Kalkan lies just to the west of the glamorous Kas, and only 200 kilometres from Antalya. In recent years, it has been transformed into a stunning place for a holiday. It has a great mix of traditional Turkish charm, with modern facilities and lovely beaches. We’d definitely recommend a visit to Kalkan on your next holiday! Take the worry out of your holiday itinerary with our Kalkan transfers from Antalya and Dalaman airports.
Why choose Kalkan?
You can think of Kalkan as Antalya’s quieter more traditional younger sister. Like Antalya, it has a charming Old Town, long seafront promenade and great beaches. It has great restaurants and bars too, but they are more laid back. Families love the playgrounds, parks and community feel. It is also slightly less international than Antalya, so you have the sense of being closer to “real Turkey” on the Turkish Riviera.
We like Kalkan so much, that we’ve chosen to locate our office here! Here are some of our favourite things to do and see.
Visit the Boulevard
The Boulevard is one of the newest additions to Kalkan and it has made a great impact. Stretching 55,000m2 through the centre of town, this is a paradise for families. There are six playgrounds, which are suitable for all ages. It’s a great place to ride your bike, roller skate or simply stroll. As well as playgrounds, there is an amazing bridge with curves and bends to replicate the sea. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes to relax and rest weary feet. The Boulevard often holds events, such as food fairs and music events. Families will probably find themselves there most days of their holiday!
Explore the Old Town
Up the hill from the Boulevard is Kalkan Old Town. The wide roads narrow to winding streets, so don’t take the car. There is a long stretch of restaurants and pavement cafes leading to the main church square. From this square, explore the narrow streets with little shops, bars and restaurants and plenty of charm.
Hit the Beach
Kalkan’s Blue Flag beaches are great, with lots of space and far fewer people than in nearby Bogazkent and Antalya. All along the beachfront is a long promenade with palm trees. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants along the promenade. It also plays hosts to several events, including the alternative festival Fethiye in July. It’s possible to walk along the promenade all the way to Bogazkent, which is a lovely way to explore. If that sounds a bit too much like hard work, then you know who to call for a transfer
Visit the market
Every Thursday morning, there is an amazing street market up by the Kalkan Town where our office is. It starts at 9am and finishes around 2pm and is a shopper’s paradise. If you’re staying in a holiday rental in Kalkan, this is a great place to pick up fresh, locally grown fruit and veg. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Kalkan’s market has over 200 stalls selling almost everything you can think of. You’ll find clothes, jewellery, bags, furniture, herbs and spices, souvenirs and much more at great prices. Don’t be afraid to haggle for a real bargain.
Our Kalkan transfers from Antalya Airport will take around 2 hours for the 165 kilometre journey. We can take the stress out of your arrival with a professional and reliable airport transfer. We can also help with all your transport needs while you’re here. Whether you want to pop into Antalya for a special meal, or spend the day at a beach club, our restaurant transfers can make getting there and home a breeze. If you’re a keen golfer, then the nearby Golf Valley in Fethiye has a great range of courses. With our spacious golf transfers, we can take a group of golfers and all their gear no problem.
Finally, we can also help you explore the area with our sightseeing transfers. From Kalkan it’s a short drive to see the famous Saklikent gorge and visit the home of bullfighting. We can also take you to enjoy the culture and charm of Antalya city, or even the Kekova in Demre. Speak to our helpful team about what you want to see and we’ll advise you the best way to arrange it. Then you can relax and let our professional drivers take you to some of the most stunning places in Turkey.