Kalkan is beautiful, bewitching, tranquil, exclusive but does not necessarily have to be expensive, especially in 2015 with the strongest pound in years (currently 4tl to the £)
Stay at apartment on the seafront Patara Prince Resort in Kalkan and enjoy:
* Direct sea access from secluded sea bathing platforms to the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea
* Choice of 3 swimming pools, all with breathtaking views across the bay of Kalkan
* Highly regarded Spa centre on-site offering a range of pampering treatments.
* A comfortable base from which to enjoy all the facilities of the Patara Prince Resort
* Great value for money (and more money to spend during your holiday)
ABOUT THE APARTMENT:
This fully air-conditioned ground floor apartment is quietly situated in beautiful sub-tropical gardens at the top of the resort. A couple of minutes stroll will bring you to the freshwater infinity pool, the onsite mini-market, the resorts' shuttle bus stop (giving you easy access to the rest of the resort, including the main & adults only seawater pools and the seafront itself). It is also close to the top entrance and pedestrian path to Kalkan (c. 15 to 20 minutes easy stroll) and the bus stop to Kas.
Originally built as the family accommodation for the hotel, we have altered its layout to maximise the space in the lounge which now has two comfortable sofas by day (which convert to two very comfortable trundle beds by night). There is a DVD player (small selection of DVDs – either bring your own or purchase in Kalkan).Through the lounge's french doors you will find the full shade open terrace, framed by a beautiful bourgainvillea tree, which looks across gardens to sea glimpses on the left and towards the lights of Kalkan and the mountains on the right.
The BEDROOM is at the rear of the apartment, which keeps it naturally cool althought there is air-conditioning if required. It is furnished with a comfortable king-size bed and there is ample storage in the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. There is also a travel-hairdryer for your use.
The KITCHENETTE has everything you need to rustle up breakfast or a simple meal. It is equipped with a mini-oven with two rings, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery for four. You will also find a clothes/towel airer, iron & ironing board (if you feel so inclined!) and a small safe for valuables.
The SHOWER ROOM (as are many hotel shower rooms in Turkey) is 'compact and bijou', clean and functional. White towels are provided for use within the apartment. Towels for use in the pools and at the beach can be purchased cheaply in Kalkan (typical price 15tl (c. £5).
HOUSEKEEPING is provided by our cleaner Neslihan, a lovely local turkish lady who takes great pride in her work. She will visit visit every 3-4 days to change linen and towels and to do a quick clean
Benefits renting a privately owned apartment
This is our family holiday home in the sun, which we are delighted to share with our guests. We love our apartment and hope you will too. We are happy to help you find the cheapest flight, arrange transfers or car hire or advise on alternatives using public transport. We are also happy to help plan both days and nights in Kalkan – everything from daytrips to restaurant recommendations. If you haven't booked indepedantly before, the only difference you need to know is that we only just a phone call or email away in the UK should you need us.
The apartment will be yours for the full duration of your stay. No need to check-out early on the last day – it is yours until your transfer arrives. Enjoy every minute of your holiday.
*No tedious wait at reception on arrival. If you book transfers through us, the driver will take you straight to the door, or we will have provided you with keys and map before your departure to take with you.
*Note that unlike hotels, our price is fully inclusive of air-conditioning (although do use it wisely!)
* NEW for 2015, we also provide towels to be used at the pool or beach.
RELAX at the Patara Prince Resort. Every day you will be faced with hard decisions.. just which pool shall I visit today? Shall I use the apartment phone to call the shuttle bus which will take me to the lower part of the resort. There, I will have to choose between the main pool with its panoramic views of the bay of Kalkan, the "adults only" round pool, where I can chill to soothing background music or a sunlounger at the edge of the sea: a blue flag beach with direct access to the crystal clear waters. Or should I just stroll around the corner from the apartment to the infinity pool with yet more, breathtaking views?
BEACHES. The nearest beaches are a small pebble town beach at Kalkan or the shingle and sand Kaputas beach. The latter has a wonderful setting at the foot of a gorge down a long flight of steps and is featured on many tourist brochures for Turkey. It idyllic and unspoilt – no buildings on site. Patara Beach which is an amazing 18 kilometers long and often voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world is in the opposite direction, as is the much acclaimed beach at Olu Deniz. Both Kaputas and Patara beaches are easily accessible via dolmus from central Kalkan. For Olu Deniz, change buses at Fethiye.
LAZY DAY BOAT TRIP. Either from Kalkan harbour (many boats to choose from, typically £20 p.p. Including lunch), or direct from Patara Prince itself.
TRIP to KAS
On land, theres so much to see and explore in the beautiful countryside surrounding Kalkan. You can either take an organised excursion, hire a car or use the extensive dolmus network. We enjoy taking the public bus from the top of the resort east towards KAS, a drive of breathtaking beauty for just a few lira. KAS is a lively traditional seaside town and resort. Built on the ancient city of Antiphellos its roman amphitheatre enjoys a simply stunning location with views across the sea to the greek island of Meis. You can take a boat to Meis for a daytrip for around £16 return or a glass bottom boat to be amazed by Kekovas sunken ruins. Xanthos the grandest city of ancient Lycia and is easily accessible via the Fethiye-bound bus. Take an organised tour viist the fortress-topped acropolis of Tlos on its rocky outcrop and the18 kilometer long Saklikent Gorge. Here you can enjoy refreshingly cool air mountain air and a wonderful meal at a fresh trout restaurant. More trout restaurants can be found at the village of Isalamar, just 20 minutes from Kalkan, and a real taste of rural Turkish life. At either end of Patara beach youll find more ruins: the cities are Patara and Letoon are scattered romatically here. Whilst from Pinaras hundreds of rock-cut tombs you can enjoy a sense of splendid isolation as well as uninterrupted views across the Akadagi valley. There are many more places to visit.. a week or two may not be enough, but do contact us for further ideas and directions.
Visit from mid-June to mid-September to find all Resort facilities open and to enjoy long lazy days in the sun with temperatures seldom below 30 degrees c. Visit during May and early June or from Mid-September to the beginning of October to enjoy sunny days just cool enough to enjoy lots of sightseeing. It is also the time to enjoy walks along the Lycian Way, one of the top-rated long distance paths in the world or hire a mountain bike to take to the hills.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions on the apartment, the Patara Prince Resort or Kalkan.
TRANSFERS & KEY COLLECTION
We can arrange transfers from Dalaman Airport through our Dalaman based agent. If you choose this option, the driver will give you an introduction to Kalkan on the journey over and will show you to the apartment/hand over the key. Please note, we do not receive any commission for arranging car hire on your behalf, it is just a service we like to offer our guests. The same agent can also offer a good rate for car hire.
Or course you are also welcome to arrange or own transfers or car, or ask us for details of public bus times. If you arrive bus shuttle, hire car or bus, we will send the key to your UK address with full arrival instructions approximately 14 days before your booking commences. Please note: we can only send keys to a UK address.
Great value apt on seafront resort. 25% discount in onsite restaurants. Transfers & car hire arranged.