Kalkan is a enchanting historic town and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey’s gorgeous Lycian coast, nestled among the majestic Taurus mountains.
It boasts a beautiful harbour front, full of Turkish gulets and small wooden boats surrounded by restaurants, shops and beachfront.

Formerly  a Greek fishing village, Kalkan has retained a wonderful mix of Greek and Turkish architecture with the  old quarter remaining the heart of the town, bustling yet unspoilt.

Restaurants are many and Kalkan is renown for its wonderful cuisine. Meander through cobbled streets, and enjoy the wonderful chatter with locals, whitewashed buildings cascading with bougainvillea and Candlelit roof-top restaurants.

Turkey is steeped in history and there are so many places to visit. Take a boat trip from the harbour or visit the Greek Island of Meis. Kas is a 30 minute car ride which is another wonderful town to visit, passing Kaputas beach on the way.

Kalkan History

Kalkan is an old fishing village and the only safe harbour between Kas and Fethiye, famous for its whitewashed houses and bougainvillea. Today Kalkan is a small, sophisticated resort town, but until the 1923 exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, Kalkan, then known as Kalamaki, was a prosperous Greek fishing village. It has a pretty marina, numerous bars and restaurants, quaint and steep lanes lined with 19-century fishermen’s cottages – and a great location overlooking a beautiful bay, backed by towering peaks.