For a taste of the Turkish Riviera, holidays to Kalkan promise a cosmopolitan seaside getaway with a healthy helping of local spice.

Classy Kalkan

Kalkan's a former fishing village that's gone through a serious upgrade. Now a holiday spot for the well-to-do, it's got a scenic bay on Turkey's dazzling Mediterranean coast. There's an idyllic beach, modern eateries, stylish shops and a host of ancient architectural wonders.

Watersports wonderland

You might think the gods designed Kalkan with watersports in mind. Pump up your heart rate with jet-skiing, parasailing and speedboating on the clear blue surf. With Kalkan's own Blue Flag award-winning beach on standby, it's no bother to swap the thrill-seeking for some lazy-day sunbathing.

Antique shops, ancient ruins

Kalkan's a treasure trove – you've got old Ottoman architecture and classical Greek ruins chilling out in the surrounding countryside. Souvenir hunters can go ham in the old town – it's an Aladdin's cave of little shops selling antiques, oriental carpets and handmade jewellery.

At a Glance

  • Take a stroll around the enchanting old town
  • Explore the Greek amphitheatre at Kas
  • Swim in crystal-clear waters off Kalkan's sheltered bay