Kalkan Old Town

When people think about Kalkan, the first thing that normally comes to mind is the bay. Kalkan is set in one of Europe's most breath-taking Mediterranean bays, with the majestic Taurus Mountains as a backdrop. Kalkan is built around a charming harbour, full of Turkish wooden gulets and small craft, bordered with waterfront restaurants; behind the harbour and the beach is where the beautiful and historic Old Town area extends back from the sea.

Formerly a small but important trading port - don't let anyone tell you it was a "former Greek fishing village"... it never was! - Kalkan is now a thriving but still unspoilt resort with the bustling, historic old quarter being the heart of the town. During the long hot summer days, the town is quiet and sleepy... but after dusk, its picturesque winding streets - lined by traditional houses, restaurants, small boutiques and local shops with overhanging balconies - come to life as Kalkan's renowned Old Town restaurants entice people from their accommodation further out of town, and down to the harbour and surrounding streets.

From Kalkan's harbour, many of the beach clubs dotted around the bay are accessed by small colourful boats that provide a complimentary service to transfer guests, and traditional wooden Gulets offer boat trips to the beaches, islands and inlets nearby. Water sports, diving and fishing trips are also offered. The former Greek Orthodox Church by Kalkan's harbour has been converted into a mosque and is a fine example of Greek architecture in Kalkan but, at every turn, whitewashed and stone buildings with shuttered windows and timber balconies hint at Kalkan's rich history.

With its distinctive mix of Greek and Ottoman architecture, roof terrace restaurants and harbourside bars, featuring lovely views to the sea, the Old Town is a place you will want to discover and enjoy for yourself. But why stay outside the centre and have to make your way into town for all the fun, when you can actually stay right here in the Old Town too!? 

You can read more about the history of Kalkan on our local details page... but this page is all about actually staying in this evocative part of town!

Places to stay in the Old Town

Kalkan Secrets has a great range of properties available for holiday rental in the delightful Old Town of Kalkan. From simple basic one-bed apartments to large 4-bedroom villas with private pool, we have something in the Old Town for everyone.

 

The Customs House and Apartments: The building with the best location in Kalkan? It's certainly the most historic building - the distinctive old pink Customs house has been a landmark in the town for over 100 years! But did you know you can actually stay in the old pink house? What's more, if you have a larger party you can book two or more of the units together. Incredible location - just a stone's throw from the beach, harbour and restaurants - and superb value. A truly unique Kalkan holiday experience. Customs House: one three-bedroom house (sleeps 8)Sonsuz: one three-bedroom apartment (sleeps 5)Pembe: one one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 2) 
 
   

 

The Falcon Villas: Falcon Villas are three beautifully secluded properties on an exclusive site in a peaceful location very close to the heart of Kalkan, with great sea views from the pool area and the individual villas; every bedroom has a balcony with a sea view. It's small complex with a great pool, in an enviable central (but peaceful) location and the accommodation can be booked singly or together, for larger parties. Villa Falcon: three-bedroom villa (sleeps 8);Villa Bora: two-bedroom villa (sleeps 5)Villa Kalkantwo bedroom villa (sleeps 5)
The Dere Villas and Apartments: The Dere Development is a collection of privately owned villas and apartments, enjoying a prime location - one of the best in Kalkan - and only a genuine couple of minute’s stroll to the Kalkan’s restaurants, harbour and beach. The development commands spectacular sea views right across Kalkan Bay and out towards Mouse and Snake islands. We have four properties in our portfolio on this development: Villa Sultaniye: three bedroom villa (sleeps 6)Sahane Duplex: three-bedroom apartment (sleeps 6)Apartment Sue: two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 4)Cennet Apartmenttwo bedroom apartment (sleeps 4)
 
 Villa Kulenin Evi

Villa Kulenin Evi: There are very few large holiday villas to rent in Kalkan Old Town (the majority of the larger villas are situated up in the hills surrounding Kalkan, or further round the bay in Kalamar, Komurluk or Kisla). But Villa Kulenin Evi is wonderfully positioned, just 200 yards from the beach and 2 minutes walk to the shops and restaurants... enabling you to fully enjoy the amenities and atmosphere of Kalkan Old Town. It's luxurious and sleeps up to 9 people, representing great value. Villa Kulenin Evi: 4 bedroom detached villa (sleeps 9)