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Beautiful Stranger

The region surrounding Dalaman in southwestern Turkey is still fairly new to tourism. But with an offer ranging from total relaxation to action-packed holidays spent enjoying water sports, climbing, hiking and nightlife, this town nestling between the Mediterranean and the Taurus Mountains has something to suit all tastes.

Stunning beaches and magnificent landscapes - the many facets of the Dalaman region are an invitation to discover and enjoy. Sun worshippers, scuba divers, yachtsmen and surfers have a remarkable variety of beaches to choose from. The gently shelving sandy beaches of Sarigerme stretch for miles and are ideal for family holidays. The holiday resorts of Marmaris and Dalyan entice with picturesque bays while Fethiye lures with numerous offshore islands and the “Blue Lagoon” of Ölüdeniz.

Quick facts Dalaman

Flight time

02:40 h

Distance

2170 km

Time difference

+ 1 hour CET
Ø Temperature in November
21 °C

Exchange rate

CHF
1.00
=
TRY
4.00
Airport transfer & car rental

Language

Turkish

A cup of cappuccino costs around

CHF 2.21

By sea or by land

Fantastically situated, the small town of Dalaman is also a great point of departure for excursions. Lovers of the sea are likely to book a “Blue Journey“ and cruise along the coast from cove to cove in a traditional wooden gullet boat. Some of the coves can in fact only be reached by boat. The Taurus Mountains offer a slice of paradise to hikers and climbers. Arguably one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Europe, the Lycian Way is approximately 335 miles long and stretches from Fethiye to Hisarcandir near Antalya along beaches, coastal paths and mountain trails.

Pure unadulterated nature or dancing the night away

Dalaman’s places of interest include a host of ancient sites, such as the ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos. The town of Dalyan is known for its large conservation area that also encompasses a breeding ground for loggerhead sea turtles. The seaside resort of Marmaris is home to various open air clubs and a hotspot for night owls. The region’s Mediterranean climate translates into pleasantly dry summers and mild winters thus providing plenty of opportunities to dance the night away alfresco.

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