A CHARMING TOWN : KALKAN
ABOUT KALKAN ................................
Kalkan is a charming town located between Fethiye and Antalya along Turkey’s Lycian coast that was established by the Lycians 3000 years ago. It was a Greek fishing village called Kalamaki until the 1920s and has maintained its historical identity to this date. Kalkan is one of the most important tourist destinations of Turkey today. It promises you an unforgettable holiday with its crystal clear bays, small beaches, historic Greek houses, narrow streets, hills and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea that seamlessly blend with olive trees and bougainvilleas.
Kalkan is only 25 km from Kas and 85 km from Fethiye.Farmers markets hosted every Thursday in the city center, every Sunday in Akbel and every Friday in Kinik offer access to fresh fruits vegetables.There is abundance of good restaurants, beach clubs,cafes, bars, and small shops in the city center and along the harbour.
Once you visit Kalkan, you will want to come every year due to the magical experience. In fact,some British tourists who visited Kalkan many years ago have settled in here. Kalkan is a very popular destination for British tourists and many book their holiday villas months in advance.
There are many beaches in and around Kalkan.The public beach near the Kalkan Marina is centrally located and pebbly, a characteristic of the beaches in this region.There is also a charming beach in Kisla, one of Kalkan’s most preferred locales. The Kisla Beach is only 3-5 minutes walking distance from the holiday villas located in Kisla. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for guests. The beach café nearby serves good food, snacks and drinks. World-famous Kaputas Beach is only 7 km away from Kalkan. Kaputas Beach, formed by a narrow canyon,offers a great swimming experience with its natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters.To reach the beach from the road, there is a long flight of steps down. We recommend that you take food and drinks with you if you plan to visit Kaputas Beach.
We recommend that you spend 1 or 2 days in Kas, located just 25km from Kalkan. Akcegerme Beach in Kas is a great option for a family with children with its 200m stretch of sand and usually calm waters.The beach offers children’s playground, water park, tennis courts, cafes,food and beverage shops, beach chairs, showers, and toilets. The Big and Small Pebble Beach,steps away from centre of Kas, offer a refreshing swim all day long due to the cold waterb springs. There are a number of nearby restaurants and cafes to choose from.
If you like warm waters and soft sandy beaches, 18 km stretch of golden sandy beach of Patara is for you.It is 20 km from Kalkan towards the ancient city of Patara and Fethiye.The sea is shallow and suitable for children. There are often small waves caused by warm winds.The beach is under protection as it is one of the places that sea turtles lay their eggs. There are food and beverage shops nearby.
You can access many nearby bays by boat and enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
The Pigeon Cave that is home to many pigeons and the renowned Mediterranean cave, Blue Cave near the Kaputas Beach are accessible by boat.
All kinds of water sports, scuba diving, fishing, boat tours, canoeing in Eşen Cay river, hiking scenic trails, and of course discovering the world famous Lycian Way, are just a few of the activities you can do during the day.Kas is recognized as one of the world's most famous diving spots today.You can arrange a dive at diving clubs in the harbour to explore amazing dive sites nearby such as Skates Rock, Panorama Reef, Firnaz Bay, Frank Wander, Heybeliada, Patara Canyon, Orphan Island, Mouse and Snake Islands Sakarya and Duchess of York Shipwreck.These dive sites are home to a diverse variety of reef and marine life. You can find more information on diving sites at www.aktifbalikadamlar.org.tr and the diving clubs in Kas and Kalkan.
If you want to cruise along the turquoise coastline, there are cruises and private charters that depart from Kas.To escape from the hot Mediterranean summer and taste the delicious locally grown trout, you can visit the nearby wolds of Bezirgan and Gombe, Islamlar Village, or the Saklikent Canyon. If you like history and prefer to discover the ancient ruins and the Lycian civilization, there are many ancient sites nearby.
We thank you for choosing Kalkan and welcome you to an unforgettable holiday experience.