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Calis Beach holidays 2020
With a reputed 300 days of sun each year, those who worship at the shrine of Ra should consider making a pilgrimage to Calis beach in Turkey this summer 2020. Holidaymakers are flocking in their droves to this resort found on Turkey’s hugely popular Aegean coast (also colloquially referred to as the ‘turquoise coast’), drawn by a mixture of the crystal clear deep blue waters and swathes of golden sand; which of course, are the foundations of any good sunshine break a long way from home. For those wondering where the name, ‘Calis’ comes from, the historical truth of the matter isn’t quite as glamorous as what tourists are confronted with today. Not least because the literal translation of Calis Beach is ‘work beach’. And specifically relates to the presence of a small railway which spanned the length of the beach to the jetty and was used to transport chromium which had been mined and extracted inland, back in the more industrial day. Fast forward many years, and the only physical endeavours being observed in these same parts are visitors rigorously applying Factor 30 before focusing on topping up that all-important tan.
Calis Beach at a glance
Top attractions to visit
See the exquisitely carved Lycian Rock Tombs
Discover the best beaches
Unwind on Calis Beach or head out to sandy Patara Beach
Take the kids to Sultans Aqua City
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Things to do in Calis Beach
Unsurprisingly most of the entertainment and recommended things to do and see in Calis Beach are based outdoors and focus almost entirely on relaxation. That said, what – if not getting some essential R&R – are Calis Beach holidays all about anyway, you may ask? Thanks to its unspoilt sandy coves and aforementioned turquoise waters, this part of Turkey is like a magnet to tourists from all corners of the planet; all sharing the common goal. And that’s to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. And boy, are those waters we’ve just mentioned inviting, tempting everyone who encounters them to dive right it and splash about during the heat of the day, before later cooling off and relaxing in a 16th Century hammam spa, which, understandably, remain all the rage in this part of the world.
In terms of the scenery at your immediate beck and call, and much of it can be witnessed from the comfort of any number of waterfront bars for those visitor to Calis Beach still intent on turning the activity dial down to the lazy minimum; and indeed, why wouldn’t you? However for some, Calis Beach holidays present the perfect opportunity to let of some much-need steam via countless leisure pursuits which inevitably crank the action dial back up the max; such as indulging in full-throttle water sports. An area which this region of turkey really excels in offering visitors should they choose. If you’re after a happy medium, where you can balance a more chill experience with a bit of to’ing and fro’ing, then perhaps an alternative would be setting out to explore the natural marvels of nearby Fethiye Bay. Comprising 12 small islands – all reachable by boat trips – tourists might want to stop off and sunbathe or swim off as many or as little as appeals to them at the time.
As we’ve already alluded to, Calis Beach holidays are pretty much ALL about the beach, because let’s face it, it would be rude to ignore the stunning choice of sandy areas at the holidaymaker’s disposal on this part of the Aegean’s coast. With sun loungers, comfortable chairs and towels to ready hand, the only chore you need to complete when spending some quality time up close and personal with the cornucopia of beaches which make up the Turkish Riviera is to strategically position yourself for the morning or afternoon ahead. Arguably one of the most visited beaches in this neck of the woods is Olu Deniz Beach, widely recognised as one of the most photographed beaches in this region, with the Blue Lagoon the unchallenged jewel in its already sparkling crown. Habitually voted one of the world's best beaches, those opting to holiday in Calis Beach are but 30 minutes journeying away from it, and is a sojourn which comes highly recommended by one and all.
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