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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Dalaman Region

When to go

Known as Turkey's Turquoise Coast, this region attracts visitors from all over the world who want to swim in the incredibly clear sea. The Dalaman region benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate, meaning there's no bad time to visit. Summer temperatures normally hover above 30°C, and between July and August it can reach 35°C and higher. If you love the sunshine this is the best time to visit as the water will be lovely and warm too. In the summer evenings you can expect cooler temperatures around the 20s mark. These months are usually dry as this region doesn't see much rain.

If you'd rather visit in the cooler season, the months between December and February have an average of 17°C, still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors without it being too hot to sightsee. Whenever you decide to take a Dalaman holiday it's important to bring sun cream and keep well hydrated while outdoors.

Health and safety

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and your family while on your cheap holiday to the Dalaman region. Make sure you have funds easily accessible to cover any cost of medical treatment you may need.

If you're visiting Dalaman specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information, and for the latest health and safety information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey.

Passports and visas

British citizens need a visa to enter Turkey and must have a valid passport. You can apply for a visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr before you depart. It costs US$20, payable by VISA,Mastercard debit or credit card only.

By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. Your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months after the date you arrive in Turkey and at least 3 months after the date you leave the country. Your passport must also be valid for 60 days beyond the expiry date of your Turkish visa.

For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements.

Getting around

Once you've landed in Dalaman airport you can get to your accommodation either by taxi or by renting a car. Both of these modes of transport are available at the airport. Most resorts are around 20 minutes away, apart from those on the outskirts of Dalaman, like Marmaris or Kalkan, which can take up to two hours to reach. The city centre of Dalaman is just ten minutes from the airport.

The best way to travel around the region of Dalaman, on your all inclusive Turkey holiday, is by Dolmus buses. These minibuses leave from your hotel and various bus stops dotted around the city. Dolmus buses have routes going to and from major towns and tourist attractions. It's the cheapest and most reliable way to get from A to B.

Advice for travellers with children

Children will enjoy their trip to Dalaman just as much as you thanks to the region's extensive list of kid's activities. Among the main attractions here are the loggerhead turtles, and depending on when you visit, little ones can watch their eggs being laid as well as the babies hatching.

This region is known for its fabulous beaches with pristine green blue waters. Children can snorkel, swim, build sand castles as well as ride banana boats. For something a little different you can take the kids to the mud baths of Dalyan, where children are more than welcome to splash in the cool mud. There are also local markets, kayaking, rafting and horseback riding to enjoy.

Electricity

Connector type: A round two-pin adapter, in general Voltage info: 220 volts AC, 50Hz Emergency services In case of an emergency call 155 for the police or 110 for the fire department services.

British Consulate

If you are a victim of crime, affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner, contact the British Consulate. Address: Ataturk Caddesi Likya Is Merkezi Kat: 2 No, 202 48300, Fethiye, Turkey Phone: +90 252 614 63 02

Hospitals

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Dalaman Devlet Hastanesi (State hospital) Address: Fabrikalar Caddesi, Gazibulvari, No:6, Dalaman/Mugla, Turkey Telephone Number: +90(252)692 5026