Kalkan is a place to fall in love with.... It is a small Mediterranean resort and fishing village on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Kalkan Bay will cast a magical spell from the minute you approach Kalkan via the winding mountain road. It's crystal clear turquoise water and sublime Taurus Mountains that rise steeply behind it provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop in which to enjoy your stay.
Reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire the narrow cobbled streets lead down to the harbour through the historic town, and are lined with whitewashed villas with shuttered windows, their balconies garlanded with baskets of tumbling bougainvillea. More sophisticated than neighbouring towns Kalkan boasts a good selection of boutiques offering jewellery, glass, pottery, clothes, leather goods, and carpets.
During the day Kalkan is quite sleepy as every morning the boats take tourists to one of the nearby beach clubs or off on excursions. Relax over coffee while watching the boats slip in and out of the harbour. Most people choose to swim or explore the multitude of beautiful ancient Lycian and natural sites of the area.
In the evening its all change when Kalkan bursts alive for long warm evenings. Good dining is a way of life in Kalkan. It has over 100 roof terrace and harbour-side restaurants and bars which offer wonderful views of the town, sea and stars and serve delightful Turkish, Mediterranean and International dishes.
Historic sites of Xanthos and Letoon are a short distance away, as are the beautifully dramatic beaches of Patara, Kaputas and the mysteries of Kekova island. Or take a Gulet trip, walk the longest gorge in Turkey, enjoy mountain excursions or just stay in the Villa and enjoy the spectacular mountain and sea views - whatever kind of holiday you want - choose Villa Surya
Kalkan Turkish Local News
For up to date review based articles on whats hot and whats not can be found here at Kalkan's very own local news.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or a fun-filled family experience in this beautifully cultural town, KTLN provide a brief overview of things to do in and around Kalkan.
KTLN have provided an amazing 360° virtual tour of Kalkan, for those familiar with the area or are just curious as to how beautiful this town really is, please take advantage of this stunning virtual tour.