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Kalkan on a budget?

Dorset
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Kalkan on a budget?

Hi

We (two mums and two children 15 and 11) are thinking of going self catering to Kalkan this July but we're on a tight budget.... we went to Dalyan last year and it was fabulous and not that expensive. Having read loads of positive reviews on Kalkan it sounds great too but phrases like 'upmarket' and 'uppermiddle class' keep coming up - is this place going to be beyond us? can we eat out cheaply? is it still a turkish place? Basically we want to go to somewhere like Dalyan that isn't Dalyan!! Any advice?

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1. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

Hi, basically you can pay as much as you want to in Kalkan, but whatever your budget, you'll find fabulous food. That's why we all love it. Those of us who go there year in, year out, can tell you that sometimes we may splash out and treat ourselves on occasion, but we also have absolutely fantastic food and service at the less expensive places

Kalkan, Turkey
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2. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

hi,

I think if you visit Kalkan once you will keep come again and again, have a good holiday:)

fareham uk
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3. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

you can eat out reasonably cheap.....Ali baba,tomato,foto yeni,and merkez ..are all reasonably priced..there are several other small places as well'....if you are self catering there are several supermarkets...."saville" has everything priced with labels which helps!! the Market on Thursdays is good for fruit and veg ....go for it!!!

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Hi MDorset

Don't worry - you can still eat in or out on a budget - yes, Kalkan is upmarket and uppermiddleclass for want of better terms - however if you are selfcatering you can have the best of both worlds.

Eat in and enjoy the huge range of inexpensive fruit and veg available (especially from the Thursday market). Buy meat from the Kasabi overlooking the roundabout - near the Deniz Bank. Fish from the quayside or from the small fish market behind the Dolmus taxi rank. Buying EFES and wine in the supermarkets is very cheap - and better value than in the restaurants which mark up the prices as they do the world over!!

Eating out is getting more expensive - we have noticed an increase in prices but still good value compared to the UK. If you are really on a budget - avoid the 'nice' restaurants in town - and stick to the soup kitchens - Ali Baba is DEFINITELY to be recommended as is Tomato and Bezirgan's Kitchen (currently closed for refurbishment - but I guess will open up for the summer season).

Believe me - you will LOVE Kalkan and won't regret it - and Im sure you will prefer it to Dalyan!!

Enjoy!!

Dorset
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Hi

Thanks everyone for your recommendations - Kalkan is sounding like a most excellent place ... MORE questions... Are there good value self-catering apartments that we could email/book direct? How much is transfer form Dalaman airport?

Villa Kirmizi Lale...
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6. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

Hi MDorset

Transfer for 4 people will be c.£45-£50 each way - there will be plenty of apartments/villas for rental - look at www.ownersdirect.co.uk - holiday lettings.co.uk etc etc.

Enjoy!

fareham uk
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7. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

hi dorset...try ,www.kalkanblue.com they are based in hastings (sussex)we have used them before (we live in hampshire)and they are very good,they do move on prices if you are cheeky enough to ask !! they do appartments and villas,everything is done for you by phone and computer and they have an agent in Kalkan if you need them.....

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8. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

We are going to both Kalkan and Dalyan this year and love them both, but you will find that Kalkan is very different to Dalyan. I definitely think Dalyan is less expensive and has a better choice of supermarkets, but as someone said previously, it is possible to eat out on a budget at the places they suggested.

As for accomodation, we found a reasonable apartment that was on ownersdirect and holidaylettings, but we are going in September, which makes a big difference.

I expect you will enjoy your holiday, but it won't stop you wanting to return to Dalyan, we have been to a number of resorts in Turkey, but find Dalyan to be the most laid back. Have a great holiday.

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9. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

We got our accommodation through www.otbeach.com

Off to the Samira Deluxe in July and looking forward to it!

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10. Re: Kalkan on a budget?

I can certainly recommend a great value apart-hotel on the Kalamar Road, opposite the Asfiya hotel....called Pasha Apart-hotel.

It's only a short stroll away from the town centre and the apartments sleep 4 people. It has a lovely pool area which your children will undoubtedly enjoy (you, too!) and the owners Adele and Yusuf couldn't be more welcoming.

I'm back there in two weeks time....and counting!

Here's their website plus you can read quite a number of reviews on this site.

www.pasha-apartments.co.uk

Hope this is of some help.

Holly x

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