A perfect harbourside town with a laid-back atmosphere and fantastic cuisine.
Kalkan is a small and peaceful harbour village on the beautiful South West coast of Turkey known as the Turqoise Coast because of the colour of its seas. Also known as the Lycian Coast, Lycia being the name of this region in ancient times.
The town stands at the foot of the Taurus Mountains and is built around a historic harbour which overlooks a beautiful bay. Narrow winding cobbled streets lined with buildings in the ottoman style, colourful shops, bars and restaurants lead down to the harbour which is still used by the local fishing boats and pleasure boats alike.
The town itself is charmingly sleepy by day and yet there is lots to do if you wish. At night the place becomes magical with over 100 restaurants, many of them roof top restaurants overlooking the bay, offering fantastic cuisine with warm hospitality creating a unique atmosphere.
Nightlife in Kalkan is very relaxed and often involves a stroll around town, a little retail therapy. , pre-dinner drinks in one of the bars, dinner and then round off the evening with a last drink or two in one of the pavement bars - great places for people watching!
All in all this is a sophisticated resort where the pace of life is slow and the night-life is laid-back - there are no wild night clubs here.
This is a great location to use as a base to discover this beautiful and fascinating region. The coastline is truly spectacular with stunning beaches, rugged cliffs and pine forests that plunge to the sea with evidence of the history of the region to be found around every corner.
You will be amazed at how many people you meet in Kalkan year after year after year; there really is no other place quite like Kalkan. It is renowned for the number of repeat visitors!