1 stop (7h50m)
|Dalaman city centre|
|Dalaman Airport (DLM): 4 mi from city centre|
As the country's national airline, Turkish Airlines is a favourite for travellers flying from England to Dalaman, with one stopover in Istanbul. BMI and Monarch Airlines on the other hand fly direct from London to Dalaman Airport (DLM).
The Turquoise Coast's many beaches and secluded inlets make summer holidays in this part of Turkey serious business. Summer is scorching as the Aegean Coast enjoys typical Mediterranean summers.
Flights to Dalaman from London take around 4h 10min.
Dalaman is a gateway city to Turkey's Turquoise Coast. The region isn't just about resorts and beaches, there are dozens of ruins, Roman baths and Ottoman fortresses to explore while on holidays in Dalaman.
Beaches: For sun-seekers, Dalaman is the perfect destination. Located along Turkey's Turquoise Coast, you will find just about every kind of resort here, most with their own private beaches. To make the most out of Turkey's beaches, hire a car in Dalaman, it's the easiest way to get around.
Marmaris: Home to Turkey's largest yacht marina, Maramaris is the most Western city in the country with plenty of shopping, nightlife and seaside promenades.
Hamams: While few Turks participate in this ancient bathing ritual, hamams are still open all over the region. Order a scrub down, the ultimate exfoliation treatment and then soak in the tub. Set at least a couple hours aside to enjoy the hamams.
Parties: Most visitors don't know that bars in Olu Deniz stay open as late as 4am during the peak summer season to accommodate the international visitors. This city is also a main docking station for cruise ships, bringing new travellers into the city on a daily basis.
Find more information on tourismturkey.org.
Being primarily a beach destination, the Turquoise Coast is spotted with resorts, ranging in prices and amenities. When it comes to travelling to Dalaman, it pays to book your hotels in Dalaman early, at least three months in advance. The same goes for your Dalaman air flights.