The Region in Depth

Kalkan is an elegant harbour town set in the heart of the old Lycian region. It is relatively cosmopolitan, with wonderful restaurants and great places to stay. The Taurus Mountains - home to the nearby rural escape of Islamlar - provide a stunning backdrop, whilst the views across the bay are remarkable.  

Discover Kalkan

Kalkan is an archetypal Mediterranean harbour town with cobbled alleyways rising up from a picture-postcard seafront. The name means shield in Turkish, after the large four-sided bay at its heart, complete with inky-blue waters that are fed by mountain springs which keep the sea fresh for and crystal-clear.