Dalaman is known for its breath-taking crystal shores, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Pebbled coves and cliff-bound bays hide a wonder of natural sea life to explore, while the vibrant local culture provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday.
April - September
Situated on the South Western coast of Turkey, the town of Dalaman is located in a region known as the Turquoise Coast due to its spectacular endless blue coastline.
Just inland the pristine beaches give way to stunning mountainous regions dotted with traditional hamlets. To truly appreciate Dalaman’s natural beauty, visit the spectacular Blue Lagoon in Ölüdeniz. Home to a colony of loggerhead turtles, snorkelers and scuba-divers love this suntrap for its warm waters and colourful marine life.
The local Turkish cuisine has something for everyone, and is renowned worldwide for showcasing local produce to the fullest. There is a stunning range on offer, including traditional local dishes such as Hamsili Pilav - anchovies baked with seasoned rice topped with pine nuts. For an evening bite, Fethiye and Dalyan are both excellent choices to find a relaxing spot for a drink or two while watching the sunset.
For ultimate relaxation, head for the mud baths in the nearby Koycegiz Lake. Offering a rejuvenating experience that, according to local legend, leaves you looking ten years younger.
Dalaman is also close to one of Turkey’s best kept historical secrets – the Dalyan Delta Rock Tombs. Intricately carved into looming cliffs, these tombs are straight out of an Indiana Jones film. Best viewed from a boat, the area is also home to a plethora of local wildlife.
If you’re craving some traditional Turkish culture head to Fethiye, a lively market town which mixes the old and new styles of Turkey. A market is held weekly with over 500 traders gathering to share their goods with locals and tourists alike. Be prepared for some animated bartering if you want to go home with a bargain!
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