Hotels in Dalaman
Do as the native turtles do: wallow in the warm shallow waters, then bask in the sun on the dark sands
Look ten years younger after taking natural thermal springs and a mud bath by this picturesque lakeside
Stunning classical rock tombs carved into the cliff face
Dalaman is close to the popular coastal resorts of Fethiye to the east and Marmaris to the west. Check out the stunning beaches of Olu Deniz and Calis – easily reached by hire car or taxi. Olu Deniz has a paragliding center, and the beach is good for families as it offers safe swimming. Calis is the main beach area for Fethiye and stretches for about 4km, boasting an attractive promenade with many bars and restaurants while hotels in Dalaman range from budget to the all-inclusive resort.
Marmaris is a major focus for diving due to the clarity of the water, while Fethiye is a lively Turkish market town and the perfect mix of traditional and modern Turkey. Practice your haggling techniques in its lively (and friendly) bazaar area, called Paspatur, which is packed with traders selling all kind of wares. Tuesday is market day in Fethiye, when some 500 market traders gather for a bustling commercial spectacle. From Marmaris there are regular catamaran sailings to Rhodes town on the eponymous Greek island, just to the south of the Turkish mainland.
Flights to Dalaman land at the recently expanded international airport with two terminals and plenty of taxis for the 6km journey to Dalaman centre. Flights are available to and from over 120 destinations – including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the rest of Turkey.
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