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Dalaman

Dalaman Holidays

Blue Flag beaches and lively tourist resorts; welcome to the Turkish resort area of Dalaman!

Holidays in Dalaman

Nestled on Turkey’s southwestern coast, Dalaman is a captivating destination that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Sometimes overshadowed by its more famous neighbours of Bodrum and Antalya, Dalaman is a gem that promises unforgettable beach breaks for families, couples, and friends alike. A place where you can relax, explore, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Turkey, whether you're planning a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or an adventure-filled trip, Dalaman offers something for everyone.

When is the best time to visit? The best time to visit Dalaman is between April and October. While summer is the most popular time to visit Dalaman, it's important to note that temperatures can soar above 35°C.If you enjoy the heat and plan to spend most of your time at the beach or engaging in water sports, this is a great summer spot. However, for fewer crowds, lower prices and more pleasant temperatures, spring and autumn are the perfect seasons for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and enjoying the beaches.

Where is the best place to stay? The Dalaman area hosts a star-studded lineup of resorts. From Marmaris, Olu Deniz and Kalkan to Icmeler and Hisaronu, there’s a place for everyone in Dalaman. With its stunning landscapes, lively strips of bars and proximity to beautiful beaches, Dalaman offers a variety of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets.

Travel guide

Dalaman is a destination that truly has it all: pristine beaches, historical sites, natural beauty, delicious food, and warm hospitality in the sunshine.

  • Best time to visit: April-October
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time Difference: +2 Hours
Pristine Beaches and Turquoise Waters

Pristine Beaches and Turquoise Waters

Dalaman is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Where miles upon miles of turquoise Mediterranean waters meet golden sand,  
Sarigerme Beach is a stunning spot where you can unwind under the sun, take a dip in crystal-clear waters, or try your hand at various water sports. For a more secluded experience, visit Iztuzu Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, which is not only a beautiful stretch of sand but also a protected nesting ground for the endangered loggerhead turtles. The beach's natural beauty and tranquillity make it a perfect place for a relaxing day out. The region is also known for its lush forests and hiking trails. The Lycian Way, a long-distance trail that stretches along the coast, passes through the area and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, ancient ruins, and picturesque villages. Whether you're an avid hiker or just looking for a scenic walk, the Lycian Way has something for everyone.

Historical and Cultural Treasures

Historical and Cultural Treasures

Dalaman’s rich history is reflected in its numerous historical sites and cultural landmarks. Just a short drive from Dalaman is the ancient city of Kaunos, where you can explore the impressive rock-cut tombs, Roman baths, and a well-preserved theatre. The city’s ruins offer a glimpse into the region's storied past and are set against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery. 
Another must-visit site is the Sultaniye Hot Springs near Lake Koycegiz. These thermal springs have been used for their therapeutic properties since Roman times. The healing waters and the scenic surroundings make it a perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. For nature lovers and adventure seekers, Dalaman offers a variety of outdoor activities. The Dalaman River is a popular destination for white-water rafting, providing an exhilarating experience as you navigate through its rapids surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. If you prefer a more leisurely activity, take a boat tour along the river and enjoy the serene beauty of the area.

food and drink

Food & Drink

The region’s culinary scene is a delightful mix of traditional Turkish dishes and Mediterranean flavours. Fresh seafood, grilled meats, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables characterise the local diet. Be sure to try mezes, a selection of small dishes that are perfect for sharing, and pide, a Turkish-style pizza topped with various ingredients.
One of the most charming aspects of Dalaman is the warmth and hospitality of its people. Whether you're wandering through the markets, dining in a local restaurant, or exploring the countryside, you're sure to be greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. For a unique dining experience, visit one of the many seaside restaurants where you can enjoy your meal with a view of the sunset over the Mediterranean. The combination of delicious food and stunning scenery creates a truly memorable experience.

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Dalaman (°C)

  • Jan 10°C
  • Feb 10°C
  • Mar 12°C
  • Apr 14°C
  • May 19°C
  • Jun 23°C
  • Jul 26°C
  • Aug 26°C
  • Sep 23°C
  • Oct 19°C
  • Nov 14°C
  • Dec 12°C

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