About Kalkan

What is Kalkan in Turkey like?

On Turkey’s southwest Mediterranean coast, the upscale and international town of Kalkan is located. It is a part of the large Antalya region and is situated between Patara, a rustic village, and Kas, another wonderful seaside resort, with the longest sand beach in Turkey.

One of the most stunning places along Turkey’s stunning Lycian Coast is Kalkan, which is a magical site. Due to Kalkan’s Mediterranean location, its residents experience hot summers and moderate winters, making it a perfect weather trap. Kalkan is sufficiently tiny to avoid mass tourism and offers a high-end, nearly independent way of life.

A picturesque and unspoiled refuge of lush environment, a bright blue, crystal-clear sea, historic architecture, ancient history, and warm traditional Turkish hospitality, the typical old town features whitewashed buildings draped in bougainvillea. Formerly a fishing community, Kalkan is now a fairly sophisticated beach town with secluded restaurants and late-night entertainment.

The charming resort of Kalkan

Kalkan is still a wonderful and attractive resort with dazzling blue, crystal-clear water, historical buildings, and to top it all off, warm traditional Turkish hospitality, even in the absence of mass tourists.

In addition to being the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and quiet while taking in the natural beauty of the roughest mountains covered in pine woods and the cleanest seashores, Kalkan is also the excellent location for those looking to visit the nearby ruins of ancient Lycian cities. Lycia, often known as “The Land of Light,” was the first known historical federation and included the contemporary city-states between Fethiye and Antalya. Its seat was Xanthos (Arna in Lycian), which is now Kinik, 17 kilometres (11 miles) from Kalkan.

What does Kalkan have to offer?

Leaving the main town, you come across contemporary villas with views of the ocean. Brilliant sea views are provided by infinity pools and floor to ceiling windows. Few places in Turkey can compare to Kalkan. A tiny group of expats also make this their year-round home. They live a Mediterranean lifestyle, even though daily life slows down in the winter. Anyone considering moving there can rely on an established network of support, communication, and counsel.

Kalkan Beaches

Explore the many lovely beaches in Kalkan, which feature crystal-clear waters. Some of the beaches are either open to the general public or are managed by beach clubs. There is a cost to access the beaches run by clubs.

In the late evenings, Kalkan Halk Beach, which is always accessible to the general public and is situated directly on the Kalkan harbour, is ideal for strolling.

Beautiful Kaputas Beach is located in a quiet cove and is accessible from the road by going downwards. Here is beautiful sand, with shallow, clear seas for non-swimmers. Although there are no cafes, there are nice merchants nearby who have coolers stocked with ice cream and soft beverages.

Even though Kalkan Beach Park (Kisla Beach) is a small beach park, travellers flock there in droves since it’s a wonderful spot for families. Thanks to its magnificent waterslide, you can amuse the kids. For older kids and adults, there are numerous water sport activities accessible throughout the height of the summer.

The entire family can have a lot of fun at Kalamar Beach Club. There are numerous activities available, including pedal boats and kayaks. Adults can participate in a variety of sports like scuba diving and jet skiing, as well as rent boats and use sea trampolines. The beach club also offers a wide variety of food and beverages.

Family-friendly club Palm Beach Club has a restaurant and a bar. Throughout the day, taxi boats run between the harbour and Palm Club. In addition to a variety of watersports activities offered by the club, the beach features platforms for sunbathing, cushioned sun loungers, table tennis, and bathroom facilities.

Areas in Kalkan

KALAMAR is a lovely, peaceful location with a welcoming environment that is encircled by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The town centre is a short drive from Kalamar Bay. Its well-known beach club and a range of water activities are available to you. There are a few eateries on the main road that serve both local and foreign cuisine.

KISLA is a tranquil neighbourhood near the bay and shoreline that is found on the fringes of the city. You can take a water taxi to the Kalkan harbour or walk for 25 minutes to reach the town centre.

Although ORTAALAN is the region that is farthest from the town centre and the coast, you will find residences here that are much more opulent and have access to stunning surroundings. Probably one of Kalkan’s most picturesque neighbourhoods.

The charming little traditional village, PATARA is a 12 mile beach and 2,500-year-old archaeological sites are located close to the settlement of Patara. Due to the beach’s popularity as a nesting site for Loggerhead Turtles, it is heavily guarded. The village has a charming centre with a post office, a few modest businesses, cafes, and restaurants.

Where is the closest airport to Kalkan?

The closest airport, Dalaman Airport, is 120 kilometres away and requires a 90-minute trip. The summer flight schedule at one of Turkey’s busiest airports feeds thousands of passengers. Residents use the busier Antalya Airport, a three-hour drive away, with its year-round flight schedule, while scaling back on non-essential services in the winter.

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What’s on in Kalkan throughout 2024 – coming soon!!

Kalkan Market

Is found on the road leading from the Belediye to the Jandarma Station on Thursdays.

Kas on Friday

Fruits, vegetables, cheese, yoghurt, eggs, and household goods are all sold.

Things to do in Kalkan!

Trips by Boat

Private daily tours and Neptune boat tours

Beach Kaputas

The path leads downward to a hidden cove where this lovely beach is located. It boasts beautiful sand, with shallow, clear seas for non-swimmers. Although there are no cafes, there are shops nearby who have fridges stocked with ice cream and soft beverages. A quick 10-minute dolmus ride will take you to the magnificent Kaputas Beach.

Ancient village of Patara

The amazing ancient town of Patara is located in the centre of a national park. You will come across 2000-year-old Lycian ruins including the majestic Amphitheatre and the Triumphal Arch as you meander through the village. After taking it all in, you might want to relax in the charming tea garden in the village centre or head over to Patara Beach, where you can unwind and take in the breathtaking views. You may reach the settlement of Patara after a 20-minute dolmus trip for a nominal entrance fee.

Shopping in Kalkan

In Kalkan, shopping is a popular late-night pastime. The old town’s shops stay open until midnight, giving locals and visitors time to stroll through the illuminated alleyways and explore the lively stalls selling pottery, hand-blown glass, beautiful Turkish rugs, and costumes for belly dancing.

Nightlife in Kalkan

The ancient town has a great nightlife. Along the water, there are numerous roof-top wine bars with breathtaking views of the ocean. Along the old town’s winding lanes are a range of lively and traditional Turkish establishments where locals and visitors may take in Gypsy bands’ music most evenings.

If you are interested in property in Kalkan, please contact us at Turkish Connextions, we will be delighted to assist you.

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