At a glance
Dalaman holidays are perfect for…
- Blissing out on the impossibly beautiful beaches of the Turkish Riviera
- Getting your adrenaline pumping in this paragliding hotspot
- Natural wonders, from the Blue Lagoon to loggerhead turtles
Dalaman is one of Turkey’s most famous holiday spots, attracting everyone from ancient Greek gods to modern globetrotters. It is even said that this is the place that the legendary Queen Cleopatra came to bathe. The region’s appeal rests in the chic resorts, unspoilt rural villages and spectacular beaches – to name just a few of its star attractions. Here you’ll also stumble upon other worldly ghost towns, such as the eerie abandoned village of Kayakoy, and phenomenal natural parks like the Liquid Amber Plantation. Whether you’re into lavish five-star hotels overlooking the Blue Lagoon or quaint Turkish accommodation, look no further than a holiday to Dalaman and its many resorts.
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Driving in Dalaman can be a great way to explore and see the region’s sights. Car hire is widely available and all of the major car hire companies are based at Dalaman airport. It’s worth booking in advance to get the best rates. Roads vary from four lane highways, to winding mountain passes, to potholed rural roads. Remember to drive on the right and keep an eye out for pedestrians stepping out unexpectedly, drivers stopping suddenly and animals in the road – all of which are common in Turkey.
Public transport options are available if driving isn’t your thing. Fares are affordable and there are a few different bus companies serving the area, which connect the main towns and resorts. An even cheaper option is the ‘dolmus’ or mini-buses which are popular with locals. They can be flagged down in the street and are a fun way of experiencing life as a local in Dalaman. The destination and fares will be displayed and you simply pass your money through the throngs to the driver.
The official yellow taxis in Dalaman are a convenient way to travel. Fares should be displayed at taxi ranks or in the cab. Rates increase at night and a tip of 15% is standard.
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