the southwest corner of the
Turkish coast lies one of the most beautiful and
unspoiled areas of the Mediterranean.
During the day, Kalkan is almost disarmingly
laid-back, as visitors choose to enjoy the
crystal clear waters lapping the Lycian coast.
The pebbly public beach next to Kalkan’s harbour
was recently extended and is more than adequate
for swimming and sunbathing.
However you choose to spend your days, no-one
can resist being back in Kalkan by evening, for
the variety and quality of eating places on
offer is quite astonishing for such a compact
There are little restaurants that are so low-key
that many visitors never notice them; just the
place to enjoy delicious and genuine local
cooking. Magical surroundings, a dash of relaxed
sophistication and a seemingly limitless variety
of places to explore make Kalkan irresistible.