What's the Weather like in Kalkan in August
August is without a doubt the best month of the year for hitting the beach in Kalkan, with the warmest average sea temperature of the whole year the Mediterranean Sea sits at a wonderful 27°C throughout the month, meaning water-sports and swimming are fantastic choices to pass the time during your holiday.
On top of this, sun is experienced in abundance, shining for an average of a massive 13 hours per day, on top of a very warm sea, meaning a day frolicking on the beach is a wonderful way to spend the long summer days. Having said that, the area around the resort should certainly be explored regardless of the number of days you spend on the beach, or the neighbouring resort beaches, such as Olu Deniz.
You certainly won't need to worry about rain during this particular month, as the average rainfall only stands at a tiny 5mm, affecting 3 days throughout the month, to the point where you probably won't even notice it if it does rain!
Instead, you have heat to deal with, with an average air temperature of 25°C, which is more likely to be towards the higher end of the average scale, which sits at 32°C. Those who don't enjoy high temperatures with little respite may be better visiting this region of Turkey at the beginning and end of the season, when temperatures are a little more bearable.
You won't get too much relief from the high temperatures during the evening hours either, as the low only falls to around 18°C! Despite this, the resort doesn't experience much in the way of humidity, and a constant sea breeze does make it feel less stifling than it sounds, to some degree. If you want a serious sun tan, then July and August are certainly the months to be visiting!
Hotels in Kalkan in August
The great thing about staying in Kalkan is that no matter where you choose to base yourself, you will be in a picturesque position. August means high temperatures, but it also means extreme summer beauty, which is certainly in abundance when you choose Ekinhan Hotel. Situated within beautiful gardens, sat on the hillside which gently slopes down to the beach, this is a good choice for those wanting to be surrounded by nature.
Alternatively, Fidanka Hotel is close to the main beaches in resort, which means you don't have to wander too far in the heat. The on-site Turkish restaurant will show you how delicious local cuisine can be, and the panoramic views from the balconies will show you more in the way of the area.
Kalkan Park Hotel
The same can be said for Kalkan Park Hotel, again sat on the hillside with stunning views. The spacious suites which make up the hotel offer a comfortable place to stay, and you can stay connected with free Wi-Fi as standard.
Hit the beach
If you are heading to Fethiye for the day during your holiday based predominantly in Kalkan, then be sure to have a few hours on the beach. Fethiye beach is beautiful, with a long stretch of fine sandy shoreline. There are water-sports to enjoy, perfect as the sea sits at a very warm 27°C, the warmest water temperature of the year, as well as sun-beds and umbrellas to hide away from the August heat.
Bars and Restaurants
When visiting Kalkan it's very important to at least try some authentic Turkish food. You can fill your belly for very little money if you go to the right places, and the food is so fresh and flavoursome, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. Mussakka Restaurant is a good place to try those Turkish dishes, with a large international menu for the fussier eaters in your party.
Kalamaki restaurant is another choice, situated in an elevated position, which promises amazing views. You may need to wait for a table during the busier times in August, but you can have a drink whilst you wait. Alternatively, try Coriander, where the presentation of international dishes is artistic and innovative, with a large Turkish menu on offer too.
Things to Do in Kalkan in August
This part of Turkey is bathed in warm sun at this time of year, with little respite during August especially, however that shouldn't stop you getting out and about. The nearby resort of Fethiye is only an hour's bus ride away, and the daily market is a great way to not only grab some souvenirs, but also an excuse to explore the beauty of the resort at the same time.
Alternatively, another close-by resort is Kas, and there is plenty to see and do here, such as the Friday market for more retail therapy, or the fantastically preserved amphitheatre, with stunning views over the blue of the ocean. If you are into ruins, then you should certainly book a trip to Demre too.
Demre is home to some of the most impressive Lycian monuments in the whole of Turkey, including a theatre which dates back to the 2nd century. Located about 46 miles away from Kalkan, you will find many tour operators with trips in this direction. This is also where Saint Nicholas, aka Father Christmas, dwelled!
For the gentlemen amongst you, one experience you shouldn't miss on your holiday to Kalkan is a trip to a traditional Turkish barber. You might be slightly worried when you see the size of the blade used to give you a rather thorough shave, however this is the best male beauty treatment out there, and one everyone should have!