Dalaman Region Holidays 2022/2023

Holidays in the Dalaman region are no joke – tucked along Turkey's Turquoise Coast, the area is awash in river adventures, relics from the past and delightfully-delicious cuisine, not to mention one of the best beaches in the world.

Dalaman Region Holiday Deals 2022/2023

The Turquoise Coast

Sprawling across Turkey‘s show-stoppingly beautiful Turquoise Coast, the Dalaman region calls some of the country’s top draws its own – the breathtaking blue water at Olu Deniz‘s Blue Lagoon, the ancient ruins in Fetiye and the cosmopolitan town of Marmaris.

The streets here are perfumed with spices from waterfront restaurants and weekly bazaars. Days at the beach are long and luxurious while nights at cocktail bars are the perfect way to unwind on your Dalaman holiday. If holidaying were an occupation, we’d take a full-time job here.

Currency: Turkish Lira

Language: Turkish

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Islam



Located on the emerald-green Dalyan river just inland from Turkey's southwest coast, this traditional fishing village with a harbour is a breathtaking sight to behold. The river runs among citrus groves, pine clad hills and dramatic ruins etched into rockfaces, and it's close to Iztuzu beach.

Calis Beach

With the scenic backdrop of the Taurus mountains, Calis Beach is a spectacularly beautiful resort situated where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean Sea. It has an abundance of watersports, a waterpark and restaurants, and is within easy reach of the nightlife and excitements of Fethiye.


In the coastal Dalaman village of Akyaka you can chill out and eat at quality restaurants with the sweet smell of eucalyptus wafting from the nearby forests. Then swim in the azure sea or simply spend time exploring this traditional village and the wildlife on the river banks.


Turunc is one of Turkey's prettiest coastal resorts. Once a fishing village, it's now a magnet for families and couples looking for peaceful Turkey holidays in an idyllic location. The beach here is sandy and surrounded by lush vegetation. While a market, boat trips and watersports can also be found here.


Sarigerme is located on the south west coast of Turkey, attracting visitors who crave a laid-back atmosphere in a stunning location. While many Turkish holiday resorts have been welcoming visitors for decades, Sarigerme is still trying to make a name for itself. That said, you can expect a unspoiled backdrops and a traditional Turkish village featuring authentic tavernas and restaurants.


A city in southwest Turkey where the sun always shines. With a visit here you can expect vast beaches with vanilla white sand, superb architecture and local arts. Nights in Fethiye can be lively, providing plentiful revelry to your cheap holidays to Turkey. Alternatively, you might just want to sample the fantastic Turkish and international food and drink.


Charming Ovacik is a small, traditional village tucked into a hillside. It has a good selection of bars and restaurants and provides a fantastic base for exploring the Dalaman region. The stunning beaches and Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz are minutes away, while nearby Fethiye has a great nightlife scene and a good selection of historical sites.

Olu Deniz

With a world-famous beach – a 50-minute stroll from end to end, plus bustling marketplaces, a cluster of luxury hotels and a whole host of superb restaurants and bars, Olu Deniz is a tropical paradise for holidaymakers seeking Turkey holiday deals.


A transportation hub, a nightlife centre, a picturesque throwback to historic Turkey, a beach paradise and an All Inclusive Turkey holiday hotspot – Marmaris has many faces. Whichever one you decide to visit up close, you're sure to enjoy a getaway bursting with action, energy and excitement.


An upmarket and unhurried resort set against the beguiling beauty of Turkey's Lycian coast, Kalkan is an attractive alternative to the hustle and bustle of more famous tourist destinations in the country.


cmeler is a refreshingly relaxed alternative to the nearby hustle and bustle of Marmaris. It's a traditional village with a fishing history but also offers all of the amenities of a top-class tourist destination, making it perfect for anyone seeking cheap holidays to the Dalaman region. There are also eight Blue Flag beaches nearby to enjoy.


Perched atop a hill overlooking the sea, Hisaronu is an idyllic tourist destination in the west side of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. While fairly sleepy and laid-back during the day, Hisaronu's nightlife packs a surprising punch once the sun goes down.

World-famous beaches

This patch of Turkey isn’t known as the Turquoise Coast for nothing – the white sands and blue-green hues are picture-postcard-worthy sights the Dalaman region isn’t afraid to flaunt. The curvy coast found in Olu Deniz is the crowning jewel in Dalaman’s beachy tiara– also known as the Blue Lagoon, its stunningly clear waters are one of Turkey’s most photographed sites. That right, they make regular appearances on the world’s best beaches lists. Making this is a great spot to visit on cheap holidays to the Dalaman region.

Watersports grow on trees at Icmeler‘s trio of Blue Flag accredited beaches, along with Marmaris’ restaurant-lined coast. The latter extends for 10 kilometres, hugging the entire resort. Dalyan is home to a uniquely coloured beach – well, okay, it’s still blue. Iztuzu Beach or aptly-nicknamed Turtle Beach, is popular for its loggerhead turtles that scuttle up the coast to lay their eggs.


Dalaman is no stranger to the ruins and long-winding history permeating the rest of Turkey. Along the coast you’ll find hints of the country’s storied past, ranging from the castle at Marmaris to Lycian rock tombs spotted aboard cruises down the Dalyan River. It’s also within day trip distance to Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and arguably Turkey’s most prized possession.

But nothing quite compares to the ancient ruins found at Fetiye. It’s where history buffs lose their cool. Fetiye is home to the rock buildings in the ghost town Pitara and UNESCO World Heritage Site Letoon, which served as a religious centre. Not forgetting Tlos, a ancient citadel tucked into a hillside, offering breathtaking views.

On the water

Holidaymakers gracing Dalaman’s sun-drenched resorts will be happy to know there are as many – or as few – activities available as you’d like. Many are designed to get you out and enjoying Turkey’s gorgeous Mediterranean climate, but there are a few that’ll keep you stashed away in the shade, too.

Bigger resorts like Marmaris teem with outings, home to everything from waterparks to a dolphinarium and boat cruises to Sedir Island, found just off the coast. Watersports are popular in Dalaman, seeing as there’s so much coastal space to enjoy them on, but Dalyan and Akyaka up the waterworks stakes with river cruises as well.

And it wouldn’t be a trip to Turkey without experiencing some grade A pampering like the locals do. There are Turkish baths on hand across virtually all of Dalaman’s towns, along with spas and mud baths that take luxury to new heights.

Flavours of the Mediterranean

You’d best arrive in Dalaman on an empty stomach, because the restaurants here are up to the challenge of satiating your every craving. Across the board, there’s no shortage of traditional Turkish restaurants whose mezze platters and aromatic spices are sufficiently Mediterranean. You’ll also have an array of international plates at your fingertips, with restaurants covering worldly cuisines like Indian, Italian, British and Chinese. You’ll find all these dishes and more on offer in the Dalaman hotels All Inclusive restaurants

Belly dancing nights

Once the sun goes down, the energy levels are different depending on what part of Dalaman you’re in – Marmaris greets holidaymakers with neon-lit clubs and lively bars along a far-stretching street. While Hisaronu ushers in live music and belly dancers to entertain those taking advantage of Turkey holiday packages.

Bigger resorts are more likely to meet the nightlife task, while smaller spots like Kalkan and Akyaka keep things low-key with early nights along the waterfront.

Market shopping

Souvenir shops are flecked around each of Dalaman’s resorts, but it’s the traditional bazaars you’ll want to head for. Most of the towns will feature weekly markets, some much grander than others.

Marmaris is especially known for its market, held daily in the shadow of the town’s castle. That’s where you’ll find local goods like spices, Turkish sweets and shisha accouterments. Icmeler, on the other hand, is sought out for its high-end jewellery – and has a reputation for its concentration of goldsmiths and jewellers.