Things are hotting up in Kalkan!
The Summer Holiday Season is now in full swing in Kalkan. With wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the mid 30's, bougainvilla clad balconies, friendly locals, fantastic dinning opportunities, amazing views and turquoise waters. It is not hard to see why Kalkan is the place to be.
This unspoilt landscape, idyllic beaches, the cobbled streets of Kalkan's Old Town and the authentic charm of the old fishing harbour, surrounded by the Taurus Mountains that wrap themselves around the town, has captured the hearts of many who keep returning to this beautiful little place year after year.
This holiday season things started at a slightly slower pace. However, we are happy to report that visitors are returning, lured no doubt by the stunning location, the beautiful weather and some great holiday bargains.
The boats in the harbour are out everyone day with holiday makers enjoying a fantastic day on the water, around the Kalkan Bay area and beyond. New restaurants down by the harbor have added to Kalkan’s extensive eateries. Avalon is a new roof top restaurant in the Old Town and Hunkers, an old favourite serving traditional Turkish fare. have extended their restaurant to accommodation more guests. The Old Town Café has opened (part of the Old Town Hotel), they serve the most delicious cakes and in our humble opinion, the best coffee in Kalkan.
Not to mention the many places to visit in the area, from stunning Saklikent Gorge, to Kayakok (the Ghost Town), Xanthous, Tlos, Myra and Kekova (the Sunken City), to the Patarra Beach (the longest beach in Turkey) and home to the amazing ruins including the amphitheatre.
It is also worth a visit to the local colourful markets in Kalkan (Thursday) and Fethiye (Tuesday). Or for a complete change of pace why not visit the Bezirgan and Islamlar area, high in the mountains above Kalkan and have lunch or dinner at one of the Trout Restaurants there.
All in all Kalkan is an absolute Turkish Delight!!! Come see for yourself!