There are a number of elements that make Dalaman such a popular destination to visit, attracting all manner of holidaymakers to its shores and within its stunning landscapes, the list of attractions here are vast and varied, ensuring Dalaman holidays are a scene of relentless fascination. Dalaman is one of the most fascinating and indulgent regions of Turkey, allowing you to choose from a plethora of beaches, a myriad of water sports and a catalogue of stunning destinations.
Whether you’re here for history, culture or action and adventure, you’ll be well served on the Turkish coast, with a number of beautiful resorts awaiting your arrival, ready to pamper and entertain you, while inland you’ll encounter cities, towns and villages of immense historical and cultural significance, providing the perfect balance between beach indulgence and ancient discovery throughout your Turkey Dalaman holidays.
The Culture and History of Dalaman
You’ll be perfectly placed to spend your down time soaking up the sun while you sit back and appreciate the stunning scenery Dalaman has to offer. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a sun-kissed beach retreat or a remote hideaway, look no further than holidays in Dalaman. Meanwhile, those immersing themselves in the local culture will be easily occupied, especially foodies who will be in paradise in the charming town of Fethiye thanks to the top-notch restaurants on offer along the harbour, while culture vultures will also find a haven in the hustle and bustle of this impressive town, famed for its Lycian cave tombs and the nearby ancient city of Kadyanda.
In addition to this alluring ancient site, you will discover many more fascinating signs of bygone eras scattered around the region, including the ancient ruins of Ephesus. The ruins are attributed to the second-largest city in the Roman Empire which today boasts some remarkable resorted sites, such as the towering Library of Celsus. If you want to experience the rich cultural heritage of Turkey during your Dalaman holidays, pay a visit to some of the smaller settlements in the area. The village of Sarigerme gives you an authentic insight into traditional Turkish culture, with a stroll around the historic streets exposing you to the local ideals of the region, something perhaps left under wraps in some of the more tourist-driven beach resorts in Dalaman.
Action and Adventure
While sitting back on the sand is an easy task to fulfil during your holidays spent around the beach, you’ll only truly make the most of your time in Dalaman if you indulge in a little dose of adrenaline here and there. The region is home to some of the most exciting beach resorts in Europe, offering up some fantastic water sports opportunities to those brave enough or those that can’t stand to spend their holidays in Dalaman sat on the sand. Adventure seekers can try out the paragliding in Olu Deniz or try their hand at some water sports in Ovacik. From swimming to scuba diving and jet skiing, there’s something to suit everyone’s pace, proving a perfect way to enjoy some family bonding during your trip. For a different take on the action and adventure vibe, the action continues after the sun sets, with many of Dalaman’s resorts geared towards the young holidaymaker after excitement during the evening. There is a great nightlife scene across the region, from the resorts of Icmeler and Marmaris to Olu Deniz and Hisaronu. A number of trendy bars, classy eateries and pumping nightclubs are looking to encourage you into letting your hair down, and with the coastal views on offer, this can prove an effortless procedure. Make sure try some Turkish cuisine before you hit the drinks during your Dalaman holidays, with some wonderful local fare to be enjoyed, from fantastic seafood and delicate goat meat to tasty kebabs and doner treats.