Kalkan

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Another place to fall in love with… A peaceful small fishing town on the beautiful Turquoise coast of Turkey between Fethiye and Kaş.

The small town curls around a historic harbour sheltered at the foot of the towering Taurus Mountains and overlooks a beautiful bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea.

In history Kalkan (then known as Phoenicus) was the only safe harbour between Fethiye and Kaş who offered safety to ships during rough weather.

Even today yachts still found safe shelter in the harbour or the bay when the seas turn rough.

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When you stroll down the narrow streets to the harbour you will notice the original carved Ottoman Greek wooden balconies garlanded with brilliantly coloured bougaivillea which create a unique atmosphere.

Very strict building codes keep the town small and architecturally blended with the historic heart of the town known as “Old Kalkan”.

Additionally, Kalkan is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous roof terrace restaurants and bars which offer a wonderful view of the town, sea and stars.