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Dalaman Holidays

Dalaman Holidays

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Destination highlights

  • Great for beach days
  • World-famous dive spots
  • Good choice of hotels
  • Plenty to do for all ages
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    The shimmering southwest coast of Turkey boasts incredibly scenic views, tranquil deep blue waters and gorgeous vibrant greenery. You’re sure to feel at peace surrounded by Dalaman’s rolling green hills, irresistible white sands and quaint little fishing villages. If you’re seeking a relaxing holiday, this place is just perfect. And, to make it even better, we’re now offering holiday deposits from as little as £30pp. So your trip to paradise has never been easier!

    What are the best beaches in Dalaman?

    The sun-soaked Dalaman region is home to a number of vast sandy stretches like Olu Deniz Beach, which attracts hundreds of visitors every year with its gorgeous white sands and deep blue waters. Surrounded by leafy green mountains, these sands are the perfect place to spend the day soaking up the Turkish sunshine! Take a cooling dip in the blue waters or just lay back and admire the breathtaking setting as you work on your bronzed glow, it’s easy to laze away the days along these peaceful shores. What’s in it for the thrill-seekers? Well, let’s just say this place is a true paragliders paradise and if the views are great from land, then the scenes from above are quite simply something else. Paragliders flock to these skies for an awesome birds-eye view of the waters below. So if you’re up for a challenge, we’d highly recommend taking the plunge and plucking up the courage for a thrilling ride!



    Dalaman beach

    What is the culture like in Dalaman?

    If you’re seeking some culture from your trip to the sunshine, head to the deserted town of Kayakoy. This ancient town was abandoned over 100 years ago, leaving an eerie collection of crumbling ruins that’s now become a popular tourist attraction. Visitors flock here to discover the history of this once religious town, which has a mysterious feel to its moss-covered stone churches. Dine in style at the upmarket marinas of Goeck, where you can find some of the finest cuisines of the coastlines. Stroll along the marina to find a tempting selection of elegant sea-front restaurants, classy wine bars and delicious patisseries. Tuck into a freshly-caught seafood grill and enjoy a bottle of wine with your loved ones as you watch the boats bob along the glistening waters - it’s a great place to spend the afternoon.



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    What’s the food like in Dalaman?

    Dalaman’s delicacies include the world-famous Turkish kebab, so be sure to stop off at one of the many kebab houses found across this region’s beach resorts. These small eateries serve generous portions of perfectly cooked kebab on soft homemade flatbreads, drizzled with yoghurt dressing served alongside plenty of salad. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be heading straight back for more. Another local favourite in this region is lahmacun. This pizza-style flatbread is topped with spicy mincemeat, so it’s perfect for pizza lovers. Finally, it wouldn’t be a Turkish getaway without tucking into a meze feast whilst you’re here. Found on almost every traditional menu, meze are smaller appetizer-sized dishes, so there’s no need to decide on just one dish - you can have it all. From crispy deep-fried courgette croquettes to melt-in-the-mouth cheese pastries and baked aubergine with juicy tomatoes and fried onions – there is a range of fantastic options to choose from.

    Where is the best nightlife in Dalaman?

    There’s something in Dalaman to suit everyone. From the laid-back beach bars of Kalkan to the open-air dance parties of Marmaris and the fantastic drag shows of Hisaronu, you’re sure to enjoy a fun-filled night in these lively settings! Looking for some chilled out cocktails? Head to the Botanik Garden Bar in Kalkan, where you’ll be transported to a tropical oasis of leafy green plants, palm trees, bright flowers and hammocks. If you’re after more of a family-friendly evening, we’d recommend heading to Summer Jam in Hisaronu. You can guarantee a night to remember at this lively bar, with jam-packed evenings of entertainment including karaoke, dancing and live music shows - the whole family are sure to love it.



    Dalaman

    What is there to do in Dalaman?

    See The Turtles On Iztuzu Beach

    Now a protected nesting site for the Loggerhead Turtle, Iztuza Beach is the perfect place to spot this endangered species. The beach is open throughout the day and closed overnight with nesting sites closed off to the public. If you visit between May and October you could spot a number of these gorgeous creatures heading up the beach to lay their eggs.

    Take a dip at the Dalyan Peloid mud bath

    Ready, set, glow! Rich in minerals and proven to make your skin look fantastic, the mud from this part of the Daylan River makes for a great facemask. Slap it on, dry in the sun and rinse for that youthful glow. Not only does the mus make your skin look great but it also has been proven to help with a number of ailments such as arthritis.

    Find a bargain at Hisaronu Market

    From fresh foods to leather goods and perfectly carved wooden handicrafts, this market has it all. Take in the sweet aromas of spices as you wander the stalls looking for the best souvenirs of your trip. Don’t forget to haggle and bag a bargain too!

    The Lycian Rock Tombs

    Overlooking the town of Fethiye, these impressive tombs are carved directly into the rock face and said to house the kings of a bygone era. Top tip: we think the best way to see this one-of-a-kind sight is to take a river cruise along the Dalyan. That way you get to sit back, relax and take it all in.

    Fethiye fish market

    This is one for the seafood lovers out there. Not only is this an active fish market that you can spend ages exploring, but it also houses a number of restaurants around the edge that utilise this abundance of fresh produce. Enjoy delicious locally-caught fish that is cooked straight to order!

    Scuba dive around a shipwreck

    The waters here are incredibly clear and teeming with marine life - the best conditions for scuba diving. You’ll find a number of shipwrecks located just off the coast (including some that have been purposely sunk) that act as reefs, providing shelter to a whole host of creatures.



    Dalaman things to do


    What's the weather like in Dalaman?

    Dalaman has a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, with beautifully warm summers and mild winters. Dalaman benefits from an average of 320 days of constant sunshine per year. In the summer months you'll get twelve to thirteen hours of sunshine per day and during July and August temperatures can reach a sweltering 35ºC.

    Dalaman is also fairly popular during the winter months as the sun usually shines all year round. With approximately five hours of sunshine from December to February and temperatures staying around 10ºC, however there are occasionally a few rainy days.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 10 °c 17 °c 4 h
    Feb 10 °c 16 °c 5 h
    Mar 12 °c 16 °c 7 h
    Apr 14 °c 17 °c 9 h
    May 19 °c 20 °c 10 h
    Jun 23 °c 23 °c 12 h
    Jul 26 °c 25 °c 13 h
    Aug 26 °c 26 °c 12 h
    Sep 23 °c 25 °c 11 h
    Oct 19 °c 23 °c 8 h
    Nov 14 °c 21 °c 6 h
    Dec 12 °c 18 °c 4 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Dalaman

    How long does it take to fly to Dalaman?

    It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Dalaman from the UK.

    What's the time difference between the UK and Dalaman?

    Dalaman is three hours ahead of the time in the UK.

    What currency do they use in Dalaman?

    The official currency of Dalaman is the Turkish Lira.

    What language do they speak in Dalaman?

    The official language spoken in Dalaman is Turkish.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Dalaman?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Dalaman?

    There is currently no tourist tax in Dalaman.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Dalaman?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCO website.


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Dalaman for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

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    Top Dalaman Hotels

    Begonville Hotel

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    SPEEDY Apartment (ex Can Apartments)

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Orka Sunlife Resort And Spa

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Aqua Hotel

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Jiva Beach Resort

    Calis, Dalaman, Turkey

    Club and Hotel Letoonia

    Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

    Sentido Orka Lotus Beach

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Alize Hotel

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Montebello Resort

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Grand Aquarium

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Pine Hill Hotel

    Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

    Hotel Mavruka

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Garcia Resort and Spa

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Oludeniz Resort

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Emre Beach Hotel & Emre Annexe

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Golmar Beach

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Club Tuana Fethiye

    Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

    Kleopatra Apartments

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Grand Ideal Premium

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Club Aquarium

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Private Hotel

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Imparator

    Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

    Ideal Prime Beach Hotel

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Pasa Beach Hotel

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Hotel Keskin Dalyan

    Dalyan, Dalaman, Turkey

    Selen Icmeler

    Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

    Grand Yazici Club Turban Thermal Hotel

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa

    Sarigerme, Dalaman, Turkey

    Casa De Maris Hotel

    Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

    Dalaman Weather

    Dalaman has a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, with beautifully warm summers and mild winters. Dalaman benefits from an average of 320 days of constant sunshine per year. In the summer months you'll get twelve to thirteen hours of sunshine per day and during July and August temperatures reach a sweltering 35ºC.

    Dalaman is also fairly popular during the winter months as the sun usually shines all year round. With approximately five hours of sunshine from December to February and temperatures staying around 17ºC, however there are occasionally a few rainy days.

    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Things To Do on Dalaman Holidays

    Holidays in Dalaman offer such a wide variety of activities and things to see and do, you'll find it difficult to pack it into one holiday. Catering to all tastes, whether you want a relaxing break or an action packed few days, you will love Dalaman.

    Culture

    Dalaman’s largest and most exciting festival takes place at the end of June each year for three days and is an absolute must if you are in Dalaman at this time. The Kas Lycia Festival in Kas showcases international and local folk-dancing troupes and is a fantastic cultural day out for everyone.

    The small town of Fethiye, one of Dalaman’s neighbouring resorts, stands on the ancient city of Telmessos and makes for a fascinating visit if you want to investigate the history and culture of the area. The cliff side tombs and the medieval Knights Castle make Fethiye an interesting and educational town to explore.

    Couples

    Spend a romantic evening together with a moonlit boat trip from Marmaris and along its coastline. There are many moonlit boat tours where you can dance under the stars and sip cocktails alongside your loved one, with many boats putting on entertainment like belly dancing. 

    Themed Turkish nights are an amazing way to spend an evening, and perfect for couples on holiday. Find an organised Turkish night and enjoy belly dancers, Turkish folkdance, Turkish food and wine and a lot of audience participation!

    Butterfly Valley provides a romantic stroll, in a protected area you will walk through thousands of bright, multicoloured butterflies. Take a scenic boat ride or follow the Lycian walking trail to get to the Butterfly Valley and have a relaxing day enjoying the being so close to nature.

    Adventure

    For thrill seekers, white-water rafting in the Dalaman River is rated as one of the top rafting experiences in the world. For something a little less risky but just as sporty, get your walking boots on for a day of Trekking along the Lycian Way, which is a fantastic way of seeing some of Turkey’s most breathtaking sights.

    Shopping

    Dalaman is great if you want to shop, with a fantastic selection of boutiques, craft and souvenir shops and jewellers all with long opening hours meaning you can spend the day on the beach and the early evenings in the shops.

    You will find leather goods, carpets and gold and silver jewellery in the shops and roadside stalls in Dalaman, but be prepared to haggle for a bargain. Many shop owners drop their prices dramatically in order to beat the competition. A local souvenir in Dalaman is a blue glass bead, which, according to traditional legend, will protect you from the evil eye.

    Fethiye is a colourful and bustling market town and is perfect if you want to experience a traditional Turkish shopping experience. However, if you are more interested in designer goods, Isaranou has a good selection, but prices are heavily inflated so as we mentioned earlier, don’t forget to haggle!

    Nightlife

    The nightlife in Dalaman is fairly quiet, but Dalaman Town is lively and you will find hotels in Dalaman provide excellent evening entertainment with live music and belly dancing.

    If you are looking for a great party scene you will love Dalaman’s neighbouring resort, Marmaris. With more than 100 bars and nightclubs, you're pretty much guaranteed a fantastic night out. You will also find several lively beachfront bars where you can watch the sun set whilst listening to live music. Hisaronu is also popular with young people looking for a good time, with many discos, karaoke bars and sports bars.

    For more of a traditional Turkish night you will love the harbour town of Kalkan, which will offer you luscious local cuisine alongside belly dancing or jazz music.

    If, however, you are looking for a quieter evening, visit the smaller resorts such as Dalyan, Kas and Calis beach where you can enjoy the laid back beach bars and fab restaurants.

    Eating And Drinking

    There are many famous dishes to tempt you whilst you are in Dalaman. Turkish cuisine is very tasty, influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures and includes meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The meat and fish usually being served grilled and stuffed peppers and vine leaves, kebabs and kofta feature very heavily. The restaurants and cafes in Dalaman are diverse and cater to all tastes and diets, offering both traditional Turkish dishes and international choices.

    Relaxation

    Dalaman is the perfect destination if you want to relax and enjoy a quiet holiday. For a unique experience, visit the famous mudbaths of Dalyan and discover an amazing way to relax and unwind! These sulpher-rich baths are said to give relief to some rheumatic and skin conditions and could also make you look younger! Fab!

    Lazy day boat trips are popular in Dalaman and are perfect if you want to sit back and be looked after by the crew. Many include a fantastic onboard BBQ and drinks. Marmaris offers lots of boat trips to the islands and bays nearby. The Paradise Island (Nimara) opposite to Marmaris, Turunç, Kumlubük, Çiftlik, and Phosphorus Cave are the most popular destinations for daily tours.

    To see how the other half live, visit Gocek, which is often referred to as the St Tropez of Turkey. With beautiful, unspoilt beaches and an exclusive yachting marina, Gocek is one of Turkey’s most affluent areas and is fab to have a nosey round.

    Who goes to Dalaman?

    Dalaman is particularly popular with families, but couples and young groups also enjoy the area. Although Dalaman is quite quiet, its neighbouring resorts are lively and provide a fantastic mix to Turkey holidays.

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    Resorts in Dalaman

    Dalaman itself is a little Turkish Mediterranean farming town south of the coastal road, however Dalaman as a region sports many different popular resorts all benefiting from their own unique twist:


    Marmaris

    This port is renowned for its natural beauty and possesses two major and a number of minor marinas. Marmaris has a very young vibe and is home to a fantastic nightlife, so if you are looking for beautiful scenery, watersports and a great night out then Marmaris is the resort to choose.

    Icmeler

    Icmeler lies within the Marmaris resort area, and provides breathtaking mountain top views over the stunning Aegean Sea. Icmeler's former function as a fishing and diving town has elevated its water sports facilities above those of neighbouring resorts, and its recent development as a tourist destination has provided high quality restaurants and hotels.

    Fethiye

    Another marine town, holidaying in Fethiye is really a burst to summer life. Crystal blue waters make the beaches the highlight of the town, although its heritage also plays a part in its tourism, with attractions such as the Lycian rock tombs carved into the faces of the cliffs.

    Olu Deniz

    Situated at the base of the Babadag Mountain, Olu Deniz provides tourists with the most photographed beach on the Mediterranean. Famous for its lagoon of aquamarine and turquoise, Olu Deniz is considered as one of the best places to paraglide in the world due to its unique panoramic views provided by the Babadag Mountain, with opportunities for beginners to do so.


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    Dalaman Resorts

    Fethiye

    Fethiye

    Fethiye holidays showcase some of the finest Turkey has to offer. Fethiye is a picture-perfect resort with acres of lush emerald hillside and beaches…

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    Hisaronu

    Hisaronu

    On a mountainside in southwest Turkey, the small but established resort of Hisaronu overlooks the country’s turquoise coast. A host of entertainment o…

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    Icmeler

    Icmeler

    Situated next to the popular resort of Marmaris, Icmeler's quieter beach and friendly local life make it an increasingly popular place for holidays in…

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    Marmaris

    Marmaris

    Hot summer days, turquoise-blue waters and delicious food at every turn – Marmaris is the perfect family holiday destination. Situated on the popular…

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    Olu Deniz

    Olu Deniz

    Olu Deniz has everything you could want from holidays to Turkey: glorious beaches, breathtaking views, a vibrant nightlife and tons to see and do. You…

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    Turunc

    Turunc

    A traditional fishing village turned beachy paradise, holidays to Turunc offer pretty shops to browse, Blue Flag beaches to discover and, of course, g…

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