1st time in Kalkan, and Korsan epitomises why so many people seem to return to the town and this hotel year after year. The Korsan staff are friendly, helpful and make you feel right at home. For self caterers, Korsan is perfectly well equipped, comfortable and despite being a 10 minute walk from the town, restaurants , harbour and beach, is extremely quiet. 2 small pools allow ample opportunity to cool off, hammocks make for a great snooze and just try Yasar's mint lemonade poolside. He does a mean Turkish barbecue too.
Kalkan has over 200 restaurants, pretty much most of which are worth a visit. Very reasonable prices and great if you want to do the Brits abroad Full English breakfast thing or if like us you come on holiday to experience local customs, cuisine etc. The Turks are appreciative and helpful if you have a valiant stab at using the language, but polite to those who believe that English is everyone's default second tongue.
The only downsides for a couple of sandrunners like us are: 1. Almost every direction is up, so hill sprints need to feature highly, and 2. The beach is pretty short, mostly stones and shingle; so no barefooted sprinting on the beach. Speaking of that, if you are a tenderfoot, worth spending 20Tl (about 7 quid) on a pair of surf-type shoes in one of the many shops.
Bound to go back; just may try running in the water!
- Also Known As:
- Korsan Apartments Kalkan