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Dalaman is a popular holiday destination on Turkey’s southwestern shores, home to the country’s famous ‘Turquoise Coast’. The region is all Blue Flag beaches, family-friendly resorts and ancient ruins, and our villas in Dalaman are right in the heart of the action. The region offers a treasure trove of activities, sites and things to do, from ruins of ancient Hellenistic cities to the colourful and chaotic streets of Marmaris – home of a great Turkish bazaar.

On the Turquoise Coast itself, you’ll find hidden bays, stretches of golden sands and trendy marinas packed with restaurants and boutique shops. Head to the famous Blue Lagoon for unrivalled natural beauty, explore Dalyan’s İztuzu Beach, home of the loggerhead turtle, and navigate ruins of the ancient trading port of Kaunos. With year-round sunshine, there’s no better place for a holiday in Turkey than in one of our luxurious villas in Dalaman!

Things to do in Dalaman

The Dalaman region is one of the most diverse in Turkey, where travellers can explore archaeological sites in the morning and lol on sun-baked sands in the afternoon. A villa in Dalaman is the perfect base for exploring the region, be it heading to its Aegean coast to sunbathe, swim, enjoy watersports and long waterfront lunches or wandering Marmaris’ historic old town.

Kite Surfers and boarders should head to Sarigerme, where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean and produces plenty of waves. From one of our luxurious Dalaman villas, it’s possible to visit, and float in, the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz (the most photographed place on the Turkish coast) and explore ruined towns like eerie Kayakoy and ancient Kaunos.

A Dalaman villa holiday gives you the freedom to do as much or as little as you want, be it venturing further afield to world-famous sites like Ephesus (one to rival Petra – or embarking on a jeep safari, quad bike adventure or catamaran cruise. You’ll never be bored on a holiday in Dalaman. 

Our carefully selected Dalaman villas offer you a quintessential holiday in Turkey, providing you with the perfect base and the freedom to do as much or as little as you want, be it venturing further afield to world-famous sites like Ephesus (one to rival Petra – or embarking on a jeep safari, quad bike adventure or catamaran cruise. You’ll never be bored on a holiday in Dalaman.

Kalkan beach
View of the sea from Kalkan

History and culture in Dalaman

There are many fantastic historical and cultural sites in the Dalaman region, thanks to a fascinating history shaped by Romans, Greeks, Byzantines and Ottomans. You can visit all of these sites from your Dalaman villa, including the ancient city of Kounos which, according to mythology, was founded by the grandson of the Greek god Apollo. Kounos is a wonderful day trip with sights like an amphitheatre, Roman baths, marketplace and temple of Apollo and Agora. At the end of the Dalaman peninsula, travellers will find the ancient Carian city of Knidos which was built for the goddess Aphrodite and has a fantastic display of statues.

Other world-class historical sites in Dalaman include the Lycian rock temples – tombs carved into the side of limestone cliffs – and the splendid Marmaris Castle. 
 

Family holidays in Dalaman

Dalaman offers a wealth of opportunities for family villa holidays. For families staying in our Fethiye villas, the WaterWorld Waterpark is a must, while those in Marmaris should head to Aqua Dream Water Park and Atlantic Water Park – which also has mini-golf. Animal lovers will go wild for the Hilton Dalaman Zooland, Summerhouse Zoo and the Dolphin Therapy Centre in Marmaris. Attractions aside, there are plenty of blue flag beaches within easy reach of our villas in Dalaman, where kids can spend the day pottering in safe surroundings and you can finally start that book.
 

Boats by Dalaman beach
Loggerhead turtle underwater, Turkey

Adventurous activities in Dalaman

Dalaman is home to one of the world’s greatest trails, the Lycian Way, a 540km trail through pine forests, olive groves, ancient Lycian cities and mountains with cinematic views – of course, you don’t have to hike it all. A faster way to cover land is by enjoying one of the region’s many adrenaline-filled tours, such as a Jeep or quad bike safari through Olu Deniz, Fethiye and Hisaronu – ideally located near our villas.

Of course, water sports also take centre stage on the Turquoise Coast, with numerous beaches offering great spots to snorkel, swim, surf and paddleboard, and many beaches having beach huts to hire equipment. Channel your inner David Attenborough by heading to İztuzu Beach to get a glimpse of the endangered loggerhead turtles, whose nesting sites are marked by wooden stakes.
 

Romance in Dalaman

Couples will love staying in one of our romantic villas in Turkey’s Dalaman region, and spots perfect for couples include Gocek, the sailing capital of Dalaman and a great place for a seaside lunch or fancy cocktail, and Marmaris, with its colourful old town lanes, bustling Turkish bazaar and harbour offering unrivalled sunset views. Visit the spa resort of Sultaniye, attracting visitors since the Roman times, where a dip in the sulphurous spring waters and wallow in the natural mud baths will relax and rejuvenate, or spend an evening together in the bars and clubs of Hisaronu – packed with fun-filled cabaret and drag bars. For a proposal or big anniversary celebration, there’s nothing like a romantic sunset catamaran cruise. For a holiday oozing in romance, choose one of our couples’ villas
 

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