Kalkan is a harbour town set in a bay with a breathtaking landscape. It is located on Turkey's south west coast, between the towns of Fethiye (85 km to the west) and Kas (27 km to the east). With dramatic views of the Taurus Mountains behind and shimmering sea views of the Mediterranean to the front of the town.
Kalkan was once an Ottoman-Greek fishing village known as Kalamiki. Strict conservation laws have ensured that the old village has retained its authentic ambience and architecture.
The horseshoe harbour is full of fishing boats and gulets (Turkish sailing boats) from which scuba diving and day trips can be taken.
Kalkan is renowned for its narrow streets and rooftop terraces, where you can leisurely dine with a fantastic choice of many restaurants whilst watching the sunset over the harbour and listen to the call to prayer from the waterside mosque. See Turkish Delights Indulge for more Kalkan holiday information.
Kalkan has numerous boutique-style shops selling an array of jewellery, clothing, leather goods, Turkish carpets and lighting. Every Thursday there is a local open-air market selling anything from fresh vegetables, clothing, household goods to herbs and spices. A great place to wander round and do a bit of bartering. Ladies, there is plenty of choice for retail therapy!
Kalkan is an ideal holiday destination for couples looking for a romantic break but also suits families or groups of friends.
As the streets in Kalkan are steep (and some cobbled) it may not be a suitable destination for those who are in a wheelchair or who have walking difficulties.
Kalkan Turkish Local News (KTLN) provide a grid code system for locating anywhere in Kalkan, called KTLocationCode. Go to the link http://kalkan.turkishlocalnews.com/portal/ktlc to find where you are looking for.