Situated on the south-west coast of Turkey, Dalaman has become an extremely popular tourist destination. Frequently referred to as the Turquoise Coast, it boasts stunning Blue Flag beaches, fascinating historic sites and bustling tourist resorts.
No matter what type of holiday you’re looking to enjoy, the region has something to suit everyone. So, if you’re looking to book your 2019 getaway, below you’ll discover some great reasons you might want to make Dalaman your next holiday destination.
1. Breathtaking beaches
There is no doubt that Dalaman’s breathtaking beaches are one of the key factors which drive tourists to the Turquoise Coast each year. Its pristine waters make it a haven for water sports lovers, and its long-stretching coastline is packed full of beautiful coves, bays and shoreline shops and restaurants.
Icmeler is one of the most popular beach destinations in the region, offering a laid back beach getaway, with plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. Or, why not head to one of the newest beach destinations in the region – Sarigerme. This stunning destination boasts an impressive and pristine 12-kilometre beach. Whether you’re looking to relax and soak up the sun, or whether you prefer a more active beach holiday, you’ll find a beach to suit you in Dalaman.
2. Explore an eerie ghost town
It’s not all about the beaches in this popular Turkish region. In just over 50 minutes, you can head to the nearby Kayaköy, an eerie ghost town which was abandoned in the 1920’s. It boasts 350 buildings, many of which are now crumbling, and it makes for a truly fascinating trip. It’s not often you get to explore a ghost town so if you do head to Dalaman, it’s worth taking the day trip to see it.
3. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon
Head to the Olu Deniz region and you’ll find the breathtaking Blue Lagoon. Known to be one of Turkey’s most photographed attractions, it’s surrounded by stunning forest and boasts a thin strip of beautiful white sand. Its crystal clear, calm waters make it the perfect place to take a dip. Floating in the pristine Blue Lagoon truly is a remarkable experience you’ll never forget.
4. The Olu Deniz International Air Games
Each year in October, air sports lovers flock to Dalaman for the spectacular Olu Deniz International Air Games event. Featuring paragliding, base jumping, hang gliding and sky diving, the Turkish Air Force also make an appearance, showing off professional stunts and impressive displays. The event takes place in the Fethiye region, about an hour away from Olu Deniz.
5. Lose yourself in a little cabaret
When night falls, that’s when Dalaman really comes alive. This is especially true if you head to the bustling destination of Hisaronu. After dark, the bars in the area really come alive, offering unforgettable great cabaret performances. There’s a lot of audience participation, glitzy drag acts and show-stopping tunes to be enjoyed.
6. Fascinating local bazaars
If you’re an avid shopper, you’ll fall in love with Dalaman’s unique and lively shopping opportunities. The town’s main market provides a fascinating experience, as you stumble across Turkish utensils, rugs and cloths. You’ll also find numerous local bazaars which are like little treasure troves. Take advantage and explore these markets offering all kinds of wonderful hand-made creations.
7. Turn back the clock at the Sultaniye spa resort
Since Roman times, the sensational Sultaniye spa resort has been drawing in tourists from all over the world. Perhaps one of Dalaman’s most notable attractions. This awesome spa features sulphurous spring water which are said to be able to make you look up to 10 years younger. So, forget Botox and head to this amazing spa for a dip in its nutrient rich mud-waters. They are also said to ease aches and pains.
8.A great all-year-round destination
What’s great about Dalaman, is that it’s a fantastic year-round location. Thanks to its stunning Mediterranean climate, you’ll find the weather here fantastic no matter what time of year you visit. So, if you’re looking for an affordable winter getaway for example, Dalaman would be the perfect choice.
The above are just some of the reasons you’ll want to consider adding Dalaman to your must-visit holiday destination list. Why not check out our full range of Dalaman 2019 holidays today?