Dalaman Facts File
Dalaman is an area situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey. Known as the 'Turquoise Coast' after the turquoise seas lapping its beaches, it is named for the village of Dalaman - some 130 years old. The area's largest and the deepest lake - Gokagol - is a huge draw for visitors. Dalaman is renowned for its myriad plant species, and amazing coves like Tasyaka, Sarsala and Bungus. Olu Deniz is the most photographed beach in Turkey, known for its gorgeous blue lagoon. It is well-known for its sulphur-rich baths that are said to ease the symptoms of various muscle and skin-related conditions.
Vaccinations and health
There are no vaccination requirements, although a typhoid vaccine is recommended for all travellers. Medical facilities and the standard of health care are not high in state hospitals and private health insurance is recommended. We advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.
Turkey – Dalaman has a Mediterranean climate. The Dalaman region is known for its pleasingly hot, white sanded beaches with various resorts such as Icmeler, Ovacik and Turunc. Olu Deniz is one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches and many holiday makers can be found lazing around, hastily achieving a golden tan. The average climates throughout Dalaman are relatively constant for the seven continuous summer months. See below for a more detailed monthly climate for Dalaman region.
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The currency in Dalaman region is the Turkish Lira.
The dialling code in Dalaman region is 00 90 252
The time difference is +2 hours. This means they are in front of us by 2 hours.
The official language is Turkish but English is understood especially around the main tourist areas.
Visa and passport
British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey. They are easy to obtain and the cheapest are around $20. These can be obtained through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website.
Getting to Dalaman
There several airports within the UK that fly direct to Dalaman.
Dalaman region Transport
Taxis are the best way to get round. For the main tourist hotspot's, taxi drivers have a fixed rate but your journey is not metered. These rates can often be found at your hotel reception. There is also a bus service in the main tourist areas which is very cheap albeit the journey time can vary. If you want to travel cheaply and don’t mind mixing with the locals then use the dolmus is a perfectly legitimate and efficient mode of transportation and the rates are cheaper than buses. You can also hire a car and there have been recent improvements to the road network. To hire a car you need to be over 25 years of age, been driving longer than 2 years and hold a full license.