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Holidays in Dalaman 

Ride the rapids on a thrilling white-water raft adventure on Dalaman River, past canyons and arched Roman bridges – showing off the centuries of history in the region. In Dalaman you’re at the heart of the Turquoise Coast, and where better than to relax on a gulet (traditional wooden boat) as you explore the coastline of hidden-away coves. You’re also close to attractions including Butterfly Valley, and the crenellated walls of 16th-century Marmaris Castle overlooking the harbour. At Dalyan, enjoy laid-back beaches with views of ancient Lycian rock tombs cut into the cliff face.

10-26 °C

Dalaman enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winters. 

4 hours

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

Recommended offers in Dalaman

Hibiscus Gardens

Marmaris, Dalaman

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Within 100m of supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants
  • Two outdoor swimming pools, one with waterslide
  • Children's playground

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 395 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£186

Moonlight Apartments

Icmeler, Dalaman

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet location
  • Great for families
  • Two outdoor pools, one with waterslide

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 210 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£196

Club Atrium Hotel & Apartments

Marmaris, Dalaman

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Family-friendly complex
  • À la carte restaurant
  • Adventure playground for children

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1054 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£199

Blue Palace Apartments

Marmaris, Dalaman

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • In resort centre
  • 24hr reception with money exchange
  • Occasional evening entertainment including traditional shows

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 327 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£202

Club Exelsior

Marmaris, Dalaman

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Swimming pool and waterslides
  • 500m from bars and restaurants
  • Ideal for families

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1050 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£203

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!

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of beaches around Dalaman. Maybe you fancy the broad sandy swathe of Patara, near Kalkan, backed by huge sand dunes that once covered the ruins of this ancient town. Or the small beach of Turunç, sheltered by wooded hills, and attracting local yachters. Prepare for a high-octane scene at Marmaris, its famous nightlife drawing crowds of holidaymakers to its lively resort. You’ll recognise the lagoon at Olu Deniz– Daniel Craig parachuted onto it in his Bond film Skyfall – and it looks just as dramatic in real life.

Historic and natural attractions in Dalaman are plentiful. See unspoilt rural scenery along the Lycian Way trekking route, most beautiful around Fethiye; leave the crowds behind as you greet local farmers tending to their flocks. Explore the eerie ‘ghost town’ of Kaya Köyü, near Fethiye, abandoned since the 1920s and now an open-air museum. Here you can still see the murals inside the Panayia Pyrgiotissa basilica. Immerse yourself in the sulphur-rich mud baths at Dalyan, known for their therapeutic qualities which are said to make you look younger.

Fresh seafood, grilled meat and local street food such as gözleme (filled pancakes) mean that you’ll love eating and drinking at Dalaman. You’re likely to start the day, whether at your hotel or a café, with glasses of sweet black tea (çay), fresh crusty bread, white cheese (beyaz peynir) and local honey. In the evenings, choose fine dining at plush harbour-side restaurants in Marmaris, or family-friendly beach cafés. After dinner, sip chilled Efes beer in friendly local bars in Dalyan and Fethiye, or continue your night out with expertly mixed cocktails in Marmaris.

DALAMAN IS BEST FOR...

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 at www.gototurkey.co.uk

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey    for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Dalaman. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperatures: 10-26 (°C) 

With average temperatures in the low 20s (°C) and up to 13 hours of sunshine a day, spring is a comfortable time to explore Dalaman’s outdoor attractions. Beach lovers should visit in the summer, when you can enjoy glorious highs of 30 and sea temperatures in the mid-teens. The weather stays warm throughout autumn, and the winter is still mild enough to swim in the sea. 

 


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.


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