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Kalkan is a small town rising in steep terraces of olive groves the backdrop of the Taurus mountains behind with spectacular views of the island dotted sea. It is situated on the Lycian coast of the Mediterranean sea, the famous Turquoise Coast between the historic city of Fethiye with its spectacular carved rock tombs and the fast growing metropolis of Antalya. Kalkan has seen many civilizations occupy it, most recently the Greeks, so it has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere, which is felt in everyday life here today. It used to be a quiet village, where the fisherman and farmers lived, who, in summer would move their livestock up to the cooler yayla (mountain plains) to graze. It has recently been discovered by discerning tourists (no lager louts here!) who value its charming old town set among narrow cobbled streets and vibrantly coloured with the reds and mauves of bouganvilla. The Ottoman architecture of the old town has been restored and perfectly preserved . It hums with life, from yachts, gulets and fishing boats sheltering in its harbour, to good restaurants and bars, moonlit and romantic, hospitable people and so much to do in the area. Once discovered, people tend to return year after year for their holidays. A few fortunate people like ourselves, have had the privelege to purchase our own little piece of paradise here. The local people are very conscious of their treasure, and are going to great lengths to preserve it. No buildings are allowed to be more than 3 floors and, while there is a lot of new development, there are designated green belt areas which cannot be built on, so its natural beauty will be preserved. It is for this reason that there are no large tour groups or operators to spoil the peaceful yet vibrant atmosphere. The nearest airport, Dalaman, is now open year round and, with its good weather, Kalkan has now become a holiday destination any time of year.

If you are not yet convinced, see: HOW TO GET THERE
Dalaman is the closest airport, a 1hr 40 drive to Kalkan. Your holiday starts right away, as you will soon experience the unique Turkish hospitality in their welcome 'Hos Geldiniz!' The drive to Kalkan, on a good road, will introduce you to the spectacular mountain scenery, pine covered slopes filled with beehives, and gimpses of the clear turquoise sea beyond. Dalaman is open year round and there are numerous direct flights from a number of airports in the UK. Choose from scheduled flights or visit the many websites for special offers on charter flights. Airport transfers are available. Hire a car for the journey, if you wish, but there is no need for a car while in Kalkan. If you require a transfer from the airport, please advise us with your flight details - Cost 45 for 1-4 passengers.

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