Dalaman airport is the gateway to the region of Turkey known as the Turquoise Coast. The name says it all, but as well as the impossibly blue sea and wonderful beaches, you'll find an array of things to do on dry land. With an exciting mix of cultural sights, extreme sports and busy resorts, there's plenty to do on a holiday on the Turquoise Coast. Marmaris has a good choice of budget accommodation and lively nightlife and Olu Deniz is home to the breathtaking Blue Lagoon. Hisaronu is located in the mountains and is packed with clubs and restaurants, whilst Kalkan and Kas offer a more traditional Turkish experience. With a warm welcome and hot summers, it's easy to see why holidays in the Dalaman region are a big hit with couples, families, solo travellers and groups of friends. Why not hop on a flight to Dalaman and experience the Turquoise Coast for yourself?
Holidays in the Dalaman region understandably centre around the excellent beaches, but there's far more to do besides swimming and sunbathing. Paragliding, diving, boat trips, fishing, shopping, snorkelling, hiking and water sports are just some of the many activities on offer. Trek the picturesque Lycian Way, enjoy a mud bath in the Dalyan river and look out for endangered loggerhead turtles. Don't miss the chance to experience a relaxing Turkish bath.
Nightlife along the Turquoise Coast varies greatly, depending on where you stay. The liveliest resorts are Marmaris and hillside Hisaronu, both of which have a huge choice of bars and late night discos. Icmeler and Olu Deniz still have plenty of bars and pubs but aren't too lively. The pace of life in Kalkan and Kas is slow and entertainment is often hotelbased.
You'll be spoilt for choice on where to dine out in the Dalaman region. Chose from a range of English, European and Chinese dishes, along with fast food takeaways in the larger resorts. In established resorts like Marmaris, Hisaronu, Icmeler, you'll find British favourites like cooked breakfasts and roasts on the menu. Don't miss local Turkish dishes such as Kofte, Shish Kebab and Dolma followed by Baklava for dessert. Turkish coffee and raki are local specialist drinks. All inclusive hotels are increasingly popular in the region.
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