Discover our terrific range of holidays in Kalkan…
Wedged between the brilliant blues of the sea and the tree-dotted hills that soar above the coast, the popular resort of Kalkan was destined to grace postcards from the moment it transformed from a fishing village into the chic holiday destination it is today. Kalkan holidays are about devouring divine dishes at the town’s renowned restaurants, discovering nearby beaches, checking out ancient sites, and browsing in boutiques. You can buy genuine leather goods and delicate jewellery here – there are no fake designer shirts and dodgy-Rolex salesmen in this well-to-do harbour town.
There is a romantic air to this resort, which makes cheap holidays to Kalkan particularly alluring for couples. Families and groups like it here too for the laidback vibe and the many opportunities to visit wonderful beaches and relics of Turkey’s fascinating past.
When it comes to chic sunshine holidays, Kalkan could be your dream ticket. Compare the best holiday deals to Kalkan using the TravelSupermarket search tool; simply tell us when you want to go and we’ll do the hard work for you. We can also show you cheap rates on car hire in Kalkan, plus low-cost deals for other travel extras such as insurance and airport parking.
When will you take your Kalkan holiday? Find out what you need to know to decide with our handy climate guide…
Just like much of the rest of this sensational coastline, Kalkan sizzles in summer with average daily temperatures of 30-35C in June, July and August. April and May are also pleasant months in which to visit, with warm days of around 20-25C, while September and October remain hot enough for dips in the sun-warmed sea.
Does your holiday coincide with any of these top annual events in Kalkan? Lucky you…
Lycian Food festival; June: A newcomer to the social scene, this event celebrates local produce and showcases the talents of dancers and musicians. Kalkan’s reputation for fine cuisine is enhanced by this exciting foodie event.
Festival of the Sea; July: An entire day of sea-based fun gets visitors and locals alike in their swimwear. See swimming contests, boat races, water sports, and – most amusing of all – competitors trying to grab a flag from the end of an oily pole.
Kas Friday Market; weekly: The pretty town of Kas is a 25-minute trip by road from Kalkan. It’s worth visiting on a Friday, when market stalls line the streets and vendors ply a huge variety of goods including arts, crafts, vegetables and souvenirs.
There is much to see and do around Kalkan, whatever sparks your interest…
Kids and teens: The beach at Kalkan is pleasant but not large, so consider hopping aboard a fast and frequent dolmus (local bus) to either Patara Beach or Kaputas Beach, both of which offer great swathes of pristine sand and crystal-clear waters.
Grown-up families: Also at Patara is a grand patchwork of ruins that go some way to revealing the area’s illustrious past as an ancient maritime city. Children and teens with even the remotest interest in history cannot help but have their imaginations stirred.
Active types: A 45-minute road journey will deliver you into the spectacular vistas of Saklikent National Park, where one of the world’s deepest gorges presents an unforgettable hiking experience. Saklikent Gorge is only passable in its entirety during summer, once the snowy peaks of the Taurus Mountains have melted into the Med.
Free and cheap: The atmosphere seems to change as you enter the realms of Kalkan Old Town, where hot-pink bougainvillea hangs off wooden balconies and locals sit and chew over the day’s gossip. Take a seat and savour the ambiance.
Nightlife: Evenings in Kalkan are mostly kicked off in the lobby of your hotel or on your balcony as the sun goes down, followed by dinner at a rooftop restaurant and a relaxing nightcap at one of the harbour bars. If dancing is your thing, there are a handful of pulsating nightspots, but Kalkan generally lets its perfectly-coiffed hair down in a restrained manner.