The historic port of Kalkan was originally a small fishing village and is now one of the most attractive resorts on Turkey's Turquoise coast. Untouched by mass tourism, Kalkan appeals to visitors who want more than a beach holiday. The old town has pretty cobbled streets lined with historic Greek and Turkish buildings covered in bougainvillea, leading down to the harbour.
Kalkan is renowned for its high quality, reasonably priced restaurants, many of which boast roof terraces with views of the harbour and bay. You can also enjoy a cocktail or two in one of the relaxing bars or do a little shopping in the many charming boutiques.
There are lots of beautiful places to see near Kalkan. Visit Saklikent Gorge and walk through part of the 900 foot deep ravine or sunbathe at the unspoilt Patara beach with its 14 km of pure white sand or Kaputas cove, a secluded beach at the foot of a ravine.
The Lycian cities and UNESCO world heritage sites of Patara, Xanthos and Letoon are also within easy reach.
As well as shopping, eating and lazing in the sun on the local beach, Kalkan offers a whole range of activities including: