The town of Dalaman exists
Airport, which serves Marmaris, Dalyan, Fethiye,
Gökova, Kalkan, Kaş, Köyceğiz,
and nearby towns (map).
There's nothing wrong with Dalaman,
a tolerably nice little Turkish Mediterranean farming
town 5.5 km south of the coastal highway.
But for travelers the Dalaman
Airport, 5.5 km (3.4 miles)
south of the town, is the main reason people come to Dalaman. (Bodrum to
the west and Antalya to
the east have their own airports.)
The other reason is Sarıgerme Beach and its resort hotels, 5.2 km (3.2 miles) southwest of the town of Dalaman. More...
There's actually a posh resort,
Dalaman Golf Resort and Spa nearby. More...
Here are Dalaman's hotels.
airport buses travel
from the airport to Marmaris and Fethiye,
stopping at towns along the way,
transfer services meet planes
and transport passengers to Marmaris, Fethiye
and points in between.
Dalaman's Otogar (bus
station) has useful intercity
bus service to other cities
and towns in Turkey,
you'll have to take a taxi the
6 km from Dalaman Airport to
the bus station in the town center.
Dalaman is a particularly good destination
for hiring/ renting a car, as other
means of ground transport are either
time-consuming or expensive, and the
area's attractions are scattered and
often difficult to reach by public
on all means of transport to and
from Dalaman Airport.
of Mediterranean Turkey
—by Tom Brosnahan