xhantos valley, every period has been an important region. The Lycian language was used in the inscriptions and coins of Patara.
After being controlled by the Seleucid kingdom in the 2nd century BC, it became the capital of Lycia. It also formalized its independence against both Rome and Rhodos in 168 BC.
The Parliament building, Theater and other structures built in the Hellenistic period in the capital show parallelism with this date. Patara did not lose its importance when it came under Roman rule. It has preserved its important location that connects the Roman with the eastern provinces. Lycia, a Roman province in 43 AD, later merged with Pamphylia and became a single state. Patara continued to be the capital in this process.
Patara, which is famous as the prophecy centre of the crucial ideas of Apollo, is also in a port where the grains sent from Anatolia to Rome are stored. It was also an essential part of the Byzantine period.
Saint Nicholas was born in Patara, known as Santa Claus. He went to Rome from the port of Patara by order of Emperor Constantine. Bishop Eudemons, the only authorized signatory of Lycia on the subject of İznik in 325 AD, was the Bishop of Patara, revealing the city's importance better.
Patara, which lost its importance as a port over time, is now one of the most important tourism centres.
It is among the must-see places.
Blue Cave Kalkan
The Blue Cave, which is very close to Kaputas, is 6 km from the centre of Kalkan. The name of the Blue Cave is since the rays of the sun reflecting on the bottom of the sea reveal a bright phosphorescence appearance there. The length of the cave is about 50 meters, and the width of the cave is about 40 meters. Only reachable by boat. This magnificent place, a breathtaking sight, is among the must-see places.
Guvercinlikli Cave Kalkan
Guvercinlikli cave is only reachable by sea from the Kalkan or Kas. This cave, which is slightly smaller than the blue cave, has nests of wild pigeons. It was formed naturally in this place and is among the must-see places.
Inbas Cave Kalkan
Located within the borders of Kalkan, Inbas Cave is approximately 100 meters from Guvencinlikli Sea Cave. The cave is reachable by the sea. It is among the must-see places in Kalkan.
Saklikent Canyon, located between Fethiye and Antalya, is approximately 40 km (20-30 minutes) away from Kalkan. This natural beauty becomes magnificent, especially in May when the snow melts and the water flows through the rocks.
It was opened in 1996 and declared a national park.
Saklikent canyon can be visited every month of the year. But walking can be difficult due to rising water between November and March.
After April, the melting snow in the Taurus Mountains flows through the Xhantos river and becomes suitable for walking.
Saklıkent Gorge is an incredible visual gateway for families, couples and everyone. But do not forget that there are rocks that you have to climb and walk.
When you complete the passage, you will see cute boutiques and souvenir shops lined up by the river. There are also cafes. You can relax under the trees or cool your feet in the river's freshwater.
If you prefer to walk, you should choose suitable shoes because the stones underwater will be very slippery.
Entrance is charged at an affordable price per person.
Located 68 km from Kalkan, Babadag has a unique view. It will be an incredible experience for paragliding enthusiasts.
The Ancient City of Myra
The ancient city of Myra in Demre, about 60 km from Kalkan, the Lycian rock tombs, the Roman theatre, the Santa Claus church from the Byzantine period are among the places to be visited with its many hidden beauties.
The Ancient City of Xanthos
The ancient city of Xanthos, located between Kas and Antalya, is 21 km from Kalkan. The town's history, which was founded by the Lycian union, dates back to the 8th century BC. It is among the must-see places.
The Ancient City of Letoon
The ancient city of Letoon is 24 km from Kalkan. The old town, located in the Seydikemer district of Mugla, is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Kekova island has a submerged ancient city and many historical ruins. In addition, the region where you can scuba dive is worth seeing. On the island, which can be reached by boat from the sea, you will experience a different atmosphere where magnificent scenery and ancient history are together. It is 55 km from the Kalkan.
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