The Dalaman area was once a fishing district, nowadays it still maintains its charm but goes beyond to service some quaint hotels and tourist attractions, amongst stunning scenery.
Fethiye is a harbour town, and home to many streets of restaurants and bars, and even its very own market. The charm of the town comes with the yachts that dock in its marina, and is a perfect spot to take in the atmosphere. The closest beach is Calis beach which has an amazing sunset, perfect for watching with a glass of wine.
Oludeniz is just over the valley, with its vibrant restaurants, and the protected blue lagoon area. This is one most amazing places to go for a swim, as there are no waves... living up to its name "Oludeniz" which translates to "Dead Sea"!
Attractions in this area are many from the beautiful sandy beachessuch as conserved Iztuzu Beach, where loggerhead turtles lay their eggs, and Oludeniz beach a totally tranquillity for beach lovers.
Have a dip in the Sultaniye thermal hot springs and mud bath, giving yourself a pampering session and mineral boost. Visit the Dalyan Caunos Rock Tombs and see for yourself the history of the region.
If your feeling greedy for amazing beaches, well taking the Gocek 12 Islands Boat Tour is a must, you will be delivered straight to the best crystal clear waters in the region. If you’re feeling adventurous visit the Saklikent canyon where you will experience some of the most amazing scenes of Turkey's Dalaman region.
For adrenaline seekers, you can indulge in white-water rafting in Dalyan River or go paragliding near Oludeniz.
With paradise beaches stretched in golden sand that’s lapped by sapphire seas, Dalaman isn’t called the gateway to Turkey’s Mediterranean Blue Coast for nothing. Situated in the Mugla Province, on the south-western coast of Turkey this is a place fitting for a diverse range of visitors.
For those that seek the traditional Turkish way of life, one that is relaxed and peaceful there is an abundance of choice. Resorts such as Sarigerme, a small village that contains an intimate and ambient setting, are perfect for getting away from it all, taking in the culture and curing any stress!
If you fancy a more thriving and activity fuelled trip then look no further than the Marmaris resort, which hosts many a water sport activity, contains boutique shops and then comes to life at night for romantic diners or bar and club goers.
Dalaman is great for family visits too, boasting wonderful attractions such as Ataturk Park, which is to the east of Marmaris. If somehow none of that tickles your tastes then of course, we can’t forget to mention the adorable loggerhead turtles that live on Iztuzu beach in Dalyan also.
Wherever you chose to go, you can be sure that it will be bathed in the natural beauty of Turkey and all its historical culture. The Patara Beach is the perfect example of this, backed by semi-submerged Roman ruins. Whether you want to escape, or explore you can discover it all in the mixture of quiet coves, runaway beaches and vibrant nightlife that can be found on a Dalaman Holiday.
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