As we live here we know, that many establishments would not be offended if someone had a little word in their ear re dress code, afterall they know who their regular & resident customers are so they will be hoping to keep their customers obviously.
Yes the holiday makers are changing here, bearing mind also that we are getting more Turkish visitors too which is good. The question of large groups of youngers staying in parents villas has been an issue for several years & there certainly have been one or two in recent years. Noise rules hete are very strick, after midnight if disturbing its a Jardama issue, they will deal if called & this includes the letting off of fireworks.
Alcohol high prices are really down to the government tax then plus the greed of some of the establishment owners, the prices in many places go up in the season. We visit some in the winter time & charged a reasonable price, come the beginning of the season they rise considerably & we have known it as much as 50%, needless to say we withdraw our custom. Suppose it goes on in many a UK holiday spot too.
There is no argument as far as we are concerned, we have known Kalkan for 26yrs missing one year, so feel we are qualified to our opinion. Obviously there have been changes & many an advantage, such as the D400, more supermarkets, bank etc but not others. The excessive building but poor infrastructure is a concern amongst other things. It is our home,we have no other so obviously we care about Kalkan & what goes on in it but its not perfect, maybe for a couple of weeks but it has changed & is changing with many business people from outside Kalkan now here, together with different holiday makers.
Remeber a local waiter some years ago say to us" Kalkan is for the old english people especially in September October" 😁 that boosted us up.