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.