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Where is Kalkan in Turkey?

Kalkan is a little resort in Kas (Kaş) district, Antalya province on the southwestern coast of Turkey.

The historic town  is a charming place and one of the most beautiful locations along Turkey’s gorgeous Lycian Coast. With the absence of mass tourism, it remains a charming and unspoiled haven of lush nature, brilliant blue crystal-clear sea, ancient history and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.

Because of its unique geographical location and natural beauty, Kalkan has become one of the most popular destinations for European tourists. The Lycian coast stretches along the Mediterranean Sea from Antalya in the west to Marmaris in the East and is one of the most important tourist centers in Turkey.

The natural beauty of the coastal landscape with its pine forests, caves, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs attracts many visitors. It was the Lycians who settled at this site during the 3rd century BC and made it their capital.

Kalkan comprises the following parts:

  • Upper  (there are mostly houses of residents, and it is the most remote from the sea). Kızıltas, Ortaalan and Kalamar.
  • Lower (cafes and hotels predominate, by the sea and to the right, if you face the sea). Koyici, Komurluk and Kisla.
  • Kalkan Marina (a small bay where yachts and boats are anchored).

Kalkan District Map

The streets parallel to the shore are flat, and the streets from the sea to the mountains go steeply up.

Where is the Nearest Airport to Kalkan?

The nearest airport is Dalaman in Fethiye (120 km) or Antalya (230 km).


Summers are hot and clear, while winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. The temperature typically varies between 6°C and 30°C throughout the year, rarely falling below 2°C or rising above 34°C.

Kalkan Turkey weather in July. The hottest months are July and August, when temperature rises to 40°C.


Population: 3,617 (estimated for 2019)

Property for sale in Kalkan

Properties in Kalkan represent one of the best real estate investment opportunities in Turkey, with prices rising every year. They can also generate good rental income.

Apartments and villas for sale are as elegant as its residents. Buyers who are looking for property here value luxury, privacy and high quality.

Most properties have stunning views of Kalkan harbour, Kalamar Bay, and the Mediterranean Sea. The design is elegant, modern and unobtrusive, with open-plan living spaces and large, sunny bedrooms. The architects create privacy.

villas and apartments in kalkan turkey


Where To Buy a Home in Kalkan?

There are 6 main parts to consider when buying property

Kalkan town centre

In the Kalkan town centre are all major markets, banks, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. You can buy your daily needs from here, or you can shop for souvenirs at the touristic bazaar, which is built between authentic houses with old Greek architecture. You can sip your tea in the tea gardens overlooking the cute harbor or you can organize a boat tour for your holiday from the boats in the harbor. It is great for families too like the rest of the area.

Kiziltas and above the D400

The panorama from Kiziltas is unlike any other part of Kalkan. From Kiziltas you can see the whole bay of Kalkan, Kalamar, and all the way to the Mediterranean. It is a wide perspective Kalkan offers no other panoramic view like this; the only one that comes close is in upper Ortaalan.

The properties there are in a peaceful place.


Some of the most attractive villas and apartments in the district are in Kisla, on the left side of the bay, looking towards the sea and the harbor of Kalkan.

It’s a good place for street food and people-watching, as well as being the location of newer houses which have been built in recent years.

Known for its wines, grapes and olive trees, today Kisla is also a popular beach resort with holiday homes set in unspoiled natural surroundings.


The second after the Kisla district, and according to some sources even better than Kisla, is the Ortaalan district at the top, right behind the city center and under the main D400 road that connects Kalkan with Antalya.

The streets in the district of Ortaalan are wide, clean, and pleasant. Sea view from all the houses as it is at the edge of the district. In this district, there are also some beautiful and well-maintained villas and apartments in the style of the 19th century.

Apart from the old stone buildings and the narrow streets, the town of Ortaalan has many modern villas and apartments, all within walking distance of the beach and the restaurants.

Here, you can walk to the city center and you will reach almost all the hotels and restaurants without having to drive. As the number of tourists is increasing, the area is becoming more lively, and more and more shops, bars and restaurants are opening up.

Ortaalan offers a wide range of activities. The best way to spend your time there is to have a walk along the beach, a cycle or simply relax. If you prefer water activities, you can go fishing, diving, swimming or even windsurfing in the sea nearby.

The streets in the district of Ortaalan are wide, clean, and pleasant. Sea view from all the houses as it is at the edge of the district. In this district, there are also some beautiful and well-maintained villas and apartments in the style of the 19th century.

Komurluk (Kömürlük): Kalkan’s Prestigious Resort

The Komyurluk area, between Kalkan and Kisla, is one of the most established areas of Kalkan, with beautiful stone villas and houses on the embankment. Komurluk’s main attraction is its proximity to Kalkan’s center (it’s within walking distance). In addition, the view from the Komyurluk houses is spectacular. The next small bay to the right of Kalkan Bay is Kalamar Bay, with several beach clubs. From there, you can watch amazing sunsets.

Kalamar Bay

If you are in search of a perfect getaway, then Kalamar bay, is the destination for you.

Kalamar Bay is a secluded bay with lots of restaurants and bars. It’s a very popular destination for the locals, and it’s only a short walk from the seaside resort area.

There is no shade in this area, so it can get boiling in the summer months.

Things To Do In Kalkan

The Turkish town of  is a popular spot for those looking for a quieter, more laid-back holiday. With excellent weather and beautiful beaches, this area is perfect for those who don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of the bigger towns, such as Bodrum and Fethiye.

But, if you decide to do something, there are options:

  • Visit Bazaar
  • Scuba diving
  • Visit Kaputas Beach (one of the most photographed beach in Turkey)
  • Patara Ancient City
  • Hire a car to visit places like Tlos ancient ruins and Saklikent Gorge
  • Three-night gullet cruises
  • Take the Meis (Greece) ferry from nearby Kas (Kaş) – 1 day trip!

Patara Ancient City

Kalkan’s Best Beaches

Kaputash (Kaputaş) Beach

A beach like Kaputash, where the sea sparkles like diamonds, is almost enough to crack enemies with its beauty. There is a sense of seclusion at the beach. This beach, which has the most beautiful shades of colors that a beach can have, has been taken over by the municipality, so the entrance is free, but you have to pay for the type of food and drink or sunbeds with umbrellas that you will receive.

Firnaz (Fırnaz) Bay

A perfect place to swim is Firnaz Bay, 4 km from Kalkan. This cute beach will surprise you once you arrive. There is a mud bath here, too.

Patara Beach

Patara Beach is very popular with tourists since it is the spawning site for the famous endangered Caretta Caretta turtles. It is an indispensable holiday destination when the type of sand and the captivating color of this magnificent sea are combined with the ruins of the ancient city of Patara.


Patara beach Caretta Turtles

Kalkan Public Beach

The Kalkan Public Beach, which has a pebbly structure and also draws a clean appearance, can be a good place for you to forget all your worries and spend a quiet day.

How safe is Kalkan Turkey?

Kalkan is in the green area of Turkey’s map, around halfway between Mugla and Antalya – around 700km from the Syrian border.

Syrian conflict is well-known as the main reason for distrust of this southern country.

The leadership of this country has always taken serious steps to protect both its citizens and foreign visitors.

As a side note, trips to Turkey are no longer considered dangerous in Western countries. Diplomatic agencies only advise their citizens to avoid places along the Syrian border.

Considering distance from Syria, Kalkan is a safe place to go.

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