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An introduction to Kalkan

If you like staying away from the main tourist crowds, then you'll appreciate holidays to Kalkan. Relatively untouched by mass development, this picturesque resort lies in a lovely bay and is a charming fusion of higgledy-piggledy old town, modern hotels and white-painted houses gathered around a pretty harbour.


Better still, whether you're on a full-on summer holiday, cheaper break or self-catering holiday, there's plenty in Kalkan to keep you busy. During the day, stroll the stone streets shopping for kilims or trinkets, admire the balconied houses and stop at the bustling cafés for refreshing apple teas or chilled beers. Alternatively, linger beside the harbour watching the yachts, go walking in the cool mountains or tour the nearby archeological wonders, like the amazing Roman site at Patara.


And how about the beach? Kalkan holidays lay out lots of treasures. Apart from a compact pebble beach, the town has man-made platforms for launching yourself into the sapphire waters. Otherwise, a bus or hire car will get you to Kaputas and Patara, the two breathtaking sandy beaches close by.


Holidays in Kalkan also mean genuinely laid-back night times. Most restaurants boast al-fresco roof terraces, ideal for a candlelit dinner before you head for a moonlit waterside bar for a nightcap or two. Add a yellow moon and it's pure, unadulterated Turkish delight.

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Hotel Baraka in Cirali (Olympos)

Hotel in Cirali (Olympos)

Kalkan Oasis Hotel

Hotel in Kalkan

Kalkan Likya Residence Hotel SPA

Hotel in Kalkan