Flights to Dalaman

Discover Dalaman: The Turquoise Coast

Beach, Culture, Nature

Dalaman offers everything you would want from a holiday with its diverse mix of resorts attracting tourists from around the world. The area's resorts include Kalkan, Fethiye, Oludeniz, Hisaronu, Gocek, Sarigerme, Dalyan, Akyaka, Marmaris Icmeler, Turunc and Datca. You're guaranteed to find something that fulfils your needs.

Feature / Location

Its turquoise coasts / Southwestern coast of Turkey

Currency

Turkish Lira (₺)

Weather

Summers are hot and humid; winters are cold, wet and partly cloudy

Time Zone

GMT+2

Airports

Dalaman Airport

Activities

Enjoy beaches; see Lycian rock tombs; visit Ölüdeniz; eat local food

The Region of Dalaman gains its fame from its turquoise coast and beautiful crystal-clear waters along the coastline perfect for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. A favourite with international tourists from around the world.

What Is Dalaman Best Known For?

Dalaman is best known for its beaches and turquoise coastline. Ölüdeniz, one of the world's most photographed places in Turkey, is a highlight of the area.

  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Nature

Beach

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Butterfly Valley

Located in Ölüdeniz, Butterfly Valley is off the beaten track and is a perfect creation of nature surrounded by mountains and beautiful turquoise colour sea. One of the best kept secrets in the area the valley is home to almost 100 species of butterflies and due to the dangerous foot trails down to the valley, warning signs have now been added and the best way to get to the beach is by boat directly from Ölüdeniz. The beach is shingle sand but attracts visitors thanks to the breath-taking views and warm waters.

İztuzu Beach

İztuzu Beach in Dalyan is the magnificent golden sandy beach that reaches 4.5km with the Aegean Sea on one side and the Dalyan Delta on the other. At one end of the beach where the sea meets the delta is popular with tourists for its sandy beach and warm waters and can be accessed by local water taxi only whether privately or on a tour. The opposite side of the beach is accessed around the beautiful mountain road and is quieter than the more popular tourist side. Here you will find the Dalyan turtle hospital where they rescue and rehabilitate injured turtles and for a small donation you can visit and see the amazing Caretta Caretta (loggerheaded) turtles up close and personal.

Ölüdeniz

One of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey with breathtaking views. Literally translated as Dead Sea, Ölüdeniz is home to the Blue Lagoon known for its calm waters, an amazing colour of turquoise and aquamarine. The lagoon is a national reserve and has both a public area, which has an entrance fee as well as some private beach clubs that are free to enter but will expect you to purchase food and beverages. The main Ölüdeniz beach is also famous as the landing strip for the paragliders that fly from the Babadağ mountains.

Culture

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Knidos

Knidos, an open-air museum, was an important Greek city of ancient Caria and one of the most important sites on the Datca Peninsula. Dating back to the 13th century BC and home to the Temple of Aphrodite which holds exquisite statues, it’s a must see when visiting the area. Due to its location at the tip of the peninsula the sea views are outstanding and one of the best places to watch a sunrise or sunset.

Lycian Rock Tombs

Dalyan is home to some of the most impressive Lycian Rock Tombs dating back to 400BC. The Rock tombs are carved into the cliff face and are best viewed from the Dalyan Delta. The largest tombs are unfinished however, this does not take away from its impressive stature and is architectural wonder. There are other areas of Turkey with Lycian Rock Tombs however, Dalyan is certainly classed as some of the most impressive and should not be missed.

Marmaris Castle

Marmaris Castle is the only museum in Marmaris and a historical landmark in the resort. It is said that the castle was originally built in 1044BC and has been repaired several times throughout history including by Alexander the Great. The castle was used once as a military base in World War 1 and suffered extensive damage. The castle was restored once again in the 80s and is now a popular tourist attraction. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained and from the top of the extensive walls you will also find the most attractive views of the Marmaris Marina and the full resort.

Nature

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Azmak River

The crystal-clear waters of the Azmak River is located in Akyaka. Known locally as an aquarium thanks to the clear icy waters and the ability to see the local underwater marine life. The river is lined with many amazing waterfront restaurants with settings that are simply stunning and not to be missed. Take a trip on a river boat or dine in one of the restaurants. Just make sure it's added to your to do list.

Turgut Waterfalls

The natural waterfalls at Turgut are a welcomed change of temperature throughout the summer months with their icy cool water pools and surrounded by trees creating a fantastic natural shade. There are different areas of the waterfall and an easy trail takes you from one area to another a perfect place for a long hike for those of you that are interested in trekking.

Weather in Dalaman

In Dalaman, summers are hot, clear and humid while winters are cold, wet and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 6 Celsius degree to 32 Celsius degree. While the hottest month of the year is August, the coldest one is January.

10 C Broken Clouds
TODAY Nov 28, Mon
  • Nov 29, Tue 18 Clear Sky
  • Nov 30, Wed 19 Light Rain
  • Dec 1, Thu 18 Light Rain
  • Dec 2, Fri 19 Light Rain

 

Destination airport: Dalaman Airport (DLM)  
Cologne Bonn - Dalaman flight duration  3:30 hours
Birmingham - Dalaman flight duration  4:05 hours
Gatwick - Dalaman flight duration  4:00 hours
Manchester - Dalaman flight duration  4:15 hours
Newcastle - Bodrum flight duration  4:15 hours

 

Transportation in Dalaman

Bus, minibus and taxi options are the main public transportation vehicles in Dalaman. To move around the surrounding districts and towns, you can use buses. You need to buy Kent Kart to use on public buses. Local minibuses are mostly used for short distances. They cover almost all of Dalaman and you can hop in them by paying cash.

Accommodation in Dalaman

Not exactly Dalaman’s centre but its neighbour towns and surrounding region in general offers lots of alternatives for accommodation. From luxury to budget options, you can find lots of choices for your taste and budget. You can enjoy early reservation campaigns and promotions for a lot more options with cheaper prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dalaman

Is Dalaman worth visiting?

With its clear blue waters, soft sands and beautiful mountain backdrop, Dalaman is definitely worth visiting.

How far is Dalaman from the airport?

Dalaman Airport is located a short 6.7 km away from the city centre.

Does Dalaman have a beach?

Dalaman coastline is one of the best ones in Turkey.

Is Dalaman in the Turkish Riviera?

Yes, Dalaman is part of the Turkish Riviera.

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