Aviv

Kalkan

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Web Ref: 3729

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Bathrooms
  4. Air Conditioning
  5. WiFi
  6. Restaurant 1km
  7. Jacuzzi
  • All on one level: Open plan living/dining/kitchen (Sat TV, DVD, A/C, CD, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with large sliding doors to pool terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with jacuzzi, large screen home cinema system, en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace. Double bedroom (A/C, TV) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace.
  • Outside: Pool terrace and comfortable seating area. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with infinity edge.

Villa Aviv is a gorgeous two bedroom villa that we could not resist adding to our Turkey portfolio. All on one level and bursting with a contemporary style, Aviv offers guests a wonderful level of quality, remarkable range of facilities and a location that is only a five minute drive downhill to the vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants of Kalkan.

Very well appointed for 4 guests and enjoying excellent privacy, Aviv is just off the road linking Kalkan and Fethiye. The predominantly open plan space is adorned with bright artwork and features a bespoke kitchen with central island dining area. All rooms face the ever-present sea views, as equally inspiring at night as by day. The two double bedrooms are of a high standard, one having the added features of a sunken jacuzzi as well as a home cinema projection screen! 

Home to various shops, supermarkets, colourful cafés and restaurants, Kalkan (3km) is a wonderfully vibrant mix of old and new with ‘beach clubs’, a lively marina and small sandy beach bordering the atmospheric old quarter of the town. The Kalamar Beach Club is in the bay below the villa and is accessible by car (4km) where you can spend the day lazing on a sunbed, taking frequent dips into the azure blue Mediterranean Sea. Just a fifteen-minute drive away, the picturesque beach of Kaputas, as well as Patara (20 mins) are two further coastal highlights.The Patara ruins (16km) are also well worth a visit, dating back to the Byzantine Empire and featuring extensive and impressive archaeological restorations and excavations.

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Great Things to Do Near Aviv

For the biggest market on the Lycian coast

take the journey up to Fethiye and experience an authentic Turkish market.  Produce is brought from all over the region - vegetables, spices and, of course, the 'genuine fake' designer goods.  In the centre of Fethiye is the fish market, where fresh fish can be chosen from the stalls and cooked at one of the restaurants in the surrounding square - a great place for lunch.  Tuesday is the main market day for Fethiye.

Visit the nearby town of Kas

Less than an hour's drive away, enjoy the laid back charm of Kas as an alternative to the busier atmosphere of Kalkan.  This small fishing village at the foot of the Taurus mountains retains an unhurried ambience.

Canoeing on the Xanthos river

Enjoy a fun day river canoeing on the Xanthos river.  You can travel across ancient Lycian lands of lush and tranquil nature.  The ride is downstream, so it's not hard going.  The journey ends at Patara beach with time for a swim.

Ride horses through the sand dunes of Patara

There are stables within the Patara National Park that cater for riders and non-riders of all ages and ability.  Due to the strict conservation laws there is not a building to be seen, which is what makes this beach so special - endless golden sands, surrounded by nature, so it's perfect for an early morning ride enjoying the beautiful scenery!

Visit the Lycian sites

at Myra, where you will be able to explore the spectacular Lycian, Greek and Roman ruins of this ancient city, including one of the best preserved amphitheatres and spectacular rock tombs. Entrance to St Nicholas Church is available, but as an optional extra.

Cross over to Greece

Take the opportunity to visit the closest Greek island to Turkey, Kastolorizo,  just 3.5 nautical miles off the coast of Kas.  After a short but scenic crossing explore the delights of this quaint Greek fishing village, including the local museum, church and mosque.  Wander round the white washed back streets before enjoying a lunch on the harbour front.  Don't forget your passport!

Stepping down to Kaputas beach

In an unspoilt, idyllic setting, Kaputas Beach, much smaller than Patara, is only accessed  by 192 steps down - so make  sure you can manage the climb back up at the end of the day!

Sticky delights

Try one of the rich, gooey Turkish pastries, rich in honey, raisins, nuts and cinnamon and layered in Filo pastry - along with a Turkish coffee to clear the palate.  Kalkan's harbour front is the best place to enjoy this indulgence!

Explore the back streets of Kalkan

Wonderful atmospheric narrow streets that house a mixture of shops, coffee bars, restaurants with traditional overhanging wooden balconies above and enjoy wandering around.

Drive down to the stunning beach of Patara

It's part of a huge national park, it is a key biodiversity area, rich in birdlife and the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta).  Only about a 15 minute stroll from some of the major ruins, even in the height of the summer it is never crowded. The absence of development and no water sports means that it is always peaceful.

Enjoy fresh trout in the famous Islamlar restaurants

Islamlar is famous for its traditional trout fishing industry so make sure you sample the local produce only 15 minutes away.

A 'must see' is the ancient site of Xanthos

It was one of the six principal cities of Lycia and it is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Turkey and has been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Of note are the pillar tombs (unique to Lycia) and the Harpy column tomb with frieze.  The 'Harpy Tomb' is so called as it was believed that the winged women figures in the frieze were harpies - monsters from Greek mythology with the head of a woman and the body of a bird.

Explore the Saklikent Gorge

It's the second-largest (20 km long) gorge in Europe, with spectacular scenery and 4 kms of the gorge is walkable.  Outside the gorge, restaurants have wooden platforms suspended just above rushing spring waters - great places to relax on Turkish rugs and cushions with a beer.  You have to cross the water - beware, it's knee deep and fast flowing.  Wear swim shoes - these can be hired if you don't have any.

Mountain Trekking

Trekking in the mountains behind Kas is where you will find some of the most beautiful scenery in the Taurus range.  Below the tree line and winter snow are the yayla (highland plateaus).  Trek through canyons, gorges and passes - many of these gorges were important trade routes, some still in use, some completely forgotten, though all at one time jealously guarded.

Nearby

Towns

Kalkan Old Town 5 mins
Islamlar 10 mins
Fethiye 90 mins

Beaches

Kalamar Beach Club 10 mins
Patara 17 mins

Airports

Dalaman 120 mins
Times are approximate

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