Peaceful location and environment but only 3 minutes walk to full amenities
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About Chris Miles
My wife and I visited Turkey for the first time in 2013 and stayed in Kalkan. We fell completely in love with it and could see ourselves returning regularly, so we bought this flat to enjoy Kalkan and the lovely surrounding areas whenever we could. We enjoy relaxed living, beautiful surroundings, plenty of sun and good eating and all this can be found in spades here. We love our little home from home and hope that you will too. We want our guests to have a happy stay so, if there is something particular that you need, please just let us know and we will see if we can help.
Chris Miles purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Chris Miles chose Kalkan
Kalkan is very pretty and has managed somehow to retain it's natural charm whilst also offering everything all that you need for a wonderful holiday. We were immediately taken by the atmosphere and the lovely people and felt completely safe everywhere. In addition, there was plenty to entertain us both locally and further afield so, taking everything into account, we decided that this was was definitely the right place to buy.
What makes this Apartment unique
We loved the private and peaceful nature of the complex, with a gorgeous pool and gardens which provide an oasis of calm and Turkish charm and yet a stone's throw from the buzz of the town. Having its own private terrace overlooking the pool was particularly special - we just had to have it!
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5 times says it all 😀
Well our 5th year in this complex. All been said before but apartment so comfortable , wonderful pool and location great for all facilities . We call it our little oasis as so private. Also thanks to Chris the apartment now has its own wifi this year.
Looking forward to next year 😀
Thank you. Wonderful to have you as our guests again and looking forward to your return next year. You are such lovely guests to have. No longer sharing the communal wifi will be good.
Quality Apartment in charming setting
The apartment was very clean, comfortable and up to a high standard in a central location - it was perfect for me. I stayed for a week early season - bit quieter in town but i enjoyed this time of year when Kalkan gearing up for the season and the harbour boats were getting ready with their final coat of paint! The apartment has a new kitchen and was well equipped for cooking but I generally dined out - as i do on holiday - Kalkan has plenty of dining options! The weather was sunny and warm apart from 1 day of stormy winds but it was still warm! Han Inn is a very charming complex with its gardens and large character pool. Very convenient to the banks, shops and old town/harbour but i also enjoyed the atmosphere of cafes and restaurants in the Kalamar direction - an easy and pleasant 10 min stroll. Anything else.. great shower, comfy bed, plenty wardrobe space, broadband, TV and Ipod dock - its all there - definitely recommend!
Hildrey and I care greatly that our guests enjoy their stay in our Kalkan nest and it is always good to hear such positive feedback, so thank you very much for your lovely review and I hope that we might welcome you back at some time. Have a great Summer!
Really relaxing holiday
We are regular visitors to Kalkan and this is the best appointed and equipped apartment that we have stayed in. In fact it was so good that we ate in a number of times, something which we’ve never done in previous holidays. It was lovely to have a full length mirror and to have a socket next to it, well what a luxury!
The main living area is very comfortable, but we didn’t use it much and preferred to take advantage of the spacious terrace which gets the sun from early morning until about 5.00 in the evening. If it’s too hot on the terrace, there are always beds in the shade round the pool.
Larger than average pool for the size of the complex. I think there are 9 or 10 apartments and they’re all different which makes for a much more pleasant outlook rather than looking at little boxes. Beware of the pool as there isn’t a shallow end as such. The walk in steps end is the shallowest, but it’s still about 5ft.
Brilliant location. Great for walking down into the town, up to the market and for supermarkets and shops, but really quiet and peaceful.
We would definitely stay here again if it’s just the two of us. Many thanks to Chris for a brilliant holiday!
What a lovely review, Mary. Thank you very much for your comprehensive and complementary comments. We really do care that everyone who shares our little paradise has a good time and try to ensure that all needs are provided for and it is very rewarding for us to hear that we are succeeding. We'd love to have you stay again some time. All the best - or should I say saglicakla kalin ? Chris
This was our first visit to Kalkan and Visne and both surpassed our expectations. The apartment has been modernised to a very high standard and everything you could need is provided,just like home from home. The pool is fantastic , location very close to town within walking distance of town, restaurants, shops etc.
We loved our stay so much we booked for next year while still in the resort.
Thank you very much, Paul and Laura, for your wonderful review. It is lovely for us to know that our guests are happy staying in our Turkish hideaway and there can be no greater compliment than to have a repeat booking. We very much look forward to having you back again next year.
Our second home
This is our 4th year in Visne ,best this year as new owner Chris has refurbished to high standard making this year more enjoyable. We stayed again for a month ! As the apartment is in excellent location close to town ,a little oasis all rounder. Very peaceful round pool area and very well kept gardens etc. Looking forward to next year already. Highly recommended.
Sue - thank you very much for your lovely review. It is great to have you as guests and it makes us very happy that you enjoy it so much. I'm glad that you liked the refurb - it always was a wonderful complex and now the apartment matches the quality of its surroundings. Looking forward to having you again next year!
Fabulous apartment, ideal location.
Having sold our own apartment, we needed to rent another for the final week of our holiday. Visne apartment on the Han complex met all our requirements.
The apartment is ideally situated for the centre of Kalkan, but is quiet and hidden away in a little oasis just a very short walk to the nearby shops and restaurants.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and Chris and his wife have thought very carefully about the furniture, furnishings and equipment which catered for all our requirements.
The pool was beautiful and the gardens were well looked after by the maintenance team.
Chris and the management team gave us clear instructions and were most helpful in all ways.
If/when we return to Kalkan again we would definitely stay in Visne apartment.
Thank you for sharing your home with us Chris.
Thank you so much, Eileen, for your lovely review. We really want our guests to have a wonderfull holiday and we try hard to think of ways to make their stay as happy as possible so feedback llike yours is great to hear and makes it all worth the effort. We hope that you will return soon.
Best wishes. Chris and Hildrey.
Han Inn is actually closer to town than the Google pointer shows!! That's technology for you.
Less than 10 minutes walk to the local beach and closer to beach club. There area number of local beach clubs with excellent facilities, including a wide range of water sports. 20 minutes by minibus to Patara beach - 15 kms of totally unspoilt, golden sand, home of the nesting turtles, where sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for the day. Take a mattress with you, however as none are provided!
Approximately one hour 40 minutes by car from Dalaman Airport,. Airport transfers can be arranged. Antalya airport is approximately a three hour drive.
Because of the location of the apartment, in the heart of all amenities, car hire is not required but should you wish to hire a car to explore the region, there is ample free parking outside the apartment and in the village.
Kalkan is situated at the foot of the Taurus mountain range and there are several Ottoman towns and villages in the mountains, particularly Elmali, which has well preserved traditional wooden houses. This is about 80 kms from Kalkan, a stunning drive through the mountains of an hour and a half.
40 kilometres from Kalkan, along the coast, is the village of Kaya, where the Louis de Berniers novel, 'Birds Without Wings' was set. The village is now deserted, but there are several small restaurants.
The winding streets of Kalkan offer the visitor a wealth of attractions. There are over 150 restaurants, to suit every taste and pocket. Sit at one of the harbour side bars or cafes, watching the sun go down as you plan where to go for dinner. Browse in the local shops selling everything from silverware and carpets to 'designer' handbags and very well priced jewellery.
For the adventurous, try the wide range of water sports available or book a day on a diving course - there are several PADI dive centres in the village. To totally relax, have a day at sea on a gullet, swimming, snorkelling and getting away from it all.
The apartment is very close to well stocked local supermarkets, which sell everything you could possibly need. There is a butcher less than 5 minutes walk and banks with 24 hour ATMs three minutes away.
Every Thursday, Kalkan has a local market with a wide range of goods from holiday souvenirs to fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, cheeses and olive oils brought down from the mountain villages. Taste the locally produced olive oil and you will never want to buy the commercial variety again or try the local olives; dozens of varieties.
Several tour companies in the village offer a range of day trips. Group sizes are kept small and the trips give you the chance to go much further afield without hiring a car. In particular we recommend Saklikent Gorge and Tlos, a magnificent mountain gorge with ice cold water running through, and very well preserved historical site with ruins from Greek, Roman and Byzantine times and the one day trip to Kekova, a sunken city, incredibly well preserved.
For the very active, Kalkan is on the Lycian Way, described by the Sunday Times as one of the 10 best walks in the world. There are a number of clearly signposted walks, from three to six hours and of varying degrees of difficulty originating in the village.