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Party-goers:

The huge Beach Club in Marmaris with regular guest Ministry Of Sound DJs.

Nature lovers:

Spot nesting caretta caretta (loggerhead) turtles bobbing in the water at Dalaman Marina.

Families

Take the kids sliding down the octopus arms at Atlantic Waterpark in Marmaris.

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in Dalaman is Turkish

Currency: The currency used in Dalaman is Turkish Lira (TL).

Local time: Dalaman is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dalaman International Airport lies just 5 miles from the centre of Dalaman.

Flight time from UK: Approx. 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Dalaman tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health:Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Dalaman.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures: 30°C in the height of hot, dry summers (July and August).

Best time to visit Dalaman: Spring and autumn, when the climate is most comfortable.

Dalaman weather follows a typical Mediterranean climate. Do make sure you drink plenty of water during the day. Even the winters are mild – you can swim in November, as it reaches around 19°C – but it’s like to rain in winter, heaviest in December.

Getting Around

Near the airport: Dalaman is a busy transport hub. You’re handily close to Dalaman International Airport; a quick taxi ride and you’re in central Dalaman in just a few minutes – try to share a cab to save money.

By minibus:Once you’re in the city centre, getting around in Dalaman is easy. You’ll find plenty of minibuses (dolmuş) – which run throughout the city. The otogar (main bus station) is in the city centre.

Events

Folk dancing: Troupes of folk dancers from around the world and colourful parades mark the Marmaris International Maritime And Spring Festival in spring.

Sail away: In the autumn, the resort sees crews speeding in their yachts for Marmaris International Race Week.

Turtle festival: In Dalyan, locals love celebrating the Caretta Caretta Festival, in honour of the local turtles, with traditional songs and high-octane watersports.

Up in the air: All eyes go skywards for the long-awaited Ölüdeniz Air Games in October, where multi-coloured hang-glides, parachutes and microlight aircraft glide from the top of Babadağ mountain onto the lagoon below.

Holidays in Dalaman

Dalaman is your base for a diverse coastal region. Want to paraglide off a mountain onto a picture-perfect lagoon? Head to Olu Deniz. If you have your kids in tow, they’ll love the mud baths and thermal springs at Dalyan. Or maybe you want to relax by the marina at Dalaman and spot caretta caretta turtles. And not forgetting, of course, scenic sandy beaches surrounded by pine-covered hills in Icmeler and Kalkan.

Prices start from £166

Dalaman lies right in the middle of the Turquoise Coast. A short ride east, friendly Fethiye sits in an idyllic harbour where you can enjoy a relaxed beach holiday. You’re also near Olu Deniz lagoon – a magnet for once-in-a-lifetime paragliding onto one of Turkey’s most stunning beaches. For a Dalaman holiday that's buzzing with nightlife, stay in Marmaris where the party is centred on Bar Street. Choose a hotel in the pretty riverbank town of Dalyan to see the dramatic Lycian tombs on the cliff face, and have fun splashing around in the therapeutic mud baths – the kids will have a whale of a time!

Icmeler

Icemeler

Icmeler has blossomed into one of the liveliest well-planned resorts. With a charming beach, contrasting sharply with the backdrop of green mountains rising behind the resort, evenings offer a range of restaurants, bars and discos. From your Içmeler hotel you can explore the coastal scenery by boat or take a short excursion to Cleopatra Island.

Marmaris

Marmaris

Marmaris is large and lively, with vibrant nightlife. Divided into three main areas, there's the harbour with Turkey's largest marina and main nightlife hub, the Old Town with small bazaars and the tourist area to the west. Hotels in Marmaris are handy for the narrow ‘Bar Street’ with its open-air live music venues.

Olu Deniz

Olu Deniz

Olu Deniz caters for all types of holidaymaker, easily navigated on foot with its paved streets, the best draw to Olu Deniz is the wide arc of sand-and-shingle beach. The main beach, Belcekiz, is rumoured to be Turkey's best. Your Olu Deniz hotel is a great starting point for the Lycian Way trekking route.



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Club Exelsior
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