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The small and beautiful fishing port of Kalkan, situated on the beautiful turquoise coast of Turkey, is un- spoilt by mass tourism and offers a more sophisticated experience than the usual resort town. Seeped in history Kalkan is one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey’s fabulous Lycian Coast.

Kalkan offers a holiday destination suitable for the most discerning of tastes, with its narrow winding streets lined with beautiful old villas amongst local specialty shops and fabulous restaurants in historic buildings, there is plenty to discover and enjoy. Masses of brilliant bougainvillea flowers hang from the original Ottoman balconies adding to the stunning beauty and truly unique atmosphere of Kalkan Kalkan has embraced its Ottoman Greek architecture and strict building codes ensure that the town remains small and any developments blend in with the historic architecture. Despite its small size Kalkan has plenty to offer with numerous restaurants offering fabulous local cuisine and an abundance of fresh sea fayre and European dishes.

Kalkan is the ideal base from which to explore the fantastic coast, with private tour operators offering a multitude of daily excursions by sea and road. Alternatively if you prefer a more tailored experience you may wish to hire a private boat for the day.

Whether a thrill seeker or looking to explore the regions rich history Kalkan has much to offer you by day and night, although the nightlife is a more laidback style than you would find in many of Turkey’s busier resorts.

But don't just take our word for it here are what some of the press have to say about Kalkan;

Sunday Times "Kalkan attracts the kind of visitor who would also enjoy Tuscany or the Dordogne"

The Guardian likens the town to "the Italian Riviera minus the poseurs"