With tranquil waters, serene skies and a host of breath-taking views, Dalaman is the perfect entry point to the Turquoise Coast...
Based on the south-western coast of Turkey the area is just the location for exploring the Caumus Roman town, Pamukkale thermal springs, Turkish baths or enjoying trips on the Dalyan River.
To get the most out of your trip, take advantage of local Dalaman car hire and ensure you get to travel where you like, when you like. Simply pick up your car at Dalaman Airport (DLM). Not everywhere near Dalaman is perfectly suited to hire car travel, so when the need arises, simply leave the car at your place of accommodation, take a taxi to the station and hop on a bus. Dalaman's Otogar, otherwise known as the bus station, runs an intercity bus service and can help you get to other towns and cities in Turkey.
However, to keep costs down and give you added flexibility on your travels, it's still well worth hiring a car. With a hire car you won't have to worry about transfers to and from the airport, nor will you have to worry about last minute changes to your plans. With Dalaman car hire, journeys out and about can be planned to fit in with your own personal holiday schedule. That might be popping out for a bite to eat and a taste of local Turkish food, such as meze, or travelling a little further out to enjoy lazy beach days and water sports.
With plenty to see and do in the area, hiring a car is the ideal way to experience more. Here are some of our recommendations...
On your travels don't forget to make a visit to some of the local sites of interest including Marmaris bazaars and shops, Epehesus Temple of Artemis and Pammukale thermal springs. You can even stop by the Iztizu Beach for turtles and enjoy an area of land famed as one of the key breeding grounds for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
Use your vehicle to explore the coast and visit resorts such as Fethiye, Calis Beach, Gokova, Atakoy, Turunc, Icmeler, Dalyan, Gocek, Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Hisaronu, Oakan, Ovacik and Kas.
You may decide to take in the traditional Turkish lifestyle with a quick trip to Fethiye or Atakoy, or you may prefer a trip to the beach to experience diving in Turkey's clear, clean waters. Whether you choose mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking or snorkelling, a hire car means you can pack in as much as you like in a day.