Kalkan: A seaside town located in Antalya province the most beautiful area of Mediterranean region, Kalkan astounds everyone with its scenic beauty and cultural legacy.
Although the area is situated at the crossroads of the ancient major cities of the Lydian civilization, Kalkan was founded by traders from Meis Island only 200 years from now. The town which served as a major port once is now one of the most attractive holiday centers.
In the vicinity of Kaş and Fethiye, Kalkan has one of the most precious Blue Flag beaches of the Mediterranean region. Surrounded by many natural wonders, the seaside resort is the perfect destination to spend some peaceful and enjoyable time.
Kalkan, where you can try the most natural and delicious flavors of the region, welcomes you also with convenient transportation options!
One of the most precious resorts of Antalya province, Kalkan, with its charming boutique hotels, unique restaurants, beaches and marinas is literally a refuge where you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Originally a Greek fishing village, called Kalamaki until the year 1920, Kalkan has begun to grow and flourish afterwards. The houses and streets of the ancient times are still observable today. Kalkan, with the mountains behind and the sea in front of it is a town nestled in the lap of nature.
The area is also well known for its villa tourism. There are large villas scattered everywhere owned by the locals or foreigners.
Surrounded by lovely white houses and charming restaurants, Kalkan offers the most delicious dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine made of local vegetables, herbs, fish and various seasonings.
The town center, comprised of the historical harbor surrounded by narrow streets is preserved in its natural state.
You can take part in a boat tour and visit matchless coves and landscapes and dive into the deep blue sea to explore the underwater of the region.
The habitat of a dense population of pigeons, the Güvercin Deniz (Pigeon Sea) Cave is accessible only by boat and attracts visitors for its colorful scenic views.
Make sure to visit the renowned Kaputaş beach where you can observe the most beautiful sunrise and sunset. With its white washed sands meeting the clear blue sea, Kaputaş is the ideal location to enjoy the sun and the sea.
You may want to take a look at the olives, soaps and handiworks produced by the locals, and purchase some of them for loved ones or yourself. Furthermore, there are a variety of local shops where you can do some shopping.
Better start preparing now if you want to see one of the most beautiful seaside towns of Turkey’s south.
Kalkan has a well preserved landscape and sea and is representative of the beautiful nature and habitat of the Mediterranean Region. Yet, it enchants visitors also with its festivals.
The Kalkan Festival of the Sea is organized on July 1 every year and becomes the scene of numerous ceremonies and activities.
The venue of a series of local activities, Kalkan invites you to participate as well.
How can I get there?
Kalkan is in the vicinity of Antalya with various transportation facilities offering frequent public transport.
The Antalya Airport hosts domestic and international flights from many major cities in Turkey and Europe. Once you have arrived there, you can get to your destination in a short time by taking one of the public transportation vehicles or shuttles leaving from the airport to Kalkan.
Antalya province is also reachable by bus leaving from any major city in Turkey. There are shuttle services and public transport vehicles leaving from the Antalya bus terminal to Kalkan.
Are you ready to meet Kalkan, one of the favorite seaside resorts of the region?