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Kalkan, Turkey

Kalkan is a picturesque harbour town on the aptly-named Turquoise Coast.

Despite having changed from a fishing village into a fairly upmarket tourist town in the mid-20th century, the town is still characterful and enjoyable to explore. It has varied and numerous dining options, especially on the streets surrounding the harbour, which are full with restaurants and bars. 

Although the town does not have a beach there are rocky bays or decking from which to swim. There is plenty to do around the area, with Lycian rock tombs, an ancient underwater city close by and a variety of outdoor activities on offer, including walking and cycling. 

Taking a boat trip around the local coastline and coves is highly recommended.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Kalkan

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kalkan, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Kalkan

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    Places near Kalkan

    Accommodation choices for Kalkan

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kalkan. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Asfiya Sea View Hotel

      Asfiya Sea View Hotel

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      Asfiya Sea View is a stylish hotel with exceptional views out across the sea from its hillside location, and is just ten minutes' walk from the town centre.

    • Likya Residence Hotel & Spa, Kalkan

      Likya Residence Hotel & Spa

      Medium

      A beautiful hotel with views out across the headland and Mediterranean Sea, the Likya Residence Hotel & Spa offers a tranquil retreat and is only a few minutes' walk away from the restaurant-filled harbour streets of Kalkan.