Set in the South West of Turkey, just an hour and a half from Dalaman airport, Kalkan is one of the most exclusive resorts in Turkey attracting visitors from around the World who return year after year.
Once a traditional fishing village, Kalkan sits in a stunning location overlooking a beautiful bay on Turkey’s famed Turquoise Coast. The old town has retained its traditional whitewashed houses, with wooden balconies strewn with bougainvillea, and hides a wonderful array of boutique shops and many of the town’s renowned restaurants. At its heart is the pretty harbour, from where day boats take visitors to explore the coves and clear waters of the bay.
Over the years the town has expanded up the mountainsides around the bay, but it has continued to maintain its charm and the unique atmosphere that so many people fall in love with.
For families there is a choice of beaches and beach clubs, each offering its own special atmosphere and service, and there is a wide choice of activities – water skiing, scuba diving, jet skiing, horse riding, cycling and more are all available.
The area is also home to some fabulous historic and natural sites such as Patara, Xanthos and the Saklikent Gorge, while the famed Lycian Way, a 509km footpath around the coast of Lycia, passes through Kalkan.
With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Kalkan is so popular with visitors, many of whom return year after year.