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Delightful Dalaman holidays 2020
Dalaman is a town and seaside resort on Turkey's beautiful southwestern coast. Dalaman also gives its name to the region, which includes a stunning stretch of coastline that has been aptly nicknamed the 'Turquoise Coast'.
Few places can compare when it comes to Dalaman's magical combination of beautiful shoreline, fascinating culture and glorious natural landscapes.
As well as the beautiful beaches and lively resorts, Dalaman is home to ancient sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaunos and the fortified city of Tlos.
Dalaman is great for:
- All inclusive holidays - The most popular resorts along the Dalaman Coast are Marmaris, Icmeler, Fethiye, Hisaronu, Calis Beach, and Dalyan, all of which offer a range of package holiday deals.
- Beach holidays - Each of Dalaman’s resorts has a distinct personality, but all of them share glorious scenery – fabulous beaches and azure seas set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
- Cheap holidays - Turkey is generally quite a cheap destination in comparison to some other European destinations, particularly if you decide to go all inclusive where you can avoid any spending surprises.
Dalaman at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Home to Blue Flag beaches and Olu Deniz' famous Blue Lagoon
Perfect for watersports
Explore the Turquoise Coast with all the thrills
Must-visit historical sites
Go back in time with a trip to Ephesus
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
The drinks are always flowing in Marmaris
Lush natural wonders
Pine forests make Dalaman's surroundings tranquil and stunning
Rest & relaxation
Enjoy a traditional Turkish bath and hammam
Top resorts in Dalaman
The Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea in the holiday paradise of Marmaris. From island-hopping to hiking and glittering nights out, …from £110 pp
Renowned for its striking landscapes and famous Blue Lagoon, the sparkling Turkish gem of Olu Deniz is a must-visit for …from £154 pp
Icmeler is a family-friendly beach resort on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey. The resort offers a more relaxed alternative …from £139 pp
Turquoise Coast beaches, thrill-seeking activities and historic attractions await in Fethiye. Pack your beach gear and your sense of adventure …from £189 pp
If you’re looking for the ideal destination for a 2020 holiday in Turkey, Hisaronu deserves a place right at the top …from £142 pp
A cheap holiday to Dalyan is ideal for those who really want to get away from it all in its …from £176 pp
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Things to do in Dalaman
UNESCO sites & adventure activities in Dalaman
The Dalaman area is home to two superb UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites: Kaunos, an ancient city which dates back to the 9th century BC, and Pamukkale, a spectacularly beautiful Greco-Roman settlement. Pamukkale, which is nicknamed ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish, is famous for its brilliant white terraces and pools which spill down the side of a steep valley. It is now one of the most visited attractions in Turkey. Both sites are set in extraordinarily beautiful natural settings, and shouldn’t be missed. These are just two of the highlights of a slew of remarkable ancient sites that are found across this region, including magnificent rock tombs and Byzantine ruins. Many of the resorts and towns, including Fethiye, host traditional markets where you can admire local crafts and pick up souvenirs.
The fortified city of Tlos, and the ruins of Hellenic cities such as Physkos and Amos (both set in the Marmaris National Park) all attest to the importance of this region in ancient times.
There is action and adventure at every turn in the Dalaman region. One of the most unforgettable things to do is paraglide from the top of Babadag mountain all the day down to the beach: the views over Olu Deniz and the Blue Lagoon are spectacular. You could also trek along a section of the Lycian Way, a magnificent long-distance hiking trail that runs for 540 kilometres between Fethiye and Antalya. The Lycian mountains are also full of fantastic mountain-biking trails, which suit cyclists of all levels. And of course you can try your hand at all kinds of water sports, from kite-surfing to sea kayaking.
Best beaches in Dalaman
The heavenly beaches and coves are the main attraction of the Dalaman Coast, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt to be found along the Mediterranean. One of the best ways to explore this coastline is to take a cruise in a gulet, a traditional Turkish sailing boat. The bustling resorts are well-equipped and inviting, with fantastic amenities and a wide array of water sports including snorkelling and diving.
Many of them have been awarded Blue Flag status – Icmeler, for example, has no less than three Blue Flag beaches. But the most attractive of them all – perhaps the most beautiful in all Turkey – are the stunning beaches of the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz. And, the wonderful thermal springs and mud-baths, which have drawn visitors for two millennia, at Dalyan.
All of the resort beaches boast plenty of amenities and great facilities for water sports. Other beaches that are worth a visit include Iztuzu Beach (also known as Turtle Beach), which is 13 kilometres from Dalyan. These vast, wide strands are beautiful and rarely crowded, and, best of all, are home to endangered loggerhead turtles (carretta carretta). Sarigerme beach, located 5 kilometres southwest of Dalaman, is particularly charming and well-kept, and is comparatively uncrowded.
For your typical tourist friendly beach holiday, the must visit resorts include Marmaris, Iclemer, Fethiye and Sarigerme.
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Dalaman isn’t popular for no reason! It’s beautiful beaches, great for relaxation and water sports, the pleasant backdrop of lush, green forests and lively resorts like Marmaris is enough to grab anyone’s attention. For those reasons, Dalaman continues to be a top destination among families, couples and friends.
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