Weather Averages for Kalkan in January
Averages for Kalkan in January
Kalkan is a small town on the Turkish Lycian coast, looking out across the Mediterranean to the Greek isles. Once a bustling fishing town, the area became less of a business harbour town in the 1970s when nearby Fethiye took over, and instead became a popular tourist centre.
January is Kalkan’s coldest month of the year, with temperatures peaking at 14 degrees celsius and dropping to a chilly 5 degrees overnight. It’s always best to pack a jacket, cardigan or jumper if travelling at this time of year.
Rainfall is also heavy by Mediterranean standards with 216mm falling on average during the month. Travellers may not need their wellies, but picking up an umbrella may be a good choice.
Visitors who aren’t put off by a bit of rain will find the cooler temperatures and low humidity of January an ideal time for taking a bit of a hike. The Lycian Way is a 316 mile public footpath that follows the coastline between the towns of Fethiye and Antalya. If that sounds a bit scary, choose just a small section of the walk around the Kalkan area to see some stunning scenery.
Walkers can reward themselves after a tiring day with drinks at the Moon Light Cafe & Bar. Opening at midday every day, this venue provides a relaxing environment for a quick afternoon or evening beer, followed by a lively and entertaining atmosphere until 4am. It’s one of only a few establishments that remain open until the early hours in Kalkan and is especially popular with the younger crowd.
The Meldi Hotel provides accommodation for £38 per night. The property is located in a quiet area of the town, about a 10 minute walk from the town centre, and a 15 minute walk from the old harbour. All rooms boast a private balcony and there’s a swimming pool onsite.