Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A Turkish retirement in Kalkan

An article in Today's Zaman features British couple John and Amanda, who retired to their property in Kalkan three years ago.

Although many people slow down when they retire, this dynamic couple are now too busy to even watch the telly! John runs a successful news website and Amanda has joined a Kalkan painting group and is filling their villa with her artwork.

It's an enviable lifestyle, all right - and beautiful Kalkan is arguably one of  the best places in Turkey to enjoy retirement. In John's own words:
For both of us, retirement in Kalkan has brought new opportunities and lots of new friends. There are so many things we love about living in Kalkan that I don’t know where to begin! We love living by the Med, the friendly people, the warm climate, the history that’s all around you, the excellent food, the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful social life. We’re fortunate to have a number of Turkish friends and we do try to get involved in the local Turkish community as well as the expat network.


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