Painting Holidays in Kalkan, Turquoise Coast, TurkeyDiscover the vibrant colours of the Turquoise coast through the eyes of a painter
Set on the Turquoise coast of Turkey is the enchanting historic town of Kalkan, which is the base for your painting holiday in Turkey. It is a sophisticated place with its narrow streets leading to a picturesque harbour.
It is renowned for its high quality restaurants, many set at roof top level. By night Kalkan has a bustling relaxed atmosphere with its narrow cobbled streets lined with small boutiques and atmospheric bars playing blues and jazz.
You will have many opportunities to explore and capture this beautiful town during your holiday.
This is the base for your painting holiday in Turkey with experienced professional artist and tutor Anna Martin.
Exceptional Tutoring on your Painting Holiday in Turkey
Professional artist and tutor, Anna Martin, escorts small groups each day along the Turquoise coast of Turkey and into the Taurus mountains. We paint the turquoise waters of Kapatus beach, capture the fading ancient ruins at Patara, sketch in the bustling and colourful local market and paint the fishing boats in the harbour in Kalkan.
Come and discover the inspirational landscape, coastline, flowers and history of this region. Be inspired to capture this beautiful place.
Your tutor, Anna Martin, will guide you in your chosen medium to capture the landscape in an effective way, developing your style and technique in the process.
Each day we set out to new locations to inspire your creativity and return to Kalkan to eat in specially selected local restaurants and under the stars as Villa Vanilla.
Sharing Delicious Ottoman Cuisine, Making Friends, Having Fun
Sharing delicious Ottoman and Mediterranean cuisine and making new friends are a very important part of a painting holiday in Turkey.
We carefully select the best places in which to eat from harbour-side and roof top restaurants in Kalkan to family run Turkish restaurants off the beaten track.
Sharing meals with like-minded people and new friends is all part of a fun and rewarding painting holiday in Turkey.
A truly inspiring holiday. Anna gives you confidence and is an excellent teacher. Beautiful and varied painting locations which made the experience very rewarding.Mark, May 2015
We would both recommend the painting holiday unreservedly. It feels great to come home with paintings that we created – a real achievementMonica, April 2015
What's Included in your Painting Holiday
- Seven night’s accommodation in en-suite, air conditioned rooms (no single supplement).
- Full programme of tuition.
- Breakfast each morning on the terrace.
- Four lunches.
- Five dinners.
- Transport for visits each day.
- Use of equipment (easels, chairs, boards).
- Flights: the nearest airport is Kalkan.
- Travel Insurance It is advisable for all guests to take out travel insurance for their trip.
- Transfers from the airport. We will arrange transfers for you and depending on flight times will arrange for guests to share to reduce the cost to you.
- Extras e.g. drinks, ice creams on location. One evening meals and two lunches during the week.
- Paints and paper etc. Participants should bring their paints, paper, brushes etc. A full equipment list is provided on booking.
Accommodation and Travel
Our beautiful luxury villa is set in large Mediterranean gardens with olive, orange, lemon and pomegranate trees and colourful Mediterranean flowers. Find out more about the accommodation, meals and how to get there.
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A Typical Itinerary for your Painting Holiday in Turkey
Your week’s painting holiday in Turkey.
The itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week on our painting holiday in Turkey. We may change the itinerary to accommodate the seasons, weather or interests of a particular group.
Non-painting partners are welcome!
Typical daily schedule
Breakfast: 8.30 am – 9.30 am
Painting on Location: 10.00 am – 13.00 pm
Lunch: 13.00 pm – 14.00 pm
Painting on Location: 14.00 pm – 16.30 pm
Pre-Dinner Drinks: 19.30 pm
Dinner: 20.00 pm
A Typical Week
Day 1: Arrival Day
we will meet you at Dalaman airport and take you to Kalkan.
Welcome drinks and dinner (depending on the time of arrival of your flight).
Day 2: Introduction & painting views of the Mediterranean and islands off the coast
Anna Martin your tutor will introduce you to quick and easy ways of capturing the Mediterranean landscape.
Lunch on the terrace at Villa Vanilla and an opportunity to swim in the afternoon.
Dinner in a roof top restaurant in Kalkan.
Day 3: Painting in the old town and fishing harbour of Kalkan
Capturing street scenes and fishing boats.
Opportunity to swim at beach near the harbour.
Dinner on the terrace at Villa Vanilla.
Day 4: Visit to local market for sketching and painting ancient ruins at Xanthos
Sketch the colourful local market whilst having a refreshing pomegranate juice.
Painting at world heritage site of ancient ruins at Xanthos. Your tutor Anna Martin will assist you to capture the ruins in a quick and effective way.
Dinner in local restaurant.
Day 5: Free Day
Relax around the pool or explore or we can arrange a trip for you e.g. gullet boat trip around the Islands off the coast with lunch and swimming from the boat.
Day 6: Patara ancient ruins and beach
Be inspired by this ancient site in capturing the amphitheatre and columns.
Lunch on 16 km beach followed by painting seascapes.
Dinner on the terrace at Villa Vanilla.
Day 7: Landscape painting and Ottoman lunch
Capture impressive scenery in foothills of Taurus mountains.
Lunch in delightful village restaurant followed by sharing in paintings from the week.
Dinner in harbour side restaurant in Kalkan.
Day 8: Farewell to the Turquoise coast
After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to Dalaman airport for your flight home or onward journey.
If you have a later departure you can relax and swim before your transfer to Dalaman.
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