Pretty, charming, sophisticated are just a few of the words used to describe Kalkan, which was formerly a Greek village called Kalamaki. In 1921 following the Turkish War of Independence, there was an exchange of citizens between Greece and Turkey resulting in the name change. The Greek influence can still be found in the ‘old quarter’ of the town, with the central mosque which was once a Greek Orthodox church, and the old original white buildings and wooden balconies. Kalkan is still a village and the centre small and relatively untouched. During the summer, an array of colourful bougainvillea adorns many of the small shops and restaurants.
Kalkan has an abundance of restaurants for which it is famous. Therefore the quality of food available is not only to suit all tastes and budgets, but also of extremely high quality to rival many UK restaurants. Trust us, you will be spoilt for choice!
Kalkan is not for the feint hearted when it comes to walking. Built into the mountainside, Kalkan commands some spectacular views from most of the properties. But there are parts of Kalkan which are steep and should be taken slowly or better still by taxi!