Kalkan ‘The Jewel of the Turquoise Mediterranean’

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Kalkan, described as Turkey's best kept secret, is a small, sophisticated resort set on the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. The town nestles at the foot of the Taurus mountains and was once a small fishing village, it is now a charming holiday resort, consisting of cobbled streets housing interesting shops selling jewellery, carpets and local goods. One can enjoy bartering with the shopkeepers and their hospitality offering of apple tea.

Kalkan is one of the most unspoilt resorts on the Mediterranean coast, retaining the charm and character of a Turkish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets, lined with local craft, antique and clothes shops.

There is an air of relaxed sophistication reflected in the hospitality, fabulous harbour-side and rooftop restaurants offering the highest quality traditional cuisine, which is sure to delight even the most discerning palate.

Kalkan comes alive at night. You can set your own pace - stroll through the bustling colourful streets, listen to the music in the bars, sample some of the finest food at the harbour-side restaurants or those with rooftop terraces offering views of Kalkan's wonderful illuminated nightlife.

Enjoy a beer at the bars on the picturesque harbour, admire the gulets, the fishing and sailing boats, or hire for the day your privately skippered boat and be taken to the coves for a swim in the turquoise sea, sunbathe, enjoy the food, all at unbelievable value.

Visit the small pebbled beach close by the harbour or the local beach clubs and enjoy the water sports available, such as snorkelling, scuba diving and wind surfing.

A Sunday Times article likened visitors to Kalkan to those attracted to Tuscany and the Dordogne. We agree entirely - Kalkan is for the discerning holiday maker.