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Taxi fares

We just got back after a 5 year absence. Kalkan is just as lovely and remains unspoiled despite some people bemoaning on TA that it now too commercialised. We had a great time but it was slightly marred by the massive rise in taxi fares. We chose a villa located 35 mins walk from town knowing that we would need to taxi back but thinking it wouldn't break the bank. We ended up spending over £100 over ten days. 25 TL for a 5-6 min trip on the meter. We did manage to find a driver who gave us his card and and gave us discount for using him exclusively. He came down to 20TL. So my advise to anyone on a budget would be to find accommodation as close to town as possible. I think the taxi drivers need to re-think their strategy. They will certainly lose out long term. We will go to Dalyan next time. No taxis required.

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We used to rent a villa up in the mountains but taxi costs do chip into your holiday spends even though not by a huge amount. We normally stay within walking distance of the bars etc now.

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At the current exchange rate you probably spent less than £6/fare, last year it was costing us 12 tl for a five min. fare from the rank at the harbour to kalamar road just a pitching wedge from café vita, as there were four of us it seemed fairly reasonable, if you think Kalkan taxis are expensive try an Aberdeen taxi, ski mask is part of the uniform

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At 6TL per km that's 3 times the cost of an Istanbul taxi.

And twice the cost of Antalya.

Edited: 24 June 2014, 11:41
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We are going out to Kalkan in 2 weeks staying in the Samira Exclusive, we were planning on getting taxis to the sandy beaches, I'm unsure of the exact distances between but could anybody advise an estimate for how much they think it may cost?

Many thanks in advance

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Hi AmyVictoria88, the beautiful Samira Exclusive is right in the centre of the village so no need for taxis to get around town. If you are going to Patara or. Kaputas. Beach you can use the dolmus, around 12TL each for the return journey. Taxis would be expensive for only two of you. From memory I think Patara is 80/100TL for a return journey. Have a look on enjoykalkan.com as there are recent threads on beach clubs and Pink Beach Club at Patara.

Have a wonderful holiday, I'm sure you and your boyfriend will just love it.

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Thanks Tracy. Interesting post.

We have been considering buying a place in Kalkan but have wanted a place that is within reasonable walking distance of the town. We wanted that primarily for reasons of convenience, but if the Taxi fares are getting steep then I think we will probably only look at places that are walkable.

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Not defending taxi prices here but let's put this in context. 20 - 25 TL at today's rate is approx £6. If I was to take a taxi at home for a journey that took me 35 minutes to walk I would pay a minimum fare of £6-7. I know this is Turkey, not the UK but fuel prices are more expensive in Turkey than in the UK.

You will also find it is probably much cheaper to rent a place outside of Kalkan (and indeed for Colbats to buy) so all this should be factored into the equation.

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