Kalkan is a small, lovely port and a peaceful place of holiday. Once called “Kalamaki” , it was given the Turkish name Kalkan after the Greeks had left following the exchange of population of 1925. The white-washed houses, overlooking the large bay, have typical roof terraces, and the narrow streets wind down to the sea. There are numerous pensions, small traditional hotels as well as larger modern ones, and good restaurants. Like Kas, Kalkan has become a favorite stopover for the blue voyagers. Diving is popular around Kalkan.
There are a few caves in the surroundings, but Kapitas Cave, located 6 km / 3.7 miles from Kalkan, near the beautiful sandy beach of Kapitas, is the largest and has incredible hues of green and blue. It is possible to take a ride inside with a small motorboat.
The Bezirgan plateau, located just above Kalkan, is a good place for trekking. The ruins of the ancient city of Pirha can be seen in the hills above the village of Bezirgan.