Bezirgan is some 17km away from kalkan - up above on a mountain plateau, far removed from the environment of the fishing village. Its an authentic working Turkish village - residents continue to follow the pattern of their ancestors, spending summers in the coolness of the mountains and winters near the warm coast. The village is nestled on an ancient lake bed of rich soil which supports a luxurious coat of fertile fields yielding grains and chickpeas, lush orchards and grazing land for sheep and goats - the patchwork quilt appearance best appreciated from the road as you approach Bezirgan. In the south west corner of the village is a large cluster of ambars. These are traditional wooden grain storehouses. They share many characteristics with Lycian rock-cut house-type tombs and may be a last vestige of Lycian house construction methods.
Actually Kaputas beach it is not an "off the beaten path" place anymore, because the ones that passed on this side before returned many times.
Still I'd like to think of it as an "off the beaten path" place because, as it opens on the road, it really gives you the impression that you are the first that discovered this heavenly place.
And even if you are in a hurry you cannot pass it without stopping for swimming in one of the most beautiful turquoise waters I have ever seen in Turkey.
These are amazing ancient ruins on the mountainside above the village of Arif, 30 km north of Finike. There were very few people there, but there was a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. There is a lot of climbing involved in seeing the whole site!
We were taking the dolmus to Kas from Kalkan all the time and we saw this little beach with the most amazing tones of green & blue. So one day, we decided to get off right there and it was just the right decision. The sand was golden and I felt so good swimming in those waters. It's very hard to express how one feels there with words but it's worth even to change plans for this "spot"
You just need to be watching around during the short trip from kalkan to Kas and you can't miss it.
Peaceful moments .....just live that moment on your own.....that will come back to you with peace of mind.
the special spell of the site,comes,for archeologists despair,from stagnant waters:walls and columns appearing from a so poetic way...
24km north of kalkan;6km from xanthos;70km south from fethiye