Kalkan is a tourist attraction...
Kalkan was still a quiet town 20 years ago and has only recently become a little jewel of a holiday destination. The first people to come there for their holiday were wealthy Turks, who bought houses in the village in the early 1980s in order to restore them. The village then developed into a small tourist attraction with numerous side streets and charming little shops, but there has since been an increasing influx of British tourists since the end of the 1990s. This has had a somewhat adverse effect on the village's traditional atmosphere and led to an increase in the number of holiday homes being built. Nevertheless, Kalkan is still worth a visit. There are many fine restaurants in the small picturesque marina and numerous historic sites from Lycian times are only a few kilometres away.
Kalkan no longer has any hotels, as most of them have been converted into holiday homes which have been sold during the last five years.
From the available hotels we have selected the Rhapsody for you, one of the finest places in town: a stylish home with a minimalist design and stunning views.
Kalkan's marina has many excellent restaurants with a fabulous Mediterranean cuisine.
Kalkan has its own small pebble beach, which was expanded last year to allow more visitors to enjoy the sea pleasure. You can also spend a whole day at the beach in Kaputas, a sandy beach only 10 minutes away, with easy access through a nearby staircase. Delightful, crystal-clear and turquoise-coloured sea with fine white sand.
Sport and leisure
Windsurfing and water skiing are both available on the Kalamar peninsula at the Kalamar Beach Club.