September Weather Averages for Kalkan
September is certainly still in the grips of summer in Kalkan, with plenty of sun and heat to enjoy, however as the month progresses, things do begin to cool off a little, making it a wonderful time to visit for those who find it hard to cope with the high temperatures of the previous two months, but still want fantastic weather to enjoy. The beginning of the month is still very warm indeed, however as the month progresses you will notice a difference ...
September is certainly still in the grips of summer in Kalkan, with plenty of sun and heat to enjoy, however as the month progresses, things do begin to cool off a little, making it a wonderful time to visit for those who find it hard to cope with the high temperatures of the previous two months, but still want fantastic weather to enjoy. The beginning of the month is still very warm indeed, however as the month progresses you will notice a difference and a more comfortable feel to the weather overall.
The average temperature of the month sits at a very warm 22°C, but can reach an average high of 29°C on the warmer days, again, particularly at the start of the month. Evenings are still rather balmy, with an average low of 15°C, and an average of 11 bright sunshine hours to enjoy throughout the day, across the month. A good night's sleep may still require air conditioning for those who aren't used to the warm summer evenings.
As we are still in summer, rain is still not yet an issue, and although this particular month can experience a tiny bit more rainfall than the previous two months, which was generally non-existent, it still sits at an average of 14mm throughout, which can only affect up to 3 days generally. This is roughly the same as was seen in June. If you want to swim in the sea however, you are still more than fine to do just that, with an average sea temperature of a very warm 26°C, meaning beaches are still very busy in and around the area, with water-sports to enjoy.
All of this makes the resort a great place to visit during the month for a relaxing break, especially towards the middle, when the school holidays are finished and there is typically less in the way of crowds and families visiting.
What to do
Kalkan is easily linked to many other nearby resorts and attractions, which makes a great excuse to get out and about. One attraction which is extremely popular, and a good place to visit during September when the temperatures are warm, but not too high, is Dalyan mud baths.
These baths have reputed health and healing properties, but generally the day is simply full of fun! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the baths, where you will basically wallow in the grey stuff, let it set, and have your photo taken, before showering it off and bathing in the sulphur pool – yes it does smell a little! After that, are you given a traditional lunch, before boarding a river boat to wind down the Dalyan River, past the King's Tombs, which date back to the Lycian period, and are carved in the rock face. This is a full day out, but it is one not to be missed.
Another nearby site of interest is Tlos. This was one of the most powerful cities in old Lycia, and is located just east of Xanthos, so you can combine a visit to the two. The huge acropolis is the dominating feature, and a walk to the top of the fortress will show you views of the entire site, as well as the tombs below. The area has many sites, including Acropolis Hill, Tomb of Bellerophon, Market Hall, and the Roman amphitheatre.
Hit the beach
If you choose to go on the full day trip to the mud baths, then your day will end with a visit to Turtle Beach. As the name suggests, this is where the endangered loggerhead turtles head to lay their eggs, so it is protected, but the beach is open during peak season in the day, and is a huge, sweeping stretch of golden sand. You can hire a sun-lounger and simply relax, before boarding your boat back along the Dalyan River.
Where to stay
September is a very popular time to visit Kalkan, and that means still plenty in the way of accommodation available. Most hotels around the resort are close by, meaning you don't have to travel too far in any direction to be in the centre or on the beach. Oasis Hotel ticks that box, sat on the hillside with beautiful views from the rooftop terrace – sit on one of the comfortable beanbags and enjoy the panorama!
Lavender's Lodge Hotel is a small family-run hotel which is only 10 minutes from the centre of town, and offers an outdoor pool with a beautiful and peaceful garden. All rooms have a balcony as standard, so you can enjoy that view, and head down the patio to enjoy breakfast. Alternatively, Kalkan Suites is very close to the action, at only 5 minutes from the centre of town, and offers a self-catering apartment-style stay, giving you freedom to explore, with a home away from home feel.
Restaurants & Nightlife
If you've never tried a traditional Turkish breakfast then you simply haven't lived! Turks take breakfast very seriously, and the size of the portions and number of plates before you will live up to that claim. Merkez Café is a great place to try breakfast. Be sure to try menemen, which is a very popular breakfast dish and is almost like an omelette, but with much more to it, served with fresh bread.
For a quiet and traditional evening meal, try Adam's Place. This is set away from the tourist area, yet still overlooking the sea on a beautiful terrace. Because of this fact, prices do tend to be a little lower. Seafood here is very popular, and the sea bream is said to be some of the best in town. September's still warm temperatures will make an evening here very pleasant indeed.
Alternatively, Sofra Terrace Restaurant offers large portions of traditional food, served in a very innovative and artistic way. This is a great choice for something a little different.