Dalaman is a popular location for international travelers and property investors along the south coast of Turkey. A modern, international airport and a location on the sea in the midst of many popular resorts, Dalaman is ideally located for people who want to be able to get to the midst of the Turkish Turqouise Riviera quickly and easily.
Dalaman is not as developed, or well known as the other major resort havens along the Mediterranean coast, and as a result it is not as expensive as most of the more well known Turkish resorts.
Sarigerme is a nearby beach resort about 15 kilometers west of town. There are multiple German owned developments which have been opened including a number of all-inclusive hotel resorts and a world-class Golf Course overlooking the spectacular blue Mediterranean and close to numerous historical sites.
Turkish Blue Cruises can be booked in G√∂cek or Fethiye only a short distance away from Dalaman. Many companies have been established for private or charter yachting. Dalaman is just 35 kilometers from the 2400 year old ruins across the river from Dalyan. Dalyan is set on the winding Dalyan River that flows between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake K√∂ycegiz. The ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos, dating back 2400 years, is a short row-boat trip across the river followed by a ten minute walk. A must-do is a boat trip to the 4 kilometer long beach called Iztuzu Beach - a short journey that transports visitors through tall reeds past old Lycian cliff tombs and the ruins of the Lykian city Kaunos.
Iztuzu beach is one of the world's few remainding breeding grounds for Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles. This beach was earmarked for development until it was brought to the attention of authorities that it was one of the last nesting grounds for the endangered Loggerhead Turtle. A campaign by British citizens David Bellamy and a Dalyan-based conservationist Kaptan June Haimhoff were successful in stopping the development of Iztuzu Beach with the aid of GreenPeace and the Turkish government who declared the beach a protected environmental area.
Aside from nature lovers, sports enthusiasts are looking to this locale as an ideal location ‚ÄĒ with the new marina and golf course currently in development. The clear blue waters and fresh sea breezes have also been the reason why Dalaman attracts water sports enthusiasts and yachtsmen. The Dalyan mud baths offer a relaxing and enjoyable excursion as well as Sultaniye Thermal Springs on the edge of K√∂ycegiz Lake.
Dalaman is not as developed or well known as the other major resort havens along the Mediterranean coast and as a result it is not as expensive as most of the more lavish resorts. Sarigerme is a nearby beach resort which is about 15 kilometers west of town. There are multiple German owned developments which have been opened including a number of all-inclusive hotel resorts and a world-class Golf Course overlooking the spectacular blue Mediterranean and near many historic sites. The whole of the 'Turkish Riviera' is accessible through Dalaman Airport and many tourists can regret on passing through the city on their way to other resorts. A Dalaman holiday manages to combine the entertaining coastal appeal along with the option the visit Mosques, Bazaars and museums where you can become immerged in Turkey's culture and fascinating history.
Dalaman International Airport (DLM) is situated on the south of town and is one of the busier airports in the country, especially during the summer. There are several direct flights to and from Istanbul daily, as well as other Turkish destinations like Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya, and Ankara. There are daily and weekly direct flights in and out of many major European cities. The flights increase significantly during the summer months and major travel times from late April through mid-October.
There are seasonal flights from many European and CIS Countries' like London, Berlin, Munich, Moscow,
Kiev, Amsterdam, and others to Dalaman Airport. There are 3 flights per week all winter from the United Kingdom. There are daily frequent flights from Istanbul by Turkish Airlines all year long.
All Charter Airlines serving Turkey in the summer such as Thomas Cook, First Choice, Thomson, My Travel, Jet Blue from Europe - Aeroflot, Pan Ukraine, Pulkova, and others from the CIS.