Things to do in Dalaman

Known for its unspoilt beaches, mud spas and delicious cuisine, in Dalaman things to do are easy to come by. Located on the southwestern coast of Turkey, you’re almost guaranteed endless sunshine no matter when you arrive, which opens your itinerary up to a lot of fantastic activities. Whether you dream of lazing by the Blue Lagoon or exploring ancient cities, you can do it all and more when you visit Dalaman.

Things to do

 Along the stunning Turkish coast, you’ll find the idyllic crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Take off your shoes and dip your toes in or enjoy a relaxing swim in the sheltered sapphire waters near Ölü Deniz Beach. This is also a great spot for snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing, so make sure you take a towel.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Kalkan for authentic Turkish cuisine. The local seafood is always fresh and delicious, making it a popular choice with the locals. For a romantic view, go for dinner at one of the many rooftop restaurants where you can sit out in the fresh air and overlook the shimmering shoreline.

Places to visit

Dalaman is one of those rare places that’s shrouded with mystery and enchantment. One of the most interesting places to visit in Dalaman is the eerie ghost town of Kayakoy. Abandoned in the 1920s, this dusty town is fun to explore as you’ll get to wander through its quiet streets and visit the museum it’s become.

If you’re a fan of scuba diving, visit the underwater town of Kekova. Mimicking the legend of Atlantis, this small town met its demise when a catastrophic earthquake hit and sank the entire town beneath the ocean.

Top attractions

Hop in a boat and explore a few of the best Dalaman places to see in one epic voyage along the Dalyan River. Keep an eye out for loggerhead sea turtles sleeping on the sandy shores and enjoy a relaxing journey along winding routes. Along the way, you’ll pass famous landmarks such as the Lycian Rock Tombs. Dating back to 400 BC, these tombs have intricate carvings that can be seen clearly from the river.

Dalaman’s attractions are marvellous but it isn’t just the spectacular beaches and historical artefacts that have people coming from far and wide to visit. Dalaman is also home to some of the best mud baths in the world. So, if you’re in the mood to unwind and de-stress, head to the Koycegiz Lake and submerge yourself in the soothing waters of Sultaniye hot springs. The mud is thought to have healing properties that rewind the effects of age on your skin. Although it’s not scientifically proven to be true, it’s still worth a shot.

In the evenings, let your hair down in a club or bar and dance the night away to live music. Cabaret shows are common in Hisaronu, so if you’re into live performances with lots of colour and dancing, this one’s for you.


2. Hisaronu Nightlife: Bars & Clubs

Hisaronu might be small in size, but it’s big on character and it certainly knows how to let the good times roll. You’ll find it just inland from Turkey’s Turquoise Coast perched on the side of a mountain.
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5. Lycian Way Turkey

The beautiful weather and stunning scenery makes the local area ideal for hiking holidays And perfect for travelling along one of Turkey’s most famous walking trails, the Lycian Way.
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6. Blue Lagoon Marmaris Turkey

Visit the iconic Blue Lagoon in Ölü Deniz for beautiful, turquoise waters and magnificent, unspoilt landscapes. The protected lagoon is surrounded by a lush, green national park where the nearby Butterfly Valley
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7. Butterfly Valley Near Olu Deniz

Discover the breathtakingly beautiful sights of Butterfly Valley in Ölü Deniz, which is said to be one of the most attractive places in all of Turkey. Travel by boat to the remote location where you can wander along the untouched beaches
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9. Grand Ucel Aqua Park Turkey

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family with a visit to the Grand Ucel Aqua Park. As part of a hotel, the water park is a good size and has plenty of slides to keep your little ones entertained.
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10. Kidrak Natural Park Turkey

To experience the true beauty of Turkey’s spectacular Turquoise Coast, make sure you visit the Kidrak Natural Park. With its incredible scenery and picture-perfect beach, it’s an ideal way to see more of the local area.
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13. Marmaris Excursions

If you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the main town, escape to the mountains for a while and follow the hiking routes up the winding, natural paths.
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21. Luna Park Funfair Turkey

Make your way to LunaPark for a fun day out for all the family. The fairground is on the Main Street of Hisaronu and has rides and attractions for all ages. Jump on board the Pirate Ship
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22. Calis Beach In Fethiye Turkey

To enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters and hot Turkish sunshine, make sure you spend a day or two at Calis Beach. The beach is a peaceful place right next to Fethiye, just a short distance from the centre of town.
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23. Tlos Turkey

If you love ancient sights and exploring while you’re on holiday, don’t miss the fascinating ruins of Tlos. Around 40 minutes from Fethiye by car, you can drive yourself if you have a hire car, catch
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24. Kabak Koyu Turkey

Look forward to an incredible experience when you pay a visit to the beautiful Kabak Koyu nature park. Around 30 kilometres south of Fethiye, it’ll take less than an hour to reach Kabak Koyu, and there
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26. Ancient City Of Kaunos

For an insight into the resort’s rich history, take a trip to the archaeological site of Kaunos’ ancient city. Stroll around the large amount of remains, which date back to the 9th century BC.
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28. Dalyan River Turkey

Dalyan’s pretty setting is on the edge of a maze of fertile banks and pine trees. For a relaxing day trip take a calming boat ride along the Dalyan River to fill your senses with the stunning nature of the landscape.
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31. Town Of Kekova Turkey

Normally you’d go to Lapland to meet Father Christmas but you may be shocked to hear that you can also see him in Myra. The story of Santa Claus is based on St Nicholas;
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32. Mud Baths In Dalaman

One of the best ways to relax in Dalaman is with a long soak in a mud bath. People come from all over to take a dip in these baths because of the mud’s rejuvenating properties.
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