The small town of Dalaman is a gateway to the popular resorts along Turkey’s Aegean Coast. This long stretch has so much to offer, with bustling Marmaris, traditional Fethiye and idyllic Olu Deniz nestled on Dalaman’s doorstep.
You won’t believe the beauty and charm of this spectacular area, as hills blanketed with pine trees ascend towards the piercing blue waters. A visit to Olu Deniz is a must for any visit – as the most photographed beach in Turkey. Beyond the coast you’ll discover a delightful ancient culture, that wonderfully offsets the liveliness of the bar streets and holiday resorts. Despite the influence of tourism, the traditional flavour of the region is still evident in its bazaars and tavernas. Even in the most developed resorts you can treat yourself to an authentic Turkish Hammam experience or dine out on traditional Turkish cuisine.
One of Turkey’s most popular areas. Set against a backdrop of pine-clad hills, you won’t be disappointed by the holiday appeal of Marmaris – where natural beauty and tourism collide. You can’t overlook its typical resort feel, but if you’re seeking a location that has it all, look no further. With an impressive promenade that spans the beach and vibrant nocturnal scene, where the clubs and bars seem never ending – it’s impossible to resist the broad appeal of Marmaris.
Just a short drive away from Marmaris, you’ll discover Icmeler – a beautiful beach resort with a more timid persona. You’ll be blown away by the picturesque surrounds, as mountainous landscape and pine forests meet the Aegean Sea. The beach is undoubtedly the main attraction – with optional water sports, water skiing and scuba diving if you’re feeling energetic. As the sun goes down, the focus turns to the pubs, restaurants and nightclubs that line the sweeping promenade.
Once a small fishing village, Fethiye offers a more traditional Turkey experience. Tranquil and idyllic, it is set on a wide bay, strewn with islands and bays that cling to the town and elaborate tombs that have been carved into the rock faces. Boasting an irresistible Eastern Mediterranean feel, this charming resort epitomises holidays in Turkey.
Laid back Olu Deniz is a great choice for relaxing beach holidays. The striking waters surrounding this idyllic village are an unbelievable shade of turquoise and aquamarine, providing a perfect contrast to the pine-covered mountainous terrain. The secluded sandy bay and tranquil blue lagoon is very much at the heart of this beautiful area – combined with a handful of shops, restaurants and low-key nightlife. Beyond the resort you can visit nearby Butterfly Valley or climb the incredible peaks for some of the best paragliding in the world.
A charming village perched on a mountain plateau. Hisaronu may not have its own beach but this hillside retreat is situated just 4km from magnificent Olu Deniz and provides a welcome coolness in the hot summer months. It boasts plenty of shops and restaurants and is fast-growing a reputation as a party hotspot - with its bustling clubs and bars. Visit the ‘ghost town’ of Kayakoy or discover the secluded bays, coves and winding forest paths that are situated nearby.