Holidays to resorts in the Dalaman region of Turkey have seen a large drop in prices.
Getaways to other resorts on Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast, also cheaper this year compared to 2017.
Due to increasing demand, Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is now open for its first ever winter season for 2018/2019.
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
Located on a beautiful private beach and boasting fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, the Hilton Dalaman is the ideal place to stay and enjoy all of the wonders of the region. The hotel has 23 dining options ranging from Indian, served in the Finesse restaurant, Italian, served in the Alize restaurant and seafood, served in the Vela restaurant. The hotel is equipped with an impressive selection of sports facilities and classes for guests to make use of, including tennis courts, archery, darts, badminton and mini golf, as well as several pools, opulent spa and its own private beach.
Highlights of the Dalaman region
For those craving a getaway that unveils the jewels of authentic Turkish cuisine, Dalaman will not disappoint. From street food, sold by local vendors in the beautiful and vibrant markets or dotted along the bustling streets, to a more traditional dining experience at one of the many family-owned restaurants, known to the locals as meyhanes, there’s something to delight every taste bud.
Traditionally, a Turkish meal will begin with an assortment of mouth-watering meze dishes, accompanied by a variety of exquisite breads and dips including fresh tzatziki and spicy chilli. The meze is then followed by a main dish, which will vary from region to region. Dalaman’s proximity to the coast makes it the ultimate destination for fish and seafood lovers, offering a vast selection of fresh produce including succulent sea bream and fresh crab. Meat lovers, too, will not be disappointed with tender cuts of beef and barbequed lamb.
Visitors on the hunt for a culturally enriching escape will find an array of well-preserved archaeological sites in Dalaman which pay tribute to the cultural traditions and customs of the Persians, Athenians, Ottomans, Romans and Lycians who once inhabited the land.
A particular highlight is the ancient city of Kaunos, which dates back to the ninth century BC. Visitors can take a boat up the peaceful Dalyan River, through the reed beds, and observe the fascinating city perched on the hill top. From the river, the Lycian Rock Tombs are clearly visible, carved into the side of the lime-stone hill side, their grandeur palpable even from a distance. Just down the road in Fethiye, guests can visit the vibrant market filled with colourful stalls selling local delicacies, Turkish trinkets and souvenirs.
Whilst here, culture vultures can visit Fethiye Museum which offers visitors the chance to see Lycian pieces from the Bronze, Archaic, Hellenistic and Roman ages as well as ancient coins, ornaments, statues and busts. The highlight of the museum is the trilingual stone, a three-faced artefact with writing in Greek, Aramaic, and Lycian, which was the key to deciphering the Lycian language.
Prices start from £525 per person for a week all-inclusive in February 2019, based on two people sharing. Flights on those dates can be booked from £113 per person with Thomas Cook Airlines from London Gatwick. Other airlines that fly to Dalaman include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus and Easy Jet.
For more information or to book, visit: www.dalaman.hilton.com