The charming village of Kalkan has steep narrow lanes climbing down
On the way down to the harbour, you will pass a variety of shops and
restaurants. With so many restaurants to choose from, you can’t go
far wrong. One of our favourites is Belgin’s Kitchen—near the small
amphitheatre in the middle of town.
There are many beaches within reach of Kalkan. Nearby Patara beach
ranks as one of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. Another fine
beach, about 6k towards Kas is Kaputas beach, across from Kaputas Gorge.
There are many sights of natural beauty. Saklikent Gorge is
spectacular, as is the famous Olu Deniz beach. You can take an all
day boat tour from Kas or from Ucagiz, going around the bays and
islands to see Kekova and Semena and the sunken Lycian remains just
under the water.
There are also all day boat tours from Kalkan which take you to the
nearby Snake island and Mouse island for a whole day of swimming and
Kalkan is part of ancient Lycia. There are many remains of Ancient
Lycia scattered around this part of Turkey. Tlos, Pinara, Zanthos,
Sdyma and Letoon are but a few of the Lycean sites.
It is also worth a trip inland to the villages of Bezirgan and
Islamlar. If you arrive at Islamlar for lunch, try one of the trout
farm restaurants. Our favourite so far is Degirmen.