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"The Magical Side of Turkey"

Dalaman Tourism

The town of Dalaman is located in the Mugla province on the southwestern coast of Turkey. Dalaman is both a district and the main town of the district. This popular coastal town, situated close to Fethiye, is known for its scenic beaches, natural marvels and ancient ruins.

The mud baths and hot springs of Dalaman, located around the Dalyan River, are one of its main attractions. A dip in the spring water is believed to make you look 10 years younger and provide relief from pain and aches. Dalaman is a hub for adventure sports, paragliding, snorkeling, swimming or scuba diving. The picturesque town of Dalaman lies close to the Blue Lagoon at Oludeniz, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with lush green valleys and clear blue waters. It is an excellent place for people who love a countryside experience on their vacations.Dalaman is an important destination in Turkey, mainly because it houses the main airport closest to the resort towns of Marmaris, Fethiye, Dalyan, Oludeniz, Hisaronu.

Must Know Before You Travel to Dalaman

  • Buses and taxis are available to get around town. Rechargeable Kent-Kart are recommended for buses which are available from 3 vendors only.
  • The nearby resort towns are popular for staying as Dalaman does not offer many accommodation options. Dalyan is 20km from Dalaman and a good place for hotels. Sarigerme is 13km from Dalaman, an inclusive village ideal for families. Many people also stay in Fethiye and take a day trip to Dalaman.
  • Dalaman does not offer exuberant nightlife to tourists. However, one can spot a couple of bars and clubs open till late near the beaches or around the Göcek and Dalyan districts.

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Food in Dalaman

Like any other coastal town in Turkey, the most famous food in Dalaman is seafood and authentic Turkish recipes with a hint of olive oil. In addition, many local restaurants serve outstanding Mediterranean cuisine in Dalaman. Seafood: Dorya Restaurant, Yakamoz Restaurant Traditional Mediterranean Recipes: Sar'germe Aegean, Koy Sofras Traditional Turkish Recipes: Agora Restaurant, Sofra Restaurant Dalaman, Dolphin Restaurant

Shopping in Dalaman

Ataturk Street is a great place to shop for souvenirs like trinkets and jewelry, handicrafts and authentic Turkish eatables like honey, jam and tomato paste. Dalaman does not have malls selling international brands, so you can enjoy an authentic street/local market experience here.

Suggested Itinerary for Dalaman

Most people prefer visiting Dalaman as their pit stop on their trip to Oludeniz, Fethiye or Dalyan. There isn't much to do in Dalaman except enjoy a traditional mud bath and unwind at the Koycegiz Lake. One can also indulge in a steamy bath in the soothing water of Sultaniye hot springs.

Things to do around Dalaman: Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy, Spend some quality time at the Blue Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon Nation Park near Oludeniz, Explore the Lycian Rock Tombs in Dalyan and sit by Dalyan Lake, Day trip to Fethiye

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