Clubs, culture, sandy beaches and sunny days - the Dalaman region has all the ingredients to shake up the perfect holiday cocktail...
Emerald green hills drop away to a coast of white sands and the clear waters give this stretch of shoreline the colourful nickname of the Turquoise Coast - also known as the Turkish Riviera.
The jewels of the Turquoise Coast, which in this region stretches from party town Marmaris to the ancient wonders of Patara, are evident in every direction.
From the iconic white sandy beach and lush green cliffs of Olu Deniz, to the narrow spit of sand that is Iztuzu beach; it is as crystal clear as the waters here that this part of Turkey has some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.
Yachtsmen will love harbour town Gocek, while underwater explorers will be fascinated by the sunken city off the uninhabited island of Kekova. And there are charms aplenty (plus restaurants, bars and accommodation) to be found in the town and village resorts of Gokova, Atakoy, Turunc, Icmeler, Dalyan, Ovacik, Kalkan, Kas, Fethiye and Calis. Hisaronu is the resort where nightlife and history sit side by side like two friends at the beach.
Other wonders to see in this region include the Lycian cliff face tombs around the town of Dalyan - seen only from the Dalyan River, and the hot springs and travertine mineral terraces of Pamukkale.