Kalkan, Turkey: Average Review Ratings

Average Review Ratings for Kalkan

Weather:
4.5
Holiday:
4.5
Accommodation:
4.5
Food:
4.5
Nightlife:
#TODO3.5
Overall:
4.5
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Pete Hutchinson

1. Chrismas in Kalkan 2014

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
5

Weather

I was there from 14th / 28th December & the weather was stunning with 10 lovely days & only 4 indifferent ones. The day time temperatures ranged from 16C /22C . Night times were cool but not cold 10C / 12C .

Holiday

Kalkan is quiet at this time of year which I personally like . There is enough open to keep you well fed & watered !
I have coming here for 10 years & never tired of the place .

Places Recommended

The " Fener " or lighthouse to some was lovely , good food & beer at a very reasonable cost.
The " blue turtle " is a good local in the winter , plenty going on. .

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Yes

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Pete Hutchinson

Jill

2. my 2 holidays in kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Very hot in June!
Cooler in early October
Cold in the evenings

Holiday

Excellent, quiet and peaceful,
Locals could not do enough for you with genuine attitude. Excellent food at good restaurants.
The best thing is that it's not loud and no drunken Brits! Hotel Asyfia is brill.
We are off to the Asfia Retreat Apartments in 2 weeks!
Downside are the steep hills from the town but taxis are cheap

Places Recommended

Visit The Gorge and with a guide you can walk up to the top which is great fun.
The Sunken City by boat
The Kalkan market is interesting for the old fake goods! Pataya Beach is worth a visit.
We always hire a car for the whole time so go out and about.

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Yes

Review by :
Jill

Diane Jones

3. Kalkan Holiday

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Very hot.
Cooler evenings but lots of sunshine.

Holiday

Fantastic - lots of swimming and sun-bathing.
Be prepared to walk up and down the hill as the place is built on the side of a mountain so wherever you go you will be going up or down hill.
Use the taxi to get to the Otogar and then use local Dolmus service to get to Patara etc.

Places Recommended

Patara Beach
Kaputas Beach
Kas
Blue & Green boat trip

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Yes

Review by :
Diane Jones

roz perkins

4. kalkan holiday June 2013

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

very hot by day 35 / 40 !!! really lovely by night 28 ish.

Holiday

brilliant, stayed at the kelebek their food was excellent,hotel was excellent value for money went on the the canoeing trip down to panara beach fantastic day out bbq included in the £52 price for 2 people.Also went on yeldiz boat trip again fantastic day out lots of swimmimg lots of great food only £35 for 2 people. hired a car and tried to visit the ancient sites but was really too hot.went up into the mountains a few times cooler and really beautiful. Have booked to revisit earlier in the year for 2014.

Places Recommended

we did not have a bad meal were ever we ate ( im veggie) everyone was really friendly. i highly recommend the canoeing day out. Panara beach is the best beach nearby £6 for 2 beds and ex large brolly. food at their cafe was excellent and really cheap the beach is sandy the sea shallow the area very beautiful.

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Yes

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roz perkins

Celia Amos

5. My Holiday in Kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
4
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Weather very cloudy to start with and then change beautiful for the 10 days.

Holiday

Could not complain about anything Hotel very clean staff friendly and very helpful management very regimental on the on things you were allowed to do in the Hotel. but everyone got used to it.

Places Recommended

So many restaurants in Kalkan it is very hard to choose which ones to go to. We could recommend.
Doy Doy The White Table Salt & Pepper
Sade was excellent Kosh Rosies a tiny little place was also excellent Alternatives and great place right near the Mosque. cant remember name plenty of nice friendly bars also to have a drink before dinner. You are spoilt for choice. cant go wrong.

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Yes

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Celia Amos

David

6. Kalkan holiday

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Fantastic weather in October with temperatures around 28-30 degrees everyday!

Holiday

Very relaxing.

Lots to see and do with superb restaurants.

Really friendly people and great service.

Amazing history and the coastline was stunning!

Places Recommended

Patara is an amazing UNESCO site where they have rebuilt the old parliament building and have a 14 km long, uncrowded beach.

Sacklikent Gorge is amazing.

Try the raft riding down the Xanthos river too.

Kaputas beach is stunning and only a 10 min drive from Kalkan.

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Yes

Review by :
David

Jenx

7. GO TO KALKAN EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
4

Weather

We went in May so it was a bit changeable, a little rain during the night but all round the temperature was lovely

Holiday

Fabulous. The people of Kalkan are wonderful, everything was nice and clean. The standards of villas were stunning. Food was fresh and nicely presented and tasty. In fact the veg here now tastes of nothing in comparison.

The scenery was stunning! I particularly liked how they adored the cats and dogs in the area.

The Turkish people we met were all warm and kind and extremely hospitable in a very genuine way. I loved it and I hadn't expected to! So big bonus all round. Going back again in Sept!

Places Recommended

Kas
Kalkan old town
Bora's restaurant

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Yes

Review by :
Jenx

shirley

8. would return

Weather:
4
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

Apart from a thunderstorm and a shower during one day, it was very good weather.

Holiday

Very enjoyable from start to finish and the apartment had everything you wanted.

Places Recommended

Kekova sunken city, Simena Island with boat & Patara beach & antique city at Patara

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Yes

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shirley

Nev

9. Holiday in Kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

Stunning !!! Weather wa gorgeous without it being uncomfortably hot. The daily temperatures ranged from 31 to 35 degrees whilst we were there.

Holiday

Great, a relaxing villa holiday on the outskirts of the town. The views from the Villa were great and the old town itself was very picturesque.
The restaurants are generally nice but we had a diabolical experience at one called Paperazzi. Would strongly recommend Ramis which had a family restaurant feel but professional approach to the service.
Wouldnt recommend hiring a car to drive from the airport as almost without exception the drivers are lunatics !!!

Places Recommended

Ramis restaurant, Patara Beach.

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Yes

Review by :
Nev

Margie Whitbread

10. 5 times to Kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

Beautiful sunshine every time we have been. In May, July and August, not a cloud in the sky. Although there can be a breeze in the evening but this is quite welcome.

Holiday

Stayed in private villa's, apartments and hotels and have never been disappointed. People are friendly and helpful. Kalkan is beautiful and at the moment unspoilt.

Places Recommended

Take a boat trip. Visit Saklikent gorge

Recommend Kalkan to others

Yes

Review by :
Margie Whitbread

JAMIE

11. The Kalkan Experience

Weather:
4
Holiday:
2
Accommodation:
3
Food:
5
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
4

Weather

The weather was very hot for the first two weeks in September. The temperature was in the high 30's throughout the holiday. The sun came up around 7.15 and went down again at around 7.30.

Holiday

We spent two weeks in a villa with a pool and a beautiful view of the bay. We were burgled the first night we were there and the horror stories from the police suggest that this wasn't just a one off. Apparently there were six villas that were broke into that night.

If there is no safe in your appartment or room then I would recommend that you take all valubles (including passport) with you werever you go.

We were two couples on holiday that all love to travel, here there is plenty of places to visit therefore a car was essential. The food was great and overall we did have a good holiday in the end.

I would also be aware of power/water problems.

Places Recommended

I would recommend;
Patara Beach, the sunset is beautiful.
Fethiye which is a lot flatter and has a lovely harbour,
Kas which is a lovely town.

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Yes

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JAMIE

Ian Street

12. Holiday August 2010, Kalkan,

Weather:
4
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
4
Food:
5
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
5

Weather

Wall to Wall sunshine, clear blue skies, very hot. I didn't give it five star as at times it was a little too hot!

Holiday

Excellent, lots of interesting places to visit, great watersports and fantastic restaurants (130 to choose from). The people were so friendly and welcoming. Just walking around the small town of Kalkan was a treat with its quaint streets and shops.

The only bad experience we had was at Dalaman Airport where they try to fleece tourists by charging extortionate prices for food and drink e.g. £32 for a "bargin bucket" from KFC, BEWARE!

Places Recommended

Eating at Pisces restaurant, rafting at Saklikent gorge.

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Yes

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Ian Street

David Home

13. Holiday in Kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
5

Weather

Fabulous weather hardly saw a cloud in the sky in the two weeks we were there at the end of August and beginning of September.

Holiday

Best holiday we have ever had, can't recommend it highly enough. We have just got to go back.

We have only put a single star for the nightlife because thankfully there was very little, though plenty of wonderful rooftop restaurants.

Don't go if you are looking for a certain kind of nightlife, but we weren't.

The people were warm, friendly and genuinely helpful

Places Recommended

There are so many beautiful places around from beaches to villages, ancient sites to unspoilt nature, 1000's of years of history to explore

Recommend Kalkan to others

Yes

Review by :
David Home

Fran Clark

14. Kalkan Dreams

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
1
Overall:
5

Weather

This was our first ever visit to Kalkan, where we spent a fabulous two weeks at a private villa at the beginning of June 2009. The weather was glorious hitting 41 degree a couple of times.

Holiday

Our surroundings were amazing. Fantastic views that you would never tire of. Wildlife wandering around the garden, (lizards) and the birds drinking from the swimming pool when they thought no one was watching!! The sun setting slowly over the sea as we sat on the roof terrace. By far the best holiday we have ever been on. No loud music, no cars and no other people within close proximity. If you want to get away from it all then hire a villa on the Taurus Mountains. Perfection.

Places Recommended

We had never driven in Turkey before and have holidayed here for the last 10yrs, twice a year. So we took the plunge... Its not as bad as you expect, just remember, ignor the traffic lights, (The Turkish do!!...) but be careful. They very often do not have brake lights and pull over to the right before turning left else you are liable to get a car up your bum!!! We visited Patra, Letoon, Tlos, Kekova, Kas, St. Nicholas's (Santa Claus) Church, and various little villages that we stumbled upon on route. Follow the brown signs as they are local attractions. Great fun you never know where you will end up and the locals are so pleased to see you. Everything much cheaper off the beaten track. Enjoy yourselves and explore.

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Yes

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Fran Clark

15. Kalkan holidays

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

We have been to Kalkan six times now at different times of year. We know it does rain, but we have never witnessed a drop. The lovely breeze coming off the sea blends in nicely with the beautiul sunshine.

Holiday

We enjoy the luxury of a villa situated above the town, so have beautiful sea views. The town is growing with expanded tourism, with more people discovering the gem of Kalkan, it is getting busier, but nothing takes anything away from its charm.

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16. Kalkan

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

Beautiful weather cooler at this time of year but still swimming pool weather but with the added bonus of being cool enough to explore the many things around the area .
Lovely later in the year but does get very hot and of course busier.

Holiday

This is the third time and i dont think it will be the last. The people of Kalkan are really friendly and helped to make our holiday one to remember the food in the restaurants is wonderful never had a bad meal yet.
Shopping until midnight in the really nice shops is fun and the quality of goods is generally high.
Night life is low key centered around the restaurants with 1 hotel doing Turkish nights and 1 disco that i know of, though there may be more.
I have 2 children and they love it here they are 15 and 9 now but they dont miss the big water parks etc they love snorkeling off a boat we hire for a day and many other water sports that are available

Places Recommended

Kas
Patara beach and the ruins
sunken city
Saklikent gorge
Fethiye
trout farms
Tlos

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