Kalkan, described as Turkeys best kept secret, is a small,
sophisticated resort set on the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. The
town nestles on the foot of the Taurus mountains and was once a
small fishing village, it is now a charming holiday resort
consisting of cobbled streets, housing interesting shops selling
jewellery, carpets and local goods. One can enjoy bartering with the
shopkeepers and their hospitality offering of apple tea.
Kalkan is one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Mediterranean
Retaining the charm and character of a Turkish fishing village, with
winding cobbled streets, lined with local craft, antique and clothes
There is an air of relaxed sophistication reflected in the
hospitality, fabulous harbour side and rooftop restaurants offering
the highest quality traditional cuisine, which is sure to delight
even the most discerning palette.
Kalkan comes alive at night, you can set your own pace - stroll
through the bustling colourful streets, listen to the music in the
bars, sample some of the finest food at the harbour side restaurants
or those with roof top terraces offering views of Kalkans wonderful
Enjoy a beer at the bars on the picturesque harbour, admire the
gullets, the fishing and sailing boats, or hire for the day your
privately skippered boat and be taken to the coves for a swim in the
turquoise sea, sunbathe, enjoy the food, all at unbelievable value.
Visit the small pebbled beach close by the harbour or the local
beach clubs and enjoy the water sports available, such as
snorkeling, scuba diving and wind surfing.
A Sunday Times article likened visitors to Kalkan to those attracted
to Tuscany and the Dordogne, we agree entirely, Kalkan is for the
discerning holiday maker.