Kalkan 36°15.66′N, 29°24.87′E
Kalkan (Greek Kalamaki) has mushroomed since the 1980s from a former Greek fishing port into a vibrant tourist resort. The old town, rising up the slope above the small harbour, is now surrounded by a modern hotels and older houses adorned with bougainvillea, jasmine and pastel colors – all providing a unique “Kalkan look.” The harbour is surrounded by bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
The harbour is a convenient stop for yachts on passage around the coast between Fethiye and Antalya. It is the best port from which to visit the ancient sites of Xanthos and Patara, as well as the natural phenomenon of the Saklikent Gorge. Patara Beach, one of the longest continuous stretches of sand in the Med, is nearby and worth a visit.
Yachts moor on the SW quay – there is room for about 12-14 yachts. Harbour staff will assist in anchoring and mooring back to the quay. The holding is mediocre and at least 30 metres of chain is required. Tripper gulets and dive boats moor on the quay at the end of the harbour, laying out their anchors at 90 degrees to the chains of yachts moored. Be aware of this if planning to leave early. Also, note there is a ground chain running down the middle of the harbour – either lay your anchor short or well beyond the mid point and hope it digs in before the chain. Divers are readily availiable from the anchored gulets if you catch the chain.