Boat tours and jeep safaris
There’s an array of different excursions to take advantage of when taking a holiday in Dalaman, in particular the many varied boat trips. Whether it is a fun filled booze cruise sailing out of Marmaris, a lazy day boat trip taking in some amazing sights and enjoying a scrumptious onboard barbecue, or the delights of Dalyan on a trip to the mud baths via the ancient Lycian Rock Tombs, there will be a boat trip to suit you. For the more adventurous why not visit two countries in one day on a hydrofoil boat trip into the Greek island of Rhodes and spend the day exploring Rhodes Town before returning to the port early evening. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land there is also a range of jeep safaris, village tours and cultural excursions to enjoy such as a visit to Ephesus & Pamukkale. There are excursions t suit every budget which is ideal for those seeking to keep costs down and make the most of cheap late deals to Turkey.
Discover the Turquoise Coast
Beaches in the Dalaman area are varied ranging from the shingle beaches of lively cosmopolitan Marmaris where the resort lights up as the sun goes down, to the white powdery sands of charming Olu Deniz, surrounded by the pine clad mountains of its neighbouring resort of Hisaronu, which itself has some of the most amazing views in the region. Icmeler is a smaller village located along the coast next to Marmaris with a shingle beach running down to the crystal clear sea that offers a variety of water sports to participate in. Icmeler is a lot more laid back than its neighbour and although there is a wide variety of nightlife to keep you busy into the early hours, it is relatively lower key. The Dalaman Region offers great value for money making it an ideal choice for those seeking cheap last minute holidays to Turkey.
Haggle at the bazaar
Fethiye is a lively and bustling town full of charm offering a great selection of restaurants to enjoy a fantastic meal along the harbour front. A similar resort to Marmaris regarding tourism, there is a great bazaar and weekly market to keep shopaholics busy for hours on end. Whichever resort you decide to stay in along the breathtaking Lycian coast of Turkey you are sure to have one of the widest ranges of cuisine in the Mediterranean. There’s a vast selection of restaurants from typically Turkish fish restaurants around the marina to those offering everything from lamb on the spit to bangers and mash, not to mention the varied fast food takeaways and authentic kebab stands. Cheap late deals to the Dalaman Region are available to book online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Culture and history
The Dalaman Region was developed in around 3000BC by a group of Greek settlers who worked the land and sea as farmers and fishermen. Having changed rule during the Persians, Athenians, Ottomans and Roman eras, the Turks finally began to arrive here in 1390 and the population has grown considerably in numbers since the 19th century. Since the airport was built in 1981, tourists have flocked here and the Dalaman Region is a top destination for cheap holidays to Turkey.
Places to Visit
White Water Rafting
For thrill seekers the Dalaman River has some amazing rapids. The course is over 26 km, with more than 30 rapids with different stages to start at so great for beginners and the more advanced.
Mud Baths in Dalyan
Mud Baths have always been popular and some say that Cleopatra herself would make the occasional trip to the region just to visit these baths. The baths have been a magnet for the rich and famous down the years.
Atlantis Water Park
A guaranteed fun day out for all the family, at the Atlantis on Marmaris Beach with a great array of tubes, waves, rides and slides to keep the kids entertained all day.