: Kalkan Beach
: Over 130 Restuarants
Car: not necessary
Kalkan is a sophisticated resort being the place for people who dislike mass tourism. It is sometimes referred to as the best kept secret of Turkey. The local people are very friendly and hospitable. Kalkan is built at the foot of the Taurus Mountains and was originally a small fishing village with the old town retaining its old world charm with its many small and winding streets draped with Bougainvillaea. There are many places of interest to visit in and around Kalkan such as the impressive Saklikent Gorge, Patara beach - home of the Loggerhead turtle, the mountain plateau with the village of Bezirgan, the trout farms and restaurants of Islamlar or the historical sites of Xanthos, Letoon, Kekova,and Myra.
Kalkan itself has extensive facilities for boat trips, swimming, diving, snorkelling etc. Kalkan has its own small beach and various beach clubs reached by free water taxi. Stunning natural beaches such as Kaputas are a short bus [dolmus] ride away. Kalkan has a weekly market.
Other Activities: Jeep safari, tandem paragliding, water activities