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!

Reviews from Facebook

  • 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  Kalkan is a very special place, most people return at least once a year and it still amazes us how many years they have visited Kalkan. We found Kalkan on a ramblers holiday in 2003 and have returned over 28 times. The food is wonderful the restaurant are first class the people are so friendly and Helpful, we have never gone back to any resort before but I miss Kalkan so can't wait for June to come around.

    thumb Nan Coomey
    2/26/2017
  • We loved this apartment everything was as described in the advert but better! Louise was so helpful right from our initial enquiry and throughout our stay. Thanks to Suleman as well for the water deliveries and general help. There was a small issue with the WiFi to begin with but Louise quickly resolved it by liaising with the engineer. Would definitely recommend Shoreline and hope to book through them again, unfortunately the apartment that we rented has now been sold so won’t be able to book that one again.

    thumb Helen Pilbro
    9/19/2018
  • 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  Louise was fabulous. She found us a villa a week before we were due to fly as we always leave it until the last minute and found all the villa as we had been looking at were suddenly gone Louise found us a villa better than our expectations and cheaper price too. Very knowledgeable about the area as we had not been so the Kalamar side before although visited kalkan many times and now we would not stay any other area. She gave us some great tips and we now have a new favourite Resturant due to her recommendation. Couldn’t praise Louise highly enough. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable with a fab portfolio. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to find you a villa in what has to be one of the best kept secrets in Turkey. Thankyou our holiday was amazing, just far too short

    thumb Christine Barrett
    8/04/2018
  • 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  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