Kalkan fulfils every holiday wish...
Kalkan's origins date back to a small fishing village. Today it has become more sophisticated although it retains much of it's original charm. It is favoured by many British people seeking to purchase a property abroad or to arrange their own holiday away from the mass tourist destinations.
There is a wide range of bars available from those catering for pre-dinner drinks, to stylish and atmospheric Blues and Jazz bars for later in the evening
Kalkan also has a multitude of excellent roof-top restaurants offering a wide range of both Turkish and international cuisine.
Narrow streets lined with shops twist down to the small harbour where further excellent restaurants can be found.
Kalkan itself has a small pebble beach.
Much of the swimming /relaxing in the village is done
from local beach clubs of which there
are a number. These have loungers and umbrellas and
serve food and drink.
Sandy beaches can be reached by dolmus (local bus). A 10 minute journey takes you to Kaputas beach - a stunning sandy beach dramatically positioned at the foot of a ravine. A little further away (18kms or 25 minutes) is Patara beach said by the Sunday Times travel writer to be one of the finest in the world.
There are several dive
companies based in the harbour area and water sports
The whole area is littered with history from the ancient sites along the Lycian Way to Xanthos and Patara.
Feeling adventurous - walk the Saklikent Gorge or visit the ghost town at Kayakoy.
Those more interested in shops will find plenty to browse around in local markets and the shops of nearby Fethiye and Kas.