Çalış Beach in winter always interests us because you get the odd business or two that seem much more lively in the daytime than they do in the busy summer season. Calisto is one of those places.
Yeah, we know it’s the change in weather and all that but you just get used to seeing quiet day times. Then, all of a sudden, there’s lots of people.
Calisto Pizza, Cafe & Bar, Çalış Beach
We’ve been longtime customers of Pizza Calisto (as it used to be known) because they used to be just a takeaway business.
And, over the last few years, we’ve had many a pizza delivered to our house from them. Can’t beat a pizza delivery when you’re in the mood, can you?
A Thin, Crispy Base
We love the pizzas at Calisto because it’s a super thin base. Just how we like our pizzas.
And they do a more-than-tasty Mexican pizza that’s just perfect for our spice-craving taste buds.
The largest pizza, which we always order, is big enough for four people. But on the odd occasion we need to leave some, well, it’s there for the following day.
We know there are lots of leftover cold pizza fans out there! No need to warm it up. Just a perfect brunchtime snack.
From Takeaway To Restaurant
At the beginning of summer 2014, Calisto moved from their small, main road takeaway location to a restaurant/bar location along the Çalış Beach stretch.
Over that winter, they started to establish themselves as a bar that serves snacks; pizza being the speciality one of these.
Other dishes include pasta, wraps, burgers and the like. Simple foods that wash down well with a beer or two.
If you walk past there these days, there’s usually at least one group of people sat enjoying a drink and a chat. At nights, they sometimes have live music, as well.
Much more than the pizza delivery service they used to be.
When It’s Sunny In Winter
Autumn and winter are the seasons when we tend to spend most time at Calisto. Sometimes just for a drink, sometimes for one of their pizzas as a lunchtime treat.
We get lots of pleasantly warm sunny days in Fethiye in winter so it’s a real blessing to be able to sit along the seafront and enjoy an outdoor lunch.
A quick – and no less tasty – lunch in Çalış might take us to kebab place, Çalış Kebabs And Dürüm on the main road. Or to the Çalış fishermen’s cooperative for a fish half bread.
But if we want to sit by the sea and eat pizza, well that’s when Calisto wins the day.
It’s Got To Be Mexican Pizza – Most Of The Time
We’re known for our love of Mexican pizza at Calisto but sometimes, we do opt for a bit of a change.
Mexican pizza still features. We’ll order that but then we’ll choose another one and share them between us.
A perfect contrast to the meaty Mexican pizza is our other favourite topping; seafood.
Even then, we still love a bit of heat added to our pizza. Calisto have option on their menu for adding extra ‘dippings.’ Hot sauce is one of the options.
That ‘Feel Good’ Feeling
Winter sun, vibrant blue skies, a gentle ripple on the sea, two cold beers and two pizzas to share in the centre of the table.
Individual boards for each of us from which to eat each individual slice.
It’s what the quieter winter days are all about.
And since the Çalış Beach revamp in 2020/21, Calisto, along with its immediate neighbours, is now also equipped with a small roof terrace.
So, if you want views from on high whilst you enjoy your pizza, and you can negotiate the spiral staircase to get there, happy days.
Where better than to enjoy one of our things not to miss in Fethiye; the famous Çalış Beach sunset.
Calisto Pizza Delivery
Now, let’s just say it’s not so sunny outside. Or you’re just feeling in a bit of a stay-at-home kind of mood.
Pizza delivery is just great at times like that, isn’t it?
Takeaway menus are available in the bar for you to keep at home. If you have internet access, you can order your Calisto pizza via WhatsApp.
Just A Simple SMS Text To Calisto
There is also a text message service in operation at Calisto.
Once your address is known to them, you’ll be given a code number and this number is attached to your address.
This makes life really simple because all you need to do then is choose from the menu and text the name of your pizza and your code number.
Around 30 minutes later, you’ll get that very welcome knock at the door. Pizza time!
Calisto Cafe Bar & Pizza, Çalış Beach – Useful Info
- Calisto is along Çalış Beach.
- There is a full bar serving beers, cocktails, smoothies and other drinks.
- As well as a whole range of small, medium and large pizzas, Calisto also serve pastas, wraps, burgers and salads along with a few other snacks.
- A medium pizza is big enough for two people. A takeaway and delivery service is also available.
- If you want to spend the day on Çalış Beach in summer, Calisto also prepare a range of ‘beach packs’ so that you don’t need to move from your sunbathing relaxation spot once you’re rooted in.
- If you don’t already do so, you can like Calisto on Facebook.
- For other ideas of where to feed and refresh yourself around the whole Fethiye area, don’t forget you can view our Fethiye Eating & Drinking page.
Friday 20th of February 2015
If I find out that I'm several kilos heavier at the end of this winter I shall hold you partly responsible. I never eat pizza but having read this.....
Turkey's For Life
Friday 20th of February 2015
Ha ha, well we get round it a little bit as it's a 40 minute walk to Calisto from our house. If we walk it there and back, we can cancel out at least some of the calories we've just consumed. :)