Kalkan is the ideal resort for those who want calm and relaxation to enjoy the natural beauty of the cleanest seashores, of the mediteran, and also for those who want to explore the remains of the ancient Lycian cities in the region.
Patara (Lycian: Pttara), later renamed Arsinoe, was a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey near the modern small town of Gelemiş
Patara beach is one of the biggest and the most beautiful beach of the region near the Patara ancient city. Patara beach is the longest and the most magnificent in its region. This 18 km.-length beach sometimes reaches 200-300 meter depth. It has soft sand and shallow sea. It is the one of the places that sea turtles leave their eggs. Because of this, this beach is under protection. At its Eastern most point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove.
Myra is an ancient Lycian town, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey. It was located on the river Myros (Demre Çay), in the fertile alluvial plain between Alaca Dağ, the Massikytos range and the Aegean Sea. The earliest church of St. Nicholas at Myra was built in the 6th century.
The Saklikent Canyon which is the second longest canyon in Europe (14 km.)
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Kaş (ancient name, Antiphellos) district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy (ancient name, Simena) and Üçağız(ancient name, Teimioussa). Kekova has an area of 4.5 km² and is uninhabited
Xanthos was a city in ancient Lycia, the site of present day Kınık, Antalya province, Turkey, and of the river on which the city is situated. In early sources, “Xanthos” is used synonymously for Lycia as a whole
It is easy to hire taxis or rent a cars or scooters for day trips to explore some if the many sites in the area.
Many of the Turkey’s outstanding and unspoiled historical and archeolagical sites are within easy reach of Hotel Meldi. Notably, Xanthos, Letoon, Sydima, Pinara, Myra (St. Nicholas’s Church), the Sunken City of Kekova and Patara. The longest sandy beach in Turkey, over 18 km. long, is located at Patara just 12 km. from the hotel. It is easy to arrange daily tours to explore these fantastic sites by hired car or taxi. Daily boat trips are available as well as trekking tours, visit to local villages and horse riding tours. A stay at the Hotel Meldi will certainly be memorable holiday.
What to do in Kalkan?
Beach clubs are available around the Kalkan bay. You can call free taxi or pick up free boat from harbour. They offer everything from swimming and sunbathing to water sports and restaurant/bar facilities, with sunbed and umbrellas for hire. Water Sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, Ringo and Banana near Kalkan’s beach clubs. Kalkan is listed one of the best place for Scuba diving in crystal clear waters along Turkey coast.
Also you can do River Canoeing, River Tubing and Paragliding and many more around the region.