Kalkan; once a small fishing village known as Kalamaki, is now one of the most sophisticated and picturesque seaside resorts in Turkey. It offers a wide variety of boutique hotels, cosmopolitan restaurants, shops and bars dotted along the pretty harbour-front and up along the steep cobbled back streets of this beautiful old town.
It is no surprise Kalkan has become so popular for both holidaymakers and investors over the years, yet despite this, it has managed to retain its unique character and charm and is now a relaxed, yet sophisticated choice for an exclusive escape to Turkey.
All of us at the Discerning Collection know Kalkan inside out. We all tend to holiday there at least once every two years and our Director Viv spends the summer months in Kalkan with her children as we also have an office there. So we have absolute, up to date knowledge of what’s happening in this delightful harbour town. We can tell you which restaurants are in vogue and which ones our guests are avoiding. For 2016 a new restaurant called Salonika was really popular and in all honesty we’ve no idea why….. but it was! A good manager, friendly service and quality food helped but you could say that about many of the restaurants in Kalkan, some of which didn’t do as well this year. Our old favourites The Likya Restaurant, Aubergine, Trio and the Marina on the front continued to do relatively well and all are promising to up their game for the current season.