Gorgeous beaches and stunning mountains make up Turkey’s southwesternmost shore. This “Turquoise Coast” is blessed with deep blue horizons and seas stuffed with hidden coves and islets. Mountains drop precipitously to the main coastal highway that often skims just above the water. The best Airport for the region is Dalaman.
Courtyard Hotel Kalkan is a boutique hotel nestled in a former Greek fishing village. The hotel takes its name from its large inner courtyard and is located in the heart of Kalkan’s traditional quarter. The old stone cottages have been lovingly renovated to make Kalkan’s top boutique hotel.
Six rooms have been individually designed and overlook the tranquil courtyard. The rooms have cedar wood floors, ceilings, windows and shutters, are painted in pale neutral colours and well chosen soft fabrics soften the stone-fireplaces. The bathrooms are beautiful and modern with toiletries by L’Occitane. These rooms are deeply stylish and seem to capture the history and heart of these buildings.
The courtyard and terrace, where breakfast is served, is a riot of colourful flowers. Expect huge plates filled with a fruit, cheeses, olives, pastries, jams, honey, yoghurt and more, laid out in front of the sweeping views of the town, bay and islands beyond.
In the evening take a drink on the terrace as the sun sets and then head out to Kalkan’s enticing range of cafes and restaurants which are just moments away.
The Courtyard hotel in Kalkan offers one of the most stylish places to stay on the turquoise coast. If you are looking for something a bit different, a bit local, somewhere which enables you to get a true feel of this beautiful coastline and resort, both in the present and in the past, this is it!
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