Turkey Kalkan

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Information about Turkey Kalkan

Kalkan (Greek: Kalamaki) is a city on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, an average of 300 sunny days a year. This area contains many relics and many fine beaches. Kalkan is a Turkish word for shield.

Kalkan is an old fishing village, and the only safe refuge between Kas and Fethiye, is famous for its white-washed houses down to the sea, and its different Bougainvillea.

Until the early 1920s the majority of its inhabitants were Greeks. Leaving the city in 1923 because of population exchange between Greece and Turkey after the Greco-Turkish war. These are mainly emigrated to Attica, where he founded a new city Kalamaki.

Many of the surrounding land still undeveloped, and many in the vicinity of the residue of ancient civilizations, Kalkan is the ideal starting point for those who wish to rest and relax, enjoy the natural beauty of the cleanest SEASHORES, rough mountains covered with pine forests, but also for who wish to explore the remains from the ancient Lycian cities in the region.

Lycia, Land of Light, which is the first known in the history of the federation, which is part of many modern cities between Fethiye and Antalya, and its capital was Xanthos (Arna of the Lycian language), which is now Kinik, 17 km (11 miles) From Kalkan.

Kalkan Harbor was an important city in 1970 is the only port for the region. The deterioration of the Fethiye construction of roads, but revived after the emergence of the tourism industry in the region.

Although part of the administrative province of Antalya, Fethiye Kalkan is connected to more economically and transport.

British newspaper The Independent said Kalkan among the best destinations for the year 2007. Kalkan paper recommended, especially for those who are looking for romantic vacation and who do not want to travel far from their home countries in Europe, and the city is defined as a choice destination.

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