Calis, described as 5 km. away from the province and best
place to watch sun go down, is one of the most favorite
places of the province tourism with its 4 km. of beach, cool
wind during hot summer nights, "Caretta Caretta"s, sea
appropriate for water sports, numerous qualified resort
facilities, restaurants, bars, shopping and transportation
Calis also boasts two very natural attractions - a
cooling breeze, perfect for when the local temperatures soar
in the summer months, and you can see what the other one is
- Calis is famous for some of the most beautiful sunsets in
DG&G (Travel Gazetteers) Say About Calis:
Resorts Location: In SW
Mediterranean Turkey, in region of Fethiye. Fethiye town 2
miles; Olu Deniz 9 miles. 38 miles E of Dalaman airport by
winding, often scenic road.
Telephone IDD code from UK: 252
Postal code: 48300
Position: On flat coastal land, with a long, fairly
narrow, arcing beach; faces town of Fethiye to the S across
the bay. Green mountains rise in the distance.
General Description: A rather less characterful
resort than some, with hotels in a straggling row along the
seafront, a mainly pedestrianised boulevard with limited
traffic access. Back from the seafront lies a patchwork of
stony unpaved tracks and paved and concrete roads with
further hotels, apartments and holiday homes interspersed
with agricultural plots and sites awaiting development. On
the outskirts lies an area of tall grassland and greenery.
Overall, the resort has a low-key, laid-back atmosphere.
Market/Suitability: For those seeking a beach
location and a compact, easily accessible resort. Best for
families and quiet-loving couples. Some nightlife, but
plentiful transport to nearby Fethiye town, which has a
greater selection. Popular with British and German
Accommodation: An ample number of smaller hotels (most
open summer only) and apartments, mainly just below
middlemarket category. A few larger, better equipped hotels,
but most properties are friendly, family-run affairs with
the bare essentials, spread along the beachfront and off the
main roads around the resort.
Beaches: A long, narrow arc of dark sand and
shingle lined with sun loungers and shades extends round a
broad bay with sheltered waters. Backed by an appealing,
mainly pedestrianised boulevard with a grassy verge and
small trees; lit for evening strolls. Safe to swim; some
water sports offered. Turtles lay eggs in the sand at
certain times of the year.
Shopping: A small selection
of shops with jewellery, clothes, shoes, beachwear and water-sports
equipment. Many small, well-stocked minimarkets. Souvenirs
and local handicrafts; plentiful spices, teas and Turkish
delight. Fethiye town has abundant shops and a large covered
Entertainments: Daytime: some water sports,
including surfing. Horse riding. Turkish baths and massage.
Aqua park with slides and fitness centre. Good selection of
tours to nearby islands; fishing; shark fishing.
Nightlife: more low-key, with a good selection of
bars, cafes and cocktail bars, many on the beachfront
boulevard and with bay views. A couple of discos. Larger
hotels offer seasonal evening entertainments with live music
and often belly-dancing. More active nightlife can be had in
nearby Fethiye town.
Eating out: Ample choice of
restaurants, cafes and snack bars serving local and Turkish
fare, seafood or Italian dishes. Pizza. English breakfasts
for the homesick. Restaurants line the beachfront boulevard,
offering airy dining with fine views of bay. Nearby Fethiye
town offers more variety.
Public transport: Frequent dolmus (minibus) to
Fethiye town, as well as a taxi-boat service along the river
to Fethiye town (half-hourly during summer season). Car,
bicycle and moped hire all available. Plentiful taxis from a
couple of ranks and around resort.
Local excursions: Boat trips to nearby islands;
fishing trips (including shark fishing); Dalyan turtle beach;
Pamukkale (Cotton Castle); Saklikent Tlos Gorge; various
truck safaris in mountains; Fethiye Market (Tuesdays);
Marmaris; Olu Deniz