Turquoise Coast (Dalaman Region, Turkey)
Dramatic history, unspoilt beaches and thoroughly modern luxury blend beautifully along the rugged coastline of the turquoise Mediterranean. You will be familiar we many of the white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas of this coastline from the photographs used by the Turkish Tourist Office in their promotional campaigns. From bustling quayside restaurants to ancient Lycian tombs, cut into the hillsides, there's probably nowhere this close to home offering such an intoxicating blend of cultures and civilisations. Whether you're choosing the catch of the day in a waterfront restaurant or strolling through shady pine forests, in the hamlet-speckled hills sweeping up from the coast, you'll enjoy legendary Turkish hospitality wherever you go. But it's the fine beaches which will truly seduce you, with their sparklingly clear waters made just for a cooling dip or a gentle snorkel. Wherever you go, make time to watch the world go by over a glass of sweet apple tea, be it in the little port of Göcek or in Ölü Deniz, near the picture-perfect Blue Lagoon. Turkey combines 21st century luxury with beautiful glimpses of the past.
Fethiye is a popular resort located 135 km southeast of Marmaris in Turkey. It is a fishing port, marina and working town; it is the ideal destination for sailing enthusiasts. The resort doesn’t have a beach, but there are nearby two beaches: Calis Beach that is only 5 km away and Olu Deniz 15 km away. The harbour has many restaurants and cafes with sea view and reasonable prices.
Icmeler is a modern resort situated 8 km away from Marmaris in Turkey. It has beautiful whitewashed houses covered with gorgeous flowers, streets full of orange and lemon trees, and gorgeous gardens - the ideal place for long walks. It has a magnificent beach with most of the hotels built there. The beach promenade is full of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Don’t miss to visit the Old Village of Icmeler with the spring waters.
Marmaris is a large lively resort situated in southwest Turkey, on the Mediterranean Coast on the Turkish Riviera. It lies on a large bay encircled by pine covered hills & offers one of the most beautiful settings of any Turkish resort. It is close to such ancient ruins as Physkos, Saranda, Amos and Loryma. Marmaris, together with the Kusadasi, are the major tourist resorts on Turkey’s west Coast. It is the ideal destination for couples who like shopping, water sports and action, and intense nightlife.
Olu Deniz is a beach resort in the area of Dalaman on the South West coast of Turkey on the Aegean Sea, about 14 km south of Fethiye. Olu Deniz has a long sandy beach which ends up on a blue lagoon. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Olu Deniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is frequently rated by holidaymakers among the top beaches in the world. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Baba Dag mountains exceptional height. Olu Deniz has plenty of shops, and good local markets and offers a wide choice of relaxed waterfront restaurants, seafront bars and discos.
Recommended Hotels on the Turquoise Coast:
The hotels dotted along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey can offer a truly unique luxury holiday experience. The Hilton Dalaman Resort boasts an extensive range of premium facilities, children's waterpark and a superb health club and spa. Further down the coast the Oyster Residences in Olu Deniz are an altogether more intimate experience, with only 26 rooms and incredibly friendly hospitality.
All Inclusive offers in Olu Deniz and Marmaris: