Around Kalkan

 

  • – Kekova Boat Trip :

We collect you from your accommodation around 09:00 for the 70 minute bus journey drive to the village of Üçağız.

Our boat leaves around 10:15 sailing of to your first stop Aquarium Bay where you will have around 45 minutes to swim .  Moving on to your second stop Shipyard Bay where ships were built during Lycian times. You will also have around 45 minute to swim at the Shipyard bay ( get them snorkels out and swim over the outskirts of the bay where you might find some underwater ruins ).

You will then be shown the Sunken City by boat and be given the history by your tour guide . ( Our boat is a glass bottom boat so you may be able to see some left over ruins from the lycian times ) .

Lunch will be served on the boat on Gökkaya Bay. A yummy bbq and a wide selection of traditional Turkish mezes . Also giving you time for a swim . Next stop Burc Bay, known for its cold water fed by underground springs ( Jump in if you dare ). Depending on weather conditions the captain might take you to the pirates cave where the front of the boat goes inside for you to take photos .

The final stop we take you to is Kaleköy, location of the Simena Castle. You will have one hour free time, during which you can walk up to the castle and see the amazing view of KEKOVA ( there is a entrance fee ) . Or walk around the island taking in lovely views ( Try out there famous homemade icecream )

Stopping of one more stop for Turkish tea and buscuits and a swim before heading back to the harbour fort he 50 minutes drive back to Kalkan , where you will be dropped of back at your accommodation.

  • – Saklikent Goerge Trip :

Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation , you will have a drive approx 30 minutes drive to Saklikent Gorge , where you will walk with your guide through the 2nd longest and deepest gorge in Europe. 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 .

After working up an appetite in the gorge we will then take you up to the mountains to Yakapark ( famous for its trout ) where you will be having your lunch a choice of fish , meat and chicken .

Next  stop with your guide you will visit Tlos one of the six principal cities of Lycia (and one of the most powerful) Tlos once bore the title under the Roman empire of ‘the very brilliant metropolis of the Lycian nation’. It is one of the oldest and largest settlements of Lycia and was eventually inhabited by Ottoman Turks, one of the few Lycian cities to continue it existance through the 19th century ( Here you will have time to explore and take photos of the ruins .

  • – Meis Greek Island (CASTELLORIZO):

You will be collected from your accommodation and taken on the short journey 30minutes to Kas , where you will hand your passports in to customs . Ferry boat journey over to the island takes about 40 minutes . On arrival on the Island you have most of the day free doing as you wish . Have a yummy greek lunch on the harbour , you may also like to swim at one of the beach clubs there also . The island also has a small Duty Free if you would like to buy anything at the end of the day before your departure.

Our driver will be waiting for you at the Kaş harbour to bring you back to Kalkan where they will drop you of at your accommodation.

– Kalkan Daily Boat Trip :

There is a daily boat trip from Kalkan Harbour depart at 10 am and back to Kalkan Harbour 5 pm. (times might may vary) Price from £ 25 a day and include tea or coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon fruit or cakes. All the drinks are extra payable on the boat

All boats are comfortable and offers good selection of food.

They are usually do four or five swim stops around Kalkan Bay. This might be Frank Bay coldest and bluest part of bay. Firnaz Bay , Camel Stone, Aquarium Bay, Mouse Island, Mud Bath.

All the swimming stops on cyrstal clear Mediteranenan Bays.

  • – Jeep Safari :

The off-road adventure begins with a visit to Xanthos,which was the administrative capital of Lycia,and is home to wonderfully preserved ruins induding a large amphitheatre and the marbeld floors of an ancient palace.from here we go to the Saklıkent Gorge, the second largest gorge in Europe(17.9 km /11.2 miles).You wil have plenty of time to do the walk along the gorge. the walkable distance inside is 2 km (1.2 miles). At the gorge you will have the opportunity to join some of the activities they offer; they are optional and extra. Lunch will be served in one of the many lovely restaurants with a magnifisant view of the gorge. The last but not least stop is Patara beach,one of the longest beaches in Turkey. whit his 18 km of golden sand you will enjoy the heat of the sun and the refreshness of the water before we return to Kalkan.

  • Diving Holidays

 

Discover Scuba

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’…

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Try Dive Fish Feeding

A fish feeding try dive is an introduction to scuba diving. It’s a fun way to decide if scuba diving is for you. The fish feeding try dives take place in the confined water of Kalamar Bay where the sea is calm and there is an abundance of sea life. At a try dive session you’ll start off by having a short introduction to…

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Padi Courses

The Kalkan Dive Centre offering Padi courses from beginers level to experience level inculuding Padi Specialaties. All of our dive courses taken place from Kalamar bay where we are located.

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Experienced Diving

Kalkan has at least 14 excellent dive sites including islands, reefs and walls. The visibility at all of the dive sites is usually excellent, often in excess of 25-30m. Water temperatures range from about 18oC in April to 30oC in August. Tidal streams are negligible or very modest.

Our Dive boat the Dive Master departs from Kalamar bay at 9.30am and returns at about 13.00pm after two dives.  We only take certified divers on boat dives with a maximum of 10 divers at any time for your comfort.The Dive Master is a custom made diving boat with a 250hp turbo diesel engine so we are able to visit many of the…

About Us

Butterfly Holidays is a privately owned independent Travel company.

Has 28 years experience in the hospitality industry working along with the family hotel business.

It is with this in mind that we have extended our service to offering tailor made holidays in Kalkan.

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