Kalkan By Day

 

What was an old ottoman fishing village on the Lycian coast, with steep rolling mountains and dazzling turquoise waters, has now become one of the most stunning and enchanting resorts in the south-west of Turkey.

Kalkan is now a thriving and energetic town which is very popular with laid-back tourists looking for sun, sand and sophistication. With countless beach clubs that sit between the lush olive trees and lead onto the dazzling warm waters you will instantly relax into your holiday. Take the opportunity to ride the complimentary beach club boats and spot a turtle or two which frequently visit the bay of Kalkan.

Kalkan also boasts its very own shingle beach with blue sparkling waters and brightly coloured parasols. Kalkan beach is very popular with tourists who enjoy cool and shaded bars or restaurants during the mid-day sun as the beach is set in the centre of the old town.

Kalkan was originally a Greek fishing port and village with a Greek Orthodox church and a perfect mix of Greek and Ottoman architecture. The white stone houses given to Kalkan by the Greeks mixes perfectly with the ornate wooden balconies which are covered in rich coloured climbing bougainvillea and ornate carvings given to us by the Ottomans.

A key feature of Kalkan through the centuries is the buzzing harbour which was originally used as a merchant stopping point on the way to Antalya, but is now filled with brightly coloured fishing boats and traditional wooden gulets which take visitors on daily trips around the turquoise coast, ancient sunken cities, majestic hidden bays and mythological islands. These trips are perfect for hot mediterranean days and countless photo opportunities.

The town of Kalkan is surrounded by countless attractions for every type of traveler. For those wanting to relax and wind back, Kalkan is perfect as it is between two of Turkey’ s most famous beaches.For those seeking adventure you won't have to look far. Each beach club has their own vast list of water sports and inflatables including jet skis and water skiing. Additionally many offer the opportunity to learn the basics of scuba diving or boat trips where you can dive in the clear open waters between groups of darting fish and treasures on the sea floor.

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