Culture

Culture

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.

Reviews from Facebook

  • 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
  • From the moment we made the initial enquiry to the day we left the villa - Louise was so professional and yet very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble - no matter what the request, she went out of her way to help. The booking was smooth and without hitch, the villa was stunning and the holiday amazing / thanks to Louise!

    thumb Julie O'Hare
    9/19/2018
  • 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  Louise was fabulous. She found us a villa a week before we were due to fly as we always leave it until the last minute and found all the villa as we had been looking at were suddenly gone Louise found us a villa better than our expectations and cheaper price too. Very knowledgeable about the area as we had not been so the Kalamar side before although visited kalkan many times and now we would not stay any other area. She gave us some great tips and we now have a new favourite Resturant due to her recommendation. Couldn’t praise Louise highly enough. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable with a fab portfolio. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to find you a villa in what has to be one of the best kept secrets in Turkey. Thankyou our holiday was amazing, just far too short

    thumb Christine Barrett
    8/04/2018
  • 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
  • 5 star review  Kalkan is stunningly beautiful. I fell in love with the place on my first visit nine years ago . I travel to Kalkan two to three times a year , mostly three . The sea is superb, people wonderful , so warm and friendly . Restaurants serve first class food and wine , as well as excellent friendly service . Kalamaki is a must if you go there . A boat trip with Sunset Boat trips is unforgettable. We have chartered their boat for two days , a truly memorable trip . If you go for the first time , it won't be your last . You will have the Kalkan bug , so am sure you will return many times . Just live the place ❤

    thumb Blazek Joy
    3/06/2017
  • 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