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Driving from Dalaman Airport
« on: January 02, 2012, 09:05:02 PM »
We are visting Kalkan for the first time in July 2012 and were considering hiring a car from the airport to drive to Kalkan, any advice, what are the roads like?  Is it worth having a car for the whole two weeks whilst we are there?

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 09:58:56 PM »
Hi Solar,

Welcome to EK. The roads are a good drive and usually very quiet although the transfer at night may not be a drive you wish to do on a first visit.

Where abouts is your accommodation? A car saves a fortune in Taxis over the holiday but it depends where you are, it may be a nice easy walk to town and you could get a taxi to the local beachs etc

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 09:11:38 AM »
I'm sure Somone will pop up with the info for a company that meets you with your hire car and a driver at Dalaman Airport..they drive you to kalkan and leave you the car(can't remember the company name)...might be an option?
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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 10:54:26 AM »
Most local companies offer the service Blue Lizard mentions. Personally I use Brave Tours and find their service excellent.  Brand new cars with excellent, careful drivers.   The drivers meets  us at the airport with a name board, drives us to the villa, carries our suitcases into the villa, leaves the car with us and returns one or 2 weeks later to take us back to the airport.  I've driven many years in Turkey but still wouldn't want to get off a flight at night time and drive myself to Kalkan, the service offered by Brave Tours is first class.

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 03:28:13 PM »
KTLN have driving instructions on their website including a few photos of key junctions..

http://kalkan.turkishlocalnews.com/portal/component/content/article/42-airport-transfers/4049-directions?directory=53

the journey is straight forward but depends on the time of day, driving the route at night with poor lights and after a 4hr flight may not be the best idea. There is often police checks so watch your speed.
I think Define tours http://www.definetours.com/ also offer the service that BL mentions just email them and ask in my experience they are reliable and very helpful.

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When anything goes wrong I’m responsible!!

www.villa-in-kalkan.co.uk www.gyrapix.co.uk

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 09:51:26 PM »
Thanks very much for all you helpful tips..I will follow up those leads.  We were looking at staying at the Samira Deluxe Apartments so a car may come in handy as I understand it is located a bit further out of town and the other reason for hiring a car/or getting a taxi is to avoid the tedious tour operator transfers!  Loving this website, we have been able to find out so much information for planning our holdiay...thank-you once again!

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 10:49:43 PM »
You should contact the SD directly.  They offer an airport pickup and also have a car hire business so probably do the same deal I mentioned above.  Also check out the website
Www.turkishlocalnews.com for lots of information about Kalkan.

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 04:11:54 PM »
Thanks Charlie,  I have already emailed them and just waiting for a reply. I am booking the flights today so the countdown  will begin!

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 06:18:07 AM »
Hi all, I have been trying to find a company to drive us to Kalkan with our hire car and then pick us up for Dalaman airport for the return, however Brave Tours don't appear to offer this service any more? Are there any other companies you can recommend?

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 06:35:48 AM »
Enes and Adda both do.
Currently have a duplex apartment in Kiziltas which we visit as often as we can.

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 07:27:11 AM »
Hi,

If you look at the main webpage - www.enjoykalkan.com or press return to main page at the top you will find driving tips and directions to / from Dalaman airport.

Hope that helps

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 08:46:05 AM »
NWmouse Bravetours still offer the service.  I am personally using them this way next month and have several other trips booked for the rest of the year using the same service for myself and guests.Who did you contact at the office?

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 05:18:27 PM »
Hi all, thank you for your replies I will look into these. Charlie, I didn't contact brave tours by phone, I looked at their website and couldn't find any info on transfers + car hire. Is there anyone specific you can recommend at Brave Tours to email/phone?

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 07:15:02 PM »
NWmouse email Mustafa, one of the Bravetours partners at  samira.h@superonline.com detailing your requirements.  Depending on when you are going car hire starts from £22pd and there is a charge of £30 for the driver for the return journey.

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Re: Driving from Dalaman Airport
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 09:40:24 PM »
Thanks so much Charlie! I'll email him now :)


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