The enchanting historic town of Kalkan was once a small fishing village. Today it still retains its charm in spite of increasing sophistication due to its popularity with international visitors. The winding, cobbled streets teem with life at night to the accompanyment of jazz and blues music wafting from bars and restaurants.
Kalkan boasts more than a hundred fine restaurants , many set at roof top level, offering excellent Turkish and European cuisine at reasonable prices. There are several good quality food shops including supermarkets, boutiques selling everything from jewellery to pashminas, and all essential daily needs are well catered for.
On Thursdays, there is a local market in Kalkan.
As you wind down the alleyways you come across the glorious harbour where beautiful traditional gulets and
luxury yachts moor up for the evening. Diving, fishing, scuba diving,snorkling, water skiing, caneoing can all
be booked from the harbour. You can sole charter a gulet which will take you to secluded bays which
are inaccessible by road. There are daily boat trips going out in the morning and back in the afternoon, one of these trips goes around the Kalkan bay area and the islands in the bay. There is a fine, children friendly, pebbled beach in Kalkan.
The prestigeous Kömurluk area is located a 10 minute stroll from the Old Town. The area, nestled in an olive grove has the most spectacular views of Kalkan bay, the islands and the harbour. There is a beach club, Palm Beach Club, providing boat taxi services, a restaurant and a bar as well as sunbathing facilities
The wonderful friendliness, warmth and hospitality of the peole in Kalkan, together with the incredible beauty of this unspoilt area of Turkey, are probably the main reasons why visitors that have once come to known Kalkan tend to come back, year after year!