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Holidays in Dalaman

Located at the heart of the Turkish ‘Turquoise Coast’, the Dalaman region is home to some of the country’s most popular sights and attractions. You’ll find some stunning sun-kissed beaches all the way along the coast, and if you want some peace and tranquillity, there’s hidden caves and secluded bays to discover. The town has its own beautiful beach, which is famous for attracting Loggerhead Turtles and bright blue crabs. Inland, you’ll find lots of places to explore on your holiday: soak up the splendour of the Butterfly Valley, wander around the 16th century Marmaris Castle, or dive into the local history with a visit to the ancient Lycian rock tombs. With so much to see and do, you can make your holidays to Dalaman exactly what you want them to be!

10-26 °C

To make the most of the higher Turkish temperatures, book your Dalaman holidays between July and August.

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4 hours

Flights land at Dalaman International Airport, which is about five miles from the centre of town.

Recommended offers in Dalaman

Bilnur Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet location
  • Within 500m of resort centre
  • Snack bar with satellite television

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 274 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Moonlight Apartments

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 247 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 20 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Majestic Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Restaurant and pool snack bar
  • Within 350m of resort centre
  • Outdoor pool and kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 984 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 10 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Belcehan Beach

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Peaceful location
  • Decorative gardens
  • Outdoor pool with kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 353 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Karbel Sun

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 100m from Ölü Deniz shingle beach
  • Evening poolside à la carte restaurant
  • Simply furnished rooms

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 764 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 18 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Pine Valley Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Two outdoor pools & three waterslides
  • 500m from Hisarönü centre
  • Regular evening entertainment

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1538 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 40 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Liberty Hotels Ölü Deniz

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 150m from the beach and nightlife
  • Outdoor pool and adults' quiet pool
  • À la carte restaurant with terrace

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1975 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 41 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Sahin Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Traditional apartments
  • Pool snack bar
  • 1km to Dalyan resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 182 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Keskin Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Three swimming pools
  • Chilled-out atmosphere
  • Mountain backdrop

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 482 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 19 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Dilhan Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Ideal for couples
  • Poolside bar
  • Within 350m of the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 181 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 5 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

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!

The Turquoise Coast is one of the most unspoilt parts of Turkey, offering powder-soft sands and dazzlingly blue waters. With big, beautiful beaches, secluded coves and hidden bays, sun-worshippers will have plenty to choose from! Patara Beach is widely hailed as the best of the best, offering long stretches of white sand which melt gently into the sea, making it ideal for those holidaying with children. You can’t go on holiday to Dalaman and not pay a visit to Iztuzu Beach. Not only does it offer three miles of picture-perfect coastline, but it also acts as a stop-off for Loggerhead Turtles, who come here for a rest or, during the mating season, to lay their eggs. The turtles are protected, but you can see them bobbing about in the water or hauling their way up the beach.

If you want to get to grips with the Great Outdoors and some of Turkey’s most dramatic scenery, take a trek along the Lycian Way and see rural Turkey at its best. This coastal path is an ancient route that snakes its way through perfumed pine forests, over mountain peaks, through rustic villages and past ancient ruins. Alternatively, explore the eerie ‘ghost town’ of Kaya Köyü, near Fethiye. Once home to the ancient Lythians and Romans, it was abandoned in the 1920s and now acts as an open-air museum. Here you can still see the murals inside the Panayia Pyrgiotissa basilica. If all that exploring sounds a bit too much like hard work, immerse yourself in the sulphur-rich mud baths at Dalyan, known for their therapeutic qualities and said to make you look younger!

If you’re a foodie, then you’ll find plenty of things to tantalise your taste-buds on your holiday. Start the day 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.

HOLIDAYS IN DALAMAN


Dalaman is best for...

Quiet Nights Out: Ideal for couples and families, the nightlife is relatively low-key, with bars and restaurants preferring traditional Turkish music and dancing over thumping club tunes.

Nature lovers: Spot nesting caretta caretta (loggerhead) turtles bobbing in the water at the Marina.

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


More About Dalaman

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Fast facts

Language: The primary language spoken is Turkish. Although the locals understand basic English, pack a phrasebook or download an app to try out a few basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Turkish Lira before jetting off on your holidays here.

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

Fly to: Dalaman Airport. The transfer time to Dalaman is between 1.5 hours and 2 hours 40 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Dalaman is 4 hours.

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/

Find out more: Read our blog on travel to Turkey from Head of Customer Welfare Carol MacKenzie.


Weather and climate

Temperatures: 10°C -26°C 

As with the rest of Turkey, Dalaman enjoys hot summers and mild winters. If you want to get some sightseeing under your belt on your Dalaman holidays, the spring temperatures are cool enough to make it comfortable, hovering in the low twenties. However, if it’s heat you want, head over during the summer months, when the mercury climbs up to the low thirties. September through to November offers warm weather, while the winter sees conditions cool into the mid-teens.


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Getting around

Near the airport: Dalaman is a busy transport hub. You’re close to Dalaman International Airport, while a quick taxi ride will get you into the centre in just a few minutes. Save money by sharing a cab with your fellow travellers.

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


Events

Folk dancing: Take your holidays to Dalaman in May and you’ll be expected to join in with the celebrations at the Marmaris International Maritime And Spring Festival. Marmaris comes alive with every street hosting a different event. Expect everything from sporting contests to photography exhibitions and boat-building battles. Don’t forget to leave some time to see the sandcastle competition on the beach.

Sail away: October sees Marmaris International Race Week hitting the waves. You’ll see world-class yachts from around the world competing against each other in the most colourful regatta this side of the Mediterranean!

Turtle festival: Nearby Dalyan hosts the Caretta Caretta Festival, in honour of the local Loggerhead Turtles, with traditional songs and high-octane water sports.

Up in the air: In October, the Ölüdeniz Air Games in October fill the skies with multi-coloured hang-gliders, parachutes and microlight aircraft gliding from the top of the Babadağ mountain onto the lagoon below.


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