Dalaman Holidays 2023/2024
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Our Complete Guide To Holidays In Dalaman In 2023/2024
With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, warm weather and a range of accommodation options, holidays to Dalaman have never been so popular in 2023/2024. From the popular resorts of Icmeler and Marmaris in the west, to the dramatic scenery of Olu Deniz in the eastern part of the region, Dalaman offers an incredible holiday for all.
Getting to, from and around Dalaman
Regular, direct flights from the UK to Dalaman airport with airlines like Jet2, Turkish Airlines, TUI and easyJet, making travelling to the region easy. You'll find there are more flight options during the summer months, even from regional UK airports to cater for the boom in holidaymakers.
If you're planning on staying at your hotel for most of the holiday, or milling around the area, your best option to get to and from the airport could be a shared coach transfer, best booked in advance and often included in the price of a package holiday. If you prefer a little more space and privacy, getting to your resort as quickly as possible, private transfers are possible as are taxis but may come at much higher cost. Alternatively, if you love exploring, hiring a car can help make the most of your time in Dalaman, and discovering quieter beaches or heading up into the mountains.
Buses may be an option to get from A to B depending on where you are staying, however if there is a certain activity or place you want to visit, an organised coach tour could be best and can often be arranged before you travel or hotel staff may also be able to help you book this once you're in resort.
Things to do in Dalaman
With such a diverse region, there's a variety of fun, exciting and interesting things to do, from discovering more about the history of the region, to trying your hand at a new sport.
There are some wonderful beaches around Dalaman and depending on the sort of holiday you're after will depending on which beach you should go to. For example, if you like to be in amongs the hustle and bustle with plenty of bars and restaurants, places like Marmaris could be ideal, however, if you like the peace and quiet, somewhere like Iztuzu Beach with very little around might be more appropriate.
One thing you're sure to find in this area of Turkey is dramatic scenery and stunning mountains. If you love the outdoors, you'll love the walking and hiking trails around these parts, taking you through forests and mountain villages to enjoy spectacular views of the coastline.
Paragliding in Olu Deniz
If you've been researching Dalaman as a holiday destination, you'll no doubt be familiar with the stunning scenery and beaches of Olu Deniz. And you've probably seen the photos of people paragliding too. If you love a bit of adventure, this is often highly recommended as something to experience while you're in Dalaman. You can prebook a paragliding trip in advance and most companies will provide transportation from your accommodation too. It's definitely something to add to the bucket list. If you prefer something a little more relaxed, simply head to one of the many beach bars, grab a cocktail and watch them all land along the promenade.
Where to stay in Dalaman
Marmaris and Fethiye are two of the busiest resorts with accommodation ranging from cheap rental apartments to luxury resorts. Other smaller but still busy resorts include Olu Deniz, Dalyan and Icmeler, and if you prefer somewhere much quieter, all along the coast are dotted small towns and villages.