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The charming seaside town of Kalkan is an upmarket harbour town situated on Turkey’s Mediterranean shoreline in an area known as the Turquoise Coast. It is a perfect choice for a relaxing holiday where you can do as little or as much as you want. This pretty town is built on the side of a mountain where whitewashed buildings, of historic Ottoman architecture, line twisting cobbled streets that wind down towards the harbour. Holidays in Kalkan are a fantastic choice if you want to avoid mass-market tourism and relax away from the crowds.
Kalkan is in a beautiful area of Turkey where rolling hillsides fall dramatically into the glorious sea giving a spectacular setting. The views across the harbour and bay are breathtaking. There is a small pebble beach in the town or for a better beach head for the resort of Patara or Kaputas Beach both just a few minutes away by local dolmus which are much larger and have water sports on offer.
Many people who have holidays to Kalkan will have been numerous times. It has a very high repeat ratio for visitors who are attracted by the beautiful scenery, the friendly locals and some of the best restaurants in Turkey. Many of the hotels in Kalkan are family run so you are always assured a warm welcome. The resort also boasts the highest number of restaurants and bars per square metre in any of the Turkish resorts and as such, Kalkan is famous for its rooftop restaurants that overlook the bay and the choice of cuisine is fantastic with everything from fresh seafood to international tastes such as Chinese.
Kalkan Holidays – Highly recommended
The locals welcome you as if you are an old friend and the resort really gives the feeling of being away from it all and away from the mass tourism that other larger resorts have in Turkey. The Thursday market in Kalkan is a top choice for shoppers looking for bargains and gifts for loved ones back home. With anything from clothes to spices and everything in between. Shops and stalls open until late evening and offer great souvenirs such as gold and silver jewellery, Turkish rugs, handmade crafts and even tailor-made suits.
There are lots of historic sites within easy reach of Kalkan so it is a great base for exploring the local area. The ancient city of Patara, the birthplace of St. Nicholas The sunken city of Kekova is just off the coast and excursions leave daily from the harbour. There are all types of activities for the more adventurous including scuba diving, canoeing or a popular excursion is the jeep safari that explores the local mountains and waterfalls.
Once you have been on a Kalkan holiday, you will soon see why so many people return time after time.
Hotels in Kalkan