With the beautiful Taurus mountains to the back & the majestic turquoise Mediterranean to the front, the town centre of Kalkan is an eclectic mix of historic architecture and modern living which is highly popular as both a worthwhile visit for tourists and a fabulous place to live for those seeking the perfect lifestyle in which to buy their new home. Made up of two parts which include the pebbly beach and harbour in the Old Town & the more modern supermarkets, household shops and central bus station of the Ortaalan district, it´s an upmarket resort that is alive all year round, and boasts 5 star reviews from the locals & expats that call it home and the hundreds of people that visit its shores each year.
The remnants of the old fishing village are still clearly visible in the old part, with its cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, wooden shutters & bougainvillea, and after a lovely dinner in one of the many local restaurants here that offer a mix of International & local cuisine, which is always served fresh, one can take a stroll along the harbour admiring the ships and the truly wonderful views on offer across the bay.
House prices in the area of Kalkan are very attractive, and those looking to buy here generally prefer to be in the modern part, which is the area of Ortaalan, and this is due to the recent Investment here which includes the Central Bus Station, local household shops and supermarkets, but don´t be fooled as many homes can boast spectacular sea views, private pools and wonderful gardens. There are also many wonderful communal resorts here offering some amazing apartments as well as Beach Clubs & millionaire luxury mansions… it can cater for everyone, whatever your budget!
Having managed to avoid the party atmosphere that most tourist resorts come with, Kalkan has remained relatively refined, bringing with it a range of activities that have made it one of the best well-loved places in Turkey. The highly popular waterside social scenes include Sailing, Cave Exploring, Boat Travel, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, and various water sports, and the hundreds of ruins of the former empire along the Lycian Way are a sight to behold for any lover of history and culture.
For those just wishing to soak up the sun every day, the range of Beaches is second to none, with a pebble beach at the Centre, or Patara Sandy Beach just a 20 minutes’ drive. Kaputas Beach is also just a short 5 minutes and is highly well known as the ´Photographers Paradise´.
Captivating, stylish and beautiful it has a little bit of everything and is more than easy to fall in love with. Come and see for yourself, and for all your requirements have a chat with Turkish Connextions, the area´s buying & selling specialists!