Welcome to the Mediterranean Paradise of Kalkan, Turkey
. This enchanting historic town is located on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and has become a sophisticated tourist destination for travellers wanting to escape and relax along Turkey's Turquoise Riviera. Rent holiday lodging and villa rentals directly from owners of villas, one and two bedroom apartments,condo rentals and private home accommodations in Kalkan, Turkey.
Nestled at the base of a mountain and situated along the sea, this once historic fishing village now draws numerous travelers to its vibrant and chic boutiques, fresh Mediterranean cuisine and ancient historical sites. Visitors to Kalkan will be charmed as they stroll through the maze of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses which are often draped in fragrant bougainvillea.
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Often compared with Southern California, Kalkan has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and warm wet winters. Averaging 300 days of sunshine each year, it is little wonder why this quaint town has become such a fantastic destination location.
A popular beach among tourists is Kaputas Beach, located between Kas
and Kalkan, this beautiful stretch of beach is towered by steep cliffs and forests and joins the sea shore in a cove. There is an untouched natural tranquility found at Kapatuas beach and although there are no fixed amenities, visitors can relax and bask in the sunshine while watching the luxurious yachts come in. Another fantastic beach is Kalkan beach which offers visitors and locals 20 km of beautiful sand and dunes, as it is renowned as being Turkeys longest beach. Many of the sea view villas and apartment rentals available for rent are only a few minutes' walk away from the shore.
For the adventure enthusiasts there are many water sport activities available. The Mediterranean coast offers superb scuba diving as well as snorkelling opportunities
. A large variety of marine life is found in the waters around Kalkan: groupers, sardines, moray eels, turtles, stingrays, barracudas, sea bream, rainbow wrasse, damsel fish, bonita, sea mullet, starfish, octopus, dolphins, nurse sharks, squid, mackerel and more. Tour operators can accommodate all levels from beginner to advanced, making diving in Kalkan a must for visitors to the region.
Kalkan is perfectly located in the heart of the Lycian region with numerous ancient historical sites within easy access
. Only a short distance away are the historical sites of Patara, Letoon and Xanthos where visitors can meander through the streets of the ancient past. A historic highlight for visitors is to explore and take their seat in the 2000 year old amphitheatres, one of the many fantastic sights that add to Turkey's colourful history.
So come experience the warm Turkish culture and friendly hospitality of Kalkan
. Whether your goal is to find a sophisticated retreat from a busy schedule or have an adventure packed holiday, Kalkan is a delight for all types of travellers.