About Kalkan

Kalkan: The Hidden Paradise

Nestled along Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean coast, the district of Kaş in Antalya province is a harmonious blend of history and nature. One of the hidden paradises within this district is Kalkan, a place that offers visitors an unforgettable holiday experience. Kalkan is not just a holiday resort but also a place where tranquility, nature, and luxury converge.

History and Culture

The history of Kalkan dates back to the Lycian civilization. In ancient times, it was known as “Kalamaki.” This historical heritage is still palpable in Kalkan’s atmosphere today. As you stroll through its narrow streets, the historical stone houses and bougainvillea-adorned avenues reveal traces of the past. The small harbor on Kalkan’s coast has helped the area maintain its identity as a traditional fishing village.

Natural Beauty

Kalkan is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. It is famous for its magnificent bays, crystal-clear waters, and pristine beaches. Kaputaş Beach, just a short drive from Kalkan, captivates visitors with its turquoise waters and fine sand. Patara Beach is notable not only for its natural beauty but also for being a breeding ground for caretta caretta turtles.

Water Sports and Activities

Kalkan offers a wealth of water sports activities. It is home to some of the best diving spots in the Mediterranean. In Kalkan’s clear waters, you can discover a rich marine life. Additionally, you can enjoy sailing, canoeing, jet skiing, and many other water sports. Boat tours along Kalkan’s coast are also very popular. These day-long tours allow you to explore hidden coves and enjoy swimming in the refreshing Mediterranean waters.

Accommodation and Gastronomy

Kalkan offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury boutique hotels to charming guesthouses. Each provides high standards of service and ensures an unforgettable stay for guests. The local restaurants offer some of the finest examples of Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh seafood, olive oil dishes, and local mezes are among the must-try delicacies in Kalkan.

Nightlife and Shopping

While Kalkan is ideal for those seeking a peaceful holiday, it is also known for its vibrant nightlife. The bars and cafes along the coast stay open until late and offer a lively atmosphere with live music performances. Additionally, in Kalkan’s market, you can find handmade souvenirs, local art, and unique jewelry designs.


Kalkan is an ideal destination for both nature and history lovers – those seeking a relaxing holiday by the sea or out of season for walkers. It is a place where history, nature, beautiful scenery, restaurants and bars come to life amidst bougainvillea alleyways dotted with shops

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