There are so many places to visit and see throughout four seasons in our country, which is full of natural beauties and historical ruins. Kalkan, one of the most favorite places frequented by those who make plans for their summer vacation, is also among the most special regions in the Mediterranean… If you have never been to Kalkan, our article can guide you. Here is Kalkan travel guide with all wondrous details.
Kalkan, a neighborhood in the district of Kas in the western Antalya, is located between Antalya and Fethiye. Located directly opposite of the Greek island of Meis in terms of coordinate, Kalkan is a paradise on earth surrounded by forests and sea. This small attractive and popular town is especially admired by British tourists. There are even British people residing here.
Kalkan, which was described as "the closest place to the stars in the world" by Herodotus, hosted many civilizations in the ancient times. Rumor has it that Kalkan was founded by traders from Meis Island. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, here you can also enjoy nature and water sports. You can feel the spirit of nature to the bone in Kalkan, which is frequented by the sea turtles Caretta Carettas.
How to Spend Time in Kalkan
One of the first activities that come to mind when it comes to Kalkan is of course swimming... Sunbathing on spotless beaches and swimming in its crystal-clear water offer vacationers an unforgettable experience. In addition, the history under the rich blue water should not be underestimated. You can go back in time and witness history and watch the colorful world in the depths of the sea by diving.
Patara Beach is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to Kalkan. Located in the ancient city, this long and spotless beach is popular by the tourists. In addition, Kaputas Beach, Buyuk Cakil Beach, Limanagzi, Firnaz Bay and Mavi Cave are also beaches standing out with their spotless cleanliness and serenity. Here you can enjoy the rich blue sea to the fullest. If you are interested in history, you can also visit the ancient city of Patara, Letoon, Xanthos and Simena, and witness the beauty of nature in Bezirgan Plateau and Saklikent Canyon.
The boat tours you will take in Kalkan will make your eyes and soul become satisfied with green and blue. In particular, Kekova boat tour will make you enjoy unforgettable hours. The boat tour for five islands can also be a different alternative. You can visit sunken ancient cities and enjoy swimming in a number of crystal-clear and fascinating bays, including especially the Aquarium. Apart from these, you can also enjoy a different culture by crossing to the Greek Island of Meis, which is located very close by.
If you ask which season is the best in Kalkan, we can say that it is spring and autumn. Since the sea water remains warm for a long time, you can also swim easily in May and September. If you like less crowded and cooler times of the year, then you can prefer May and September instead of the hot and crowded summer season.
How to Get to Kalkan
As Kalkan is located at the southernmost end of Turkey, access by highway can be challenging for those coming from remote locations. Therefore, you can land at Dalaman Airport to get to Kalkan, which is 120 kilometers away, more easily. You can land at Dalaman Airport and get to Fethiye and then to Kalkan by buses to Kas.