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.

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  • 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
  • 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  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
  • 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  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