Kalkan is an archetypal Mediterranean harbour town with cobbled alleyways rising up from a picture-postcard seafront. The name means shield in Turkish, after the large four-sided bay at its heart, complete with inky-blue waters fed by mountain springs which keep the sea fresh and crystal-clear.
Strict conservation laws have ensured only sympathetic, low-rise development has taken place on the boundaries of Kalkan and the old village itself remains entirely untouched, with the entire region retaining a low-key charm. Surrounding villas and boutique hotels are sensitively built into the natural terrain – sometimes in quite a feat of nature – and blend with the overarching backdrop of pine forest meets turquoise sea.
Want to be the first to hear about exclusive new properties and enticing offers?
Our email newsletter brings you the most recent Kalkan Villas news, expert advice on luxury villas, holiday inspiration, and travel features delivered right to your inbox.