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Kalkan is a seaside town located on the south side of Turkey along its Lycian Coast. This beautiful resort town has in recent years become more and more popular, but the atmosphere is still very Turkish, not having given into mass tourism.
Kalkan has been an important port throughout its history, and its bay has provided safety from the rough seas for countless ships. Interestingly enough, the Lycian Coast had a long history involving piracy, and the confines of Kalkan’s bay was surely used by pirates to hide themselves.
For foreign visitors, getting to Kalkan usually begins with a flight to either Antalya or Dalaman. Antalya is roughly six hours away from Kalkan, and the options for there include driving a personal car or taking a minibus. With recent road improvements, the journey time from Dalaman has reduced considerably over the last two years. A taxi can now do the journey in about an hour and a half, from what used to be three. There is a direct bus service offered to Kalkan.
Kalkan has many beach activities to offer its visitors. From swimming and lounging in the sand, to boating and scuba diving, visitors rarely find themselves bored.
Hiking in the gorges, shopping in the town, and browsing through the markets are other popular tourist activities. There are many days trips to view the surrounding sites of ancient architcture - such as a boat to the sunken city of Kekova.
There is also a fantastic number of excellent restaurants.
A good way to get to know an unfamiliar area better is by studying its geography. Here is a link to Wikipedia's page about Kalkan where you can begin to do more research.