Dalaman region is probably the number one holiday destination in Turkey that has been attracting tourists from all over Europe for years. It is a gem hidden on the south west coast stretching from Antaliya to Marmaris with carpets of white sandy beaches, green Mediterranean vegetation and tourquoise water. Nothing about Dalaman is average as this place offers the most amazing beaches for families to relax, therapeutic mud baths and thermal springs that you and your kids will love, nature wonders and ancient historical sights dating back to Greek-Roman times. The region has 320 sunny days a year with temperatures ranging from 20C to 35C from April to October. If you want a relaxing and yet interesting holiday for your family, Dalaman is the right destination.
The Most Fascinating Resorts – Olu Deniz and Sarigerme
Explore one of the wonders of nature near Olu Deniz – the Blue Lagoon which is probably the most wonderful beach in Turkey. Children will love splashing in the water while adults watch paragliders soaring through the blue Turkish sky. Swimming in the green-blue waters here is a memorable experience for all ages as the name Olu Deniz means `dead sea` known for therapeutical features.
Sarigerme is said to be the best kept Turkish secret and the reason so many tourists come to Turkey each year. It is a small but charming village with stunning quiet beaches and lovely restaurants. While in Sarigerme try the local food especially delicious baklavas and aromatic lamb. Shopping on the markets or bazaars in Dalaman can be interesting for those who love souvenirs and Turkish rugs, exotic spices and jewellery. This can be fun for children as they will be amazed with the colours and sounds of Dalaman.
Butterfly Valley – Experience Nature At Its Best
Your children will remember the trip to this amazing valley that is only 30 minutes from Olu Deniz by boat. It is an impressive trekking route called Lycian Way and families can walk a small part of the route while watching millions of colourful butterflies living on rocks here.
Mud Baths and Spas – Fun For All Ages
While in Dalaman you can make short trips to the nearby mud baths of Dalyan with hot springs and mineral rich water. These baths are popular and funny especially for kids. Adults can visit the Therme Maris Spa Hotel for luxurious spa treatments or join their children in feeding the loggerhead turtles that live on the beach. Your holiday in Turkey would not be the same without visiting one of the most renowned spas, the Sultaniye Thermal Spa situated in the Sultaniye village. The thermal waters here are beneficial for many health problems and all you have to do to feel better is to soak in the relaxing waters of the spa.
In the area of Dalaman you will be spoilt for choice for where to swim, sunbathe or eat and drink. Whether you prefer secluded beaches for lazy days in the Turkish sun or more active holiday, you cannot be wrong if you choose Dalaman for your next holiday destination.