Things To Do In Kalkan

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1. Relax at Kaputas Beach

Relax at Kaputas Beach
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6 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Kalkan

Kaputas Beach in southwestern Turkey is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country for its clear turquoise Mediterranean waters, golden, fine sand, and a meter-high cliff. The beach has a breathtaking landscape, an ideal destination for those who love swimming and sunbathing. Located between Kas and Kalkan, you can visit the beach on a yacht or cruise.

2. See Sand Dunes at Patara Beach

See Sand Dunes at Patara Beach

12 km
from city center
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Patara Beach is one of Turkey's longest and widest beaches and is considered one of the world’s most beautiful. The beach looks like a desert as the sand forms into sand dunes through winds and erosion. It has been marked as a specially protected area due to the breeding of loggerhead turtles, an endangered species.

3. Enjoy Watersports

Enjoy Watersports

4 km
from city center
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Kalkan’s clear water, warm climate, and long coastline make it a perfect spot for water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, paragliding, jet skiing, kayaking, etc. Scuba diving trips of Kalkan allow you to explore the region's colorful marine life, caves, and shipwrecks. It is best to check the weather conditions and availability of the mentioned water activities with the local operator.

4. Hike Through Saklikent Gorge

Hike Through Saklikent Gorge

24 km
from city center
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Saklikent Gorge, famously known as the Hidden City, is the longest canyon in Turkey and one of the deepest in the world. It is 18 kilometres long and 300 meters deep. There are plenty of fun activities available at Saklikent Gorge, like mud baths, tubing, rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping and zip lining.

5. Take a Boat Tour from Kalkan

Take a Boat Tour from Kalkan

4 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Kalkan

Known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, Kalkan is also popular for its boat trips that allow you to explore the surrounding areas. Boat tours in Kalkan offer various trips, including half-day and full-day excursions and private boat tours. These trips include a trip around the Bay of Kalkan, as well as secluded beaches, coves, the nearby island of Kelkova, ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and scenic landscapes.

6. Trip to Meis Island

Trip to Meis Island

16 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Kalkan

Located on the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Meis Island also known as Kastellorizo Island is a small Greek island just 2 km from the Turkish coast. With a population of more than 400, Meis island is known for its picturesque harbor, transparent water beaches, historical sites, and charming old town.

7. Visit a Hammam

Visit a Hammam

1 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Kalkan

A hammam or a traditional Turkish public bath is a popular place to relax and rejuvenate. Some Hammams in Kalkan are over 100 years old and offer body scrubs, foam massages, and steam baths. Popular hammams in Kalkan include the Kalkan Hamman, Kalkan Turkish Bath, Kalkan Ottoman Bath, and so on.

8. Explore Ruins of Xanthos

Explore Ruins of Xanthos

13 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Kalkan

Xanthos is an ancient city in Lycia, in Antalya province, known for its well-preserved ruins, rich history, and culture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses an acropolis overlooking the city on top of the hill. Some of the important ruins here include the Nereid Monument, a Greek Temple, a Roman-era bridge, the remains of a theater, Xanthos inscriptions, and the Inscribed Pillar of Xanthos.

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