Once a quiet fishing village, Sarigerme has become a popular sunshine destination and has delighted holidaymakers in recent decades - however, it still stays true to its charming, traditional village roots.
Sarigerme holidays are really about having it all and seeing the best of what Turkey has to offer - relaxation, a fantastic coastline and great local food. Explore the streets and beaches of this magical destination for your perfect holiday.
Most popular hotels in Sarigerme
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
At a glance
- Language: Turkish
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 4h 10m
When to go
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Just a short journey from the lively Turkish resort of Dalaman, this sleepy village was once home to the ancient city of Pisilis. Now a laid-back beach resort, there is a wealth of interesting things to do in Sarigerme. One of the resort’s greatest lures is of course, the Sarigerme beach. With its whitewashed sands, azure blue waters and rocky landscapes, it provides a great place to relax – whether on its rocky shores or on one of the many sun loungers. The historic port of Kuanos is just a short drive away, complete with city ruins and ancient tombs. The surrounding mountains are fantastic for hikers, while a range of watersports can be enjoyed on the beach. In the town there is a fabulous away of boutique shops and quaint eateries, while the whle resort comes alive during it’s many festivals, catch one if you can!
Wine and Dine
Turkey is famous for its delicious cuisine, with many of Sarigerme’s restaurants offering up a myriad of great traditional dishes. Whether you are craving a taste of baklava, dough filled with chopped nuts, sugar syrup and spices, or you’d like to sample an authentic doner; you’re in the right place. For everything from traditional English breakfasts to Turkish pizza, pay a visit to the Sarigerme Restaurant. This family-friendly eatery is ideal for those looking for fuss-free delicious food with old-fashioned hospitality. While for great traditional fare, such as Turkish breads and humus, Paradise Restaurant is definitely worth a visit.
There are some great family-friendly Sarigerme attractions for those holidaying with little ones. If you fancy a break from the beach, take a Family Sunsplash Cruise along Turkey’s coast, enjoying fresh sea breezes and hazy mountains, pebbled beaches and hidden sandy coves. If you’re feeling brave, there are some great opportunities for snorkelling when the boat drops anchor – allowing yourself and the kids to take a refreshing dip or take a closer look at the vibrant marine life beneath the surface. For older children, there are a number of diving schools in the area, where anyone from beginner to advanced levels can sign up for lessons, or even take a guided underwater tour. Thanks to the crystal-clear waters of the region, this is also a popular destination for scuba diving. No holiday to Sarigerme would be complete with a diving adventure and a look at the local wildlife.
If you are holidaying with little ones, they’ll love the Children’s Day festival that takes place each year. Puppet shows, musical performances, singing and dance displays take place across the region to commemorate the first gathering of the Turkish parliament. A national holiday in Turkey, be aware that many government offices, schools and banks are closed on this day and public transport routes can often be disrupted in aid of extravagant street performances.
Action and Adventure
While it remains a laid-back resort, there are still many things to do in Sarigerme for anyone seeking adventure. Unsurprisingly, activities are mainly focused on the beach – with a variety of water sports on offer for keen adrenaline junkies. Due to the area’s constant breeze, Sarigerme is a prime spot for kiteboarding, with a kite centre on the beach offering lessons for beginners. Pay a visit to the bustling beachfront and you’ll find a great selection of water sports, including parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and sailing boats for hire.
Its ancient city status ensures that there are some fascinating things to do in Sarigerme for history buffs. A short drive will take you to the ancient port of Kaunos – a huge archaeological site with ruined baths, fountains and a striking amphitheatre. Here, you can also catch a glimpse of one of the region’s most interesting landmarks in the form of temple-like tombs carved into the rock face. Venture further afield and you’ll find the beautiful resort of Dalyan. Along the Dalyan river is home to the iconic mud pools, packed with minerals and rumoured to have healing powers. Plunge yourself in, cake yourself in mud and relax in the sizzling sunshine before rinsing off in the thermal springs – an unforgettable experience for your holiday.
The constant breeze found in this region makes it perfect for its annual Kite Festival – one of the top Sarigerme attractions. This family-friendly event is marked on the first day of May and is an ideal opportunity to kick back and relax with a picnic while you watch the kaleidoscopic colours of kites overtaking the sky.