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Sophisticated charm on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

Old-fashioned charm meets cosmopolitan flair in this fishing village turned trendy seaside resort. Stretching up the hillside from the harbour, the views out over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean are straight off a postcard. The Old Town is all about whitewashed houses and local bistros, while the promenade is bang up to date with its stretch of trendy bars and restaurants.

Holidays to Kalkan – A gem on the Turkish Riviera

Kalkan getaways are all about embracing the Turquoise Coast and the laidback vibe. Head for the harbour and hop on a boat to see what all the fuss is about – or better yet get up-close-and-personal with the Mediterranean with a spot of scuba diving. The Blue Flag beach is a small-but-perfectly-formed pebble number with sun loungers and is perfect for catching a few rays.

The bay is the star of the show when it comes to wining and dining in Kalkan. Restaurants have snagged many of the rooftops up the hill for a view that’s hard to beat. Enjoy plates of fresh, local produce and a chilled glass of wine as you watch the sunset on the horizon.


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Your Kalkan questions, answered

July and August are the hottest months, when temperatures hit the mid-30s. The weather starts to heat up in April, and usually lasts into November, so visiting in spring or autumn usually means good temperatures and lots of sunshine with not much rain.
The food in Kalkan is mostly traditional Turkish fare. Think fresh local meat and fish, organic produce, and amazing flavours. The resort is a fairly popular spot for British tourists so expect some international options, too. The town is well-known for its rooftop dining, so make sure you find time to catch a sunset from one. 
The nightlife in Kalkan is laidback but lively. You won’t find any night clubs here but what you will find are great local bars – some with live music – that will stay open until the last customer leaves. Kalkan has fairly strict noise disturbance laws, so the streets tend to be peaceful after dark. 
If you prefer to have total freedom to get around, and plan on lots of day trips and excursions, then having a hire car will be very handy, but it's not a necessity. The local 'dolmuş' (minibus) can take you to the nearby coastal town of Kaş, Patara Beach, and Fethiye, so you'll definitely have options for getting out of Kalkan. Taxis are a fairly cheap option for getting around, too.  
There’s loads to keep kids busy in Kalkan, particularly if they’re water babies. Get stuck into some water sports, head out on a boat tour to explore nearby caves, or head to one of the beach clubs where you can take full advantage of swimming platforms and slides into the sea. The further away from the harbour you get, the steeper the hills, so if you’re travelling with little ones you might want to stay closer to the shore.