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Calis Beach Holidays

Beach life and Turkish culture

When a scene near the beginning of the 2012 movie Skyfall was filmed here, Calis Beach’s island-dotted bay joined the ranks of idyllic James Bond locations. But for those of us not undercover, Calis Beach holidays offer the perfect seaside location, just 5 kilometres up the coast from one of Mediterranean Turkey’s liveliest harbour cities, Fethiye. With its Lycian ruins, 6,000-seat Roman theatre, 15th-century castle and archaeological museum, Fethiye is a typical Turkish historical treasure trove.

The small city’s contemporary life is very much in charge, however, from its two marinas to the shaded pedestrian lanes of the old town, Paspatur. Calis Beach, meanwhile, is out of the hustle and bustle but still has lots of international restaurants and tourist services to ensure an enjoyable holiday. Its long beach is just a hop, skip and a ‘dolmuş’ minibus ride from Fethiye’s many attractions – giving holidays to Calis Beach in Turkey all the appeal of a relaxed getaway that’s close to the action.

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Your Calis Beach questions, answered

Public dolmuş minibuses run up and down the coast every few minutes in summer, from Calis Beach to Fethiye and around town, and cost a few Turkish lira.
Unfortunately, it was demolished. But for another literary adventure, seek out the ruined village of Kayaköy, which inspired ‘Birds Without Wings’ by Louis de Bernières (of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ fame).
The multilingual Turks generally speak good English, as well as German and smatterings of other European languages. An adaptable Turkish phrase that goes a long way is ‘çok güzel’ (very beautiful).

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