With its spruced-up restaurants, elegant marina, and scenic beaches, Kalkan will be the hippest stop of your sailing trip.
Set foot in trendy Kalkan and it seems a coastal scene might erupt at any moment. Slightly more luxurious compared to its neighboring Turquoise Coast cities, Kalkan is the ultimate allure for those looking for high-end comfort. It is set in an impeccable cove right at the end of the Mediterranean’s most attractive curve. Traces of its former fishing village vibes are present in its out-of-sight stretches. But, the modern outlook of Kalkan is the main scene.
The most worthwhile beaches in Turkey are within driving distance to Kalkan, including the phenomenal Kaputas. Still, if your visit is limited to the town center, Kalkan’s public beach will deliver everything you expect from the dazzling Mediterranean. You can also access the town’s more remote beach clubs by water taxi from the harbor. All sorts of beach utilities await in the luxury resorts offering bliss beyond leisure. These are also the address for Kalkan’s nightlife, along with more formal clubs and bars tucked away in the center. The old town surrounding the marina has old houses and cozy cafes that will take you back in time for a moment. Back then, the coastal hotspot was just a humble Greek fishing village named Kalamaki.
Kalkan has charm in spades when it comes to world cuisine, particularly seafood. Convivial artisan restaurants bring the most authentic Turkish dishes before you seasoned with hospitality. For a taste of variety, head to the fine-dining highlights. Also worth trying is the unique cocktails served in the hopping bars of Kalkan’s seaside promenade.
Tours visiting Kalkan