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Relaxing and Adventurous - A Vacation in Dalaman

Several misconceptions surround the tourism in Dalaman as the tourist attractions of Dalaman are not limited to the holiday packages but much more. There are several attractions beyond the basic holiday packages in Dalaman that you can enjoy during your vacation.

Dalaman is a central town and a district of the Mughal province of Turkey. When you first visit the town of Dalaman, tourists can visit the Dalyan river and take a boat trip on the river which will allow them to explore all the various surrounding tourist attractions. Moreover, Dalaman is one of the most cultural cities in Turkey with a few of the most attractive tourist spots. There are several different dimensions to tourism in Dalaman, namely history, food, architecture, relaxation, nature, etc.

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Here are some of the best and most attractive places to visit in Dalaman , Turkey:

Marmaris Honey House

The honey house is a scientific research institute that was built in Dalaman to raise the awareness of the locals regarding the production of pine honey and bees in the area. Dalaman is one of the largest producers of Pine Honey in the world and ranks in the top five of all producers of pine honey in the world.

The Honey House in Marmaris is shaped like a honeycomb and dedicates itself to educating the visitors on the importance of bees around the world. Moreover, the Marmaris scientist understands the importance of bees and works hard to maintain the balance. The center also talks about the history of beekeeping and the several medicinal and health benefits of honey. The Marmaris Honey house is one of the nest educational places to visit Dalaman.

The Blue Lagoon

If you like clean waters and a soothing breeze, the Blue Lagoon of Oludeniz is one of the best places you can visit in turkey. It is a natural cove and is part of a protected national park. The water is turquoise and several lovely beaches are surrounding the area for the tourists to take a stroll or sunbathe.

At the lagoon, tourists can indulge in several activities like paddleboarding, paddle boats, or have lunch in one of the many restaurants that are placed around the area. If you want to experience more of the lagoon, you can take a stroll on the beaches or enjoy yourself a cup of coffee while you watch the sunset in the evening.

The Town of Kayakoy

Kayakoy is one of the ancient cities that is located in the south of Fethiye. The village is located in the Taurus mountains and has been deserted since the 1920s. The village was built in the 1700s and has been one of the main platforms for the first world war. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the town faced severe violence and retribution between the Greeks and the Turks, leading the Greek orthodox to set a new border for Turkey. Many Greeks fled the country for the violence of the Turks and left the peaceful city of Kayakoy in ruins and deserted.

The Kayakoy Ghost Town is a well-designed road with beautiful streets for you to take a stroll. The place is very humbling as you can pay tribute to the people who had to give up their homes due to the Turkey-Greece conflicts and the violence of the Turks.

Yachting in Gocek

Gocek is one of the harbor towns of turkey. According to the legends, it is the place where Icarus landed after he escaped from the tower. If you are looking to do something different for your vacation, you can charter a yacht in Gocek and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Taking a yacht will open your possibilities to swim, sunbathe, and relax in midst of the sea while being away from the crowd and pollution. There are several yacht services in Gocek for you to choose your pick.

Where the Seas meet

Sarigerme is a location on the Dalaman coast where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea. the place provides high waves which are very appealing to the windsurfers, kite-boarders, and sailors. If you would like to join them, you can find several places in the nearby village where you can find the outfits. If you are not into adventuring, you can just sit back and relax on the beach while enjoying the food from the nearby villages or just sunbathe in peace.

Mud Bath of Dalyan

The mud bath of Dalyan is an internationally renowned tourist attraction. If you are a tourist visiting Dalaman, the Dalyan Mud Bath is a must-visit for you. Tourists prefer taking a sulfur-rich bath that can relieve their skin conditions and rheumatic conditions. Some have said that the mud bath in Dalyan has rejuvenated their looks for a greater part and others just indulge themselves for the fun. Tourists enjoy looking at themselves as statues and for the weird mud drying and cracking off the body. There is a hot spring beside the mud bath for you to cleanse off after the muddy mess.

Saklikent Gorge

If you need a completely relaxing place for your vacation, you need to visit the Saklikent Gorge. The is Saklikent Gorgethe second largest gorge in Europe and the best in Turkey, and one of the best places to visit in Dalaman.

The Saklikent Gorge is filled with the meltwater of the Taurus Mountains which makes it a naturally cool stream and a great retreat for all tourists. You will find a magnificent waterfall on the way to the gorge and if you do not worry about getting wet, go on a hike and get your feet in the cool and relaxing waters of the stream.

Walking to the Saklikent Gorge provides the tourists with a fresh and rejuvenating energy that comes from nature. The gorge is surrounded by lush greenery on all sides and homes several animals and birds. One of the most adventurous things you can do at Saklikent Gorge is river rafting.

After a long day in Saklikent Gorge, several hanging restaurants give a calm ambiance and serve the best food. The restaurants in the Saklikent Gorge are decorated with traditional Turkish Rugs and cushion shades that help you relax and get back your strength before you make your way back to Dalaman.

Saklikent Gorge is a one-day experience and it is advised to carry extra clothes, water, swimming gear, etc.

Hiking the Lycian Way

If you are looking for adventures, you can surely try to go hiking on the 311 miles of the Lycian Way. the entire walk is impossible, but you can always take a stroll or trek for a few kilometers to see the unspoiled aspects of the region. The hike will give you a splendid view of Dalaman, Fethiye, and other nearby places. On the trail, the only people you can find are friendly farmers who tend to the fields and goats walking to the pastures.

Just outside the park is Duck Island, where you can feed the ducks in the water. There is also a skate park for rollerblading fans and skateboard fans to enjoy themselves during the vacation.


The paragliding experience in Oludeniz is one of the must-do for adventurers visiting Dalaman. The tourists are launched from the Babadag mountains and land on the Oludeniz beach. Paragliding is one of the most popular sports in Dalaman and the guides during the paragliding experience give you a detailed tour of all the different locations in the area from a birds-eye view.

Although the experience can be dangerous, your paragliding instructor and guide are experienced and professionals who can take care of all unexpected scenarios. The entire ride takes 20-25 minutes and you can guide all over the coastline, the lagoon, and other places. The guides can also teach you a trick or two to perform in the air that makes the dangerous experience thrilling.

Myra and Kekova

Although the stories of Santa Claus start and end at the north pole, the true home of Father Christmas is in Myra. St. Nicholas was a bishop of Myra and was known to give gifts which he dropped from the chimney. He was also known to wear a red costume and a red hat. He has been celebrated as the St Nicholas of Christmas ever since.


Kekova is an underwater town that submerged in the Mediterranean sea after an earthquake. If you visit Kekova, you can rent a canoe and glide over the rooftops and market of the beautiful city looking down on the homes of hundreds of people that lived there once.

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Wrapping Up!

Dalaman has some of the best places for tourists to visit. The beaches, rock tombs, rivers, forests, and Loggerhead Turtles provide the best tourism experience for all the tourists.

If you are visiting Dalaman for the first time, you need to look for the best accommodations for a relaxing vacation. Turkey Pool Villa is one of the best hotels in Turkey and provides the best in class hospitality services for all the guests and provides the best ambiance for you to relax.

Visit Dalaman today and enjoy your beautiful vacation in Turkey with Turkey Pool Villas. Book your villa now.