Things to Do

THINGS TO DO
IN KALKAN AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Kalkan is a hotbed of activity and offers something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a history fanatic who loves visiting untouched architecture from the ancient time, a thrill seeker who enjoys waterskiing and other sports, an avid hiker who loves chasing magnificent views or a person who simply enjoys relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand, Kalkan is the place for you.
Eating & Drinking

When visiting Kalkan, you are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to dining experiences. With over 200 restaurants and a variety of worldwide inspired cuisines and dishes to choose from, the options are endless and no evening or meal is ever the same. 

Why not sample the best that Turkey has to offer with a true turkish traditional dish? If you’re craving the best of british hearty food, then you’re also in luck! If you’re a true foodie and fancy something in particular, we can provide recommendations for the best restaurants in the area for your pleasure. We would also suggest making the most of what Kalkan and surrounding areas has to offer, trying a different cuisine every day.

Beach Clubs

The Beach clubs in Kalkan are one of a kind. Situated along the Lycian shoreline and floating above the glorious water on wooden platforms, each beach club has a number of amenities to enjoy. Complete with ladder access to the sea, sun loungers and umbrellas, a cafe or restaurant for a wonderful dining experience and melodious vibrant music to enhance that holiday feeling, a beach club affair in Kalkan is essential.

Beaches

Two of Kalkan’s most famous beaches are Patara Beach, which stretches over 11 miles and was previously voted as one of the best beaches to visit in the world by The Times Online, and Kaputas Beach, a glorious cove only accessible by a number of steps set into the rock. These beaches are some of the most spectacular in the Mediterranean, with crystal clear, turquoise waters and stunning pearlescent white sand.

Not only is Patara Beach a must visit location of Kalkan for its stunning scenery, but it also sits within a national park and is home to the endangered species of the Loggerhead turtle.

Spa & Massage

Holidays are all about relaxing and taking time for yourself. Why not relax to the max, de-stress and unwind with an indulgent spa experience. Kalkan offers a number of spas to choose from with splendid facilities including a sauna, steam room, pool, hot tub and other various treatment and relaxation rooms, why not sample all they have to offer? 

Treat yourself and take the ache from the days of exploring and activity away with a relaxing back or full body massage.

Exploring

Steeped in rich history and blessed with unrivaled views, Kalkan is the perfect spot for explorers. The renowned Patara ruins are still being excavated and offer travellers a glimpse into ancient times. With wondrous roman baths, an impressive theatre and a recently restored parliament building, you will feel transported back to the 5th Century BC. 

If your passion is chasing waterfalls and you don’t mind getting a little wet along the way, then Saklikent Gorge offers the most miraculous views as you walk along the river. The gorge is also one of the world’s largest canyons! If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try rafting amongst the rapids? Other exciting experiences include visiting Green Lake Gombe and hiking along the glorious Lycian way.

Diving

Diving in Kalkan is a truly astounding experience. With a fantastic variety of tropical sea life and mesmerising underwater views, our diving experience will have you feeling like a small fish in a big pond, in the best way! Diving in Kas is truly brilliant, with many underwater wrecks to choose from. Why not deep dive into the Kalkan sea and visit various sunken ships and planes lost at sea? You may even find a tank from WWII below the surface. 

If you have never tried diving before, but you would like to experience the thrill and wonder of the world below, then you can learn with one-to-one diving lessons from your own personal instructor. 

Watersports

If you enjoy the exhilarating feeling of being on the water, then Kalkan offers an outstanding range of water sports to choose from. Why not try your hand at parasailing, waterskiing, kayaking, jet skiing and many more to get that rush of adrenaline? 

There are also a number of peaceful water activities that give you the perfect opportunity to re-centre, reconnect and relax, including sailing and paddle boarding.

Boat Trips

Spend a glorious day on the water in the beautiful heat of the Kalkan sunshine. A traditional Turkish Gulet cruise is one of the best ways to experience true Turkish culture whilst sailing along the stunning coastline. Choose from a beautiful cruise in the day or a stunning sunset cruise amongst the stars in the evening. Take a dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters and enjoy a delicious complimentary meal.  

Why not visit the fantastic Sunken City of Kekova and experience the wonders of the sea world beneath your feet? Find the half-submerged remains of underwater houses and staircases, that were destroyed during various earthquakes in the second century. Other boat-inspired days out include a trip to the Greek island of Kaştellorizo also known as Meis where you can visit the Blue Cave, explore the castle ruins and swim with turtles.

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