This classically sleepy fishing village has become better served by road and sea over the years, but lost none of its simple charm.
The Kalkan foundation was set up by the villages in 1989 in order to preserve the town 's architectural heritage, so you won't find any noisy discos, big hotels or loud traffic here.Whole days can be spent wandering along the maze of cobbled streets which overlook the spectacular bay and contain old stone houses with ornate balconies and shady flower filled courtyards.
The many highly individual shops sell beautiful carpets, fine silver and gold jewelry, ceramics, antiques at prices you may find hard to resist.
In addition to its own beach the famous Patara and Kaputas beaches are also easily accessible. There are also a variety of beach clubs, all in beautiful settings, some of which are only a short boat ride away.