Dalaman has the best of Turkey on offer all in one place! Known as the Turquoise Coast, the scenery here is simply spectacular; from long stretches of rugged coastline with azure blue waters and warm golden sands, not to mention beautiful countryside to explore. A lively and bustling destination for any holidaymaker, Dalaman has great beaches, shops, bars and restaurants making it perfect for families, groups of friends and couples.
If you love watersports then Dalaman is the place for you! Kaputas Beach is perfect for snorkelling due to its clear blue waters while the Dalaman River is a popular spot for white water rafting. The resort Olu Deniz translates as ‘Dead Sea’ because of its calm, tranquil waters, which make it perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Here the beach is ideal for kids because of its peaceful waters so get your buckets and spades at the ready!
There’s much more to Dalaman than simply beaches and sea; if you’re after a bit of sightseeing you won’t be disappointed. Turkey has a rich history and Dalaman has many fascinating cultural sites to visit. Head to Fethiye, a delightful small town which stands on the ancient city of Telemessos; here you can climb up to the impressive Knights Castle and see the many tombs carved into the cliff sides on your way.
To get a feel for Turkey’s history then visit the Old Quarter in Marmaris where you can see the open-air amphitetheatre and then go and indulge in some mouth-watering Turkish cuisine in one of the fantastic traditional restaurants. Another popular area for holidaymakers to Dalaman is Antalya’s Old Harbour, lined with shops and restaurants – where you can sample the local fresh fish; it's always busy with yachts mooring up.
The nightlife in Dalaman is lively: from bars, tavernas and nightclubs, this destination has a buzzing atmosphere when the sun goes down. Mix with the locals and enjoy some traditional Turkish music at one of the many tavernas or dance the night away at one of the bigger nightclubs that attract many big name DJs especially in the summer months. For a mix of both the traditional Turkish nightlife and buzzing bars and clubs then get yourself to Marmaris – a very popular resort with young people. Hisaranou is also worth a night out where you will find a variety of busy bars and fantastic places to eat out and enjoy a cocktail or two!
With plenty to see and do during the day, great places to eat and party in the evening, not to mention a beautiful hot sunny climate, why not make Dalaman your next beach holiday?