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Location

Dalaman airport, approximately 1.5 hours away

Antalya airport, approximately 2.5 hours away

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Kalkan is a picturesque harbour town on the stunning southwest Mediterranean coast backed by the Taurus Mountains. The cobbled winding streets display historic Turkish buildings, local shops, bars and boutiques.

Kalkan has over a hundred restaurants offering a wide variety of choice, with many tucked away from view on roof terraces and down cobbled streets. The quality of food is high and many cater for the more cosmopolitan clientele that Kalkan attracts. The nightlife comprises mainly of restaurants and bars, although there is a few late night live music venues.

Kalkan has a pebbled beach with ‘blue flag’ status awarded for cleanliness. All forms of water sports are available, or you can simply charter a boat and crew for the day to explore the dramatic coastline and inlets.

In Kalamar Bay, there is a local beach club with secluded bathing platforms cut into the hillside on the waters edge with swimming, water sports, restaurants and bar facilities, providing amazing views of the sea.

Should you wish to go exploring there is lots to choose from-

  • Kaputas beach is approximately 15 minutes drive away. This is a lovely sandy beach located at the foot of a ravine.
  • Patara beach (25 minutes away) one of Mediterranean’s most beautiful and unspoilt beaches and has 18 km of golden sand, without a single building!
  • Kalkan has an excellent local diving centre providing half day trips to some of the oldest submerged ruins in the Mediterranean and sea caverns.
  • Paragliding is available with many reputable companies offering good value trips and the chance to see the area from a birds eye view.
  • Trekking is a popular way to explore the area and there are many routes to choose from including the more challenging peninsula paths.
  • Sulphur pools and treatment spas are available in Fethiya (within 45 min)
  • The river gorge at Salikent is a 20 km canyon. It is a hot spot for outdoor activities including rafting, although it also offers the relaxing choice of lazing around on suspended platforms above the Xanthos river eating freshly caught fish and drinking local beverages!
  • Kalkan is in the heart of the lycian region and many ancient sites are close, including Xanthos, Letoon, Pinara, Tlos and Patara.

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