Neighbourhood

Even if the area of Kalkan might be less known for tourists, there are still a lot of things that can be visited. Down below we have put a small selection of our favourite beaches, beach clubs and excursions. Offcourse there is a lot more to visit, but for that: please have a look at tripadvisor.


Beaches

Kalkan Beach

Kalkan Beach

Next to the harbour Kalkan has a pretty, pebbly beach with clear water. The beach has been extended in recent years by the Kalkan Foundation as part of their development plan for improving the infrastructure of the town. Sun beds and umbrellas are for hire. It may not be the best beach in the locality, but it's easy to pop into the nearby bars for a drink on the harbour or do some shopping or strolling around in the old town.

Kaputas Beach

The nearest sandy beach to Kalkan is Kaputas which is a 10 minute drive from the villa, on the beautiful coastal road toward Kas, the nearest town. You can go there by car, taxi or dolmus from the city center. There are not really any facilities there but in the season you can rent an umbrella and there is an old couple selling cold drinks and pancakes. The view is splendid as it is cut out into the rocks. Really worth a visit !
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Patara Beach

Patara Beach

The famous Patara beach, the birth place of "Santa Claus" has over 18 km of golden sand. It takes about 25 mins by car but you can also take a dolmus at the taxi stand in the town centre.If you are going by car there is a barrier about 2Km from the beach where you will need to pay an entrance fee (combined - beach and archaeological site) which is currently 10YTL. The beach is out of bounds after closing hours to protect the loggerhead turtles that breed there from May to October. It is a prime protected nesting site.there is a seasonal beach bar that offers refreshments and light meals. Sun beds and umbrellas are also for hire here.
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Beach Clubs

Kalkan Beach Club

Kalkan Beach Park

The kalkan beach park is just down the villa.There are facilities such as sunbeds and umbrellas on platforms. There is a free boat service that takes you to Kalkan harbour. An elegant looking new Beach Club opened in June 2005, with palm tree lined platforms and a round restaurant that looks like a small circus tent from afar. The prices for the sunbeds are very reasonable and also the restaurant serves traditional home made meals at good prices.
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Club Patara

The Club Patara is nearby and is part of the extensive Patara Prince Resort where there are four restaurants, leisure facilities such as tennis, diving, etc. available. There are four beautiful swimming pools in the complex. You are allowed to use all the facilities within the complex as a guest of any resident/homeowner or by paying an entrance fee.
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Patara Beach

Kalamar Beach Club

This lively beach club is worth checking out for its water sports in particular. Probably this is the most popular beach club in Kalkan especially for families with children or young adults. You will need to take your car or a taxi to go there as it is in the Kalamar area of kalkan which is about a 10 min drive from the villa. They have a free transfer service which takes you there.
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Excursions

Boat Trip

Boat Trips

Kalkan is located on one of the most beautiful parts of Turkey's Turquoise Coast and at least one day at sea should definitely be a part of everyone's holiday. Boat trips can be arranged at the Kalkan harbour for daily and extended trips. Daily boat trips leave the Kalkan harbour around 10 AM.Don't forget your snorkeling gear (can be bought in town). All these trips include swimstops and Mediterranean Turkish meals are served on board as well,included in the price, drinks are extra. Prices are around 30-40 ytl per person.Fishing trips and romantic moonlight cruises can be arranged also.
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Saklikent

Saklikent is situated near Toros, between Fethiye and Kas. It takes about 45 mins from Kalkan. Situated east of Esençay Valley, Saklikent has not been discovered recently. Villagers living in this region discovered Saklikent almost 20 years ago. Saklikent Gorge ("Hidden Valley") is the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey - 18 km long and so steep and narrow that the sun does not penetrate the water, leaving it deliciously icy-cold in the summer. Once inside, water-sculpted limestone canyon walls soar above you. Saklikent is a Canyon which is unbelievably beatiful, mystic and fascinating. You can walk one kilometer through water to reach Saklikent. Remember to dress appropriately - you will get wet, and avoid taking big expensive unwaterproof cameras! Be sure to bring submersible shoes as you will sometimes be walking in shallow water or mud. However, after a while water goes beyond one’ s height. There start the caves. You can see the sky occasionaly. You feel yourself on a different planet among high rocks. You don’t feel the Mediterranean’s heat in this Canyon.
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Tlos

Tlos

Spectacular in the spring with snow on the mountains that stand tall behind the theatre, it's an interesting Lycian site in Asia Minor because of the presence of the Ottoman fortress of "Bloody Ali" (Kanli Ali), a local brigand in addition to the Lycian and Roman remains. The 19th century archaeologist Charles Fellows who rediscovered Tlos, and several other nearby sites, had this to say about the approach to Tlos. The whole ride down this upper valley is beautiful and varies continually; it's scenery, on approaching the bold Greek like situation of the ancient city of Tlos, is strikingly picturesque. Nice to approach on foot if you feel up to it. A dolmus (local transportation) running along the little road that serves Xanthos and Saklikent can drop you at the bottom of the access road and the 4km hike gives you a feeling for the situation of the city. It's the sort of site you can take in quickly or linger on for an afternoon.
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