In my opinion, property in Kalkan offers the cream of the crop in luxury property. This is where the “A listers” head to for rest, relaxation and sun therapy and if it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for you too. The question is why do holiday home hunters and investors buy luxury property in Kalkan? Let me give you an insight into delicious Kalkan and maybe you will understand why!
Gorgeous Kalkan is known as one of the most picture perfect resorts in Turkey; this lovely historic town is set in a bay along the Mediterranean coastline. Many say it is the gem in Turkeys crown and they are not wrong, once visited everyone returns time and time again. This market town is utterly beguiling with its charming narrow streets that lead down to the bay where you will be met by panoramic views of the crystal clear azure sea. Indeed many who have visited Kalkan have fallen in love with it and have invested in their own holiday home so they can return to their own little piece of heaven. Delightful white washed houses are speckled with hot pink and deep purple bougainvillaea providing splashes of colour as they creep along their walls.
Kalkan was once an old fishing town and now boasts a very pretty harbour with a wonderful selection of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars and fresh fish is the speciality of the day! In the evenings the harbour comes to life with the sound of acoustic guitars and soft music creating a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a glass of champagne and dine al fresco. The ambience it has to be said is intoxicating. After a delicious dinner at any one of the fine dining restaurants, take a stroll around the harbour, put on you’re dancing shoes head straight over to one of the clubs or to a cocktail bar where jazz or soul music will set the tone the rest of the evening, isn’t this what holidays are all about? And this is one of the many reasons why property is so popular here, especially the luxury end.
This is where you come to relax and soak up the lifestyle and if you are a beach lover you are in for a treat. It is a beach lover’s delight as Kalkan has an abundance of white sandy beaches with many of them being amongst the best in Turkey. Patara beach and Kaputas beach are favourites along with excellent beach clubs serving mouth-watering dishes and the trendiest cocktails you can find – this is how to relax, soak up the sun and let all your worries melt away. If you need a change from lying on the beach and making the most of the summer sun you will find an array of water sports based activites along the bay including scuba diving; speed boat trips, water skiing, wake boarding and mono-skiing, Jet Ski and paddle boarding plus numerous exciting boat trips around the bay and surrounding coves.
If water sports activities are not your thing, don’t despair, how about a spot of retail therapy?
Whether it’s for souvenirs to take home or gifts for friends and family, or why not treat yourself to something special, there are some delightful shops to be found in the village. You can buy ceramics and carved wood ornaments, fine art prints and original art work; many are by local artists who reside in Kalkan where they draw their inspiration from. There are some gorgeous (rather pricey) jewellery shops so why not treat yourself, you know you want too! Kalkan is well known for where engagements take place and weddings, so if you play your cards right maybe your loved one will pop the question whilst your there, such is the beauty of this magical resort and you can return for your special day together – providing you say yes of course!
Apart from Kalkan offering you a beautiful holiday home or permanent residence it also offers you an opportunity to rent your property out when you’re not using it yourself. This will generate a lucrative rental income if you wish to pursue this as an investment as well. It is mostly villas that are for sale in Kalkan with private pools and landscaped gardens which offer the very best in privacy, space and freedom of movement for owners to enjoy. If you want a luxury villa you will be spoilt for choice with beautiful 6 bedroom villas with infinity pools and uninterrupted amazing views of the Med. This is divine Kalkan!