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Turkish CultureTurks by nature are very friendly and sociable people. Don’t be surprised when chatting to the locals you are invited to their home for a meal, or to drink ‘çay’ (tea) in their shop. Most people, certainly in Kalkan and other tourist resorts, speak English, so conversing is easy. In the villages, this is not the case and your phrase book might just come in useful!

Kalkan has three working mosques, all of which you are welcome to visit except on a Friday which is Islam’s Holy Day. Dress rules must be respectfully adhered to. Women must cover their head with a headscarf, and cover their arms and legs. Men should wear long trousers and at a minimum a t-shirt.

Nudity is illegal throughout Turkey, and although a modern country, topless bathing although generally accepted is still frowned upon by some. The wearing of t-shirts and shorts is perfectly acceptable, but it is generally advised not to walk around in bikinis or trunks, and to cover up when in restaurants.

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  • 5 star review  I booked a villa in Kalkan via Holiday Lettings. Louise was the property manager for this villa and this was how we met her. Unfortunately, our chosen villa was double booked. However, before Louise told us the disappointing news, she found us a wonderful and arguably better villa than we booked. Not only that she organised shopping for us so that the villa had food and water available on arrival. She checked on us a couple of times to ensure we were happy. She also stepped in and helped us when our teenage daughter left her purse containing all her spending money in a Taxi and was successful in helping us get it back. She recommended restaurants for us to go to. Advised us correctly when we had troubles with the air conditioning units in the villa. Our holiday wasn’t without its challenges but is fair to say that Louise was a safe and reliable pair of hands to help us smooth out any issues and ensure we had a fabulous stay in Kalkan. Thank You.

    thumb Simon Warner
    8/13/2018
  • 5 star review  Were a repeat visitor to kalkan travelling many times over the last ten years, and this year we were recommended Louise to arrange our villa for us and we couldn't of been happier! We stayed in the villa delores and the place was fantastic, modern and spacious and fully equipped even sky tv which kept myself and my boys happy! The pool and garden was huge with modern bed chairs a place to eat and a large outdoor sofa with great views over kalkan harbour! As for Louise she couldn't do enough to accommodate us and my family and will definitely be using her again and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

    thumb Richard Green
    10/01/2017
  • 5 star review  Kalkan is a very special place, most people return at least once a year and it still amazes us how many years they have visited Kalkan. We found Kalkan on a ramblers holiday in 2003 and have returned over 28 times. The food is wonderful the restaurant are first class the people are so friendly and Helpful, we have never gone back to any resort before but I miss Kalkan so can't wait for June to come around.

    thumb Nan Coomey
    2/26/2017
  • 5 star review  I have never heard about Kalkan till last February, later that month I contacted Louise and described her my requirements in the villa that we are looking to rent in April. She arranged me a villa that has all my requirements and more that I wasn't thinking about in this lovely place. Thank you Louise for your support, I will be happy to come again to Kalkan and dealing with you �.

    thumb Khaled Almaghrabi
    6/01/2018
  • positive review  We loved this apartment everything was as described in the advert but better! Louise was so helpful right from our initial enquiry and throughout our stay. Thanks to Suleman as well for the water deliveries and general help. There was a small issue with the WiFi to begin with but Louise quickly resolved it by liaising with the engineer. Would definitely recommend Shoreline and hope to book through them again, unfortunately the apartment that we rented has now been sold so won’t be able to book that one again.

    thumb Helen Pilbro
    9/19/2018
  • 5 star review  I can’t thank Louise enough.... We decided to come to Kalkan very last minute and contacted Louise for some help.... she was fabulous and gave us lots of choices of villas to choose from.. the villa we chose was absolutely perfect, just as Louise had described it and we had a fabulous time... Louise sorted all our transfers and even came to visit to say hello.... I would highly recommend and thank you again.. ?

    thumb Marie Owen
    8/02/2018
  • 5 star review  Good to have someone like Louise to arrange everything you need - nothing gets lost in translation !! You always get exactly what you ask for - if you are new to Kalkan or have visited before then Louise is always a mind of infomation....

    thumb David Trunks
    4/23/2017
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