KALKAN HOLIDAYS - PLACES TO VISIT

You can spend your Kalkan holidays relaxing by the pool of you private villa rental, or there are lots of places to visit and things to do if you feel like it. 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

 

 

 

Places of interest to visit from Kalkan Villas - Turquoise Coast Map

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