Want to get away to the Mediterranean for a few days, a week or two of perfect "unwind?"
Kalkan is a great place for that. Although it has several small boutique hotels, it has a major supply of charming villas for rent, set amidst fruit trees and fragrant blossoms.
Kalkan is just off the Lycian Way, the well marked 500-kilometer-long hiking trail that connect ancient sites by following old village paths, bringing walkers into contact with a traditional Turkish way of life that lingers in the mountains despite the proximity of coastal tourist areas. More...
Kalkan beach is accessible from some villas, and Patara, Turkey's longest beach, 20km of sand and dunes, is just a 15-minute drive.
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—by Tom Brosnahan