With a long-established and upmarket reputation, Kalkan is a lovely Turkish resort on the Mediterranean coast. This is a small but quaint town that holds huge appeal for international property buyers. Handily, it’s located just four hours from Antalya airport. It is relatively untouched by mass tourism and the locals say this is a place to fall in love with. The Sunday Times compared it to Tuscany or the Dordogne. The Guardian describes it as “the Italian Riviera minus the poseurs”. There’s a lot to cover, so this is our Turkish Resort Guide to Kalkan!
The old fishing town, harbour and classic whitewashed townhouses hold an immense appeal. Holidaymakers return year after year to this sweet coastal resort. Located between Kas and Fethiye, international buyers as well as Turks invest in second homes here. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, its appeal is obvious. Looking for a picturesque coastal town with guaranteed sunshine and a longstanding Greek influence? Kalkan is the place.
This stretch of the Mediterranean coastline is truly stunning, and Kalkan enjoys an elevated position overlooking the bay. What a view!
If busy, vibrant resorts and coasts lined with fancy hotels and swimming pools aren’t your thing, this enchanting town could be just for you. Genuinely unspoilt, with breathtaking beaches. With narrow streets which wind down from the town to the bay, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in a much warmer and sunnier version of Cornwall!
For property buyers and investors looking for a romantic and upmarket destination coupled with history and gorgeous architecture, Kalkan ticks all the boxes.
The most popular type of property in Kalkan are luxury villas or apartments. Prices start at €100,000 for a one bedroom apartment through to €400,000 for a four-bedroom villa. Luxury villas are available along the waterfront from €1,000,000. Views are always hugely sought-after, and the gradient of the Kalkan coastline helps many properties to have lovely vistas over the bay. If you have an infinity pool to enjoy it just seals the deal.
In terms of access, Kalkan has access to two international airports, with Dalaman just 2 hours drive.