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21 May 2019 / Lifestyle

Kalkan Town Centre: The Heart of a Mediterranean Lifestyle

If ever there was a place that captivated first-time visitors with awe and style, it would be Kalkan town centre. As part of an upmarket resort on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the new and old architecture blends to present a uniformed appearance befitting a luxurious Turkish Riviera destination.

Indeed, the resort has an army of hardcore fans who return year after year to soak up the sun in beach clubs and enjoy rooftop alfresco dining under the stars. Whether relaxing or jotting about to see places of interests, everyone enjoys it, and some holidaymakers even return to buy property in Kalkan and live in the town all year round.

Kalkan Town Centre: The Heart of a Mediterranean Lifestyle

To be clear, the town centre refers to two neighbourhoods. The old part, sitting by the pebbly beach and harbour is where you will find the traditional whitewashed houses lining both sides of cobbled streets. Complimented by wooden shutters and pink, overflowing bougainvillaea, they leave a sense of nostalgia for its history as a small, unknown fishing village.

Dining out is fantastic in this area thanks to restaurants’ impressive standards and varied menus of international food. However, to be traditionally Turkish and do as the locals do, rooftop or seaside venues are the most popular. Naturally given, Kalkan is a seaside town, fish and seafood are also popular choices of evening meals when accompanied by Turkish mezes and raki.

The second part is the new district called Ortaalan. In this district there is a higher concentration of supermarkets, local household shops, and the central bus station, hence why property buyers often prefer it. Covering the region right until the Fethiye / Antalya highway, many homes also boast of spectacular sea views given off by the elevated land status.

Four more neighbourhoods make up Kalkan, and each has something unique to offer, whether it is beach clubs galore or millionaire luxury mansions for sale.

Why We Love the Centre of Kalkan

It is impossible not to fall in love with the town centre of Kalkan. Despite its popularity on the tourism scene, it has avoided the loud, head-banging party atmosphere that blighted other holiday resorts around the world. It's more refined, and brings to the table, a touch of class and style.

Aside from that, other reasons to love it include….

A Waterside Social Scene: Experts say living by the side improves your overall health and wellbeing, and Kalkan’s seaside ambience is proof of this. As a prestigious Turkish Riviera district, whether you sail out for the day or spend three nights on a Turkish gulet boat, the islands, coves, and bays are a different side of Turkey rarely featured in mainstream travel magazines. Let’s not forget, the scuba diving scene, one of the best in Turkey presenting an underwater world full of surprises.

Getting Out and About: Sitting smack bang in the middle of Turkey’s southwest coast, Kalkan is an ideal base from which to explore. The southwest is home to the Lycian Way, a trekking path and collection of hundreds of ruins from the former empire often overshadowed by tales of Ottoman rule. Xanthos, Letoon, and Patara are just a few worth visiting. (7 things to see and do in Kalkan.)

Beaches Galore: Kalkan centre has a pebbly beach but should you want to step it up a notch, just 20 minutes’ drive west brings you to Patara, Turkey’s longest beach and a sandy haven. Known as a favourite windsurfing spot, ample amounts of room means you can sunbathe in peace no matter what time of year. Just be sure not to ruin the Caretta turtle nests that also love the beach. Another choice is to drive 5 minutes east to arrive at Kaputas beach, a famous and highly photographed Mediterranean delight.

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Kalkan Real Estate Guide: As an important market of Turkey’s real estate industry, and renowned for luxury villas featuring the latest in home-technology and architectural styles, anyone thinking of buying property in the area will enjoy reading our house buying guide.

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