Popular Lettings in Kalkan
Highlights in Kalkan
- Stunning beaches
- Fabulous diving
- Pretty harbour town
- Hiking at Saklikent Gorge
Most popular in Kalkan
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Kalkan
Welcome to Kalkan! With a rich and ancient history, world-renowned beaches, fine cuisine and sensational sea views, there is so much to absorb in Kalkan you from sunrise to sunset, and beyond. Find a holiday rental on one of its many cobbled streets that thread down to the harbour area. Or stay just to the south of the town for easy beach access, in the area around the Kalkan beach club. With the town sloping upwards, holiday lettings on the north side of the town offer breath-taking views over the surrounding area, particularly the lettings to the north of the main east-west highway.Luxurious Turkish holiday lettings at the right price
The quality of the lettings in this party of the world will confound your expectations! Luxurious houses with infinity pools with large terraces overlooking the sea from one side and the mountains from the other. And the price-quality ratio of these lettings is simply unbeatable. Find a fabulous rental for the whole family at a price that would barely get you a one-bedroom flat in many other parts of the world!
Holidays in Kalkan
The area and getting around
Kalkan is located in southeast Turley on the beautiful Turkish Riviera. Most people fly to Dalaman airport and hire a car, from where it is a beautiful 2-hour drive to Kalkan. The town entices visitors with a view of whitewashed houses, covered with pink bougainvillea, scattered over a small and sloping hillside that leads down to a crystal blue sea and lovely harbour lined with traditional gulets and home to some wonderful waterfront dining opportunities. Explore its bustling cobblestone streets and find a bargain in one of its many fascinating shops!A great base for fantastic day trips
Kalkan is in a great location to take advantage not only of the incredible beaches which surround it, but also to venture out and explore the many historical sites close to the town including ancient Lycian cities. It also makes for great random exploration by car – just get a map from a shop in the town centre, and head out onto one of the mountain roads radiating from the town. Sublime natural beauty and an adventure to write home about awaits you!
Travellers and activities
The beaches in this part of the world are really special! Kalkan boasts a delightful Blue Flag bright white pebble beach lapped by stunningly clear water, ideal for snorkelling. Close by is Patara Beach, voted one of the top beaches in the world by the Times Online. It is located within a national park and is home to an abundance of birdlife and even turtles! And whatever you do, don’t miss Kaputaş Beach – a breath-taking sandy cove with turquoise waters, just prefect for a morning swim.Kalkan for history buffs
Follow the history trail in Kalkan to Patara with its huge Roman theatre, recently restored parliament building and impressive baths, followed by a trip to the well-excavated Lycian site of Arycanda, with its immense bath complex two necropolises and impressive amphitheatre. For another ancient site head to the sunken remains at Kekova, accessible by boat, which reveal the half-submerged and haunting ruins of houses, staircases and the original harbour of this Lycian settlement. For more modern history head to the well-preserved ‘ghost village’ of Kayaköy, which consists of hundreds of deserted, Greek-style houses and churches from the early 1900s.
Kalkan receives 270 days of sunshine a year, so idyllic blue-sky days are guaranteed!
Top 5 travel tips in Kalkan
Take a kayak trip along the Esen River from Xanthos to Patara Beach, with its soft, white sand stretching to the horizon. On the way you can take a break at the local mud baths!2. Explore Kalkan’s underworld
This coastline offers amazing diving. Kalkan itself boasts plenty of reefs and islands to explore, while neighbouring Kaş is one of Turkey’s top dive sites with numerous companies selling equipment and offering excursions.3. Spend the day in Greece!
Take a boat trip from nearby Kaş to the Greek island of Kaştellorizo. It boasts a remarkable harbour that unveils fanciful architecture, crystal clear waters and a truly most magnificent mountainous backdrop. Don’t forget your passport!4. Experience the magic of Kalkan from a rooftop restaurant
Take in the romantic views of Kalkan’s harbour and bay from any one of its myriad rooftop restaurants and feast on a range of fabulous traditional Turkish cuisine.5. Hike the Saklikent Gorge
Exploring the nearby Saklikent Gorge, 300 metres deep, is a once in a lifetime experience everyone can afford and no one should miss. The deeper you get inside, the more beautiful the surroundings get!