Places of interest in Kalkan Turkey

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Places of interest in Kalkan Turkey

Kalkan is the ideal resort for those who want calm and relaxation to enjoy the natural beauty of the cleanest seashores, of the mediteran, and also for those who want to explore the remains of the ancient Lycian cities in the region.

Patara (Lycian: Pttara), later renamed Arsinoe, was a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near the modern small town of Gelemiş

Patara beach is one of the biggest and the most beautiful beach of the region near the Patara ancient city. Patara beach is the longest and the most magnificent in its region. This 18 km.-length beach sometimes reaches 200-300 meter depth. It has soft sand and shallow sea. It is the one of the places that sea turtles leave their eggs. Because of this, this beach is under protection. At its Eastern most point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove.

Myra is an ancient Lycian town, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey. It was located on the river Myros (Demre Çay), in the fertile alluvial plain between Alaca Dağ, the Massikytos range and the Aegean Sea. The earliest church of St. Nicholas at Myra was built in the 6th century.

The Saklikent Canyon which is the second longest canyon in Europe (14 km.)

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Kaş (ancient name, Antiphellos) district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy (ancient name, Simena) and Üçağız(ancient name, Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km² and is uninhabited

Xanthos was a city in ancient Lycia, the site of present day Kınık, Antalya province, Turkey, and of the river on which the city is situated. In early sources, "Xanthos" is used synonymously for Lycia as a whole

It is easy to hire taxis or rent a cars or scooters for day trips to explore some if the many sites in the area.

Published date: August 28, 2018 Modified date: January 1, 2020 Publisher / Owner : Lycian Way Paragliding Flights



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