Resort of Kalkan in Antalya Turkey
The town of Kalkan in Antalya province is a quiet, peaceful and charming resort on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. In the past if was a simple fishing village and later Kalkan resort became a modern seaside resort with a cozy small hotels, fine dining restaurants and a variety of shops.
So where is Kalkan located or by other words where is Kalkan in Turkey? Kalkan resort is located in a small bay in the Gulf of Kelemis surrounded by the Taurus mountains in Antalya province. Due to strict building regulations it manages to retain its unique coloring of Ottoman - Greek architecture. Due to the open position a nice light breeze is constantly blowing from the see that makes you to really enjoy Kalkan resort and at the same time bay protects the city from strong gusts of wind.
History may tell more about Kalkan Antalya Turkey. In ancient times there were no settlements the territory of modern Kalkan, the bay served as a refuge for ships in bad weather and later bay became a good haven for pirates. During the 19th century Kalkan has become one of the most important trade ports of the coast. Founded during the Ottoman Empire the port was known by the Greek name of Kalamaki. In Turkish Kalkan means "round shield". Gradually sea trade was fading away due to the development of the road transport network and finally disappears at all.
British sailors arrived here in 1960 and precipitated the city to promote tourism that became the main item of Kalkan income budget. Due to this the historic charm of the city - narrow streets, low white houses in the Greek - Ottoman style was saved so you can enjoy Kalkan in full.
So what are the best things to do in Kalkan Turkey? One of the best places to visit near Kalkan Turkey is Kaputas Beach located in 7 kilometers from Kalkan resort, Kaputas Kalkan beach is the place where you can sunbathe and swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Among the other things to do near Kalkan Turkey are boat trips from Kalkan marina.
We offer both - group guided tours to Kalkan Turkey as well as Kalkan private trips from Fethiye, Hisaronu, Ovacik, Oludeniz and Calis. The distance from Fethiye to Kalkan is 81 km, from Kalkan to Oludeniz distance is 88 km, from Antalya to Kalkan is 213 km. For those who stay in Kalkan would be nice to come from Kalkan to Oludeniz for a day and combine breathtaking tandem paragliding and lazy day on one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey - Oludeniz Blue Lagoon.