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Dalaman Holidays

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Dalaman Holidays

Surrounded by natural landscapes and an exceptionally pretty shoreline called the “Turquoise Coast”, Dalaman is a region that homes historic sites, authentic Turkish restaurants, and some of the country’s most popular and best-loved resorts. Dalaman is also the central town of the district, and one of Turkey’s livelier resorts which has been drawing visitors to its gold and turquoise shores for many years.

Dalaman holidays are best known for their laid-back sunny days and its lively nights out. The region attracts visitors throughout the year to soak up the consistently mild climate and to taste the unique atmosphere of each resort. The modern resorts of Marmaris and Hisaronu, the more authentic Turkish flavours of Kas and Fethiye, and everything in between make visiting Dalaman a varied, vibrant, picturesque pleasure.

Great for…

A relaxing holiday – A Dalaman holiday is more low-key and serene than some Turkey resorts, offering peaceful beaches and tranquil views

Nature lovers – If you visit between May and early October, you can see the endangered loggerhead turtles across Iztutzu Beach

Sun worshippers – Turkey has some of the best weather in Europe, meaning that in summer the rain is rare, the sun is high, and the temperature is sizzling

Types of holidays

There’s the whole range of holiday types here: All Inclusive, Full Board, Half Board, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering, and Room Only. The choice is yours!

Flight time:

About 4 hours

Average high temperature:

January 14°C – August 31°C

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Julian Club Hotel


An award-winning 4* hotel with great facilities which include 4 outdoor pools. There’s lots to do, whether you’re enjoying the sports and cabaret during the day or the professional entertainment by night. There is also a club and pool for the kids.


Candan Apartments


These apartments are excellent for a cheap Dalaman holiday, and they stand 15 minutes’ walk from the Marmaris old town and less than 10 minutes from the beach. Perfect if you are looking for a holiday spent exploring the local area while having somewhere comfortable to relax on quiet days or at the end of an excursion.


Suncity Hotel


Suncity Hotel’s 4 pools, fitness centre, and wide choice of sports and entertainment make it a great choice of 4* Dalaman accommodation. There are also 5 All Inclusive bars and a mini club for children, and a nearby pebble-and-sand beach lying beneath a gorgeous mountain range.


Family – The resort is quieter than some of Turkey’s more party-centric areas, making it popular with families. Nearby towns such as Koycegiz and Sarigerme offer seaside fun, with Sarigerme Beach providing spotlessly clean sand and water, and Koycegiz sitting beside the exquisite lake of the same name. There’s so much natural beauty and history to enjoy that a family holiday here is a week spent in paradise. Bathe in the beautiful weather, relish beaches that are quieter but equally stunning compared to Turkey’s most popular resorts, and spend some time by the pool in a hotel with a fabulous kids’ club.

Couples – If it’s a charming and less intense Turkey resort you and your loved one are looking for, Dalaman is the perfect choice. Instead of late nights and early mornings spent drinking and partying, this resort caters to visitors who enjoy restaurants and bars beside the ocean watching a perfect Turkish sunset. Stay in one of a range of adults-only hotels for that extra-special holiday accommodation, where you can find privacy and the perfect setting for you and your partner. Explore the ancient sites, sample the tempting local cuisine, and spend sun-soaked days on the beach during a holiday you won’t want to end.


Nightlife – The understated nightlife in Dalaman is more based on local hotel entertainment and low-key bars than wild parties. One of the more popular ways to spend an evening in Dalaman is a traditional Turkish night, with belly dancing and authentic cultural music. If you are keen to experience the more animated, exuberant side of Turkey by evening, nearby Dalyan is a little less quiet and has a wider variety of bars. If you are happy to have a night away, a little further afield you’ll find Fethiye and Hisaronu which have a delightful range of places to drink and dance.



Activities – Turkey holidays in Dalaman are for the most part a more relaxed time away than if you were to visit a more high-octane resort. This doesn’t mean you can’t find thrills if you want them, though, so why not try rafting on Dalaman River? You can also try out a range of watersports in Marmaris which is a drive away from Dalaman, or paragliding after a shorter drive to Olu Deniz. Less intense but just as enjoyable, you can try a riverboat ride down the Dalyan Canal, past Lycian tombs to Iztuzu Beach where you can have the privilege of seeing loggerhead turtle nesting sites between May and early October. Alternatively, enjoy a river cruise towards Lake Koycegiz when the sun goes down.



Culture – There are plenty of old or ancient sites to enjoy during a visit to Dalaman. One such place is the ghost town of Kayakoy, which has become a living museum since it was abandoned in the 1920s. The ancient city of Kaunos is just outside the resort town of Dalyan, where you can see the atmospheric ruins of the amphitheatre, Roman baths, temple, and Byzantine basilica. Less than an hour’s drive away you can explore Fethiye’s Lycian rock tombs which were carved into the mountain millennia ago, another Roman amphitheatre, and an Ottoman medieval fortress.



Annual events – Loggerhead turtle season between May and the start of October is a lovely time in which to visit Dalaman, which sees close-by Dalyan’s beaches hosting these beautiful protected amphibians while they breed. Sarigerme is just a few miles away, where there is a spectacular annual kite festival which is often in May that’s wonderful for families with young children. You may have to travel a little distance to find large organised events, such as Marmaris, for its cinema festival and the Marmaris International Yacht Race Week.


Getting around – The bus station has an intercity service, which is useful to visiting other resorts. Renting a car is more expensive but may be more convenient during your holiday, as some of the attractions and places of interest can be tough to reach via public transport. Taxis are also available, but they are of course the most expensive way to travel during a Turkey holiday.


Akkaya Garden Restaurant – The Turkish food at this restaurant is excellent and looks gorgeous, while the beautiful setting is among pine trees, waterfalls, wildlife and ponds.



Shef Brasserie – A tasty steakhouse with reasonable prices and tasty house wine. Perfect for lunch



Zeytin Restaurant – Fresh seafood and gorgeous surroundings by a picturesque jetty.



Sarigerme Restaurant – If you are looking for authentic Turkish food, you’ll find it here. This highly-rated restaurant serves up a delicious range of Mediterranean, Turkish, and European dishes.



Cinar – Reasonably priced with excellent Turkish/Mediterranean flavours and friendly staff.



Sarsala Koyu – The calm waters here are perfect for swimming in and for the kids to paddle in, especially if you’re with young family members. Stunning ocean views and good facilities make this a winner.



Iztuzu beach – This is a short drive away, but the clean coastline and calm waters are great for kids and snorkelling.



Sarigerme Beach – A little way out of Dalaman, this stretch of shingle-and-sand is over 7 miles long and due to its length is generally quieter than other beaches in the region.



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