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Kalkan – A Gem in Southwest coast of Turkey

It is raining in London (well, in Surrey to be more correct) and remembering Kalkan brought sunshine to my day, hope it helps to yours too! My husband and I sneaked off to Kalkan, one of our favorite beaches in southwest coast of Turkey (thanks to my sister, family, and mum and dad for all the help!). It used to be a quite, quaint fisherman’s village about 20 years ago or so. Now, though still quaint, it is packed with tourists, which, nice to see, appreciate and look after Kalkan. We love staying at the EaglesNest Apartments (now smartly refurbished, they are on offer for sale too)on the hill and use chic Villa Mahal’s beach. Mahal’s staff wears a T-shirt which says “181 steps to heaven” and that’s true! Go down 181 steps amongst gorgeous olive trees, pine trees over looking turquise Med, you feel like you are in Heaven!

Here are some photos; The Times selected Kalkan as the world’s one of the 10 must see spots, I believe that.

Villa Mahal’s baker makes amazing pides with different fillings which we always looked forward to for our lunch, happy days!

The Kalkan village turns into a shoppers and foodie paradise in the evening, beautiful potteries, handmade ornaments and many more 🙂

Best wishes for exciting travels to you all!

3 Responses to Kalkan – A Gem in Southwest coast of Turkey

  1. Medifast Coupons August 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    What breath taking pictures, how gorgeous.

  2. Ozlem's Turkish Table August 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Hope you make it there one day, the turquoise sea is addictive, hospitality wonderful 🙂 happy travels! Ozlem

  3. Villas in Kalkan December 5, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    It looks like heaven on earth indeed 🙂

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