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Calis Area Guide

Calis is an area of the Fethiye district in south-west Turkey. As a favorite seaside holiday and expat destination, anyone looking to buy property in Fethiye would do well to consider it because it offers some of the best prices per square meterage and of course, has stunning landscape and sea views.

The best way to reach Calis from Fethiye town centre is the water taxi that sails across the bay, enjoying panoramic views of the Fethiye area and its stunning mountain range in the process. The final part of the journey along the narrow reed lined canal is where you often see Kingfishers and other birds before it reaches its destination near the beach in Calis.

Locals of Calis enjoy more than beautiful landscapes, and the glory of the Mediterranean Sea because there is also a wealth of activities and things to do. Within a bus ride away is the main town centre of Fethiye with its Paspatur district screaming of nostalgia from bygone eras. It is also the hub of shopping, nightlife and sailing.

Alternatively, for a change in beach scenery, the Blue Lagoon and Olu Deniz make perfect alternatives, while lovers of the great outdoors enjoy exploring Kayakoy ghost village.

Getting There and Out and About

A significant lure of the region is its proximity to Dalaman airport just 45 minutes’ drive away. During summer it has an extensive flight schedule from many UK airports, but during winter, expats also use Antalya airport, just three hours’ drive away.

The Calis real estate market offers potential buyers, frequent access to the whole of the Fethiye area because of its many local bus routes. The bonus is that in the nearby town centre of Fethiye is a countrywide bus station that offers Calis residents access to many destinations within Turkey with cheap and frequent bus routes.

Many Fethiye lovers also recommend hiring a car because Calis sits near the 2000-kilometre state D400 highway. Starting in the east of Turkey and covering many provinces before finishing in the west, it opens many opportunities for leisurely exploration, including other coastal resorts of the Mediterranean and historical sites like Xanthos, Letoon, and Tlos.

Calis Real Estate Market

Property in Calis spreads out over a vast area. Commonly found close to the beaches, the resort centre or often in central residential districts such as Koca Calis, homes in these areas make good buy-to-let investments because of their proximity to everything. Alternatively, the nearby villages of Yaniklar and Ciftlik, offer residents a more peaceful lifestyle away from the hustle of the resort centre.

Apartments and villas for sale in Calis are perfect for year-round living too because the area has an impressive range of local amenities, including schools, hospitals, and supermarkets. It hosts Fethiye’s state hospital and a wide range of bars and restaurants for evening entertainment. Calis is also a flat area, so is perfect for the elderly and anyone with any mobility issues, because there are no steep hills to negotiate.

Whether you buy a cheap apartment in Calis or a luxury villa with the latest in-home technology, you can enjoy the pleasant year-round climate of long hot summers and short mild winters. The snow-capped Taurus mountains in the distance, as well as a lovely cooling sea breeze and the stunning sunset that Calis is famous for really, does make this town a place of the heart. For more information about the area or current homes for sale in Calis Beach, contact us today.


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