Dalaman Where time stands still in Turkey
The moment you step out of the airport of Dalaman, you are welcomed by the scents of sun-kissed streets. Dalaman, the charming little town on the western Mediterranean coast, is a real insider tip for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy the manifold sights that Dalaman has to offer, including ancient city ruins, the chirping of the cicadas and romantic boat tours, and relax on a holiday away from it all.
Turkey- warm sand under your feet and a wealth of historical landmarks to discover
Delightful villages with idyllic garden restaurants that serve delicious fresh fish; abandoned cities, decayed into ruins, yet possessing a unique charm. As you sit on your terrace admiring the starry night sky and sipping on a glass of cold Ayran (Turkish yoghurt drink), you may well be convinced that Dalaman is the place where time stands still. Easy-going, idyllic and rich in cultural highlights: that is perhaps the best way to describe a holiday in Dalaman.
Excursion to Dalyan: a different way to enjoy the sights
From Daylan, a small village a stones throw from the town of Dalaman, hop on a wooden Gulet boat and cruise through the river delta past charming waterfront properties, marvelling at the fascinating Lycian graves of Kaunos hewn into the face of a cliff.
Watch as your Gulet glides past weathered wooden sluices whilst sipping on a glass of iced lemonade. Ask to be dropped off at the beach to take a refreshing dip in the deep blue sea. After a long, sundrenched day, why not dance the night away in the Sweet Dancing Bar or simply let your feet dangle in the water.
Dalaman: idyllic holiday in Turkey
Imagine this: scooting along on a moped through beautiful Mediterranean landscapes to idyllic bays. Your hair ruffled by the wind and your skin kissed by the sun. Dont miss the chance to visit a hamam (Turkish bath) where you will be scrubbed and lathered in soap and can relish the luxury of sinking into mountains of scented foam. And how about a relaxing boat trip where you can spend hours on the water, swimming and snorkelling to your hearts desire!
White-golden beaches, pine forests and fig trees. Charming garden restaurants invite you to sit under paper lanterns and decorative light chains and look out onto the water. Small souvenir shops and artfully knotted carpets, mosques and goats.
Whether you choose Patara, Phaselis, Olympos, Kalkan or Kabak for your idyllic holiday, or decide to spend enchanted nights in Butterfly Valley: Turkeys western Mediterranean coast offers the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday enriched by the breathtaking beauty of nature.
Destinations - A to Z
- Cagliari (Sardinia)
- Cape Town
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Gran Canaria
- Heraklion (Crete)
- Maldive Islands
- Marsa Alam
Book a flight
This destination is not currently served by Edelweiss Air.
Buchen Sie den Flug bei unserem Schwester-Unternehmen Swiss International Air Lines.
Distance & flight time
- Distance from Zurich: 2170 km
- Time shift: +1h
- Flight time from Zurich: 02:40h
Kisir: the taste of Turkey
Kisir, a Turkish bulgur salad bursting with Mediterranean flavours, is the perfect way to enhance the joyful anticipation of your imminent holiday.
You need: bulgur, tomato paste, spicy paprika paste, spring onions, tomatoes, parsley, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.
And how is Kisir made? Pour hot water over the bulgur wheat and leave it until the wheat has the desired consistency. Add tomato and paprika paste for the reddish colour. Slice spring onions, tomatoes and parsley into small pieces and add to the mix. Season with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. The Kisir is now ready to serve!