Dalaman strikes the perfect balance for those craving a relaxing retreat with a scope of adventure. Situated in the heart of the Turkish Riviera and nicknamed the 'Turquoise Coast', the Dalaman region is a colourful explosion of some of the country's most jaw-dropping landscapes. Our villas open the door to this fascinating region, with its pine-clad mountains, bustling resorts, vibrant shopping streets, and sparkling seascapes galore at your fingertips.
With a stunning coastline, bustling markets and fascinating ruins – there's no end to the exciting things you can see in the Dalaman region. Beyond the beaches, so much more natural beauty awaits, such as the beautiful nature reserve of Butterfly Valley or the incredible hiking trails sandwiched between oceans and dramatic valleys in the Lycian Way.
For family fun, head to the more prominent resorts like Marmaris and make a splash with the kids at one of the world-class water parks or visit the dolphinarium. If you're feeling brave, take a breathtaking paraglide from the top of Babadağ Mountain or try your hand at some windsurfing in Dalyan.
The shopping scene across the peninsula is something else altogether. Rummage for bargains at the antique Fethiye bazaar, full of intricate handicrafts, handmade clothing, wonderful spices and beautifully woven rugs.
Marmaris is all about its modern shopping, from high-end malls selling designer fashion to its local daily market selling souvenirs, handmade jewellery and Turkish sweets.
Beaches in Dalaman
The shoreline is flanked by unspoilt beaches, picturesque lagoons, and secluded rocky caves—perfect for sun-worshippers who want nothing better to do than laze on the sand and catch some rays.
You'll find a plethora of stunning beaches to enjoy, each with its unique charm.
Sarigerme is one of Dalaman's most beloved beaches for locals and tourists alike. Many say it's the best spot due to its turquoise waters and beautiful sands. Better still, the water is calm until midday, and even after noon, there are a few small waves making it ideal for children.
Olu Deniz is regarded as one of the best beaches in Turkey, a stunning fine-sand bay gently lapped by the calm, warm waters. It's also a fantastic swimming spot, and you'll appreciate spectacular wildlife.
A real oasis for wildlife, the quiet coastline attracts rare sea turtles to the white sands of Iztuzu Beach, with loggerheads coming to nest during August and September.
Nightlife in Dalaman
The after-hours entertainment covers all the bases of a fantastic night out, whether you want to sip a cocktail at sunset or dance until sunrise. From waterfront cocktail bars to classic British pubs and energetic night clubs – there's something for everyone.
Marmaris is the nightlife hub, with two separate strips brimming with open-air clubs featuring live DJ sets and vibrant dance floors. For a quieter evening, Kalkan is perfect for settling in at a cosy rooftop bar and admiring some dazzling sea views whilst cracking open a bottle of bubbly.
Food and Drink in Dalaman
Foodies will be in their element, as the region is buzzing with a vibrant Turkish culture reflected in its gastronomy. Turkish cuisine is bursting with flavour, with hearty stews and casseroles or kebabs served with pita and vegetables on every menu.
The Dalaman region boasts a few unique dishes, such as the meatball dish Kofte or the popular pide, also known as "Turkish pizza".
Across the peninsula, you'll be spoilt with the number of traditional tavernas, where you can sample food lovingly cooked using age-old recipes. But you can tuck into international favourites at glitzy restaurants within the main resorts, with Indian, Italian, British, and Chinese cuisines at your fingertips.
Seafood is the name of the game along this coast, where you can try the fresh catch of the day in one of the sleepy fishing villages. For dinner with a view, Kalkan is renowned for its rooftop terraces perched across its colourful harbourfront, where you can eat whilst gazing over coastal panoramas.
History and Culture in Dalaman
Covered in a blanket of captivating historic sites and phenomenal ruins that echo its rich and fascinating past, history buffs will be in their element. Turkey has huge Ancient Greek influences, and you can see how Dalaman has evolved.
As an ancient capital of Roman Asia, Ephesus is steeped in the incredible history and holds the prestigious title of one of the seven wonders of the world. It's a fantastic site to witness and should definitely be one of your first stops.
The city of Xanthos is a must-see, with an impressive Roman theatre and acropolis. Visiting the beautiful city will take you back in time, and while it's technically in ruins, you can still see the majestic buildings that made this place so special.
Head to Marmaris and explore a remarkably well-preserved 16th-century castle. Better still, it's one of the rare castles that also offers an archaeological museum with plenty of interesting artefacts.
The archaeological site of Kaunos, just outside of Dalyan, is mesmerising, with a 2000-year-old theatre still used for concerts. Listen to some live music or sit and imagine what it would have been like 2000 years ago.
Dalaman Villa Holidays
When it comes to enjoying a holiday in Turkey, Dalaman offers so much. It is a beautiful place to enjoy spectacular views and beaches, and the beautiful climate makes it all the better.
Our Dalaman villas allow you to appreciate everything this region offers while still being about to shut the world away and enjoy privacy.
Family days out
If you're travelling with young children and want fun activities, Dalaman won't let you down. While it's less touristy than other destinations, you can still enjoy some fun days out.
Of course, many water parks and theme parks in Marmaris, but Dalaman has more authentic family activities. Take the kids to see the impressive rock tombs of Kaunos, or enjoy a spooky trip to Dalaman's ghost town.
If you do head to Marmaris, why not check out The Marmaris Honey House? It's an important organisation that provides visitors with awareness about bees, and there's always Butterfly Valley for animal lovers.
Choose from a range of villas in Dalaman
There's no better way to appreciate the beautiful place that is Dalaman than in the privacy of your very own Dalaman villa. We want our guests to have an amazing time and go out of our way to offer the best villas for any budget.
Villas with a private pool and air conditioning
Every single one of our villas in Dalaman have a private swimming pool and the majority include air conditioning as standard. Better still, you can take advantage of free WiFi and dining facilities. Our villas are in the most popular resorts, including Kalkan, Olu Deniz and Kas.
Luxury Dalaman villas
There's nothing better than appreciating stunning views of the coast and indulging in a dip in your private pool, where you have plenty of space to truly relax. Our luxury villas are fully equipped with all the amenities you'd expect, and some are perfect for couples.
Whether you're looking for villas to sleep two people or up to 14 people, we have the perfect property for you and your needs.
Need some help?
Dalaman truly is the best place to appreciate Turkey's natural beauty, and our villas put you right in the heart of the action. If you need help choosing the best accommodation, don't hesitate to contact us with your preferred holiday dates and occupants.
We'll always go out of our way to help you. Booking early ensures you get access to your preferred villa at a great price.