Descends to the sea in terraces of whitewashed houses, with cobbled streets and a pretty harbour. After sunset, dine out at a roof top restaurant or wander around the Aladdin’s caves of boutique shops that line the principle streets. Every Thursday, is a colourful market, providing fruit & vegetables, shoes, clothes, gifts and house wares.
Kaputas - 7 km
The famous & most photographed dramatic sand and pebble cove at the mouth of a steep sided gorge, five minutes taxi drive from Kalkan.
Islamlar - 8km
Take a short trip into the cool montains for simple restaurants serving fresh trout or chicken, salads, goat cheese, Mezze and fresh fruit. All can be eaten whilst taking in the wonderful views of Kalkan & Patara in the distance, to the music of the mountain streams.
Walking in this immediate region or along the Lycian Way is nothing but spectacular.
Berzigan - 11km
Watch carpets being woven and view the traditional Turkish village.
Patara - 21km
Stunning undeveloped and protected 18km long stretch of soft golden sand, where evocative ruins of a once fine city protrude out of the encroaching sand dunes.
Patara was a wealthy naval & trading port in Lycia until 7th Century AD when the Xanthos river silted it up. Now it is a national park rich in wildlife living amongst the ruins of the old city.
The beach closes every night for nesting turtles to lay their eggs.
Kas - 25km
Another picturesque harbour town, with a warren of cobbled streets full of colourful shops and antiques. Kas is the site of the ancient Lycian port of Antiphellos & still boasts sarcophagi, an amphitheatre & a collection of cliff tombs.
Saklikent Gorge - 50km
Turkey’s deepest gorge that is best explored by paddling through the cool waters.