Kalkan Turkey

Stephen Bellingham on 08 October 2012
I had no idea what to expect from my trip to Kalkan never having visited a Turkish holiday resort. I found a small quite beautiful and friendly harbour village on Turkey’s southern coast.

Everyone in Kalkan was friendly and focused on making our trip special.

The wide array of restaurants served excellent, varied Mediterranean cuisine with good English being spoken by most.

The hotel I stayed in the Asfyia, offered excellent service with a beautiful pool, bar and garden area. An excellent breakfast was enjoyed with a pool view. The bar offered very reasonably priced drinks from iced tea to cocktails.

There are other hotels such as the Lykia and apartment’s which we visited. They offer a wonderful array of options to accommodate anyone from 5 star luxury to self-catering villas and Gullets.

The sea temperature is like a warm bath and can be enjoyed from the shingle beach near the harbour or from one of the beach clubs which are wooden platforms to enter the sea from.

Whilst there, we visited Kas another harbour town. During our half hour trip along the coast road there were great views and a few beautiful sandy beaches on route.

No trip to Kalkan would be complete without a boat trip to visit the deserted beaches on it various islands or to snorkel amongst the fishes and for the ladies (or gentlemen) massage or spa treatments are readily available.