Once a small Ottoman-Greek fishing village, Kalkan today is a wonderful town in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Kalkan finds location between Fethiye and Kas at the base of the Taurus Mountains. There are quite a number of Muslim-friendly facilities in Kalkan that travellers can benefit from. There are also quite a few places within close reach of Kalkan where visitors can see ancient ruins. Beach fun and water activities are also not far from Kalkan.
The Old Town of Kalkan is a must-visit. Tourists can explore the winding lanes and have a good look at the Ottoman architecture that is abundant in the area. If one is interested in ancient ruins, then there are several sites within close reach of Kalkan. Some of the ancient sites around Kalkan are Pinara, Myra, Patara, Thlos and Xanthos. Just a 10 minutes ferry ride away from Kalkan is the Kaputas beach and the exotic Blue Cave, which is great to visit.
For those looking to enjoy some fun under the sun, Kalkan serves as an excellent destination. There are several water sports that visitors can enjoy around the area. Kalkan also has a pebble beach known as the Kalkan Beach. The Patara Beach is also within close reach of Kalkan.
Kalkan has a bustling shopping scene. The Old Town has cobbled streets lined with several shops and boutiques. The best thing to buy in the town is Turkish rugs and jewelry.
The nearest airport to Kalkan is the Dalaman airport. The airport is located about 2 hours away from Kalkan. There are several destinations in UK from where visitors can take charter flights. From the Dalaman airport visitors can take taxis or bus transfers to reach Kalkan.
There are several halal restaurants in Kalkan. Some of the best restaurants to dine in Kalkan are Suleyman's, Sade Restaurant, Fez Restaurant, Merkez café, Zinbad Restaurant, Ayse's Kitchen, etc. However it is best for Muslim travellers to enquire about halal authenticity before dining.
There are a few mosques in Kalkan. The most popular mosque in Kalkan is the Central Mosque.