Dalaman is located in the Mugla Province on Turkey's southwestern coast.
It's best known for its international airport. Dalaman is one of the main holiday airports in Turkey along with Bodrum-Milas (serves Altinkum, Kusadasi, Bodrum and Gumbet) and Antalya (for Belek and Side, Antalya, Kemer and the western Lycian peninsula).
Dalaman Airport is the gateway to the seaside resorts of Marmaris, Fethiye, Köyceğiz, Dalyan, Ölüdeniz and Hisarönü. Most British holiday makers will see the airport only fleetingly as they make their way to - and from - the popular sun-drenched holiday resorts.
Turkey is one of the best-value holiday destinations, a perennial favourite offering superb weather, great food and fantastic resorts that cater to all the family. The biggest tour operators will have the greatest range of cheap holidays, however some resorts have become very "developed" and you might not get the peace and quiet you crave!
Dalyan is a relaxed and low-key resort close to Dalaman Airport. It's in a beautiful, environmentally protected area; for example nesting turtles lay their eggs here each year. The Dalyan River flows from Köyceg˘iz lake via Dalyan and onto the Mediterranean.
Lots of accommodation - hotels and pensions - are situated on the river bank and there's a plethora of cafes, bars and restaurants too.
This part of the Turquoise Coast is fantastic for chartering a yacht, parasailing, white-water rafting and even just relaxing in a mud bath.
It's an area steeped in history too. There are tombs that date back thousands of years, baths that were first used several millennia ago and ancient bridges. The most notable sights are the Lycian rock tombs at Kayadibi and Gökdağ, an ancient city at Kavacık, and the monastery and religious school at Karaağaç.