Kalkan is a beautiful and picturesque harbour village with winding cobbled streets and alleyways cascading with vibrant bougainvillea, which has expanded gradually over recent years. The ancient old town retains its original character, surrounded by the awesome Taurus mountains. At its centre lies the harbour with a mix of local fishing craft, traditional gulets and visiting yachts.
There is a wealth of superb restaurants, the best to be had in coastal Turkey and for which Kalkan is famous. Here you will find menus to suit all tastes from freshly caught sea-food to succulent steaks. These are mainly situated along the harbour front or on roof terraces offering excellent views over the sea. A wonderful evening can be enjoyed in a relaxing ambience soaking up the atmosphere of the village at night. Many restaurants feature annually in UK national newspapers and magazines. Although sophisticated and chic, these have still retained their Turkish charm.
Shops are of excellent quality with a range of merchandise available from arts & crafts to ‘designer’ handbags. There is also an excellent weekly Thursday market providing many opportunities for bargain hunting. There are several banks with ATM machines and Post Office in the village.