Speak to anyone who has visited Kalkan, and they will wax lyrical about its charm and beauty. Nestled at the foot of the towering Taurus mountains, Kalkan overlooks a beautiful bay set into the stunning Turquoise Coast of Mediterranean Turkey. Narrow twisting streets lined with traditional white houses and small local shops lead down to the old harbour, where open-air restaurants and bars overlook the waterfront.
Kalkan's peaceful atmosphere, friendly residents and beautiful situation make it ideal for those who want a relaxing holiday away from the noise and bustle of the big resorts. Kalkan has a growing number of regular visitors who say they would never holiday anywhere else. Spend a week or two relaxing here and you too will fall under Kalkan's spell. We can guarantee you will want to come back again and again
What makes Kalkan special
Kalkan's residents and governing bodies take a lot of pride in their town, and this is reflected in its appearance. Although Kalkan's main economy is now tourism, you won't find any ugly high-rise hotels here. Strict building regulations have ensured that the town adheres to the original spirit of the old fishing village that it once was.
A typical day on your holiday in Kalkan might well include a saunter down the narrow twisting streets to the harbour, passing some of the original old houses on the way. Take a seat at one of the many charming waterside restaurants or bars for a light lunch, while watching the fishermen bringing in their catch. Back to your hotel or apartment for a relaxing siesta or to the beach for a swim, then out in the evening for a meal at one of the many rooftop restaurants, where you can watch the sun go down over the bay while enjoying a bottle of Turkish wine and sampling the delicious local cuisine.