As part of the breath-taking Turkish Riviera, the area of Dalaman blends pristine beaches with a rich cultural history and fine Turkish dining. Along the coast, from west to east, you can explore renowned destinations like Marmaris, Dalyan and Fethiye. Luxury Dalaman Area holidays offer you a range of activities like sailing, surfing, water-skiing and scuba diving.
Marmaris, a stunning beach town typical of the region, and one of the best along the coast for families. Try the thrilling rides of Atlantis Waterpark, hike through the vibrant Marmaris National Park, walk the medieval ramparts of Marmaris Castle, and explore the large stretch of gold sand at Icmeler Beach.
With a Mediterranean climate, the Dalaman region enjoys hot summers and mild winters. You'll find the best weather from June to September with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. These are popular months to visit, especially in July and August, when the weather is at its warmest.
Outside of these months, you'll find temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. If you like weather that is cooler than the Dalaman summer, but still warm enough for relaxing on the beach, try visiting in April or May.
With Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean influences, Turkish cuisine is varied and refined. Begin your day with a breakfast buffet and then move through to the main courses at dinner. Try pizzas cooked in a wood fire oven, Mediterranean seafood, tender steaks and meat grills, as well as Indian platters and Italian pasta.
Then sample traditional Turkish dishes, which comprise of favourites like hummus, dolmas, and baklava. Be sure to try peynirli borek, a delicious flaky pastry filled with spinach and cheese.
You should carry some identification with you at all times and it's a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport. Visitors need a visa to enter Turkey and can apply online for an e-visa before travelling. GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.