Kalkan and Patara Beach

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Posted on August 31, 2015

We continued to enjoy the area around Kalkan and we visited Patara, a beautiful beach nearby.


Patara Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches near the ancient Lycian city of Patara in Turkey, on the coast of the Turkish Riviera.

The 18 km long Patara Beach is the longest in its region and sometimes reaches a width of 200–300 metres. The beach has soft sand and shallow sea. It is one of the places that sea turtles leave their eggs. Because of this, the beach is under protection. At its easternmost point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove. The single road approach to the beach features ancient sites of archaeological interest.

It was one of those days when I enjoyed the beach and my camera remained forgotten in my bag most of the time! However, here are couple of pics I took that day!


In case you missed my previous post about Antalya, click on this link!

There are also a posts about Olympos national park and Kaş, make sure you check it out too!

Just a quick reminder about our route:

Antalya – Olympos Beydaglari National Park (near Kemer) – Kaş – Kalkan – Saklıkent Canyon – Fethiye – Karacasöğüt (small village near Marmaris) – Dalaman (airport) – Istanbul


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Patara archaeological site




Patara archaeological site




Patara archaeological site




Wanna buy yourself a new soul here? They have EVERYTHING!




A view from Patara beach




Just an ordinary day for one of the inhabitants of Patara beach




Kalkan is an old fishing town and an important tourist destination




Fancy genuine fake stores are common sight in Turkey



Next day we headed off to Fethiye, but before we arrived there we stopped at Saklıkent Canyon. More about it in my next blog post!


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Fran is into photography and motion pictures. He makes music videos, lifestyle documentaries, visual effects and motion graphics. Fran currently lives and works in Zagreb, but he often also finds himself on the road accompanied by his camera.