Villa Latika is in a great location in the quieter Kisla area of Kalkan and this apartment was our first without family with us, when we have tended to go for villas with private pools. This one-bedroom apartment with a private pool was really great for us and the apartment is really nicely finished to a very high standard. A small but well-equipped kitchen area, nice living space and comfortable bedroom is complimented by a well-fitted shower room and a superb, private, outdoor living area. The outdoor area boasts a great pool (really well-maintained and the water felt very fresh and without chemical cleaners), six sunbeds, three umbrellas, a four-seat dining table and further outdoor lounge area with a sofa, two chairs and a table. This really is exceptional for a one-bedroom apartment and makes the villa perfect for a couple (or four if the living area sofa-bed is used) looking for a quiet, private holiday. The owners are really helpful and friendly, without encroaching on your private space attached to their villa.
Ian knows the area well, and is happy to discuss and advise on good places to visit, local markets, attractions, restaurants etc.
You are a short (5-10 mins) stroll from the beach club, where we had a quiet drink each evening, before taking a water taxi (£3 each) across to the main harbour for diner. The restaurants we tried were, without exception very nice and good value, in our opinion. Salt'n'Pepper, Samphire, Mussaka, Smyrna and Sade all offered good food and friendly service. We generally had a starter, main course, drinks and dessert for just around £30+ per head. A taxi back from the town to the villa at the end of the evening was about £4 including tip. The Fidanka hotel is right next to the villa and has a good reputation, although we did not try it this time as we loved the trip across the bay each evening, to the harbour.
The villa has a superb view across the bay of Kalkan, and sitting watching the sun set over the bay with a beer each evening was a favourite pastime.
We really could not fault Villa Latika and thoroughly enjoyed our all-too-short week there. I feel sure we'll be back.
Nice pool, owner was very helpful and made everything easy, nice part of town, lovely sea view.
Pool clean and apartment well maintained.
Would strongly recommend.