There are many land activities for those who want to explore the beautiful area around Kalkan. Tours run from Kalkan every day or you can hire your own car. The nearby towns of Fethiye, Kaş and Patara also make good day trips and are easy to reach by bus or dolmus. Here are a few ideas:
Visiting Cities of Ancient Lycia:
Kalkan is known for its proximity to a great number of ancient Lycian sites.These make excellent day trips and many Kalkan tour agencies run trips to them or hire your own car. Around twenty major sites remain today with a vast amount of unusual funerary architecture (for which Lycia is famous) dotting the mountains and valleys surrounding Kalkan. Distances from Kalkan range from less than half an hour to about two hours driving.
Mountain Excursions Near Kalkan:
The longest canyon in Turkey – gorgeous.
Emerald-green with mountain nomads living on its shores, high in the Taurus Mountains.
A very old traditional Ottoman town in the Taurus mountain highlands, site of ancient and prehistoric settlements. See Turkish life much like it was 100 years ago.
Other Activities Near Kalkan:
Exploring village life – witness the traditional daily life in Turkish villages. Bezirgan is a lovely mountain valley village 17 km from Kalkan, or you can visit villages further inland.