For those of you who require more than lying on a lounger in the sun, there are a numerous activities to be enjoyed, which can be booked through Bougainville Travel in Kas or from a number of tour operators in Kalkan:
The Kalkan Dive Centre can also be found at the Kalamar Bay Beach Club where a whole range of diving and water sports (jet ski, banana tube, ringos and water skiing) can be enjoyed. See their website www.kalkandiving.com
|SEA KAYAKING in Kekova where along the shoreline are Byzantine ruins partly submerged by the sea, called the Sunken City.|
|PARAGLIDING is available near Kas and can be booked through a number of the tour operators in Kalkan, this includes your transfer to and from Kas.|
|WATER TUBING AND RAFTING is available outside Saklikent Gorge (Hidden City) which is the second-largest (20 km-long) gorge in Europe, the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey. It is a spectacular place, with sculpted walls soaring high above. Four km. of the gorge is walkable after April when most of the snow from the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed through the gorge on its way to the Xanthos River. Summer is the best time to visit as the canyon is deliciously cool and shady with cold water.
Several tour operators in Kalkan offer tours to Saklikent Gorge, often in conjunction with a visit to Tlos.
Outside of and tucked within the gorge locals have set up small restaurants with seating areas on wooden platforms suspended just above the rushing waters. These are a great place to kick back upon Turkish rugs and cushions with a beer under shady trees. Among other things on the menu, they offer delicious fresh trout and g'zleme (Turkish pancakes filled with meat or cheese).
The gorge is open from the April 1 to September 30. Be sure to wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet or sports sandals as the rubber shoes available for rent at the river bar are not very comfortable. You may also want to bring a change of clothes with you in case you get wet.
For more information, see www.saklikentgorge.net