Great news! We are delighted to tell you that the Turkish authorities have re-opened their borders and are welcoming back international travellers by re-introducing flight routes with several countries including the UK. Hooray! What’s more the British and Turkish Governments have now agreed to the setting up of an ‘air-bridge’ to allow quarantine-free travel between… Read More Welcome back to Kalkan and Kisla, woo hoo!
So it’s a difficult time for all of us at the moment and we just keep praying that this pandemic will be overcome sooner rather than later. Whilst we all wait patiently for a return to something like normality we thought we’d share a good news story with you springing out of Turkey and it’s… Read More A good news story!
So our lovely local agent Karyn has tipped us off about a fab new restaurant, called Ahi Ocakbaşı, that opened on the waterfront this season. It specialises in local Turkish cuisine and the reviews all seem to be really good… ‘Lovely meal and attentive staff’ ‘Excellent value, feel you’re eating real Turkish food’ ‘Great new… Read More Cool new restaurant
Well the season’s drawing to a close but this time of year is such a lovely time to visit Kalkan, the weather’s still warm and the crowds have gone and you still get a lot for your £ here with a favourable exchange rate. Just to demonstrate how lovely the place is check out these… Read More Late views
Well it has been a lovely summer here at Villa Kingfisher and we’ve been truly busy – thanks to all our lovely guests. However following a couple of recent cancellations we have availability at VK now from 19 September onwards. If you fancy the idea of a delightful late season Turkish adventure, when the weather… Read More Late season opportunities
Well it’s coming up to Xmas 2018 and, as the weather turns ever more chilly, it won’t be long before thoughts are turning to where to book those summer holidays in 2019. Spookily we came across this fabulous feature by Ingo Hippisley published in the Sun after his family’s holiday in Kalkan earlier this year.… Read More Yes we Kalkan!
Well Eleanor and I have just been enjoying a lovely break over in Kalkan. Nearly 20 years on from when we first visited Turkey we are still in love with the country and especially our beautiful home Villa Kingfisher. We never get fed up spending time here and enjoying those stunning views across the bay… Read More Welcome back
Well you may or may not have noticed that the £ to Turkish lira exchange rate has been improving massively in the last few weeks as Turkey’s currency has taken a tumble, meaning your holiday spending money will stretch far more here. In January when many visitors would have booked their Turkish holidays, the exchange… Read More Turkish exchange rate delight
Well our lovely local agent Karyn, who all our previous guests will know well, has been doing a fine job ensuring that all the plants, fruit trees and shrubbery around Villa Kingfisher are growing vibrantly and strongly despite the hot conditions. Thanks to her efforts and our super man-of-all-skills Irfan, we’ve enjoyed a bumper crop… Read More Green fingers and orange marmalade
We constantly try to ensure that Villa Kingfisher is kept as fresh-looking as possible with new amenities and facilities introduced with a rolling programme of ongoing improvements. Most recently we have focused on two key areas: the pool area and the two double room en-suites. Around the pool area and following the installation last season… Read More New for you