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Overview

Sitting on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Dalaman is a treasure trove of pristine beaches, lively tourist resorts and historical sights. Having grown considerably from its farming roots, Dalaman now is a favourite for holiday-makers looking to make the most of Turkey’s versatility and beautiful weather. Dalaman’s appeal begins with its beaches, but the region’s mountains are perfect for intrepid travellers looking for adventure, and the area is littered with interesting remnants of the past.

Things to Do

Turkey is famous for its traditional hamams and thermal baths, so don't miss the chance for a relaxing soak at natural wonder Pammukale Falls. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world and Turkey’s most famous site. Kalkan is charming historic town that still retains its old-world charm, while Marmaris is a modern resort with everything you could want! 

Food and Drink

The cuisine in Dalaman is based around fish and vegetables, stemming from traditional Ottoman dishes. But it doesn’t stop there. The restaurants of Dalaman serve unique dishes using lentils, pistachios, aubergines and yoghurt. There are many places to choose from when deciding where to eat out, as the options range from family eateries to worldwide food chains. The restaurants in Dalaman are mostly local and are usually great value for money.

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Holiday Resorts in Dalaman

Top Holiday Resorts In Dalaman

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Icmeler

Icmeler is a real slice of heaven, with palm trees lining the beach, clear water lapping at the shore and the whole resort backed by lush mountains.

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Kalkan

Kalkan is a relaxed, slow-paced resort guaranteed to wash your worries away! Beaches, nightlife and culture are all things that draw people to this exciting and varied resort.

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Olu Deniz

Home to Turkey's most photographed beach, Olu-Deniz is the perfect getaway for families seeking some picturesque Mediterranean sun.

Location of Dalaman

Key Facts

  • Language: Turkish
  • Currency: Turkish Lira
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 3.5 hours
  • When to go: May-Sept