Living in KalkanMany British have taken up residence here turning Kalkan into an upmarket expat colony of around 1200, out of a population of 4000. The house prices match those in Europe and it remains more exclusive and quainter than nearby Kas.
Restaurants and Bars in Kalkan
Beaches of KalkanKalkan’s pebble beach Komuluk, situated at the east edge of town, is clean and cooled by the fresh water seeping from nearby springs. It becomes very full during high season but there are swimming platforms available in beach clubs such as Likya, Kalamar, Patara and Mahal on the borders of the bay, which can be reached with a shuttle from the harbour. The only other beach, with course pebbles, is in walking distance between Gelemis and Akbel, 2km northwest of Kalkan.
6km on route to Kas is Kaputas Gorge, a deep canyon going back into the cliffs and steps from the roadside parking area take you down to Kaputas Beach , a 150m stretch with pebbles and blonde sand.
Hotels in KalkanMost of the purpose built hotels here are blocked booked by the tour operators and a few guesthouses or pansiyons are located in the Yaliboyu area. The closest recommendable accommodation is on Kalkan Bay, about 3.5km out of town.
Closeby Places to VisitKalkan serves as a good base for exploring Patara, Xanthos and Letoön and excursions run into the Toros Mountains from here. The main buses and dolmus operate from Fethiye to Kalkan.
Incekum Beach in Avsalar Alanya
Sandland - Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival
Turkish Food Recipes
Flour Helva - Other Desserts
Potato Mucver - Hot Meze
Tel Kadayif or Kadayif Threads - Other Desserts
Uncured Cheese Pastries or Lor Cookies - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Bulgur Pilaf with Lamb - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses