"This stunning destination really has to be seen to be believed, from the secluded sandy bays and coves to the ancient ruins, Dalaman is a holidaymaker’s dream come true"
The district of Dalaman is located in the Mugla Province on Turkey’s south west coast, overlooking the dazzling Aegean Sea. This stunning destination really has to be seen to be believed, from the secluded sandy bays and coves to the ancient ruins, Dalaman is a holidaymaker’s dream come true. Traditional Turkish culture is stamped all over this historic region, and if you want to get a taste of what this vibrant country has to offer, including bazaars, local cuisine and Turkish spas, then this is the perfect place for you.
As well as its dazzling local culture and first rate facilities, Dalaman boasts plenty of beautiful natural scenery. The region is home to the world renowned Blue Lagoon National Park; the protected natural wonder in Olu Deniz which draws in sightseers who wish to enjoy the glittering blue lagoons shaded by pine trees and mountains. Dalaman is also home to the most popular attraction in Turkey; the Turquoise Coast. As the name would suggest, this stretch of shore boasts some of the most jaw dropping azure waters that the Mediterranean Sea has to offer.
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Places to visit: daytrips from Dalaman
Take one look around this resort and you’ll soon see why the queen of lavish lifestyles herself, Cleopatra, decided to spend her holidays in Dalaman. It was in fact Marc Antony’s wedding present to his new bride. This is just one of the many pieces of history which make the heritage of the Turquoise Coast and its towns and villages so fascinating. Today tourists can explore this exotic past by exploring the ruins of ancient towns like nearby Ephesus. Once the second largest city in the Roman Empire many of its greatest monuments have been wonderfully preserved to this day. Historic sites such as the Temple of Artemis, the Library of Celsus and the Prytaneion make this crumbling Roman city well worth a visit. Located in the Izmir province, Ephesus makes for quiet the exciting daytrip when staying in Dalaman. Another great choice is the historic town of Myra that was the home of the real life father Christmas, Saint Nicholas. Today the town celebrates the iconic figure with many interesting shrines and monuments. If you’re travelling with the kids then a day out at Myra could be a Christmassy trip with a twist.
The region of Marmaris is a must see during any holiday to Dalaman. Here you will find the Grand Bazaar which has stood on the site for centuries. Not only is the bazaar a great place to pick up some souvenirs for your friends and family back home and bag some bargain fashion, it is also a chance to experience Turkish culture at its most authentic as you haggle with stall holders over the price of traditional handcrafted artefacts.
No trip to Dalaman would be complete without experiencing an old fashioned Turkish spa, and the mud baths and spas of Dalyan are excellent choices. In addition to this, the coastal village of Kas holds many festivities throughout the summer and serves authentic, rustic cuisine throughout the year.