Wednesday, 17 August 2011 3:29 PM
Many people choose Turkey for a holiday due to its golden beaches, ancient sites and beautiful landscape and by staying in hotels in Calis you'll be able to see all of this and more.
Calis is situated in the coastal town of Fethiye, which is popular among holidaymakers for its gorgeous shorelines, variety of attractions and lots of restaurants and bars where you can spend time during the evening.
While you can visit Lycian tombs on the cliffsides at Fethiye, this area is also renowned for its beaches and one of the most popular is Calis.
This sandy shore is a great place to stretch out your towel and soak up the sunshine in a peaceful atmosphere.
Another destination in Turkey's south-west region that will offer holidaymakers some serenity is Olu Deniz.
Despite being one of the most famous of the nation's picturesque coves, this bay – 15km from Fethiye – is kept quiet and free from hoards of tourists due to the small levy to use the lagoon's beach.
Here, you can enjoy strolling along its silky-soft sands on the sheltered cove before taking a dip in the turquoise waters and make your holidays to Olu Deniz truly relaxing experiences.
If you don't want to pay a charge to recline on Olu Deniz's shores – where only non-motorised beach and water sports are allowed – you may want to head to Belcegiz beach.
The shingle stretch is popular among tourists and you'll be able to sit there all day long, enjoying a view of the crystal clear waters.
There are many shops, resorts and bars near to Belcegiz beach so you're sure to have everything you need within easy reach.
You may want to sample Turkey's local cuisine here, such as meze of stuffed vine leaves and fried calamari, rich stews and meat dishes, including kebabs.
As you're on the coast, it'd be a shame not to make the most of the delicious fish and seafood you'll be able to find while staying in Turkey hotels by the water's edge. This is often grilled and served with fresh salads and dips; these simple meals are likely to be among the best you try in the country so be sure not to miss dining out here.
Those looking for a busier destination on Turkey's south-west coast may prefer to stay in the town of Fethiye.
You'll be able to find souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and street stalls here, where you can pick up traditional snacks including corn on the cob and borek – filled pastry parcels.
But as well as its amenities, Fethiye is home to many ancient sites that make it appealing to all travellers.
Having been around since 400BC when it was called Telmessos, you'll be able to see old ruins throughout the town, as well as have the chance to take daytrips a little further afield to take a look at some of Turkey's best known historical attractions.
Head to Ephesus in the south-west, an ancient Roman town that is the nation's most popular archaeological site to visit.
Whatever you like to do when on holiday, you're sure to find it in southern Turkey, so take the time to check out the many resorts here for a holiday you'll always remember.