Kalkan has access to many wonderful beaches, but one of the most beautiful & the longest in Turkey by far, is Patara Beach, which stretches along eleven miles of coastline. Naturally inviting, the Lycian ruins add a touch of historic uniqueness to the area, whilst the annual visits of the endangered Loggerhead turtles to its shores, allow the beach to retain its protected status.
The area surrounding the beach is awash with a mixture of both Farmlife and Wildlife as the distant limestone mountains allow for fertile crop plains of tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, whilst the lagoons between the farmland and dunes allow for frogs, wading birds and turtles.
On a clear day, of which there are many, especially during the summer months, one can gaze out over the turquoise sea, and gaze upon the Greek island of Rhodes, which is only 50 miles away.
Those who fall in love with this area, or just fancy a few days rest here, choose to stay in the nearby town of Gelemis, a tranquil village with a few restaurants, shops and bars spread over 2 streets, whose local produce wets the appetite and allows the taste buds to experience true Turkish Cuisine, at a very decent price.
Whether you are keen on active sports or you prefer just a gentle stroll in the countryside, the local area around Patara offers a huge array of activities, which includes Bird Watching, Canoeing & Rafting, Horse Riding, Hiking, Sightseeing in Tlos, the Saklikent Gorge, Xanthos & Kalkan & Jeep Tours.
Turkish Connextions have been actively sourcing, listing and selling properties in Kalkan for many years and are highly experienced in this area. If you´d like to settle down here, for either permanent living, holiday homing or as a rental investment, then please do speak with us and let us help you find your dream home in this beautiful part of Turkey.