20 June 2016 | 9:33 am
After an eventful winter for Turkey the season started very late this year and, even though we are approaching the end of June, it feels like the season has only just started. Winter was relatively busy with construction. We had two new builds, a couple of project completions and a few small renovation projects. Much time was spent listening to the news and looking ahead with anticipation for the summer season and how it would be … thoughts quickly changed from the usual ‘will it be better than last year’ .. to…’just how bad is it going to be?!’ Nothing stays the same, in life things continually change and Korsan needs to change with it. In terms of our focus, it will now be less on the development side of our business for a while and more on the service side again. Yes, we do have a number of properties to sell and we still have a couple of sites of our own to be developed, however, Korsan is happy to go back to concentrating on making those who visit Kalkan happy and content with us and with Kalkan itself. On the restaurant front, after much research and investigation, we managed to find a supplier of black truffles. These are hunted out locally by trained dogs and delivered exclusively to Korsan. We hope to have regular deliveries through till the end of August. Octopus and truffle risotto at The Fish Terrace and truffle tartlets at The Meze are on the menu every day now. We also have various ‘Dishes of The Day’ with truffles throughout the week. We have also<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/june-2016.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>
26 May 2015 | 10:55 am
After a long, hard, stressful and very wet winter here we are again at the beginning of a promising season. Very wet because from the end of November through to early April it rained and rained and rained for days on end …… it was one of the wettest winters I have ever seen! Typically this winter was one of our busiest in terms of construction projects and yet we really struggled to put men outside to carry on with the work. The extreme weather of the winter months made life very difficult as it was a hard winter in the terms of work load. We had 5 large five bedroom villa projects, 2 smaller three bedroom villas, 6 two bedroom apartments, 5 big and 3 small renovation projects plus the usual upkeep and upgrade works on our restaurant kitchens and various Korsan owned accommodation. It was a stressful winter for a number of reasons. The first shock came very early on a December morning when we woke to the sight of 6 harbour restaurants reduced to ashes! Of course, a legal investigation followed, and is on-going, with much uncertainty about what was going to happen, were we going to rebuild and if so would there be time before the beginning of the season? The outcome is all six restaurants are being re-built by the council. In the next few months there will be an auction for five year leases on the restaurant units. I believe all the original 6 leaseholders, including Korsan, are going to bid for our old sites, however I am sure that there will be other<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/may-2015.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>
Korsan Olive Oil Up-date
27 November 2014 | 2:59 pm
Korsan Olive Oil We are getting the hang of our new hobby, cold press olive oil production. It is a slow process but well worth the effort as we are producing 100% natural olive oil with an amazing flavour and texture.
19 November 2014 | 1:01 pm
Hello! It is November 14th as I start writing this and it is one of those dramatic Kalkan days …… constant thunder and lightening, gale force winds and every single road in Kalkan turned into a river with nature’s aim to take everything in it’s path down to the sea! I always love Kalkan but love her even more when she is in this mood. Fortunately there are no holiday makers left so no one to apologise to and no need to feel embarrassed about the mess Kalkan is in after a storm. What a beautiful season 2014 was, I almost did not want it to end. The Korsan Suites ran without a hitch with Memduh back in charge. In fact we had guests returning this year just BECAUSE Memduh was back. The Korsan Apartments were as good as ever with Yasar and his team running the show. The apartments are always so popular with returning guests that we have almost no room for newcomers. That said, we did welcome many new guests to add to the list of ‘new regulars’! A point of interest to be proud of is that Korsan Apartments is one of the very few accommodation in Turkey to have a fully guaranteed contract with TUI. Yeni Korsan followers will be pleased to hear that we will be improving the bathrooms this winter! The restaurants also had a brilliant record breaking season. The teams in both restaurants were extremely happy with their bonuses, having beaten every target I set through the summer. The nature of the job means a few staff issues at the peak of<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/november-2014.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>
18 August 2014 | 1:44 pm
We are excited to introduce to you our latest project, Kalamar Bay Homes. In November 2014, in partnership with local developer, Sade Homes, we will be commencing the development of luxury villas and apartments for sale. The development has a total land size of 3843m2 and will include: 4 five bedroom villas 2 semi-detached three bedroom villas 4 two bedroom apartments The beautiful Kalamar Bay Homes are elegantly stylish modern properties offering contemporary living spaces with stunning views. We include below computer generated images of the project together with Technical Specification and Price List. Please contact us for any further information.
10 August 2014 | 8:20 am
We are in the middle of a very busy August so we thought we would send you a visual up-date this month rather than the usual written word! I hope you enjoy ‘A day in the life of Korsan’.
30 May 2014 | 7:42 am
May is a month of constant running against the clock …. I’m very pleased June is almost here! All is up and running. Memduh is back at the Korsan Suites this year and says he has been getting lots of big hugs from past guests surprised to see him ! Yasar is very content this summer, his 15th year with us running the Korsan Apartments. He has a new baby son and his family are here in Kalkan with him full time this season. The Fish Terrace has almost the same team as last year … no changes to the kitchen team, Ozay, Ramazan, Mehmet and 55 all still on the serving team with a few additional new faces. I have a great new recipe I want to try in the Fish Terrace this year. Claire and I try to sample at least one of London’s famous restaurants every winter and last January it was Dabbous on Whitfield Street. It was a fantastic evening and superb tasting menu but one course really stood out, fig leaf infused avocado broth. We are good friends with one of the co owners of Dabbous and, in exchange for a good plug (!), Oliver Dabbous the chef and creator of the dish has given us his recipe. We haven’t tried it out yet but hope to start experimenting next week and have it on the menu soon. There are some new additions coming to the Korsan Meze menu too. Early next week we will add grilled baby squid with a drizzle of marinara sauce and char-grilled veal on the bone with garlic mushrooms and<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/may-2014.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>
April 2014 – It’s been a busy winter!
18 April 2014 | 8:02 am
Dear Korsan Friends I hope you are all looking forward to the summer ahead and that you will be spending some time in Kalkan during the coming months. There is a lot to fill you in on since our last blog. As usual we have been busy running around working on projects of all sizes since October last year. We have achieved a great deal again this winter and, although I say so myself, the list is quite impressive. Villa Dolly – we are completing the 3rd phase and furnishing the property throughout. The finished property is now over 1400 m2 and is made up of three separate stone buildings. Villa Halcyon – now completed and fully furnished and handed over to the new owners. Villa Bono – construction completed to new owner’s specification and partly furnished. Apartments – Apartment building consisting of three 2 bedroom apartments and one 1 bedroom apartment construction completed and fully furnished for Korsan staff accommodation. Korsan Suites – extensive improvement works. Korsan Tas Bahce – extension works Construction works to enable the installation of two large walk in fridge freezer units to Korsan Meze and Korsan Fish Terrace (lots of making good to finish off and tie in surrounding areas with the new roads laid in front of Korsan by council). High House – new bathroom extension, new kitchen and general renovation and up-grading. Kalkan Retreat – extension works and general renovations. Villa Majorelle – new kitchen, extension and extensive up-grading works. Miscellaneous works carried out at No. 15, Mor Ev, Yaz Evi, Villa Gozcu, Villa Neptune, Beyli Han, Villa Korsan. Assisting in the<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/april-2014-its-been-a-busy-winter.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>
2 January 2014 | 10:12 am
As 2014 begins we would like to wish all our Korsan friends a happy, viagra healthy and prosperous year ahead. At this time of the year everyone is working hard here in Kalkan with, help as always, a lot to do before the spring. We will post up-dates of our progress in the coming weeks. Happy New Year to all !! Uluc
19 November 2013 | 5:35 pm
Dear Korsan friends Boots on, excavators commissioned, we are building, renovating, extending and also doing a bit of buying and selling. We are well into the construction season already with an abundance of ‘to do’ lists, commitments and dead lines as usual. I think my prediction in my last blog that we would see an improvement in the property market was a good one and we now have two new members of the Korsan family. Villa Bono is the second of our two new properties in Kalamar Bay to be sold. The villa will be completed by early March 2014 and ready for rental for the coming season. Villa Clara, formally known as Villa Helena, has been purchased by Korsan friends and will be included in our villas for rent for next year. Korsan Apartment No. 9 is also changing hands, we welcome Peter and Anne to Korsan Aparments and say goodbye to Joan and Ray who have enjoyed the apartment for many years and who we hope will continue to visit Kalkan. We have a huge amount of work to do this year much of which is renovation and improvements to existing properties. To name a few, Kalkan Retreat, Villa Kalamar, No. 15, Kalkan Heights, Kalkan View, High House, Beyli Han, Villa Majorelle, Villa Gozcu, Korsan Suites, Korsan Tas Bahce and Korsan Apartments no. 9 all have major winter works to do. With such a heavy work load we have extended the winter team this year. Yuksel and his team will be running around the new builds as usual and Ozay and his team will be in charge of<div class="padding-top text-center"><a href="http://turkey.korsankalkan.com/kalkan/november-up-date.html" class="atbtn atbtn--medium atbtn--rounded atbtn--transparent">Read more<i class="atbtn__icon atbtn__icon--right fa fa-long-arrow-right"></i></a></div>