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Kalkan Holidays

Kalkan Holidays

Welcome to the Turkish resort of Kalkan!

Holidays in Kalkan

The cosmopolitan seaside town of Kalkan sits proudly on the Turkish Riviera on Turkey’s south-western coastline. From the promenade’s seafood restaurants and chic bars and the old town’s white-washed houses and souvenir stalls to the historic sights accessible nearby; Kalkan can’t fail to tick the boxes on your holiday wish-list.

When is the best time to visit? Kalkan has a Mediterranean climate with the average yearly temperature around 20°C with hot and dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Kalkan is ideal for a sunshine holiday especially from the beginning of May through to the end of October with temperatures hovering between 27 to 35°C. If you’re planning to visit during school holidays or peak times like Easter and Christmas/New Year; it’s always best to book early to secure your key dates.

Where is the best place to stay? Discover a plethora of places to stay in Kalkan, whatever your budget. There’s everything from small family-run hotels and purse-friendly apartments to spacious villas and boutique and luxury hotels with a sea view. Whether you’re looking for a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half-board, or all-inclusive; Hays Travel will find you a holiday to match your needs in Kalkan.

Travel guide

A swathe of Blue Flag sands, plentiful beach clubs, an idyllic harbour, and an array of activities set the scene for an amazing Kalkan holiday.

  • Best time to visit: June-September
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time Difference: +2 Hours
Kalkan holidays

Kalkan holidays

SUN, SAND, BEACH CLUBS, ANCIENT SITES, AND ACTIVITIES GALORE!

SUN, SAND, BEACH CLUBS, ANCIENT SITES, AND ACTIVITIES GALORE!

Kalkan’s small and pebbly main beach sits to the east of the harbour - this Blue-Flag wonder lets you sunbathe, ride a paddle board or jet-ski, and swim in the crystal-clear waters; there are also abundant beach clubs that stretch from Kalkan Bay to Kalamar Bay. For a change of scenery, take a dolmus ride to the secluded Kaputas Beach or embark a full-day or sunset cruise from the harbour. Activity seekers can don their walking shoes to hike along part of the Lycian Way, which runs between Fethiye and Antalya and passes through Kalkan or visit Kalkan’s dive centre to scuba dive with turtles, dolphins, and nurse sharks around islands and reefs. Head to Kas for paragliding or board the ferry over to the picture-postcard pretty Greek island of Meis. Step back in time at the ancient village of Patara with its 2,000-year-old Lycian ruins including an amphitheatre, bouleuterion, colonnaded street, and the Arch of Modestus (it also has the 18-kilometre-long Patara Beach nearby, famed for its loggerhead turtles).

 

DISCOVER A VARIED LINE-UP OF TURKISH SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS!

DISCOVER A VARIED LINE-UP OF TURKISH SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS!

Kalkan is also the perfect base from which to experience some of Turkey’s sights and attractions. Keep your camera ready to capture the panoramic vistas on an awe-inspiring hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia. Gaze in wonder at Manavgat Waterfall’s teeming waters and Olympos’ famous Chaimaera Flames that flicker out of the rocky cliff. Venture to Istanbul to explore Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Journey back in time at Side’s Temple of Apollo, Amphitheater, and Nymphaeum and Ephesus’s Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian. Go hiking or white-water rafting in Koprulu Canyon National Park and keep your eyes peeled for endangered loggerhead turtles as you sail down the Dalyan River. Embark a sightseeing cruise on the Bosporus lined with Ottoman palaces, Rumeli Fortress, and Anadolu Fortress’ Byzantine ramparts. 

food and drink

Food & Drink

With over 150 restaurants to choose from serving local and international cuisine and the freshest fish and seafood; there’s plenty of places to satisfy your appetite in Kalkan. Discover everything from rooftop bars, friendly cafes, and seafood eateries with a sea view alongside the promenade to small family-run eateries and cosy bars in the old town. Savour typical Turkish fare like Doner Kebabs, Kofte, Dolma, Borek, Pide, Meze, Lahmacun, and Gozleme; with Arap Kadayif, Baklava, or Asure for dessert. A bottle or two of Efes Pilsen or local wine are the perfect accompaniment to any meal, especially when followed by a glass of the aniseed-flavour Raki, an authentic tea in a Caydanlik, or a cup of Turk Kahvesi coffee.

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Kalkan (°C)

  • Jan 8°C
  • Feb 8°C
  • Mar 11°C
  • Apr 14°C
  • May 18°C
  • Jun 22°C
  • Jul 25°C
  • Aug 25°C
  • Sep 22°C
  • Oct 18°C
  • Nov 13°C
  • Dec 10°C
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