Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
SUNSET BEACH CLUB resort of villas, holiday homes and apartments is situated on the beautiful Calis beach, Fethiye. The complex is set on a striking Mediterranean beachfront, the sea constantly providing a fresh breeze, making it a haven on the hot and balmy summer days.
Calis is a laid back, tranquil seaside resort with its restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. It is a short stroll away from the SUNSET BEACH CLUB and provides great access to transport facilities for the nearby town of Fethiye and surrounding areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The SUNSET BEACH CLUB holiday complex of villas and apartments comprises of 277 properties carefully positioned and divided up by beautiful garden landscaping, refreshment areas and private and shared swimming pools. There are 33 luxury villas each with private swimming pools included in the project which add diversity and interest to this remarkable property development.
The first-rate SUNSET BEACH CLUB villas and apartments were built and completed by Hanel Houses between the years of 2008 and 2012. The holiday resort creation of villas and apartments was meticulously designed to be built in planned stages, to the highest standards and to take into account the delicate surroundings and proximity to the sea.
The SUNSET BEACH CLUB holiday resort of villas and apartments currently has an onsite staff working around the clock to manage, maintain, secure and service the complex. There are always friendly, professional English and Russian speaking employees on hand to answer any questions and available to assist in any emergency.
Within the boundaries of the complex of villas and apartments are 7 swimming pools, a heated indoor pool for the cooler winter months and the popular Spa centre with Turkish Hamam. The highly trained staff maintains the hygiene and cleanliness of these areas meticulously, regularly checking, monitoring and documenting the required PH levels.
Also available on the SUNSET BEACH CLUB complex of villas and apartments are:
Private beach & sun loungers
Snacks and drinks bars
A la carte restaurant
5 large outdoor swimming pools
3 children's swimming pools
Heated indoor swimming pool
Fitness centre & Sauna
Reception & information desk
24 hour security
Allocated parking area
To keep everyone staying at the villas and apartments entertained; there are table tennis and volley ball facilities as well as a pool table available. The fitness centre is fully equipped and of course, the sea and beachfront are on the doorstep of the development. When guests are ready to explore the local area, advice on buses and taxis can be given as well as car rental bookings made and parking for your vehicle being provided.
With 24 hour security, time spent at the SUNSET BEACH CLUB holiday property resort of villas and apartments should be relaxing and safe. The family will be entertained and occupied with the facilities and the location is one of the best beachfront locations in Turkey.
The apartments at SUNSET BEACH CLUB are beautifully located within the grounds of landscaped gardens and private beach front, every owner has ample space to relax and swim with 5 large outdoor swimming pools and 3 children's pools allocated especially for their use. Each block has a beautiful outdoor terrace or balcony area providing a wonderful place to sit, dine and watch the gorgeous sunset over the Mediterranean Sea.
1 shower room
Open plan lounge and modern fitted kitchen
1 en suite shower room (some have Jacuzzi baths)
Terrace with spectacular views
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Calis is an integral part of Fethiye being only 5kms drive from the nearby town and the main beach resort in the area. Geographically, it lies to the south side of Fethiye bay and getting there by water taxi can be a great experience. On a hot summer's day, the sea breeze you feel is a wonderful way to start an evening out and the same applies for return journey home but daytime trips offer the best views of the hills and mountains beyond the pretty harbour town and Calis beach.
Calis Beach is a popular holiday resort on Turkey's turquoise coast. There are many reasons for its success not least being the proximity of the wonderful places to visit in the area and the gorgeous weather provided for these day trips. Calis is reported to have around 300 days of sun each year which makes for a long summer season. This helps to stop overcrowding as visitors come to Calis at all times of year not just the busy school holidays. The winter season weather is very mild with occasional stormy spells providing a spectacular lightening show over the sea and mountains.
Calis, with its long stretch of beautiful seaside and beach front, is a laid back and relaxing spot on the renowned Turkish Rivera coastline. Not only is it is a great base to tour the most beautiful areas around the district but it has the option to cater for anyone who wishes to spend their holiday time just walking from balcony to beach every day. Most of Calis life revolves around the promenade which is a wonderful place to sit, people watch and witness the most amazing summer evening sunsets. The promenade is full of friendly establishments inviting visitors to sit at their tables and chat about the wonderful things to see and do.
The beach, promenade, shops and restaurants are all placed within strolling distance of each other which ensures all family members can relax and have a great time effortlessly. The streets around the centre have been pedestrianised for extra safety and the feeling of being secure in this area is tangible even in the late night walk home. Turkish culture, especially in smaller regions, is based on community spirit and family values. Children accompany their parents everywhere and are welcomed warmly in every establishment. The community has a protective instinct so, if someone is in need of help or there is an emergency, there is no hesitation to assist until the problem is solved fully.
The beachfront is a laid back area of Calis, lined with shaded sun loungers, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Turkish weather. The sea itself is always warm and the sand underfoot as you walk in makes it comfortable and safe. There are water sport activities from pedal pushing to windsurfing all done a safe distance away from paddlers and swimmers.
Dining in Calis is a great experience for all the family. The ingredients are fresh and ripe, the atmosphere and culture of eating is fun and relaxed and it is genuinely great value for money. The beach is lined with restaurants serving superb Turkish cuisine and international favourites and for a change of scenery; Fethiye is a food lover's heaven with the fresh fish market and great kebab houses.
Bars and wine houses vary from laid back and traditional with soft background music right through to lively club bars where all are welcome to dance the night away. Fethiye has a popular bar street in the Old Town area (Paspatur) where the whole night can be spent sitting or dancing in an ancient vine covered street with a wonderful, warm and lively atmosphere.
In the daytime, the range and quality of trips and activities available are superb. They are well organised and generally great value. Most companies will offer a free pick up and drop off service and good food is always made available. There are too many places and activities to list but a few of the most popular are as follows:
12 Island Boat Trip – This is a wonderful, relaxing day out starting off from Fethiye marina at around 10am, the yachts and boats take passengers for a tour around the nearby islands and bays to swim and explore with a great BBQ lunch included. Snorkelling and fishing in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea are recommended and can be done for no extra cost. Drinks and snacks are available to purchase all day and the trip ends around 6pm with the gorgeous views of Calis and Fethiye to greet you home.
Jeep Safari – This is a great opportunity to go further afield whilst enjoying the journey as well. The most famous of the jeep safari trips go to the stunning Saklikent fresh water gorge stopping to visit the historical treasures at Tlos and also Yakapark, a great stop for an ice cold drink as the mountain water streams through the outdoor restaurants.
Oludeniz Beach – A beach and lagoon of outstanding natural beauty, Oludeniz is a wonderful day out and only 12kms from Calis by car or by using the local minibus service. The Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz has been voted one of the World's best beaches for many years and the surrounding hills, mountains and forest all add to its spectacular atmosphere. Oludeniz has a great quality holiday resort of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping all within the beach area and promenade. Many activities take place here that are available to everyone such as paragliding from the massive Babadag Mountain and numerous water sports. At the end of the day a delicious dinner can be had at one of the many top class restaurants offering every type of Turkish and International cuisine.
Fethiye Rock Tombs – Another trip that can be reached easily by car, minibus or water taxi service is the nearby ancient rock tombs in Fethiye. Only 5kms away, this site is definitely worth a visit both for the historical value and the opportunity to explore Fethiye itself. The tombs were exquisitely carved some 2,500 years ago on the elevated mountain side overlooking the beautiful Fethiye bay. If you visit on a Tuesday, the famous Fethiye market is hosted all day and is a great opportunity to eat traditional food and find bargains not found anywhere else.
Kayakoy – Named the 'Ghost Town', is an abandoned site once occupied by Greek settlers until their mass exodus in 1923. The streets, churches, schools and stone built homes can be explored fully allowing the imagination to wander and visualise life as it was in this beautiful village. The distance from Calis, only 13kms, is small and the area also boasts some wonderful garden BBQ restaurants that all family members, young and old will definitely enjoy.
Fethiye town and its numerous surrounding villages are beautiful beyond words, with their modest total population of 81,000 people; they form a quaint Mediterranean seafront municipality in the South West coast of Turkey. The striking bay and yacht marina are at the forefront of Fethiye and are the meeting point where locals and visitors gather to eat delicious food, relax with a refreshing drink and watch the crystal clear waters lap onto the shore. The backdrop is just as stunning with the pine clad hills and mammoth snow capped mountains in the distance, Fethiye has a picture postcard appearance that people of all nationalities feel an instant and deep affection for.
The climate is what allows visitors and locals to fully enjoy everything that Fethiye has to offer as for most of the year time is spent outside in the fresh sea and mountain air. The hot sultry summer months are for pursuing seaside and yachting activities, the beautiful spring and autumn months are best for walking and exploring, and the winter is much milder than most of Europe so, can host many great evenings fireside in Fethiye's numerous bars and restaurants.
From Fethiye marina, every morning during the long summer season, visitors can board one of the many boats and yachts available to spend a relaxing day cruising around the bays and islands and swim in the warm translucent sea. The 12 islands boat trip is probably the most popular day trip for visitors staying near Fethiye as relaxing and entertaining its guests are always the main aim of the captain and crew.
All the boat trips represent incredible value for money with a delicious BBQ lunch included in the day of seafaring. Popular anchoring points such as Tarzan Bay, Red Island, and Aquarium Bay provide wonderful opportunities to swim in crystal clear waters, snorkel and discover the many fish and sea creatures and even do some light fishing. Some very lucky sailors witness the playful activities of the dolphins that frequent Fethiye Bay, often showing off and racing alongside the boats.
Fethiye is not a large town, but it is full of all the culture and amenities needed for a wonderful stay. There are the ancient stone built buildings and narrow lanes of the Old Town (Paspatur) with shading provided by tropical flowers and grape vines. This is the perfect place to indulge in the purchase of authentic gifts; great quality leather items, high standard gold and silver jewellery and all manner of carpets and textiles. An enjoyable break can be taken to sample the delights of the local restaurants; selling fresh fish and sumptuous 'meze' dishes accompanied by warm stone baked bread, before continuing the discovery of the atmospheric Old Town once more.
Whilst exploring the Old Town, deep in the heart of it lays an ancient traditional Turkish bath (Hamam). It was originally built in the 16th century but is still used to this day by locals and tourists alike. Attending a Turkish bath is a popular social event enjoyed by many as well as a beautifying and healthy experience.
More cultural delights can be found in the Fethiye amphitheatre, a short stroll from the Old Town. Apparently the stunning structure and huge stonework dates back to the 2nd Century BC and astonishingly it is still in use today with live candle lit classical concerts being held during the beautiful summer evenings. Many artefacts including Roman statues and sculptures were discovered during the excavation of the amphitheatre which can now be found exhibited in Fethiye Museum, another nice place to visit.
The eerie Lycian rock tombs overlooking Fethiye are clearly visible in the elevated rock faces and are also reachable by foot from the town centre. They are ornate temple style hand carved tombs which were the final resting place for the dignitaries of the local Lycian society over 2,500 years ago. The views from this outdoor museum are breathtaking presenting you the whole picturesque town and the many miles of countryside beyond.
For the more adventurous visitor interested in a gentle hike, there is a famous hillside walk through the rocky pine forests named the 'Lycian Way' leading from Fethiye to the nearby 'Ghost Village' of Kayakoy. A visit to Kayakoy village is a superb day out whether it is reached by foot or, by the usual method, minibus service. It is a deserted ancient Anatolian Greek village of 3,000 homes that has been so well preserved; you can envisage what life was like for the many residents who had to flee this beautiful area in the not so ancient 1920's. There are now only around 2,000 residents who are lucky enough to live in this area of outstanding natural beauty and live museum. The small population ensures that the clean, cool air stays pure and the historical artefacts stay preserved for many more generations to come.
The location of Fethiye town is a superb base to explore and visit the stunning surrounding areas of natural beauty. Everywhere is accessible by both water taxi, excursion trip, jeep safari, and a very practical minibus service.
Oludeniz beach is a short drive from Fethiye and well worth the 20min journey through the mountains and local villages. Its images are all over the Turkish holiday brochures, a famous location and protected conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. Being quite a vast area means there is something for everyone, water sports, boat trips and even paragliding from the nearby Babadag Mountain. But if complete relaxation and solitude is what you are craving, there is more than enough room for everyone. The famous 'Blue Lagoon' area is as calm as a crystal clear lake surrounded by beaches and fresh green forests and hills. People that have visited here have been astounded by its beauty and nature voting it as one of the World's top ten beaches.
Whatever area you may find yourself visiting in Fethiye, one thing is for sure; the food is delicious and eating out plays a huge role in the culture and day to day lives of both locals and tourists. It all starts from the languor of an extensive seafront Turkish breakfast, right through to the delightful 'meze' starter dishes in the bustling fresh fish market restaurants or authentic Turkish kebab houses. In between there are numerous stops for chats and tea or coffee with the locals when they invite you to join them in their daily discussions.
An exceptionally welcoming place, Fethiye is safe and family friendly. Children are warmly accepted everywhere and there are numerous parks and areas for them to play and enjoy the weather. Whatever the time of day and night the local people will not hesitate to help visitors with directions or transport queries, great friendships have been formed between many locals and the regular guests to Fethiye.
Distances from Fethiye to other popular locations:
Fethiye – Dalaman (nearest International airport) 45km
Fethiye – Calis 7km
Fethiye – Oludeniz 16km
Fethiye – Gocek 22km
Fethiye – Saklikent 45km
Fethiye – Dalyan 65km
Fethiye – Kalkan 81km
Fethiye – Kaputas beach 83km
Fethiye – Marmaris 135km
Fethiye – Antalya 201km
ANCIENT HISTORY OF FETHIYE
The town of Fethiye is built on the site of the ancient ruins of Telmessos meaning the land of lights. During the Classical Era, Telmessos was the most important city on the Carian border, located to the west of Lycia, being one of the most ancient Anatolian civilizations known.
Its history traces back to the 5th century B.C. It is said that the name Telmessos comes from son of the mythological god Apollo.
The city was occupied by Persians, Hellens (under the Command of Alexander the Great) and Romans. Later in history, Fethiye was incorporated into the Ottoman territories where it was named MEGRI meaning distant city.
In 1934 the city was given the name of Fethiye to honour the memory of Mr. Fethi, one of the first pilots of the Ottoman Air Force killed on an early mission.