"Kalkan and Environs" Top 5 Page for this destination Kalkan by sandysmith
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Lots to do in this area - there are over 25 historic sites less than a 2-hour journey away. Its a delightful fishing village, not overly commercialised, a bit hilly but hey that will help walk off the Turkish cuisine we enjoy and by all accounts there are numerous restaurants and bars to try out - many at rooftop level with spectacular views over the Lycian coast.
Many archaeological sites in the area - probably revisit Patara (a stunning & undeveloped 18km stretch of soft golden sand) Xantos with its hillside sarcophagi, Saklient Gorge and also discover new beaches and boat trips along the coast - esp to Kekova where we once sailed past but didn't get the chance to explore properly - see my Kale page for info on Mrya and Kekova.
New places to discover include:
Letoon where the half-submerged remains of Leto’s temple are still inhabited by frogs
Tlos with its dominant fortress.
Sidyma - a site not often frequented and totally unspoilt
A road tour around the Taurus mountains, the apple growing towns and Arykanda where there is a wonderful archaeological site whose remains & setting rival those at Delphi can be read on my Kas page.
The general tips will be about Kalkan and its surrounding beaches, whilst in the must do section I'll place tips about various tours which can be made in this area.%ccb
- Pros:beaches history and great food
- Cons:its hilly
- In a nutshell:wonderful holiday destination
Sidyma is a less frequented site - which suited us we had the village virtually to ourselves. Its a scenic winding... more travel advice
Another favourite spot re-visited was the gorge of Saklikent. Saklikent Gorge is the second-largest (20 km-long) gorge... more travel advice
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