Opulent and exclusive, this location offers luxury properties for sale in Kalkan, on the Mediterranean Turkey coastline. The first sense, upon entering the city, is a beautiful azure sea, a steep hillside leads from all areas to a hazy Turkish Riviera sea-view with tiny islands as the photo-perfect backdrop.
Kalkan old town
With the development of huge, luxurious mansions, the old town, made up of traditional buildings with bougainvillea hanging from balconies, has taken another direction in recent decades. Still, the ideal mix does not detract from its nostalgic era.
Where is Kalkan?
Kalkan is situated on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, also known as the Southwest. It sits between Kas, another delightful coastal resort, and Patara, a rustic village famous for its sandy beach, the longest in Turkey, and belongs to the vast Antalya region.
Guide to Kalkan
The old town buildings are homes to shops and restaurants, known as Ottoman Greek architecture. More than 100 restaurants in Kalkan, the highest ratio of restaurants to residents anywhere in Turkey. On rooftop terraces, eateries and evening drinks spill out.
Venture away from the main town, and you find ultra-modern villas looking out at sea. Here, Kalkan’s more recent past becomes apparent. Infinity pools are a testimony to the brilliant views of the sea. Though no longer a mystery, few other areas in Turkey match the mystique of Kalkan.
Where it all started, the heart is the harbour area. Holidaymakers will do well in this area to look at accommodation because it has the highest concentration of bars, restaurants, and shops.
Over the summer, life revolves around the harbour for locals as anglers bring in fresh catches and vacationers leave on a lazy day cruise around the coastline. It also provides convenient access to the main public beach, where sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire.
Areas of Kalkan
Kisla – is receiving a steady stream of vacationers who rent big, luxury villas on the waterfront. Its west-facing location gives way to spectacular sunset views during the summer, but a fantastic view over the bay, highlights the Mediterranean lifestyle throughout the year.
The local water taxi, an alternative and quirky mode of transport take only 10 minutes during the summer and allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
New Kalkan, Ortaalan – is home to supermarkets and the central bus station.
Kalamar is the best place to travel to in summer with its trendy beach clubs.
Komurluk with its prestigious status leads the way to millionaire mansions.
Kiziltas with its elevated land status, offers incredible views on the other side of the D400 highway.
Nightlife in Kalkan
Summer evenings means indulging in the alfresco dining scene by the seaside. Many menus are served in rooftop and harbour restaurants, including western, Mediterranean, fresh fish and seafood, and Turkish cuisine.
Sightseeing in Kalkan
Daily boat trips, jeep safaris, horse riding, and village tours are popular excursions. You can also sign up for trips to visit Patara, Letoon, and Xanthos, the latter two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Three-night gullet cruises from the town as part of the Turkish Riviera take you to explore places such as the 12 islands of Fethiye. Visit neighbouring Kas to catch the Meis Ferry and indulge in the alternative Greek community, which is vastly different despite being connected.
Scuba diving is a big business at nearby Kaputus Beach, one of Turkey’s most photographed, is also a family favourite. Many holidaymakers and residents hire a car to visit places like the ancient ruins of Tlos and the Saklikent Gorge.
Real estate for sale in Kalkan
The reputation of Kalkan for luxury attracts holidaymakers who rent big, luxury villas, but all year round, a small group of ex-pats also live there. Although they enjoy a Mediterranean lifestyle in winter, everyday life scales down a notch. Anyone thinking of making a move is assured of an existing network of advice and assistance.
Many international residents have also purchased property during the year, ranging from one-bedroom, central properties to large luxury villas with six bedrooms. Some rent them out in the summer to recoup operating costs for those who don’t live there. If you buy exclusive real estate in Kalkan, Turkey, it could be the best investment you ever make!