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Kalkan Turkey

Kalkan - Turkey Kalkan is a town in Mediterranean Turkey. It is a historic seaside town set in one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey's Lycian Coast. Kalkan does not cater to mass tourism and remains more of a charming and traditional Turkish seaside village. Kalkan is reknowned for its scuba diving and water sports. It is a place that appeals to the more mature visitor - with no large discos or all night bars it does not draw party-minded adults or teenagers. However, there are still bars and restaurants where holiday visitors can enjoy themselves. During the tourist season there are more young people around, so there are a few bars that cater to this age group until the early hours of the morning. There are boat tours that will take visitors to Patara or Kaputaş and some will just cruise along the bay. Included in the cost of these boat tours a barbecue lunch is provided. There are over 200 restaurants in the small fishing village of Kalkan. They vary from the very basic style of restaurant that provide traditional Turkish food to much more sophisicated restaurants located in beautifully restored village homes. Many have roof terraces which makes it quite enjoyable to eat under the stars while overlooking the harbor and the lights of the village. Alternatively, visitors can dine at a trout farm in Işlamlar - a village up in the hills north of Kalkan which is usually cooler than Kalkan during the summer.

Make sure to take a trip on a local dolmuş (mini-bus) to world reknowned Patara Beach or the exquisite beach at Kaputaş only 10 minutes away. A day-trip to Demre to see the ruins or a one hour bus trip to Fethiye for market day is also recommended. Other historical sites that are not too distant are the Tlos, Xanthos and Letoon ruins in Kınık. Kastelórizo (Turkish: Meis) is a the easternmost island of Greece 2,000 meters off the coast of Kaş. Take the dolmuş (mini-bus) to nearby Kaş where it is possible to take a very short boat trip across to the Greek island. The island has become more popular in recent years, among tourists looking for an isolated place and thanks also to the 1991 Oscar-winning movie Mediterraneo, by Gabriele Salvatores, which is set on the island. Kastelórizo was the only territory of the European Union where the Solar eclipse of 29 March 2006 was visible in its totality. The island is connected with Rhodes by ferry and is served by Kastelorizo Airport. Kastelorizo has 4 boats to Kaş, Turkey as well as the Turkish boat company Altug Meis Lines.

Kalkan is most accessible via Antalya International Airport approximately two and a half hours away in Antalya.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Antalya
Beach: Yes
Marina: Yes
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Antalya International Airport
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