Kalkan Hotels Dalaman Region, Turkey

The historic town of Kalkan is located along Turkey's gorgeous Lycian Coast. Without the mass tourism, Kalkan remains a charming and unspoiled location, crystal clear sea, and warm traditional Turkish hospitality.

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Kalkan

Kalkan has a pebble beach and two beach clubs with restaurants, watersports and bathing areas. Within 10 mins drive in either direction are two sandy beaches; Kaputas beach is a small sandy cove (accessed by steep steps) and the long Patara beach which stretches for some 12km.

The transfer time from Dalaman Airport is approx 2 hours.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Kalkan Reviews

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Kalkan Hotels (?)

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Happy Hotel enjoys a scenic hillside position overlooking Kalamar Bay with a shuttle service to the resort centre. Accommodation is family friendly with a choice of double rooms or the more spacious s...

4.8 / 5 from 21 reviews

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The Samira Resort is located in an elevated position on a hillside with great views over the harbour. The property has a good size pool and is surrounded by a sun terrace....

3.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

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This small, friendly hotel is set in an elevated location above Kalkan with views over the sea and the picturesque harbour....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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This attractive hotel is well known for it's architectural style and offers a peaceful atmosphere and quality service....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

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This small and friendly hotel offers stunning views across Kalkan and the Kalamar Bay and would appeal to anyone looking for comfortable accommodation and friendly surroundings....

3.6 / 5 from 13 reviews

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A good quality, family run apartment complex with a good location for the local area. The apartments are run by the same family who run the Kelebek Hotel....

3.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

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3 T Aparthotel is in a peaceful location, perfect for a quiet holiday....

4 / 5 from 7 reviews

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This hotel is well suited to families, a very popular choice and central to the harbour, shops and eating and drinking places....

3.8 / 5 from 17 reviews

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Kalkan Park Hotel is situated in the little town of Kalkan in Antalya. It is perfect for families and couples wanting to explore the local area....

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With its close location to the local amenities, this boutique hotel offers quality accommodation combined with a friendly atmosphere making this the perfect retreat for a restful stay....

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A small and elegant hotel in a peaceful location making this the ideal retreat for anyone looking for a relaxing and restful holiday....

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Overlooking the bay below and mountains beyond, the Xanthos Club offers guests a friendly atmosphere as well as numerous activities to keep adults and children happy throughout their stay....

Kalkan Reviews

Holiday Date:18th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Absolutely love the resort of Kalkan. 4th visit. Array of different restaurants and bars, fantastic shops for leather and silver but pack flat shoes it's very hilly. I went with girlfriend and we were not harassed. Everyone so pleasant. Love it and can't wait to return.

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Magical place, friendly people, restaurants are fantastic and Kalkan itself is beautiful and kept so clean.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Plenty of shops, restaurants and bars available.

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2016
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Gorgeous town with tremendous views. People so friendly couldn't do enough for you. Food excellent.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Samira Resort Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Beautiful low key resort. You need to be fit to explore it properly.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Kalkan is such a beautiful, relaxed and friendly place, with welcoming people, fantastic restaurants, beautiful scenery and lots on the doorstep for people of all ages to see and do. Quite simply it's my favourite place in the world and somewhere I hope to keep returning to for many years to come.

Holiday Date:30th May 2016
Accommodation:Samira Resort Hotel and Apartments
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Beautiful place. Just need to watch when walking as it is hilly and the pavements are very old. Locals are very friendly and the food is to die for whether eating in expensive restaurants or cheap and cheerful.

Holiday Date:16th May 2016
Accommodation:Samira Resort Hotel and Apartments
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Kalkan to me is a fantastic place to stay, beautiful scenery, friendly people and good restaurants.

Holiday Date:9th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

As above.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Family Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely laidback resort. Restaurants all great. Buses plentiful and easy to get to see the adjoining resorts. Select resort which seems to attract all ages but also people who return year after year. Overall great holiday.

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Kalkan is a very pretty place once you got used to the hills it was fine. A wonderful beach. the shops were good and you did not get ripped off and you were not pestered to buy things.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Kalkan is our favourite resort and we tend to stay twice a year when possible - the resort is now developing well over at the Kalamar Bay area with some fabulous restaurants so not always necessary to make the trek into Kalkan old town.

Holiday Date:18th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Restaurants very good, expensive and cheap.

Holiday Date:14th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Wonderfully friendly people and food to die for.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Best value restaurants and quality of food ever abroad. Dolphin dive centre was fantastic, had 10 dives with them, top notch equipment. A special thanks to Christa and Kamil.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Small and friendly resort with a good choice of restaurants and shops.

Holiday Date:4th Sep 2015
Accommodation:3 T Aparthotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Kalkan is great lots of places to eat.

Holiday Date:31st Aug 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A great truly Turkish resort amazing restaurants and the loveliest of people. They all, no matter what, give a warm welcome.

Holiday Date:21st Aug 2015
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Beautiful area and people but no 'real' atmosphere. Extremely hilly and in the heat, difficult to get around.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Fantastic restaurants, with roof top terraces to dine with gorgeous views. Lots of things to see and do.

Holiday Date:25th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Heaven.

Holiday Date:17th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Very good, plenty of free water taxis out to beach clubs. Boat trips are very good value, 1 adult 1 child all day trip inc lunch works out at £20.

Holiday Date:8th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

The people are warm and friendly, it's a beautiful place, great scenery and a little gem!

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

3rd visit to Kalkan. Not too busy. Great value and spoilt for choice for good restaurants. Looking forward to our next visit.

Holiday Date:2nd Jul 2015
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Single - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Kalkan is just wonderful!

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Samira Resort Hotel and Apartments
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

This was our 8th time in Kalkan. It is such a beautiful place and we love going back whenever we can. The restaurants are excellent and there is a variety on offer to suit all budgets. We often visit the Kalkan Beach Park where the staff are really lovely and the food is really good. Kalkan has so much to offer for the first time visitor as well as those who have been before.

Holiday Date:26th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Good resort loads of roof terrace restaurants, little bit hilly. Don't let this put you off, boat trips every day and jeep safari was great.

Holiday Date:18th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Deluxe Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Have stayed in Kalkan many times and just love it!

Holiday Date:15th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:Single - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Fantastic restaurants.

Holiday Date:13th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:Deluxe Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Amazing place. Will definitely go again.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Kalkan is lovely and there are numerous trips to undertake whilst there, all very cheap.

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Happy Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Loved it. The restaurants were all superb, the shops were cheap and quaint and the streets were very clean and pretty.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2014
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

My daughter and I really enjoyed going by free boat to the beach clubs. There you can enjoy the loungers and sun beds for free and be waited on hand and foot. The weather was fantastic in September and the sea is crystal clear. There are lots of fab shops and restaurants to enjoy in the evening and we always felt that Kalkan was a very safe and friendly place.

Holiday Date:5th Sep 2014
Accommodation:3 T Aparthotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Well what can I say, we have been going to Kalkan for the last 5 years, it's heaven.

Holiday Date:1st Sep 2014
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Loved the resort, would visit again.

Holiday Date:30th Aug 2014
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

We stayed in a Villa up the hill last year and seldom come back to the same place twice running. Kalkan was so beautiful, we decided to come back and stay in the town. It's a very up-market feeling town, great bars and cracking restaurants, great shopping with many bargains to be had. At night, the town is stunning, with the harbour and little beach etc - just wonderful little place. I swam with turtles on the local beach for almost 9 days! WOW! We're definitely going back in a couple of years, but may opt for a villa again in or around town.

Holiday Date:21st Aug 2014
Accommodation:Pirat Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Very pretty resort and still relatively unspoilt. Visit soon before it is ruined by mass tourism.

Holiday Date:10th Aug 2014
Accommodation:3 T Aparthotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Sea View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Love it! 5th visit- can't break the addiction!

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2014
Accommodation:Samira Resort Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Love Kalkan, this is our 4th visit. The people are so friendly and all the restaurants are amazing. The best experience was the Yildez boat trip which you get from the harbour. We had a fantastic day and the food was delicious.

Holiday Date:19th Jun 2014
Accommodation:Kalamar Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Kalkan is addictive! So beautiful, plenty of lovely restaurants, very friendly people, not too noisy and thank goodness no 'full English breakfast' signs everywhere! First visit was last year and like most people who visit Kalkan I am now hooked!

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Beaches

The main beach is a pebbly beach and it is situated to the east of the harbour. The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag so you can be assured that it is safe and clean. The water does drop off close to the shore so it may not be ideal for young children. There are sunloungers and umbrellas for hire and many cafes nearby for refreshments.

If you prefer sandy beaches, you will find Kaputas Beach which is just 10 minutes by dolmus from Kalkan. The sandy cove sits at the bottom of a striking mountain gorge and doesn't get too crowded. Umbrellas can be hired and you may be able to buy drinks and snacks form some of the locals. The beach is accessible via quite a few steps

There are lots of beach clubs in the area which are basically 'rock gardens' that have been cut into the hillside with direct access to the sea for swimming and water sports. There is plenty of space for sunbathing with sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. There are also restaurant facilities available for those looking for a light snack or an evening meal.

Things to Do

If you like keeping active, then there is plenty to keep you occupied here. There are plenty of dive boats that will take you to some of the best dive sites in the area. You can hire all the equipment and you will be able to get lessons if you are new to the sport.

The area is also well known for paragliding and if it's not something you fancy doing on your own, you can always do a tandem jump with someone with a little more experience.

For anyone who enjoys walking, there is the Lycian Way which has been ranked as one of the top 10 walks in the world. There is over 500km of fantastic scenery and goes from Fethiye to Antalya. Part of the route skirts Kalkan and is well worth spending some time walking and exploring.

If you prefer to take it easy, you could just hop on board one of the many tour boats and relax at sea for the day. The boats do stop at secluded coves if you fancy a swim or a spot of snorkelling.

Out and About

There are shops a plenty in Kalkan, from carpets to jewellery, you will find it here. Although there are plenty of shops selling a variety of goods, there is also a market day each Thursday, where you will be spoilt for choice. Lots of the shops open early and stay open until midnight.

There are over 40 restaurants in Kalkan so getting something you fancy will not be a problem. Many of these restaurants are situated on roof tops so you can enjoy some great views whilst eating dinner. Fish is very popular in the restaurants but there is also a variety of traditional Turkish and international cuisine too.

Most of the hotels have rooftop bars, there are also jazz bars and other live music bars so there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink of raki (Turkish aniseed drink). There are a couple of disco bars too. Kalkan has strict rules about noise from bars so don't expect to be partying into the small hours.

Nearby Attractions

There is plenty to see in terms of ruins and remains, such as the old Lycian capital, Xanthos which is approx 21km from Kalkan. Xanthos was buried under an earthquake and is still being excavated today. There are ruins of the amphitheatre and the church and several monuments so it is certainly an interesting day out.

Some more remains can be seen at Letoon which is approx 25km away from Kalkan.

For a more relaxing day trip, venture to Saklikent which is home to the rushing torrent of Xanthos River which has carved itself into the rock. You can enter the gorge with the help of a guide and a rope but you will get wet. You can also venture down the river on a tube and using a paddle. The river is quite shallow and it is a great way to pass the time of day, with rides lasting from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

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