The Lycian Way

Kalkan & Around

There are several Beach Clubs dotted around the bay which you can walk to or take a short boat trip. There are daily boat trips around the bay with great lunch and swimming. You can join a group or arrange your own private gulet and itinerary. You can enjoy watersports, scuba diving and paragliding from Kalkan.

The town beach, at the bottom of the road, crystal clear waters with sunbeds and umbrellas and there are plenty of nearby cafes for refreshments.

Kaputas beach is just 5 minutes away on the local dolmus from Kalkan along the Kas road. A natural sandy sheltered cove with beautiful turquoise blue water. Fabulous at sunset time. A real sun trap but with no fixed amenities. The beach is reached by stairs (about 180 steps) descending from the road.

Patara in the heart of Lycia, a 20 minute dolmus ride from the town in the direction of Fethiye, is best known for its beach, eighteen kilometers of soft white sand, backed by majestic dunes and in recent years the winner of a "best beach in the world" survey in the Sunday Times. The beach has not been spoilt by development and is closed at night to protect the resident Loggerhead turtles who make for the sand to lay their eggs. On the drive into Patara you can stop and visit the ruins.

Apart from enjoying lazy days of sea and sunshine there is so much to see all within easy reach from Kalkan. You can go on the local buses to Kas, Fethiye or Salikent (Turkey’s longest and deepest gorge) or hop on a boat to the Greek Island of Meis to shop and explore. There are many Lycian historical sites nearby including Pinara, Sidyma, Xanthos, Patara, Letoon and Tlos. Again you can go with one of the local tour operators or arrange yourself.

Over the last few years Kalkan has also become very popular with walkers who break their journey with a few days in Kalkan or use Kalkan as a base. Lycian Way accommodation.

Kalkan Old Town
Old Village House

Ruins at Patara
Patara Ruins

Patara Beach
Patara Beach