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Dalaman Holidays

Dalaman Holidays

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The shimmering south-west coast of Turkey boasts incredibly scenic views, tranquil deep blue waters and gorgeous vibrant greenery – these unbeatable landscapes are quite simply mesmerising. 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 slice of peace and tranquillity, this place is quite simply perfection and to make it even better, we’re now offering trips with deposits from as little as £30pp. So your trip to paradise has never been easier!

Beaches

The sun-soaked Dalaman region is home to vast open sandy stretches like the dreamy Olu Deniz Beach, which attracts so many with its wondrous white sands and twinkling azure waters. Surrounded by impressive leafy green mountains, these crisp sands are the perfect place to spend the day in the sizzling Turkish sunshine! Take a cooling dip in the unbelievably 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 sands. What’s in it for the thrill-seekers? Well, let’s just say this place is a true paragliders paradise and if the views were one thing from the sands, then the scenes from above are quite simply something else. Paragliders flock to these skies for an awesome birds-eye view of the glistening 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!
Food & Drink

These photogenic coastlines are a dream when it comes to exploring the region’s incredible cuisine! 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 specialise in the meaty Turkish dish, serving succulent portions on soft homemade flatbreads, drizzled with a cooling yoghurt dressing and leafy green 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 the pizza lovers. It wouldn’t be a Turkish getaway without tucking into a meze feast whilst you’re here. These fantastic platters feature different appetizer-sized dishes, so you can dig right in and try out a whole range of dishes. From crispy deep-fried courgette croquettes to melt-in-the-mouth cheese pastries and succulent baked aubergine with juicy tomatoes and fried onions – there’s so many fantastic options to choose from.

Culture
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 when conflicts in the area caused the last standing locals to flee, 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 highly religious town, which has a mysterious feel to its moss-covered stone churches. So be sure to check out this little hidden gem in the rolling hills of the Dalaman region. 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.

Nightlife
There’s something in Dalaman to suit all kinds of nightlife-seekers. 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. There are many different juicy cocktails to try and the music is always popping here too! 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.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4.5hrs
Time Difference: +3hr
Currency: Turkish Lira
Official Language: Turkish

Vaccinations

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.
Ramadan
Please be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 23/04/2020 and 23/05/2020. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.

Visa and Entry Information
Passport Requirements: All passports must have 6 months validity from the return date of travel, two clear pages inside, and a valid return ticket.
Visa Requirements: Please note that as of March 2nd 2020 British tourists will no longer be required to obtain a visa to visit Turkey. For anyone planning to travel to Turkey prior to this date, will still be required and can be obtained online through the Turkish Government website.For more information please see (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey)


On the Beach have exclusive flights to Dalaman with Freebird Airlines. Learn more about Freebird Airlines here!
Thinking of going All Inclusive? Take a look at some of our top All Inclusive properties in Dalaman here!

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Top Dalaman Hotels

Grand Yazici Marmaris Palace

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Emre Beach Hotel & Emre Annexe

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Green Nature Resort And Spa

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Hillside Beach Club

Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

Orka Sunlife Resort And Spa

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Kervansaray Hotel Marmaris

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Grand Pasa Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa

Sarigerme, Dalaman, Turkey

Alenz Suite Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Pasa Beach Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Karbel Hotel

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Grand Ideal Premium

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Mirage World

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Grand Aquarium

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Garcia Resort and Spa

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Jiva Beach Resort

Calis, Dalaman, Turkey

Marcan Resort

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Rixos Premium Gocek - Adults Only (13+)

Fethiye, Dalaman, Turkey

Seastar Hotel Marmaris - Adults Only

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Kaya Maris Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Blue Bay Platinum

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Montebello Resort

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Greenland Hotel

Hisaronu, Dalaman, Turkey

Motto Premium Marmaris

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Vela Hotel

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Letoile Beach Hotel

Icmeler, Dalaman, Turkey

Nur Apartments

Marmaris, Dalaman, Turkey

Hotel Mavruka

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Hotel Karbel Sun

Olu Deniz, Dalaman, Turkey

Two Seas Luxury Suites

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.

Book a Dalaman Holiday now!

On the Beach offers a wide range of Dalaman resorts, from self catering to all inclusive.

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

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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

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Olu Deniz

Olu Deniz

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Turunc

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