Further afield

Venturing further afield is a delight - whether to the local beaches, to experience the local activities, or simply to soak up the atmosphere.

The beautiful yayla (high mountain valley) village of Bezirgan, is just 17km away. It is an authentic working Turkish village and the people living here live much as their ancestors did 100 years ago. The village is nestled on an ancient lake bed of rich soil with fertile fields yielding grains and chickpeas, lush orchards and grazing land for sheep and goats.

Islamlar is situated in a cool, green valley in the mountains high above Kalkan. Explore the rambling collection of wonderful old houses and eat fresh trout at the local restaurants.

Kas is a charming harbour town at the bottom of the Taurus mountain range, 30 minutes from Kalkan along the dramatic coastal road.

Historic Sites

Ancient Lycian Way, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara, Tlos, Pinara, Myra, Pirha, Letoon, Kas, Sidyma, Simena and the sunken city of Kekova are all within easy reach of Kalkan.

Beaches/Beach Clubs

Kaputas is a spectacular sandy cove with beautiful turquoise sea (7 km drive).

Patara is one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful and undiscovered beaches. Home to protected turtles, it has 18 kilometres of uninterrupted golden sand surrounded by the ruins of the ancient city of Patara. (16 km drive).

Or simply call one of the local beach clubs to collect you (free taxi service) - with sunbathing platforms hewn into the rock overlooking the sea. Water sports aplenty including diving are on offer here.

Other Activities

  • Kalkan is an ideal base for walking/trekking holidays, as it is situated on the Lycian Way

  • The spectacular 18km long Saklikent Gorge offers an experience not to be missed

  • Jeep safaris and canoeing on the Xanthos River

  • White-water rafting on the Dalaman River

  • Paragliding

  • Sailing, sea kayaking

  • Horse riding

  • Boat trips from Kalkan Harbour - relaxing around the islands and caves of Kalkan Bay or further afield along the dramatic coastline towards Kaputas, Kas and Kekova

  • Turkish Baths – not to be missed!

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  • Kalkan holiday rental, Lycian Coast, Turkey
  • Kalkan holiday rental, Lycian Coast, Turkey
  • Kalkan holiday rental, Lycian Coast, Turkey