Once a traditional fishing village, Kalkan has grown to become one of the prettiest and most exclusive resorts in Turkey. Still retaining its delightful old town, where narrow lanes are lined by whitewashed houses strewn with bougainvillea, Kalkan has developed but with a special charm that ensures visitors return year after year.
With over 100 restaurants to choose from in such a small place, the quality of food here is renowned, making it a food-lovers dream. Everything from traditional mezzes and kebabs to freshly caught fish, fine dining and international dishes is available to enjoy.
The town’s pebble beach is perfect for small children, while a choice of beach clubs around the bay offer something for everyone. Just five minutes from Kalkan is the famed Kaputas beach and 15 minutes drive will find you at the 15km sandy beach of Patara.
For those who like a little more action than the beach, Kalkan offers a wealth of activities, from water skiing, diving, jet skis and speed boat trips, to mountain biking, jeep safaris, horse riding and paragliding.
Add to this sites ranging from the awe-inspiring Saklikent Gorge and the sunken city of Kekova, to the ancient ruins of Patara, Xanthos and Tlos, and boat trips around the bay, and you have plenty to explore during your stay.