The essence of the beautiful south-west Mediterranean coast of Turkey is captured in Kalkan (Old Kalamaki) as a great holiday destination.
The sea, the mountains, and the peace and quiet are the simple recipe which has ensured the success of Kalkan over the last 20 years. This is why Kalkan has the highest repeat tourists.
Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbour between Kaş and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea, and its brightly coloured bougainvilleas. It averages 300 days of sunshine a year.
The town is blessed with a good selection of mainly small, independent shops and a number of restaurants which will give you a flavour of tradition right across their menus. The more unspoilt Old Town is your best hunting ground for these, and such is the reputation for quality and value which many of them enjoy, that the town attracts many visitors from elsewhere in the region.
Pick one with its own roof terrace or one by the harbour, and you can savour your meal to the sight of the setting sun disappearing into the sea behind the mountains. With more than 100 restaurants to choose from, no two meals you enjoy on your Kalkan holiday need be the same.