Dalaman sits on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and is a region that is extremely popular with overseas visitors who want to enjoy a HOT Holiday in the sun.
Located to the South West of the country, Dalaman has always been one of the most visited parts of Turkey and it isn’t hard to see why, with top class resorts, stunning coast lines and the opportunity to explore history and culture dating back to ancient times.
The weather is also a major selling point when it comes to a holiday in Dalaman, with a Mediterranean climate that provides plenty of sun in the height of the summer season alongside impressively high temperatures.
Even in the winter when things get grim back home, the weather conditions remain good enough for you to have a fun-filled break out of season, with temperatures running into the 20s but the chance that there could be some rain.
With Turkey being home to some of the most scenic areas of coastline in the Mediterranean, something that may be a surprise in itself, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best beaches in the country if you book a break in Dalaman.
Known as the Turquoise coast thanks to the stunning clear waters, you can expect to find plenty of wide open stretches of sand alongside small coves and bays where you can escape some of the crowds.
History and culture can be embraced on a trip to some of the Turkey’s most well-known historical sites that date back to the times of the Romans.
Add in colourful markets, bustling nightlife and plenty of busy bars and restaurants and you are sure to enjoy a fun-filled break in the sun.
The Lycian Tombs that are found to be found along the coast of Dalaman are worth a visit if you have a desire to explore history and culture. Carved into limestone cliffs near Dalyan, the tombs can only be seen from the water and date back to around 400BC. Get lucky and you might also spot loggerhead turtles during your time on the water.
Visit a Hammam
No matter where you are going, you should try and make sure that you spend some time visiting a traditional Turkish Hammam. Here you can undergo a range of different treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to enjoy the remainder of your time in the sun.
It isn’t just people who dance in Marmaris, with a series of fountains in the heart of the resort that come to life on an evening with a spectacular show set to music. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around where you can watch from.
Also known as Sedir Island, Cleopatra Island can be accessed by boat from Marmaris and is worth exploring on a day out if the opportunity arises. Legend says that Marc Antony and Cleopatra once swam around the island, which is famous for a beach made of seashells.
Away from the main beach within the resort, Turtle Beach is also worth a visit. The golden sands, clear waters and the impressive views are reason enough to spend some time relaxing under the sun, but you can also expect to see plenty of loggerhead turtles that head onto the sand to lay their eggs. Just watch out for the wooden stakes that show where the nests are.
The Blue Lagoon sits at the western end of the main beach in Olu Deniz and the turquoise waters could hardly be more inviting. Designated as a conservation area, it’s a fantastic place to go for a swim of a paddle in warmer waters than those found on the beach. You might also spot some of the loggerhead turtles that frequent the area.
Saklikent Gorge is the largest gorge to be found in Turkey and is the place to go if you fancy a hike through dramatic landscapes. A local guide can help to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights.