Kalkan

Kalkan holidays

Boat trips, bathing platforms and bougainvillea-splashed streets – that’s Kalkan for you. Life ticks over at a leisurely pace in this small but chic fishing town, where a pretty harbour is home to all the action. Uphill, a tangle of gift shops, whitewashed villas and rooftop restaurant terraces tumble down to the seafront. And the higher you go, the better the view.
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Down by the harbour

There’s nothing nicer than waterfront food and drinks. Luckily, Kalkan has heaps of eateries packed around its boat-filled bay. Peruse the menus of tasty Turkish mezes – grilled meats, zesty salads and fresh-baked flatbreads – and settle in for an afternoon of boat watching to the sound of clinking cutlery and chitter chatter. At night, hit the yacht club for sunset cocktails.

Life’s a beach

A boat trip around the bay is a great way to while away a couple of hours. If you’re a little more adventurous, water sports are big news around here. Back on dry land, the small, pebble beach is a kick-back-and-take-it-all-in kinda place. There are a few chill-out beach clubs with cabanas too – the wooden bathing platforms give them a real 'Riviera' feel.

A little bit of history

If you’re a fan of old architecture, you can eye up the amazing Ottoman-Greek buildings in the old part of town. Better still, Kalkan’s well-placed for a day trip to the Lycian city of Xanthos. Get a glimpse into the goings on of this ancient empire as you wander around a crumbling amphitheatre and tombs dating back to 480 BC.

Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach)

Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach)

Dalaman Area

If more than four kilometres of golden sand, crystal clear water and stunning views wasn’t tempting enough, Iztuzu Beach has another special feature that brings the visitors in. Wooden stakes dotted around the...
Köycegiz Lake

Köycegiz Lake

Dalaman Area

Lake Köyceğiz is one of the largest coastal lakes in Turkey and a narrow channel links it to the Mediterranean Sea. The lake is surrounded by nature reserves covered in lush green trees. This a great place to...
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