Showcasing the dazzling Turquoise Coast, a never ending stretch of sugar white sand and a set of hideaway sea caves, it’s no wonder Dalaman is fast becoming a popular holiday resort for those who are looking for an idyllic beach getaway.
Alluring visitors every year with access to the spectacular Blue Lagoon and conveniently located on the doorstep of the lively town of Marmaris, you can get the perfect mix of action and relaxation in Dalaman. Seek out the fantastic ancient ruin sites, embark on some inland adventure and journey through the mountainous terrain and delve into the local bazaars. Whether you’re looking to get away from it all at the end of 2019 / 2020, or a chance to experience a true taste of Turkey in 2019 / 2020, Dalaman has it all!
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 30m
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Things to do in Turkey Dalaman area
Dalaman is a fantastically diverse destination and with loveholidays you really can tailor your break to suit your needs. Explore the area and discover ancient ruins, visit some of the smaller Turkish towns and soak up traditional Turkish culture or stay by the beach and enjoy plenty of sun, sea and sand.
In Dalaman, you’ll find yourself within easy access of some of Turkey’s top resorts. Visit Marmaris for a night of bar hopping and dancing ‘til dawn, stop in Hisaronu for a spot of bartering and haggling or just stay by the Blue Lagoon and enjoy the beautiful and vibrant scenery.
While in Turkey, it would be a sin not indulge in a little Turkish spa therapy. Book yourself in for a treatment in one of the renowned spas and get yourself feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Head into the hamam for an interesting steam experience or take time out in a Turkish bath, there’s always a great selection of massages and body wraps on offer too!
You’ll also find some great festivals in Dalaman held throughout the year. Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival is one of the oldest and showcases some great sports events and sandcastle competitions while the Olu Deniz Games Festival sees paragliders taking over the sky in an annual air show.
Dalaman holidays put Turkey on the map when it comes to searching for the perfect beach escape. From the white sandy shores of Olu Deniz to the hidden coves of Sarigerme you can find an idyllic sunny spot, whatever kind of beach retreat you’re after. You’ll also find that much of the sandy stretch is relatively quiet, meaning you won’t need to walk far to find your perfect beach hideaway. Kids will love making a splash in the aquamarine water, while those who are looking to immerse themselves in a book will enjoy having nothing but the sound of the gentle sea to listen to. If you’re after a slightly more active beach day, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the amount of water sports on hand. Choose anything from a leisurely swim to snorkelling and kayaking!
Dalaman holidays - full of Turkish adventures
There is a wealth of scenic highlights to discover in Dalaman. One of the most popular in the area is the ancient city of Ephesus, where you can uncover the well preserved ruins of the Roman Empire’s second biggest city. Pamukkale is also another must see spot where you can admire the frozen waterfalls, warm lagoons and the crumbling ruins.
If you’re looking to turn the action up a notch, you’ll want to head to the mountains. Whether you’re looking for a slow hike or some raw thrills, you’ll be covered. Babadag Mountain boasts the best views and will see you in the midst of spectacularly lush greenery. It’s also one of Turkey’s most popular spots for paragliding where you can take flight from the mountain peak where you'll soar over the gorgeous coast and even get a bird’s-eye peak at the Blue Lagoon.
Please note that UK Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.