You can spend your Kalkan holidays relaxing by the pool of your private villa, or there are lots of places to visit and things to do if you feel lmore energetic. Most of these places are within easy driving distance of Kalkan (and some a little further but worth the effort), or you can take a dolmus (public transport bus), or an organised tour. Click on the photos to see more information.


Butterfly Valley and blue sea, from above


Butterfly Valley - 83km - deep, steep and accessible only by boat from Oludeniz or via the Lycian Way walk. Protected breeding site for butterflies




Cappadocia rock formations


Cappadocia - 780km via coast road - visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, well worth the journey to see this remarkable area




People enjoying mud baths in Dalyan


Dalyan - 140km - take a boat trip through the lakes and enjoy the healing thermal and mud baths




Fethiye old town square


Fethiye - 79km - a rich & varied day out with a wealth of historical & cultural sights; a huge market on a Tuesday; plus a fantastic fish market




Looking down on tourquoise waters of Kaputas Beach


Kaputas beach - 7km - beautiful and unspoilt, featured in many brochures




Fishing boats in Kas harbour


Kaş - 25km - picturesque marina town with meandering streets and an upmarket feel




Ruins of deserted Greek town of Kayakoy


Kayakoy - 90km - now a ghost town after the Greeks were forced to leave in 1923; inspiration for the novel "Birds without Wings"




Stone tombs at Kekova


Kekova - 40km - take a boat trip over the sunken city, visit remains of a Roman castle and enjoy freshly caught fish at a harbour restaurant




Mevlana museum and mosque, Konya


Konya - 535km - the most devout city in Turkey, and home of the Mevlana, resting place of Rumi




Ruins at Letoon and lagoon


Letoon - 25km - a romantic and historic site where many monuments arise from standing water; terrapins and frogs are usually seen




Meis harbour, tiny Greek island off Kas


Meis - 25km to Kaş, then a 20 min ferry ride - tiny Greek island with a lot of history and a great day out




Oludeniz Beach and tourquoise waters


Oludeniz beach - 83km - with it's pristine white sands and true blue waters, Oludeniz is one of the finest beaches in the world




Flames of the chimaera burning in the night


Olympos - 110km - visit the eternal flame, 200 metres above sea level - wonderful historic site with a stunning beach




Long stretch of golden sand at Patara Beach


Patara - 21km - unspoilt beach, safe swimming - Patara is a nesting site for turtles & an archaeological site with amphitheatre




Pinara ancient rock tombs


Pinara - 40km - ancient site with rock tombs; amazing views to the east across the Xanthos valley




Saklikent Gorge restaurant by stream


Saklikent Gorge - 50km - a 20km long canyon - paddle in the Xanthos river & enjoy fresh trout suspended above the bubbling snow melt




Tlos ancient site looking towards fort on hill


Tlos - 45km - ancient site, see the tomb of Bellephoron and the Seven Arches - visit the Yakapark trout farm & restaurant nearby




Xanthos amphitheatre ruins


Xanthos - 21km - the oldest and largest city of ancient Lycia - enjoy the Roman amphitheatre & baths; one of the most spectacular archaeological sites




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