Things to do in Kalkan

There’s a lot of things to do here in Kalkan. Here are a few examples of the activities we recommend.

Dive and see Kalkan by boat

One or the best ways or getting to Know Kalkan and surrounding area is to take a boat trip. Small and medium-size boats leave Kalkan harbor at approximately 10 a.m. each morning and return in the late afternoon. Private boat parties may be arranged and the price will, of course, vary depending upon the number of passengers and the size of the boat needed.

“Moonlight” cruises can be arranged upon request and these are especially romantic during the full moon. It is advisable to book all trips in advance to ensure that the boat of your choice is waiting for you the following day. Most boatmen will provide a light lunch and again upon request (preferably during the early evening of the previous day), a barbeque can be cooked on a distant shore by The crew. Frequently your captain or a member of the crew will take a harpoon and go fishing on your behalf and an already special day may have added treat of freshly caught fish added to the menu. Usually, the day begins with the longest non-stop part of the journey, about 4-5 kilometers to the East, to Güvercinlik and Güvercinini caves around the İğne Ada Burnu. The deepest point of the entire Mediterranean, where depth plunges to several thousand meters, is one and a half kilometers away. These caves can only be visited by swimmers. The second stop is at a small but wonderful Kaputaş beach. The Blue Cave is the next port of call. It is possible for a very small boat to enter this cave but this is not recommended since the best way to appreciate the incredible color effects is to swim in or better still, dive and swim underwater.

Your boat will return, journeying West, via Sidek Island. Some of the boat anchor for a swim break between Sıçan (rat) and Yılan (snake) Islands which are uninhabited and named for their shape. These are the islands which can be seen from Kalkan. You will then proceed to Gerenlik Bay on the western shore of Kalkan Bay. This bay has a very fine sand beach an inaccessible by road. If a barbecue is planned, it may be cooked at this location but a better spot is Pinara Kürü which has a fresh water supply and is a little closer to Kalkan. Although there is no sandy beach at Pinar Kürü. there is plenty of shade offered by the huge trees which is a bonus not to be overlooked in the hot summer months. The final stop is Firnaz Bay and this large natural harbor provides a haven for sailors seeking protection from The strong breezes. Afternoon tea and biscuits may be enjoyed before or after last a swim and Kalkan is in easy reach, only twenty minutes away.


Let us show you why thousands of people have enjoyed this adventure with altitude. Contrary to popular belief it does not involve a leap off a cliff. All you have to do is run a few steps to be airborne. Whether you want a gentle scenic flight an adrenaline-fuelled joy ride, your pilot can tailor your flight to suit you. Your flight will end after 30 to 45 minutes ın the air when we land in a gentle and controlled way near the harbor.

Paragliding with a view?

The Bezirgan mountain at 3,600 feet (1,100 metres) and the Duman mountain at 6,500 feet (2,000 metres) tower above Kalkan on the southwest coast of Turkey, they have incredible thermals and ideal conditions for paragliding flights. It´s a great place to fly paragliders cross country in both solo and tandem modes. At Skyline Paragliding we offer you the tandem paragliding experience of a lifetime, for many people a dream come true !! Picture yourself gracefully gliding above the scenic mountainside and feeling a light breeze on your face whilst you and your pilot soar over the beautiful bay of Kalkan.

Flyers will need to wear study shoes and bring sun screen and water/drinks. a camera is also a good idea. We wıll provide flight suits and helmet.

Tandem paraglidıng is an adventure for all ages and ablities this is a flight of a lifetıme.

Tandem involves a pilot flying with a passenger. Both have separate harnesses that are attached to each other and the wing. Paragliding harnesses are built for comfort and safety, they feel more like an armchair. Once launched the passenger just sits back, relaxes and takes in the epic scenery. Even taking pictures is not a problem. Due to the portable nature and easy launch characteristics of a paraglider (they fit into a rucksack) We can take them anywhere and fly them from most mountains.

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