The delights of Dalaman - a stunning coast of contrasts
Turkey's stunning south-west coast is easier than ever to reach in 2018
Bathed in sun and unspoiled natural beauty, Dalaman is the perfect destination for relaxing on white sandy beaches while gazing on the spectacle its stunning turquoise coast.
The gateway to some of Turkey’s most popular resorts, this destination is ideal for travellers looking to combine tranquility with culture and beach life.
From an abundance of water sports to exploring this region’s ancient past or enjoying its bustling bazaars and lively nightlife, here are some top tips to help you discover Turkey’s south-west coast in 2018.
Stunning coves, blue lagoons and mudbaths
Characterised by charming coves nestled between cliff-bound bays, this region is ideal for anyone who enjoys holiday tranquility. Take a guided boat tour to Gokova Bay, Yassica Island or the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz and be amazed by their natural beauty, warm turquoise sea and white sandy beaches.
For more active enjoyment, Marmaris is the location of vibrant beaches hosting activities such as windsurfing and paddle boarding.
Home to naturally-occurring mud and hot springs renowned for their relaxing and revitalizing properties, a trip to Dalyan is sure to be a rejuvenating experience.
Explore ancient mountainous towns
This coast is steeped in history dating back several millennia and dotted with historical sites waiting to be explored.
Within day trip distance of Dalaman, the ancient town of Ephesus was home to one of the seven wonders of the word: the Temple of Artemis. With remains dating back to the seventh millennium BC, this city is one of the iconic landmarks of the region.
Bustling bazaars and Turkish delight
The Grand Bazaar and local street markets offer hand-crafted jewellery, carpets and local honey. Perfect for any foodie, the markets are filled with eateries serving traditional dishes: if you really want to immerse yourself in the local culture, then sample what locals enjoy eating!
If you love exploring exotic flavours, then you’re in for a culinary treat. Apart from the world famous Turkish delight, there are plenty of delicious treats to savour. Have a sweet tooth? You’ll love Lokmasi – described as a Turkish doughnut topped with syrup and cinnamon.
Or, if you prefer savoury dishes, then you must try Peynirli borek, a filo pastry pie filled with spinach and local cheese.
Flying to Dalaman from Liverpool couldn’t be easier for summer 2018, with easyJet operating regular flights.
And from summer 2019, TUI will be adding this route to their Liverpool network, allowing passengers from the region to enjoy a faster, easier, friendlier experience when flying to their destination of choice.
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