Calis holidays – Warm, sheltered seas and spectacular sunsets!
Calis holidays take you to a lovely resort with a lively beach-front promenade packed with friendly bars, cafes and restaurants, and gorgeous views across the bay. It’s known for being exceptional value for money, the perfect destination for couples and families, being quieter than the nearby party resort of Fethiye. Calis promenade faces the sunset… and the sunsets are spectacular! The beach is huge, stretching for a couple of miles, so large that even in the high season the far end is lovely and quiet.
Calis is famous for its excellent water sports, especially windsurfing. As well as the beach there’s a wonderfully unspoiled coastline to explore and plenty of boat trips available, amazing mountain scenery, traditional Turkish villages to explore and daily excursions to delights like Dalyan, Saklikent, Ephesus and Pamukkale. You can also enjoy white water rafting, horse riding paraglading, diving and even microlite flights if you’re adventurous type!
When to go to Calis
Calis Beach is an absolute delight between May and October, but many people swear by holidays to Calis in June and September, either end of the hottest time of year when temperatures are comfortably hot without being too blistering and the beach is even less crowded. The most popular month to visit is August, when it can get very busy indeed during the UK school holidays, and that’s when prices tend to be highest. Cheap Turkey holidays are at their most affordable in late spring or early autumn and because half term breaks are also popular times to travel there, it’s often more expensive then.
The weather in Calis
If you like nothing better than spending time in the sea, choose package holidays to Calis in September when the sea is at its warmest. Overall, Calis Beach has a warm temperate climate with hot dry summers. You’ll enjoy fantastic weather from May to October, with temperatures averaging 26-34C and peaking in July/August, when it’s often very hot and humid indeed. At night it ranges between 13-19C during the summer, again at its glorious warmest in July and August. There’s a reasonably high chance of rain between December and February and you can expect at least ten hours of sunshine in May, 13 in June and 14 hours of sunshine a day in July.
Getting the best deal to Calis
When you travel outside the school summer, spring and autumn holidays, you’ll find Calis cheaper than during peak holiday times. And the weather is equally good if not better, depending on how hot you like it! The beach is quieter once the kids go back to school too, and the entire resort becomes even more laid back and relaxed. January to March and November to December tend to be very quiet indeed, with very few tourists braving the winter wet. You’ll find the best of the Calis deals bunch below, or you can explore our special late deals offers and travel for less!
Airport and transport need to know
Your best airport destination is Dalaman (DLM). Calis is just 38 miles east of Dalaman airport and you’ll find numerous direct flights from all over Britain during the May to October season. You can fly direct to Dalaman from Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Exeter, Doncaster/Sheffield and Cardiff, Aberdeen, Norwich, Bournemouth and more, so there’s plenty of choice. Dalaman airport has been hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful so there’s a treat in store, well stocked with shops and refreshments.
Calis is just an hour away by road, costing about £10 per person for a return shuttle service journey and £85 per vehicle return for a private taxi carrying 1-4 people. Once you get to the resort there’s a regular summer season Water Taxi from the river in Calis over the bay to lively Fethiye, taking about 20 minutes, plus cars, scooters, bicycle hire and plenty of taxis. A word of caution: they drive on the right in Turkey. And they often drive recklessly fast!