Located along the delightful Lycian Coast of Antalya, Turkey, Kalkan and Kas are two beautifully historic coastal towns, set in an unspoilt haven of nature on the Turkish Mediterranean. Nothing is hurried in this part of the world, and it is a fantastic place to disappear to, relax and explore the rich culture of Turkey.
There is no end of entertainment opportunities from accommodation in Kas, Kalkan or a holiday rental anywhere in the area. The white sand beaches of the Mediterranean coastline are, of course, a huge attraction in the area, and there are endless chances to loose a day relaxed on the beach, with the surrounding mountains providing a delightfully picturesque backdrop. The scuba diving in the Kalkan – Kas area is astonishing, and there are scuba diving centres located along the seafront in both towns. Exploring the sunken city of Kekova is a particularly unforgettable experience.
Wandering through the tree lined, cobbled streets of the towns in the area is a wonderful experience, taking in the regular little boutiques and stopping for refreshment in the many atmospheric restaurants, cafes and roof terrace eateries. Scattered throughout the region are a huge range of Ottoman, Lycian and Roman ruins which are unlike any others in Europe. These sites are meticulously preserved, and will inspire visitors, and range from the rocky tombs of Kas to the huge amphitheatre outside Kalkan.
The unspoilt hills which form the backdrop to any holidays to the Kalkan – Kas region are perfect for walking holidays. There are walks ranging from strenuous hikes up into the mountains to leisurely strolls along the Lycian Way, which runs along the coast.
The beautiful coastal town of Kalkan has a huge amount to offer anyone visiting Kalkan property or a self catering Kalkan villa, yet has not been touched by the mass tourist industry, therefore keeping its strong culture and undeniable charm. The narrow streets are simply beautiful, winding down the hill towards the harbour. The distinctive Ottoman Greek architecture of the town and fine Kalkan villas with their shuttered windows are a joy to stay in, and there are over 100 roof top terraces and bars in which to enjoy your evenings from a self catering Kalkan property rental.
Kas is an upmarket holiday destination on the Turkish Mediterranean. Offering beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery and luxurious waterside restaurants, accommodation in Kas is the preferred haunt of many discerning travellers. If you can drag yourself away from the beaches and the quaint cobbled streets, there are also a range of fascinating historical sites to explore from a Kas property. The cliff tombs and huge amphitheatre are two of the most remarkable sites you can explore from a Kas apartment or villa, and are well worth investigating from a self catering letting anywhere in the region.
Temperatures in summer soar to a monthly average of 32°C in July and August, making the sea a magnificently refreshing place to be! Monthly temperatures average over 20°C from the beginning of May right through until November in the region, and even winter temperatures tend to remain above 10°C for the huge majority of the time.
The resorts of Kalkan and Kas are around an hour and a half from Dalaman Airport (DLM), which is surprisingly well served from British airports. First Choice Airways, My Travel Airways and ThomsonFly all provide cheap flights to the Kalkan – Kas region.