Excursions and Activities

 

 

We can help you plan and prebook various activities, whilst many can be booked during your stay some activities are popular and by pre-booking, you avoid missing out.

As we have visited Kalkan on many occasions for family holidays and have many contacts why not pick our brains for suggestions and recommendations.

 

Examples

 

Profesional Chef to cook a meal at Zeytin Koru

Book an experienced and Profesional Chef who will pop round to the villa and discuss your requirements then arrive at the Villa later that day with everything required to prepare your chosen menu and serve it to you on the dining terrace, he even does the washing up! 

 

Saklikent - all in one day

On this trip you will explore the SAKLIKENT GORGE, see the ruins at XANTHOS, enjoy a tasty BBQ and mezes at YAKAPARK, take a picture of incredible tombs at TLOS and play on the sandy beach at PATARA . . . all in breathtaking surroundings.

The day starts when you are collected in a comfortable and fully air-conditioned mini bus. Your tour guide will then give you an introduction to the day´s activities.

A 15-minute journey will bring you to Xanthos, the administrative capital of Lycia and a favorite of Alexander the Great and the Roman General Brutus. Your guide will show you the beautifully preserved ruins, including the Roman theatre, and tell you about the history of Xanthos.

You will then have a short drive to Saklikent Gorge (hidden paradise), where you will walk through the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey. Even though the temperature sometimes reaches 40C in the summer, the combination of the breeze and cold water will make you feel cool and refreshed. You can also do Rubber Ring Rafting at Saklikent Gorge.

After working up an appetite in the gorge you will have a traditional Turkish kebab and barbecue or trout served with many different mezes at Yakapark.

Next you will stop at Tlos to see some Lycian cave tombs, the Tlos citadel and to take pictures of the tombs and the panoramic views you see at Tlos.

To top the day off you will go to Patara where you can enjoy the sand and the surf on the world-famous beach as well as the Patara Ruins. Afterwards, you will be taken back to the villa.

 

Smoke mountain jeep safari 

Lunch and the tour guide are included.

You will spend most of the time off-road in the mountains where the scenery is truly amazing.

Private or shared Gulet trip

You can hire a private or shared gulet for any group size, so you and your family & friends can have a great day out together. Taking a boat trip around the Kalkan bay is a special experience. You will have the opportunity to sunbathe, swim, snorkel and have a mud bath. The crew will prepare a fabulous array of mezes and lunch (included in the price). 

You can also enjoy the moon and stars at night time if you book a Moonlight Cruise or even stay overnight.

 

Kekova sunken city by boat

Enjoy a day combining ancient history with a beautiful boat trip and delicious lunch. See the sunken ancient city from a boat, visit the Simena Castle and enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters of the coves around Kekova - a place not to be missed. The trip includes transfers, boat trip, lunch and your tour guide.

 

1- Kekova Boat Trip: From Kaş Harbour (Not Recommended if you are prone to seasickness)

You are collected from the villa at around 9am for the 30 minute drive to the Kaş harbour. The boat leaves around 10:15 and sails along the beautiful coastline to the Kekova National Park. The boat journey to the park will take around 3 hours including a 30-minute swimming stop along the way. It is a lovely long boat journey each way for those who love being at sea. Please note that the sea can get choppy which may make some people seasick.

Once in Kekova you will stop at both the Aquarium Bay with lunch and Kaleköy for 1 hour (Simena Castle). Along the way the boat will make a tour over the sunken city.

 

2- Kekova Boat Trip: From Ucagiz Village (Recommended for everyone)

 

You are collected from the villa at around 09:00 for the 50 minute land journey to the village of Üçağız.

The boat leaves around 10:20 and it goes directly to the Kekova National Park, saving you the longer boat journey described in the first itinerary.

The first stop will be at the Aquarium Bay for a swimming stop and also serve the morning tea. The second stop will be at the Shipyard Bay where ships were built during Lycian times. There are some ruins along the beach as well as some underwater that you can snorkel over and around. Next you will cruise over the sunken city as our guide tells you about the history and points out when to look through the glass bottom of the boat. It is prohibited to swim or stop over the ruins so the boat will continue to move.

After finishing the tour of the sunken city you will go to Gökkaya Bay, where lunch will be served on board. The bay is also a nice place to swim and to see the CARETTA CARETTA (sea turtles) and possibly swim with them. After that you head to another swim stop at Burc Bay, known for its cold water fed by underground springs. The next stop will be Pirate Cave but swimming is prohibited there because of the Mediterranean seals and as long as the coast guard is not around our captain will take the boat inside the cave.

The final stop is at Kaleköy, the location of Simena Castle. You will have one hour, during which you can walk up to castle and see the amazing view of KEKOVA or walk around the island to see how the ancient and modern structures blend together. You can enjoy homemade ice cream in the waterfront cafes or just snorkel around the island and the famous half-submerged Lycian Tomb.

Then it is time to head back to Üçağız and the captain will ask if you want one last swimming stop. You will also be served afternoon refreshments. Once you have returned to Üçağız, we will drive you back to the villa.

 

If your preference is to swim more and if you don´t mind the bus journey then we recommend the second tour which leaves from Ucagiz Village.