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Calis Beach Holidays

Calis Beach is to be found in the southern part of Turkey in the Fethiye region and it is famous for two natural resources – one of the most magnificent sunsets you will ever see as well as a breeze cooling the temperatures which can sizzle in the high summer months. There is a block paved promenade and as the resort itself is flat it is excellent for people with mobility problems and you will find Calis Beach both a busy and quiet resort which even boasts a waterpark.

The closest airport to Calis Beach is Dalaman International Airport. Lots of airlines fly from the UK to Dalaman including Turkish Airways and Thomas Cook and the flights take between four and five hours depending on which UK airport you fly from. A UK passport valid for at least three months is required by the Turkish authorities for entry into this fascinating country. Onward transfer to your final destination will take approximately one hour and is not a problem as there are taxis and coaches for hire in abundance at Dalaman Airport. Accommodation is available to suit all tastes and budgets and ranges from top hotels to smaller pensions. Villas and apartments to rent are also extremely popular here.

Eating Out

You will be completely spoilt for choice here as there are many bars and restaurants offering a variety of both Turkish, Chinese and English food. Several of these bars are actually located on the seafront where an enjoyable time can be spent sipping a cool drink whilst people watching. Although night time in Calis Beach can be quite lively, clubbers and party goers wishing to dance into the early hours can take advantage of the nearby towns of Hisaronu and Fethiye.

Things to do in Calis Beach

The waterpark at Calis Beach is a fun day for both adults and children with its many slides and covered tunnels which deposit you into clear cool water. The ancient Turkish village of Patara is a dolmus ride away and here you will see old Turkey at its best. The village is set amongst pine clad mountains and surrounded by olive trees and fruit orchards, dotted amongst which are the many beehives which produce the honey the area is famed for. The beach at Patara is some 18 kilometres long with just one bar/restaurant which hires sun beds and umbrellas as Patara Beach is where the Loggerhead Turtles come to lay their eggs.

Boat trips are an extremely popular attraction in Turkey and here you can take a cruise to several of the bays in the area where a barbecue lunch is occasionally served on the beach. A trip to Gemiler Island which is dedicated to St Nicholas can be combined with a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz. There are ruins of an amphitheatre in Fethiye and these are an interesting site to visit.

Out and About

If you are prepared to travel and spend a night in a different part of Turkey, Ephesus awaits you. These ruins are well preserved and really do illustrate the way of life in old Roman times. The communal conveniences are in tact and you can easily visualise the senators discussing important affairs of state whilst performing what comes naturally. To make the most of this additional journey, visit the calcium deposits of Pamukkale which really are an incredible site.

You cannot come to Turkey and not go shopping. Both Hisaronu and Fethiye are excellent places to shop at with a host of souvenir shops, boutiques offering their designer wear, a variety of leather goods and spices and jewellery outlets beyond belief. Gold jewellery is presented in most unusual and attractive designs and is extremely good value. The art of haggling is practised throughout Turkey and it can be great fun negotiating with both shopkeepers and market stall holders to determine a price you are each happy with.

Just remember when you come home not to haggle at the checkout in your local supermarket! Many of the retailers in Turkey really do their utmost to make you feel welcome offering a refreshing cup of the local apple tea or if you prefer Turkish coffee. Fethiye also hosts a weekly market and on market day the town is quite crowded with many holidaymakers seeking bargains or just going to market for the fun of haggling.

Calis Beach sits prettily amongst a mountainous region and is an ideal location to travel to other local areas of interest and is an excellent place to spend your holiday.

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