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Calis Beach Turkey - Things to Do & Places to see

There are plenty of ways to spend your days as well as sunbathing in and around Calis Beach. There are plenty of fun excursions like jeep safaris and also a wealth of history close by, some of it extremely close by! Below are some suggestions that may be interesting to you to see while you are holidaying in the area. They are vaguely in order of distance from Calis - nearest first. Excursions and day trips are relatively cheap, shop around for the best deal and always book with a 'permanent' trips & tour office or shop - beware of people standing alone with a clipboard!

Sultans Aqua City: Yes it's small but it is perfectly formed - the water park, located a couple of hundred metres from the main traffic lights in Calis centre. Great fun with friendly staff, planned events through the day and happy hours for ice creams, drinks etc.
Fethiye Rock Tombs - Set into the rock face overlooking Fethiye are the exquisitely carved rock tombs - once the final resting place of the great local Lycians (some 2,500 years ago). Well worth a walk once you have taken the boat over to Fethiye.
12 Island Boat Trip: Extremely relaxing and excellent value for money - the boat trips tour the bay's islands with plenty of swimming and snorkelling stops. You can book them in Fethiye where the water taxi docks or in Calis at any of the tour shops.
Kaya Koy ("Ghost Town") - looking down across the Kaya Valley is the eerie abandoned Kaya village - once a Greek settlement of several thousands, until the repatriation of Greeks & Turks in 1923. You can walk through the streets visit the old Greek Orthodox church.
Olu Deniz Beach: Possibly the most famous photograph from the entire area - the Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz. Voted one of the World's best beaches time and time again, and you will be within half an hour of it if you stay in Calis. Don't miss it - you can go by dolmus to Fethiye and change for the Olu Deniz bus and it will be cheap & easy...
Saklikent Gorge: Often part of a day trip that includes Tlos (below) and Yakapark, Saklikent is a gorge only discovered in relatively recent times - caused by seismic activity the gorge is a terrific experience to walk along (and cooling!). A wonderful naturally caused waterway that is only around 40 minutes from Calis.
Tlos: Once an important area of the ancient land of Lycia, Tlos is one of the many historical treasures of this part of the World. In one small area, Tlos Fort, rock tombs, the Roman ampitheatre, stadium and Roman bath remains and much more. Tlos was once one of the most powerful cities of Lycia.
Patara & Patara Beach: Both are good reasons to visit - Patara was once a major port of Lycia - and most famously the birthplace of St. Nicholas - offers extensive Roman remains and this incredible beach - 18km of soft white sand. Important tip: Take a parasol - in high summer it is a sun trap and there is next to no shade!
Island of Rhodes: Rhodes is less than two hours from Fethiye - on rare occasions you can see the twinkle of evening lights of the island from Calis promenade - and a hydrofoil runs in season for day trips. You can visit the famous Old Town, the lovely beaches of Rhodes Town and enjoy what is a lovely way to spend a day. Oh, and grab a bit more duty free!
fethiye visitor guide Also see the comprehensive tourist guide to local things to see section at the Fethiye Visitor Information website:

Fethiye - Places to Visit at www.fethiye.co.uk

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