Out & About

Explore the Region

Kalkan is an extremely picturesque harbour town set in the heart of the ancient Lycian Region. Zigzagging cobbled streets, colourful boutiques, sublime harbour-side and roof terrace restaurants together with magnificent views across the dramatic mountainous backdrop or across the harbour to the Mediterranean- combine to create a serene environ you will never tire of.

By day, the beach clubs and harbour are the beating heart of the town as visitors make the most of the plethora of different venues to enjoy some much-needed horizontal hangtime. Once the sun has set the postcard seafront and alleyways come to life as locals and globetrotters stroll to their favourite café or restaurant.

If you can possibly bring yourself to leave the pool, we highly recommend taking the opportunity to explore the wider region. There is an incredible amount to offer, vast, diverse scenery and colourful culture. Whether you are interested in classical ruins or meandering across rugged mountain trails in search of picturesque remote mountain villages, there is something to be enjoyed by everyone.

For those seeking adventure independently, we are pleased to provide driving instructions and recommendations for walks and drives in the area. Alternatively, many experiences can be arranged through specialist local companies, as individuals or part of a group. Enquire at reception for further information.

Adventure beyond the hotel

  • Explore the coast on a traditional Turkish wooden sailing gulet; Pootle in and out of remote coves and bays with plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel, then enjoy a decadent feast of freshly prepared meze.
  • At the very least, experience a Turkish Bath; Relax as you are drenched in wonderfully warm water, scrubbed, lathered in soap, and pummelled until you feel completely cleansed and rejuvenated.
  • Go back in time at Xanthos, the ancient capital of the Lycian Federation; The ruins lie as they fell and you will have almost entirely to yourselves to explore. Highlights include well-preserved rock tombs and an amphitheatre.
  • Feel the sand and touch the stone at Patara National Park; Duck and dive in the waves or wander along the undeveloped 18km stretch of soft golden sand where the evocative ruins of a once fine city protrude from the dunes.
  • Famous for its icy cold waters, we recommend exploring Saklikent Gorge to escape the intense summer sun; Beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities for adventure combine to create an exhilarating day out. Activities to be enjoyed include, walking, rafting and zip-lining.



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