Located perfectly between the Sea & Mountains Kalkan is fast becoming one of Turkey´s best all round destinations due it´s fabulous water sports & sailing centres, mountain activities, historical sites, famous markets & attractive property prices. A relatively unknown beach resort back in the day has now been transformed into a bustle of activity and significant investment over the past few years has bought it to life. With the crystal-clear waters of the Bay, and with the third largest Marina in Turkey here, it´s no surprise that it attracts hundreds of Scuba Divers, Free divers & snorkellers throughout the year, who wish to sample the delights of the Mediterranean underwater world.
2018 saw the Free Diving World Championships held in Kalkan, largely thanks to the underwater activities centre here, which was established by the World Confederation of Underwater Activities & Turkish Underwater Sports Federation, generally considered one of the best in the world. It´s such a popular location that out of all the diving centres in Turkey (254 in total) 83 of them are on the Kalkan Coast.
History also plays its part in this beautiful part of the Mediterranean, and Kalkan not only houses its very own Amphitheatre but it also boasts World Heritage Sites at the ruins of Xanthos-Letoon, which make for a fabulous and fulfilling trip. Equally exciting are the Roman & Lycian ruins just 15 minutes’ walk from Patara Beach.
For those just wishing to soak in the sun, there are plenty of Beach options, including pebble & sand. Limanagazi offers uniqueness as it can only be reached by a shuttle bus, Kaputas is of Turkey´s most photographed Beaches and Patara Beach is part of the National Park.
A lively main square has a fabulous array of restaurants serving local produce, Café´s, Bars and shops, and on Friday´s there is a very colourful market where the locals sell their homegrown & home crafted wares, certainly worth a visit. One can also take a ferry across to the lovely Greek Island of Kastellorizo, perfect for a short day trip.
Turkish Connextions have seen Kalkan become what it is today, and they the best places to visit, eat & relax. They´ve helped hundreds of people find their dream home here, and if you too want to find the perfect property in a place that offers bits and pieces for everyone, then please contact us and let´s start you on your journey.