27th April 2013 Yesilkoy Limani to Kalkan

Early Morning Reflections Over Yesilkoy Limami
Early Morning Reflections Over Yesilkoy Limami
Swimming is One of Our Favourite Pastimes
Swimming is One of Our Favourite Pastimes
Kalkan
Kalkan
Approaching Kalkan
Approaching Kalkan
Entering the Kalkan Port
Entering the Kalkan Port
One of the Many Lovely Gulets in the Port
One of the Many Lovely Gulets in the Port
Many Daytripper and Fishing Boats in the Port Today
Many Daytripper and Fishing Boats in the Port Today
Kalkan is a Very Popular Town for Weddings
Kalkan is a Very Popular Town for Weddings
The Locals Keep their Small Boats near the Port Entrance
The Locals Keep their Small Boats near the Port Entrance
Dinner Tonight at the Salt & Pepper Restaurant
Dinner Tonight at the Salt & Pepper Restaurant
The Chefs from the Salt & Pepper Kitchen
The Chefs from the Salt & Pepper Kitchen
An Interesting Woven Wall Hanging in the Local Carpet Shop
An Interesting Woven Wall Hanging in the Local Carpet Shop
Kalkan by Night
Kalkan by Night

Following our first swim for the season and a relaxing day in Yesilkoy Limani we made our way across the bay to the port of Kalkan. This town shows very little sign of being a place of settlement in ancient times, however the bay did actually have quite a past with battles and pirates. Being the only safe port between Fethiye and Kas, Kalkan has over the years grown to be a sizeable town. Today it depends mainly on the  tourist industry and you will find many hotels, bars, restaurants and cafes in close proximity to the port. Many day trips to surrounding sites depart from Kalkan. Quite close to the town are the ancient sites of Patara, Xanthos and Letoon. Many gulets and day tripper boat take visitors out to the islands and beaches for the day and scuba diving is also very popular here too.                                                                        The port is not very large and looked quite full on our arrival, however we were welcomed by port staff who quickly motioned us towards a free space for us to moor for the night. When securely tied up amoungst gulets, day tripper boats and other visiting yachts we set off to explore the small town.

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