Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbor between Kas and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea, and its brightly colored bougainvilleas. It averages 300 days of sunshine a year.

?The area includes many historical sites (such as Tlos and Kekova) and many fine beaches (including Patara Beach)


Patara beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches near the ancient city of Patara in Turkey.

2000 years ago Patara was the largest and most important sea port of the Lycian civilization. According to mythology Apollo was born here and It is also said to be the birth place of St. Nicholas.

At 12 kilometres, Patara beach is the longest in its region and sometimes reaches a width of 200-300 metres. The beach has soft sand and shallow sea. It is one of the places that sea turtle leave their eggs. Because of this, the beach is under protection. At its Eastern-most point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove.