Kalkan Holiday Overview
The Mediterranean harbour town of Kalkan is a stylish holiday destination which has a long-standing reputation for chic accommodation, leading restaurants and a chilled-out atmosphere. It was originally popular with the sailing fraternity and now extends its welcome to visitors from around the globe who relish the very best. It is a harbour town which just oozes the flavour of Turkey. You will be enchanted by its narrow streets and cobbled alleyways leading up the hillside surrounding the harbour.
Kalkan holidays are enjoyed in a laid-back, lazy resort where time can pass doing virtually nothing except relaxing, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying your time away. Spend your days swimming in the clear Mediterranean waters, perhaps from one of the many seafront ‘beach’ clubs, where you can also enjoy watersports such as waterskiing and jetski. Then, what could be better than an early evening promenade through the narrow streets to explore the charming shops, before settling down with a cold glass of wine to admire the views over the harbour-front. Kalkan has an excellent choice of restaurants serving authentic local cuisine and freshly-caught fish, as well as a number of lively bars. With over 25 historic sites less than a two hour drive or boat trip away, Kalkan is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. We have a full programme of tours with English-speaking guides covering most local places of interest.
For beach-lovers, Kalkan has its own small pebble beach or head out of town to the nearby beautiful beaches of Kaputas or Patara – only 20 minutes away and both easily accessed by a regular dolmus (minibus) service from the centre of Kalkan at a minimal cost. Kaputas is a fine, shingle beach, with sea the most unfeasibly bright turquoise colour you have ever seen. Patara, on the other hand is an 11 mile stretch of golden sand, with a wonderfully atmospheric ruined Roman city, including a 10,000 seat amphitheatre, which lies half-buried in the sand. It is certainly easy to understand why Kalkan has such a loyal following amongst our clients, with many of them returning year after year. It proves particularly popular with couples of all ages, who appreciate the relaxed ambience, the authentic atmosphere and the beautiful setting.
Remember if you would like to visit Kalkan and another destination we can help you tailor a fabulous break which includes Kalkan and another location such as Istanbul, Cappadocia or elsewhere.
Transfers & distances
Dalaman Airport 135km (1 hr 45 mins drive); Fethiye 85km; Saklikent 55km; Dalyan 150km; Kas 35km.
Average Temperatures in Dalaman Region