Kalkan is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns along the Turquoise Coast, perfect for a beach holiday in Turkey.
Surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, Kalkan sits staggered down the hillside facing the crystalline, waters of the Mediterranean.
Once a small fishing village, it has evolved over the years into a vibrant, bustling harbour town. With a plethora of sophisticated restaurants, shops and bars along the waterfront and in the cobbled backstreets, Kalkan is a popular choice for a beach holiday in Turkey. This region is renowned for its excellent restaurants, in fact, its here that we have sampled some of the best Turkish cuisine we have ever tasted!
There is a small pebble town beach, and plenty of beach clubs offering a wide choice of water sports, which are a hit with adults and children alike. Patara beach is also nearby, an impressive 11 mile stretch of sand surrounded by dunes.
Just 15 minutes drive through the pine-clad Taurus mountains, you will find the small hamlet of Islamlar. This is a sleepy, picturesque village which has largely remained unchanged for centuries. With just a handful of local restaurants, bakery and a village shop. A holiday in Islamlar is a wonderful taste of rural Turkey, surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is a great choice for a relaxing escape, yet so close to cosmopolitan Kalkan, you can experience the best of both worlds.
Just 25 minutes drive around the coast is the more bohemian town of Kaş, meaning eyebrow in Turkish due to its unique shape! Although larger than Kalkan, Kaş is still a quaint town with cobbled streets, tea gardens and restaurants. It has a lovely harbourfront promenade lined with palm trees, and is a popular area for diving and boat trips. A superb excursion is to pop over to Meis, (Kastellorizo in Greek), a small Greek island, just 2km away.
For advice and to discuss your plans for a holiday in Kalkan, Islamlar or Kaş, simply get in touch.