Welcome to the charming district of Dalaman, located on the southwestern coast of Turkey in the Muğla Province. Dalaman Stream forms much of the western border of the district, where its neighbors are Köyceğiz and Ortaca districts. The town of Dalaman is situated in the coastal plain, while the rest of the district is upland, dominated by the valleys of the Dalaman Streams eastern tributaries. But there’s more to Dalaman than just its natural beauty. Let’s explore what this district has to offer.
Firstly, Dalaman Airport serves as a gateway to the tourists who visit this part of Turkey every year, heading especially to seaside resorts to the west and east of Dalaman such as Marmaris, Fethiye, Köyceğiz, Dalyan, Ölüdeniz, Hisarönü and also Dalaman itself. Turkish Airlines offer daily flights to Turkey’s commercial and financial capital Istanbul. The Airport serves as a seasonal base for other airlines notably Pegasus Airlines and Free Bird Airlines. A new international airport terminal has recently been opened.
Next, the climate in Dalaman is a hot Mediterranean one. Summers are long and dry while winters are short and cool. Dalaman is a very sunny place throughout the whole of the year, especially in June and July. In fact, Dalaman holds the record for the highest recorded air temperature in Turkey.
When it comes to things to do in Dalaman, there are plenty of options. If you’re looking for an adventure, try white water rafting on the Dalaman River. Alternatively, visit the Dalaman Bird Sanctuary, home to over 170 species of birds. For something a little more relaxing, head to the nearby Dalyan Mud Baths, said to have therapeutic properties.
Finally, if you’re a foodie, you won’t be disappointed in Dalaman. Try the local specialty, Dalyan ‘çöp şişi’, which is marinated meat skewered and grilled over a charcoal fire, or sample some of the many fresh seafood dishes on offer.
In conclusion, Dalaman is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the southwestern coast of Turkey. From its stunning natural landscapes to its abundance of activities and delicious cuisine, there’s something for everyone in this charming district.