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Destination guide

Travel the gem of the Turquoise Coast from Kalkan villas

A gem on the Turquoise Coast, the town of Kalkan is an ideal location for villas to rent in Turkey. This up-and-coming holiday area will be a feast for your senses with lively restaurants, a bustling harbour and gorgeous, well-appointed villas to rent. Kalkan villas can be found throughout the village and usually feature a lovely swimming pool and beautiful architecture. Mediterranean views are stunning from many villas in Turkey, but they're even more spectacular in Kalkan. You can enjoy the local wines and olives as you lounge on the sun-drenched patio or balcony of your Kalkan holiday villa.

 
Day trips

Day trips you can make from a Kalkan holiday home

  • Fethiye is just up the coast to the north-west – it's a great place to visit on market days
  • Head north to Kinik, where ancient Lycian ruins and tombs offer a glimpse of the region's long history
  • Drive north through the countryside to find the Saklikent National Park, a place of roaring white-water rivers and sheer-cut gorges
  • Bezirgan Village sits in the mountains just to the east of Kalkan, offering a taste of time-stood-still Turkish country life
  • Visit Oludeniz, to the north, if you want paragliding and yachting adventures
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kalkan

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kalkan is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kaputas Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Patara Beach (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Akca Germe Plaji (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Kastelorizo (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Small Pebble Beach (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Saklikent Gorge (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Beaches

Stunning beaches within reach of Kalkan villa rentals

  • Kaputas Beach is among the most celebrated in the region, with aquamarine seas and plenty of sun umbrellas along its golden sands
  • The Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz is one of the most-photographed in Turkey – head there for stunning vistas of the Aegean coast
  • Choose Patara Beach if you're into seclusion and wild nature – it's part of a national park that prevents development
  • Small Kalkan Beach is a close-to-home option, made of white-pebbles and often busy in the summer months
How to get there

Travelling to and around Kalkan

The nearest airport is in Kastelorizo Island (KZS), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Dalaman (DLM-Dalaman Intl.), which is 46.6 mi (75 km) away.

How to get around

Find your way around Kalkan holiday lettings

Kalkan itself is small and compact, and totally walkable. It centres on a clutch of old whitewashed buildings that fringe a diminutive marina area. You won't need a car if you plan on spending your whole holiday there. However, if you're seeking luxury Kalkan villa rentals perched on coastal mountains or pads close to nearby beaches, a set of wheels can make all the difference. Most holiday rentals in Kalkan come with a parking space provided, so that shouldn't be a problem. And it means you'll have the freedom of the Turquoise Coast, to travel to the Oludeniz beaches and buzzing Fethiye city whenever you please.

Food & drink 

What to eat when in Kalkan

More tavernas and fish restaurants pack into the small lanes of little Kalkan than you can shake an oil-doused plate of hummus at. That's great news for foodies heading to Kalkan holiday homes, because it means all of the local delicacies will be right on the doorstep. Simple dishes of freshly caught fish are the trademark of the whole region. Ask for the catch of the day in the harbourside restaurants and you could soon be enjoying fillets of griddled John Dory and mullet, topped with just a squirt of lemon juice and a rubbing of salt and rosemary. Chicken skewers from the BBQ are another treat and a great addition to a mezze medley of marinated olives, hummus and country greens.

Essential info

Key facts about Kalkan

  • Bring euros (EUR) to spend in Kalkan
  • July is the hottest month in Kalkan, when average daytime temperatures are 25 degrees
  • The sea temperature in Kalkan is a pleasant 26 degrees in the summer
  • A vast majority of visitors to Kalkan are British
  • Book Kalkan holiday cottages early if you want to come between June and August
  • Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Turkey

How many holiday rentals are available around Kalkan?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,226 holiday lettings around Kalkan. From 876 villas to 187 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kalkan?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kalkan. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kalkan Bazaar: 1,459 holiday lettings
  • Kalkan Yacht Marine: 1,413 holiday lettings
  • Ölüdeniz Nature Park: 826 holiday lettings
  • Kas Marina: 1,455 holiday lettings
  • Patara Amphitheatre: 1,465 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kalkan listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Kalkan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 876 Villas in Kalkan. Our other popular types of Kalkan holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 187 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 153 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kalkan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,110 holiday homes with pool available in Kalkan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.