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[[Image:Kalkanmosque.jpg|thumb|300px|Central mosque of Kalkan—a former Greek church]] '''Kalkan''' is a town in [[Mediterranean_Turkey|Mediterranean]] [[Turkey]]. It is an enchanting, historic town and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey's gorgeous [[Lycia|Lycian Coast]]. There is an absence of mass tourism, and it remains a charming and unspoiled haven with brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.
==Get in==
*===By air===[[Dalaman ]] airport is the closest at about 1hr 30mins 2 hours by taxi from Kalkan.
Taxi transfers from Dalaman, some flight providers offer a transfer to Fethiye where there;s a bus service to Kalkan
It is a fairly easy 90 minute drive from Dalaman to Kalkan, passing though a toll tunnel near Dalaman and then a straighforward drive, bypassing Fetiye Fethiye before arriving in a dramatic sweep into Kalkan by a new road.
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*By Daily busservice from [[Istanbul]] ''Otogar'' leaving at 9pm arriving in Kalkan the next day at 11am.
Daily bus service from Istanbul Otogar leaving at 9pm arriving in Kalkan the next day at 11am. Other buses from [[Izmir]], [[Afyon]], [[Fethiye]], [[Antalya]]
Buses used to arrive and leave from the centre of the village but now leave from the new bus station at the top of the hill above the Thursday market by the Petrol Ofisi petrol station. It's a long walk from most places in Kalkan.
*===By bicycle===
====From [[Fethiye]]====
Lots of traffic to start, thins out after a while. Turn right at the Zorlar roundabout, wide, long inclines but nice coming down on the other side. After Yesilkoy very steep, tight corners and narrow, watch out for traffic in both directions, until junction with Islamlar road, then downhill, steep, very narrow, watch out for traffic in both directions. Watch out for the junction with the Bezirgan road. Will improve when the new road is finished. Some water sources (signposted) and service stations.
====From Kas.[[Kaş]]====
Fantastic views of the sea. Best Mediterranean ride in Turkey until you get to Silifke. Narrow in places. Tight corners. Watch out for overtaking traffic. Narrow bridge at Kaputas.
====From [[Korkuteli.]]====
Difficult conditions before April and after September. Several passes (cols) to go through.
====Fethiye/Mugla direction====
Follow signposts to Saklikent. Then back road from Saklikent to Uzumlu. Carry on straight after Saklikent gorge. Now fully tarred. Not much traffic. Level until Uzumlu. No water or service stations. At Uzumlu take Islamlar-Akbel road direction right Akbel, sudden ups and downs, mainly up, at earthquake houses (deprem evleri), big junction, turn left onto Kalkan road.
In the village on foot or by taxi.
Alternatively rent a moped - probably the most common form of transport. Not necessarily safe but definitely fun! In the centre of Kalkan you can find vendors on the street who rent mopeds for around £30 a day give or take. Petrol is cheap.
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==See==
*Enjoy a one hour bus trip to Fethiye on market day.
*Tlos ruins
*Xanthos & Letoon ruinsin [[Kınık]]*Letoon ruins
*Saklikent gorge
*Meis/Kastellorizo - Greece's easternmost island. Take the boat from KasKaş
*Kekova
*Bezirgan village
*Green lake at Gombe
*Visit the stunning beach at Kaputaş - 10 minutes away on the dolmus
==Do==
*Take a boat trip. Some boats will take you to Patara or Kaputas. Some will just hug the bay. Lunch provided. Quality varies.
*Trips to [[Fethiye#Get out|Saklıkent Gorge]] or horseback riding along Patara beach can be arranged in Kalkan.*Walk the Likya '''[[Lycian Way* <do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></do>]]'''.
==Buy==
[[Image:Kalkanshops.jpg|thumb|220px|Shops and restaurants in downtown Kalkan]]
 
Lots of small shops in the village. Best buy would be a Turkish rug. There are many shops selling fake goods, especially T shirts.
 
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==Eat==
The thing you will remember most about Kalkan is the restaurants. There are over 200 in this small fishing village. They vary from the very simple providing wholesome Turkish food to the sophisicated located in beautifully restored village homes. Many of them have roof terraces and it is wonderful to eat under the stars and gaze at the lights of the town.
* <eat name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>* <eat name="Ilyada Restaurant" alt="" address="Kalkan Marina" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.ilyadarestaurant.com" hours="08:00-01:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Ilyada restaurant in Kalkan Turkey</eat>  Have lunch at a trout farm in Islamlar, a village up on the hills north of Kalkan. Much cooler than Kalkan in the summer. *Ali Baba. There are 2 places with this name either side of the roundabout. Basically one is more expensive than the other. The cheaper, which sees more local people and fewer tourists, is towards the coast from the roundabout. The more expensive has very good food though.*Istanbul restaurant on Suleiman Yilmaz Cad. *Bezirgans Kitchen
==Drink==
*''Efes'' - local beer*''Ayran'' - local salty drink made of yoghurt
==Sleep==
*Pansyon ''Pansiyon'' (guesthouse) accommodation in the village.*Lots of villas '''villa'''s to rent but many outside the village or a long walk from the restaurants and harbour*Package holidays available from Some Villas are also within 10-15 minutes walk to the UK* <sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep><sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>centre and beach.
==Get out==
*Bus to [[Istanbul]], [[Izmir]], [[Afyon]].*Bus to [[Antalya ]] for [[Ankara]], [[Black Sea Turkey|Black Sea coast]], [[Hatay]].*Bus to [[Fethiye ]] for [[Gaziantep]], [[Sirnak]], [[Eastern Anatolia|eastern Turkey]], THY service bus Turkish Airlines shuttle to [[Dalaman]].*Taxi transfer to Dalaman or Antalya airports.*On foot via the Likya [[Lycian Way]].*Bicycle see getting in. {{routebox-1| image1=TR-400.png| imagesize1=22| directionl1=W| majorl1=[[Marmaris]]| minorl1=[[Kınık]]| directionr1=E| majorr1=[[Antalya]]| minorr1=[[Kaş]]}} 
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