Calis (in Turkish “Çalış” & pronounced “Chalish”, is a quiet yet busy holiday resort, with a seemingly endless beach. Bars and restaurants line the beach area, which is block paved along the seafront. The resort is very flat, so is ideal for people with mobility restrictions. Calis has its own water park too. Parts of the beach are also popular with the local turtle population, who come in to lay their eggs in the sand.
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 the World. In SW Mediterranean Turkey, in region of Fethiye. Fethiye town 2 miles; Ölüdeniz 9 miles. 38 miles E of Dalaman airport by winding, often scenic road. 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.
A rather less character full 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.
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 holidaymakers. 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. A small selection of shops with jewelers, 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 market (Tuesdays).
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. 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.