Destination Guide to Turkey
Facilities in Kas & Kalkan
There are more than adequate exchange facilities in Kalkan and Kaş. There are a number of banks in Kalkan now among them: Is Bank, Yapi Kredi Bank and Deniz Bank and it is possible to change money using all major credit cards. The bank also each have a cash machine which accepts cards with Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus symbols (including current account debit cards) normally with commission charged by your bank. The instructions are written in English.
Please bear in mind that not all cards will work in the machines and that they can be very temperamental – do not rely on them! Please speak to your host regarding the latest information on changing travellers’ cheques.
Kas is a working town so has several banks & cash points.
Post Office (PTT)
The post office (at the top of the main street in Kalkan or off of the main square in Kas) is open from 09.00 – 18.30. It is closed for lunch from 12:30 – 13.30. The times are extended during the high season, from 09.00 until midnight. Facilities include changing currency, selling telephone cards and metered telephone as well as the traditional functions of a post office. You can also use their telephones in air-conditioned rooms and be charged the same rate as a telephone box.
Telephones and Phone cards
To make calls to the UK you will find call boxes scattered along the Kalamar road in the centre of the Kalkan at the PTT.
The call boxes require a card that is made up of units of 30, 60 or 100.To call the UK, dial 00 44 omit the 0 from the STD code and continue with the rest of the code and number. The best rates are between 22.00 – 08.00 and all day Sunday (during which time there is a 25% discount on normal rates). Public telephones have three buttons on the right hand side, the bottom one of which changes the instructions into other languages.
For minor ailments there are three pharmacies (or Eczanes) in Kalkan that are open until late evening. Opening times are from usually from 09.00 – 19.30, extending to 08.30 – 21.00 in high season. Please contact your Discerning Host if you require assistance.
In Kas there are also several pharmacies
There are several Internet cafés in Kalkan & Kas, costing approximately £1 an hour.
The Kalamaki petrol station is located on the hill on the way out of Kalkan. To reach it by car it is on the main road entering Kalkan behind the new bus station.
There are several petrol stations in Kas.
Almost all petrol stations in Turkey have pump attendants to fill your car and to wash your windscreen. In this case a token tip of around 1.5 YTL (approximately 50p) would be much appreciated. All major credit cards are usually accepted.