Kalkan is a small, peaceful, Mediterranean resort and fishing town on the beautiful turquoise coast of Turkey. Kalkan lays unspoilt by mass tourism and has kept its traditional Turkish culture along with its outstanding beauty.

The town overlooks a picturesque bay in which islands seem to magically float upon the shimmering sea. Narrow streets twist down to the harbour, lined with old white washed villas with shuttered windows and with thick masses of brilliantly coloured bougainvillea cascading to the streets below.


Besides the famous Kalkan-style architecture, the endless restaurants add to the hospitable atmosphere within Kalkan. Good dining has always been a way of life here and continues today. It is said in Kalkan we have the highest number of restaurants and bars per square metre – over 100 of them. Much renowned here are the terrace restaurants which have wonderful views of town, sea, harbour and the stars!


With a wealth of history and architecture as well as a variety of trips and tours, there is an abundance to do during the day and the night. However, those looking for wild parties and clubs will be more suited to larger coastal resorts.

The people of Kalkan warmly welcome all who visit, you may at first be surprised by the universal friendliness within the town. Turkish hospitality is the basis of society here and the local people sincerely enjoy getting to know their guests. So do not hesitate to accept one of the many tulip shaped glasses of çay (tea) you will be offered while you amble along the streets and shops. However, the people here are also very respectful and guests will not be hassled.


We are lucky enough to call Kalkan our home and we hope to have you stay and share it with us at Lizo.