About Kalkan

About Kalkan

Pretty, charming, sophisticated are just a few of the words used to describe Kalkan, which was formerly a Greek village called Kalamaki. In 1921 following the Turkish War of Independence, there was an exchange of citizens between Greece and Turkey resulting in the name change. The Greek influence can still be found in the ‘old quarter’ of the town, with the central mosque which was once a Greek Orthodox church, and the old original white buildings and wooden balconies. Kalkan is still a village and the centre small and relatively untouched. During the summer, an array of colourful bougainvillea adorns many of the small shops and restaurants.

Kalkan has an abundance of restaurants for which it is famous. Therefore the quality of food available is not only to suit all tastes and budgets, but also of extremely high quality to rival many UK restaurants. Trust us, you will be spoilt for choice!

Kalkan is not for the feint hearted when it comes to walking. Built into the mountainside, Kalkan commands some spectacular views from most of the properties. But there are parts of Kalkan which are steep and should be taken slowly or better still by taxi!

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  • 5 star review  Kalkan is stunningly beautiful. I fell in love with the place on my first visit nine years ago . I travel to Kalkan two to three times a year , mostly three . The sea is superb, people wonderful , so warm and friendly . Restaurants serve first class food and wine , as well as excellent friendly service . Kalamaki is a must if you go there . A boat trip with Sunset Boat trips is unforgettable. We have chartered their boat for two days , a truly memorable trip . If you go for the first time , it won't be your last . You will have the Kalkan bug , so am sure you will return many times . Just live the place ❤

    thumb Blazek Joy
    3/06/2017
  • 5 star review  I can’t thank Louise enough.... We decided to come to Kalkan very last minute and contacted Louise for some help.... she was fabulous and gave us lots of choices of villas to choose from.. the villa we chose was absolutely perfect, just as Louise had described it and we had a fabulous time... Louise sorted all our transfers and even came to visit to say hello.... I would highly recommend and thank you again.. ?

    thumb Marie Owen
    8/02/2018
  • 5 star review  Were a repeat visitor to kalkan travelling many times over the last ten years, and this year we were recommended Louise to arrange our villa for us and we couldn't of been happier! We stayed in the villa delores and the place was fantastic, modern and spacious and fully equipped even sky tv which kept myself and my boys happy! The pool and garden was huge with modern bed chairs a place to eat and a large outdoor sofa with great views over kalkan harbour! As for Louise she couldn't do enough to accommodate us and my family and will definitely be using her again and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

    thumb Richard Green
    10/01/2017
  • positive review  From the moment we made the initial enquiry to the day we left the villa - Louise was so professional and yet very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble - no matter what the request, she went out of her way to help. The booking was smooth and without hitch, the villa was stunning and the holiday amazing / thanks to Louise!

    thumb Julie O'Hare
    9/19/2018
  • 5 star review  I booked a villa in Kalkan via Holiday Lettings. Louise was the property manager for this villa and this was how we met her. Unfortunately, our chosen villa was double booked. However, before Louise told us the disappointing news, she found us a wonderful and arguably better villa than we booked. Not only that she organised shopping for us so that the villa had food and water available on arrival. She checked on us a couple of times to ensure we were happy. She also stepped in and helped us when our teenage daughter left her purse containing all her spending money in a Taxi and was successful in helping us get it back. She recommended restaurants for us to go to. Advised us correctly when we had troubles with the air conditioning units in the villa. Our holiday wasn’t without its challenges but is fair to say that Louise was a safe and reliable pair of hands to help us smooth out any issues and ensure we had a fabulous stay in Kalkan. Thank You.

    thumb Simon Warner
    8/13/2018
  • 5 star review  I have never heard about Kalkan till last February, later that month I contacted Louise and described her my requirements in the villa that we are looking to rent in April. She arranged me a villa that has all my requirements and more that I wasn't thinking about in this lovely place. Thank you Louise for your support, I will be happy to come again to Kalkan and dealing with you �.

    thumb Khaled Almaghrabi
    6/01/2018
  • 5 star review  Good to have someone like Louise to arrange everything you need - nothing gets lost in translation !! You always get exactly what you ask for - if you are new to Kalkan or have visited before then Louise is always a mind of infomation....

    thumb David Trunks
    4/23/2017
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