Kalkan cute or kaka?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 18, 2013 6:07 PM Last Post By: puttster
Mar 17, 2013 9:31 PM
Kalkan cute or kaka?Post #2 as I plan my first trip to Turkey (thank you sarikanarya for the tip on pensions with swimming pools in Goreme!).
Following Capadoccia, we want to rent a home on the western Med coast. The LP doesn't make Kalkan out to sound that great, and it seems most Thorn Tree postings are about Cas. However, Cas has much fewer home rentals, and most are several km from town. We like the idea of being able to walk to town so that we don't always need a car. Is Kalkan still a nice destination? Are there other areas that may be good for renting a home with a pool that are close a town? We like cute streets, good food, and some culture. Don't need nightlife or fancy stuff.
Mar 17, 2013 11:23 PM
1The centre of Kalkan is lovely but the reason it often gets frowned at these days is for the very reason it is appealing to you-all those rental villa's.All the area round there is now so heavily built up with(admittedly upmarket)villa's etc.I have heard it called Surrey-stockbroker-belt-on-sea and for good reasons.
Kaş is less developed so more authentic and relaxed but rental propeties are limited as you're discovering.
Does it have to be a villa or would an apartment be okay?You may find one of those closer into town.I don't know where you have been searching but try
maybe you can find something amongst these.
If not and you can find somewhere in Kalkan then don't worry it is still a nice place but just be aware of the amount of developement around there.
Mar 18, 2013 3:30 AM
2Most of the villas in Kalkan tend to be on the cliff above the town. Yes, walking distance and there is "shortcut path" to town although it is quite steep. The walk down isn't too bad, but back up is another matter... The villa area is reasonably well-served by minibusses. Views are luscious.
I don't think there are any public beaches in Kalkan but two of the best in Turkey--Patara (huge) and Kaputaş (small) at either side of the town. Definitely too far to walk although public minibusses run to both.
Mostly British guests in Kalkan who would likely describe their situation in life as "comfortable". Restaurant menus and prices both reflect this. I once spent about a week in Kalkan after a long driving tour in the east and definitely enjoyed the villa, the town and the surroundings. The one disappointment was the utter explosion of such properties compared to what I had seen a few years before when passing through.
Mar 18, 2013 5:59 AM
Mar 18, 2013 1:00 PM
4Thank you everyone! We don't need a villa, we just want access to a kitchen as we have little kids, and it seems condos are not all that common. Will look into apartments around Cas. Ideal would be a condo like setting with gardens and a pool (shared ok) and walking distance to some things to help keep our little ones entertained. Thank you!
Mar 18, 2013 6:07 PM
5Don't give up on Kalcan with a pool. See if a VRBO.com suits you
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.