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The view from Dalaman on holiday in Turkey

Dalaman - What We Know

"Turkey is just outside the euro zone - so you get more bang for your buck (or pound).."

Dalaman is located on the warm south-western coast of Turkey. A short distance to the south is Fethiye and the Mediterranean Sea or “turquoise coast”. One of the great things about Turkey is that it is just outside the euro zone - that means you get more "bang for your buck" (or pound). The euro has made travelling around Europe more expensive, so if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, a holiday in Turkey could be the place to go before the euro consumes this country too!

Dalaman is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is protected by the Turkish government to maintain the environment. Clearly an area that a government deems fit to protect is a pretty special location. One quirky fact about Dalaman is that it has a train station built there that was meant to be built in Alexandria, Egypt. The materials were shipped to the wrong location and it was so costly to ship them back that they ended up just building the train station in Dalaman instead... however there aren’t actually any trains that run through it. On your holiday to Dalaman you have to swing by and check out this unusual piece or architecture.

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Enjoy the Spectacular Scenery in Dalaman

Boat on calm sea water near coast of Turkey
"Gulets are the best way of exploring the beautiful coast line and the outlying islands.."

Dalaman is renowned for its spectacular natural scenery. The beaches in the resort are unspoilt with clear waters and fine sand. The most popular beach in the Dalaman area is Olu Deniz (Dead Sea), with crystal clear Mediterranean waters and pale sands. Sarsala Beach is closer, located just 8 km from Dalaman. The Iztuzu Beach or 'Turtle Beach' is also worth visiting in the neighbouring resort of Dalyan. Going on an adventure and getting lost in the vast natural area around Dalaman is well worthwhile, stumbling across a deserted beach all to yourself and having a picnic may well be one of your holiday highlights.

If you fancy a slightly different perspective, why not jump on a boat to explore the coastal waters in the region? The local Turkish boats are called Gulets and most people are quick to realise that their holiday in Dalaman will not be complete without taking a boat trip or two. Gulets are the best way of exploring the beautiful coast line and the outlying islands. There are many secluded beaches suitable for swimming that can only be reached by boat.

Explore Turkey's Rich Cuisine and the Aegean Coast

Ancient Lycian tombs in Myra, Turkey
"Ancient Lycian tombs litter the area so you can have a real Indiana Jones adventure with your trowel and whip, just watch out for the rolling rocks.."

Turkish cuisine is amongst the finest in the world. Influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures, it offers huge variety, including meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Turkey’s cuisine is as diverse as its culture. There are plenty of bars with music and good food to meet a range of tastes, whether you're looking to dance the night away or relax and enjoy the fantastic food.

Getting around on your holiday in Dalaman is easy, even if you're travelling on a budget. Hop on and off the Dolmus, (a public minibus service) - these run regularly across the region and they are cheap, but they do get packed. The taxis are very reasonable, but make sure you agree a price beforehand. Haggling for a decent taxi price can be quite the adventure, stand your ground and see if you can get the best price!

Steeped in history, there are a number of significant archaeological and historical sites to visit whilst you are touring around this area of Turkey. Ancient Lycian tombs litter the area so you can have a real Indiana Jones adventure with your trowel and whip, just watch out for the rolling rocks!

Weather and Climate

Sunshine on the beach in Marmaris (Dalaman)
"Dalaman winters are pleasant with temperatures seldom dropping below 15°C.."

Temperatures vary in this region. Dalaman has very hot summers, with temperatures often reaching 35°C during August. However, it brings the prize of over 13 hours of sunshine a day. The winters are pleasant with temperatures seldom dropping below 15°C, with at least 5 hours of sunshine a day.

Dalaman offers more than 320 days of sunshine a year with warm waters, making it a haven for those who love beaches. The best time to take your holiday in Dalaman is probably between the months of June and September, as it does not rain at all during these months.

Where is Dalaman?

Take a look at this map of Dalaman before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Dalaman

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