Discover a luscious coast full of history
Wedged between the majestic Taurus Mountains and the deep blue Aegean Sea in Turkey’s south west, Dalaman is a gateway to the country’s aptly named Turquoise Coast. Encompassing a clutch of enticing tourist towns such as Fethiye, Marmaris, Dalyan and Oludeniz, the surrounding area offers unspoilt beaches galore, lively markets, fantastic food, ancient ruins and secluded coves perfect for diving. Discover another side of Turkey on an action-packed Dalaman holiday.
Take a relaxing boat trip on a traditional Turkish wooden boat, either along the serene Dalyan River or around Marmaris Bay, taking in sea turtles, reeds, the undulating coastline and tombs intricately carved from sheer rock faces by the ancient Lycians as far back as the 5th Century BC.
Sample some pulsing nightlife in Marmaris, explore the Old Town with its charming half-timbered houses and castle or just watch the colourful dancing fountain do its light show thing if you prefer. Pedal your way along some of the 15 mountain biking trails created to take in the region’s spectacular scenery at a leisurely pace.
Set sail for Cleopatra Island, famed for its golden sands and ancient ruins. Legend has it that Cleopatra brought the island’s unique perfectly round sand particles to the beaches from Egypt and swam in the clear waters in the Gulf of Gokova (off the coast from Marmaris) with her lover Mark Antony. Book your flights to Dalaman today and start exploring.