Kalkan’s Climate: Inviting All Year Round

The coastal town of Kalkan sits at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea with a moderate climate. Kalkan experiences dry hot summers, clement spring and autumn seasons and mild, wet winters. On average the town gets 300 days of sun per year, so you won’t be surprised to learn that it’s a favourite destination for Brits and Europeans who are seeking some guaranteed sunshine. So, what weather is waiting for you when you arrive in Kalkan?

The start of the season- Springtime

Kalkan in Spring

The months of April and May are always a delight in Kalkan. Spring flowers are in bloom filling the air with gorgeous scents and making a stroll around town invitingly colourful. If you are arriving from cooler climates, spring in Kalkan will feel significantly warmer with daytimes full of sunshine and mild temperatures. You will see plenty of people out on balconies and terraces soaking up the sunshine. However swimming pools tend to be chilly during this part of the season. Pools have only just been filled for the start of the season and the night times are still cold, so the water has not yet had time to absorb the sun’s heat.

The high peak of the Taurus mountains remain topped with snow sometimes well into May. This can lead to some rather ‘fresh’ breezes passing through Kalkan. Evenings in spring are cooler, so you may feel a little chilly sitting out in the later hours of the night. Be sure to bring jackets and shawls or cardigans with you for springtime trips. Also open toed shoes can be a little too cool for evening wear in April and May.

Average temperatures

8° – 25° C

Average Sea temperatures

17.2° – 20.3° C

Kalkan climate water temp

Summertime- Peak Season Climate

The high season months from mid-June to mid-September in Kalkan are a dream come true for sun seekers, with high temperatures of mid to even high 30’s and an incredibly slim chance of rain. During this period the town feels very energetic. Every beach and private beach club is bustling and the Old Town glimmers at night. The mid-day sun can be quite fierce, so we recommend spending this part of the day near the sea at one of Kalkan’s great beach clubs like Indigo or Zest or perhaps reclining in the shade at your villa with your chosen holiday novel.

Summer at Kaputas, Kalkan

The balmy summer air and ambient lighting make for mystical evening in the enchanting roof terrace world that comes to life after sundown.

Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen for your high season visit as this is the primary thing you will need to be wearing during the day. We advise you bring flat, open toed shoes with good grips as the locals love to wash the streets down daily which can make for slippery walking!

Average temperatures

15° – 32° C

Average Sea temperatures

24.1° – 28.2° C

Kalkan climate report rain

End of the season- Autumn

Perhaps the most enjoyable season, autumn comes to Kalkan in later September and continues into November. After months of intense sunshine, the sea water is deliciously warm and for us an autumn swim is the most enjoyable. Daytime temperatures are similar to spring however there is far less of a breeze. As a result this season feels warmer and there are still plenty of hours of sunshine (up to 14 per day). October is officially the calmest month for wind with an average wind speed of just 6.7 miles per hour. That’s why we recommend Autumn as the best time of year for more rigorous outdoor excursions like hiking or visiting some of the more rural villages. You should pack a jacket or shawls for autumn visits but with daytime temperatures up in the 20’s light summer clothing is most comfortable for during the day.

Autumn at Kalkan public beach

Average temperatures

8° – 25° C

Average Sea temperatures

20.6° – 23.9° C

Out of season- Winter Climate

In recent years Kalkan has become livelier during the winter months. Don’t get us wrong, it’s still a slow time of year enjoyed by visitors with a hankering for quiet surroundings. In the past the whole town would shut down with all business places packing up for winter. Whereas now many establishments remain open to serve the growing number of winter visitors. Those who do journey to Kalkan during the ‘off season’ are pleasantly surprised by the mild climate and especially by the number of cloud free days. The sight of blue skies even if the temperatures are cool is a much welcome relief for European visitors.

Kalkan Beach view in winter

Winter festivities are pretty lively in Kalkan with a combination of non- Turkish residents, property owners and winter travellers all keen to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Most of the rainfall occurs in January and February. So if you are planning to come for a Mediterranean Christmas you will miss most of the dramatic downpours which occur in the early months of the year. Even the rain in Kalkan is exciting. You will be amazed by the deep purple skies and dazzling lightning strikes which illuminate the sea during the rainy season. Think of winter in Kalkanas autumn or early spring in the UK. You most likely won’t need to wear thermals but you will need a coat and waterproof shoes for rainy days. Warm jumpers and trousers should be packed too but the days

Average temperatures

3° – 16° C

Average Sea temperatures

16.2° – 88.2° C

Kalkan climate monthly rainfall report

What can Kalkan Holiday Property do for you?

No matter what time of year you decide to visit Kalkan we have a range of properties to suit all needs. Our friendly team are ready to advise you of what to bring, where to visit and what to expect. Whatever the question our friendly team will be happy to advise, just contact us for more information.