For a relaxing, luxury retreat, head to five-bedroomed Villa Baris on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast: a cosmopolitan, vibrant resort perfect for exploring the timeless beauty of ancient Lycia's pine-clad shores. The villa is in a peaceful spot, set against a breath-taking mountain backdrop, and boasts panoramic views of the sea from your private pool and beautiful outdoor sun terrace.
From the understated sophistication of the interiors to the well-equipped kitchen, the attention to detail is impressive at Villa Baris – and the views even more so, shown off to their best advantage by floor-to-ceiling windows in the living areas and natural-coloured furnishings which create an extra feeling of light and space. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area boasts cushioned sofas and a plasma TV for sinking into after a day of exploring, and leads straight outside onto the terrace.
Outside, there’s an elegant infinity pool with a cooling Jacuzzi corner – perfect for enjoying the balmy days and evenings. You can while away the afternoon one of the comfortable sun loungers or choose a shady spot to curl up with a good book while enjoying the serene vistas. With an alfresco dining table, and a meze and baklava delivery service too, you’ll be forgiven for never wanting to leave.
The bedrooms are set over three floors and are all equally seductive, stylish and serene. There’s a double bedroom with an en-suite and private balcony, a double bedroom with an en-suite and Jacuzzi bath and a twin bedroom with an en-suite that share a sea-facing balcony. On the second floor, you can choose from the double and twin rooms both with an en-suite and large balcony.
Vibrant Kalkan town is within walking distance of the villa, the starting point for boat trips and excursions, and it also offers an eclectic choice of boutiques and a popular weekly market. The cosmopolitan town lays on a selection of tempting dining options too, including the popular rooftop restaurants and waterfront eateries along a promenade of laid-back cocktail lounges.
Villa Baris sits in an enviable position, close to a few restaurants & shops, has great views of Kalkan yet aware from the hustle and bustle of the old town. The town is a treasure trove of narrow streets, whitewashed houses and inviting boutiques. It's also famous for its harbourside lounge bars and rooftop restaurants serving a variety of delicious food. Look out for Turkish specialities like delightful gozleme (thin dough crepes) with cheese and spinach fillings.
For outdoor exploring, there’s many a trail with notable sites. The best known, and arguably most scenic, is the Lycian Way – a 310-mile tying-together of goat tracks and timeless paths, which traverses deserted beaches, lush forests and soaring peaks, and stops at the ghost village of Kayakoy near Fethiye, with charming abandoned Greek buildings. With the majestic pine tree-lined Taurus Mountains as a backdrop too, families can explore the deeply cut canyons.
Venturing furthering afield you can take a boat trip around the turquoise bays where you can snorkel and visit a mud bath. Or drive to Kevkoa and take a boat to explore the part-sunken ruins of Dolchiste, an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century. You'll also find plenty of beaches & beach clubs in the area for a day of relaxing on white sands or taking part in water sports like scuba diving or waterskiing.
Sandy Patara Beach, a 12-mile long stretch of shoreline is a 20-minute drive and has calm, crystal-clear waters that are perfect for swimming. Don't forget to stop by the Lycian ruins en route, this is believed to be where the Lycians introduced democracy. This coast is crammed with ancient sites, such as Xanthos, Tlos and Letoon. The bohemian town of Kas is a 30-40 minute drive from Kalkan, while the seaside resort town of Fethiye is a one-hour drive away with plenty more restaurants, shops and fascinating cultural sites to explore.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!