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Villas in Dalaman Region

Nearly 1600 kilometres long, the Dalaman Region boasts beautiful, long stretches of fine-sand beaches gently lapped by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The imposing Taurus Mountains provide a dramatic and beautiful backdrop to the coast, hiding many tranquil villages where you can experience a taste of traditional Turkish life. Our villas in Dalaman open the door to the fascinating past and a variety of landscapes. You could soon be exploring the historic sites and ruins scattered throughout countryside and fantastic natural beauty, on your Turkish villa holiday.

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Dalaman Region - Beautiful beaches and majestic mountains

Few European landscapes will make your heart flutter like Turkey’s Dalaman Region. Our villas span the southwest beach-strewn coastline between Marmaris and Kas. The heart of ancient Lycria, its sands aren’t its only treasure, with holidaymakers basking in sun, sand and history alike.

  • Dalaman Region Shopping

    Shopping around the Dalaman Region is a delight whether you would like to browse, or purchase souvenirs of your holiday. You will find an array of interesting and traditional shops and markets all over the region, and especially in the bustling main towns. Many fantastic souvenirs are available in the busier resorts, and if you stroll around the shops and bazaars you will find designer fashions and handbags, as well as local produce and crafts such as wonderful spices, and intricately woven carpets and rugs. Buying anything in Turkey is a fascinating and fun experience, as it often involves haggling with shopkeepers to reduce the asking price!

  • Dalaman Region History

    The Dalaman Region is packed with sites of ancient civilisations, historic cities and picturesque ruins. Plenty of these fascinating sites are open to visitors, such as the city of Xanthos and its Roman theatre and Acropolis, the Letoon theatre, the rock tombs, and the theatre of Antiphellos. Kekora is also particularly noteworthy, as many centuries ago the city was devastated by an earthquake and left submerged, and only partly visible beneath the sea. Near the popular resort of Dalyan, lies the fascinating archaeological site of Kaunos, which features an acropolis and also a 2000 year-old, wonderfully preserved theatre, which is still used for concerts today.

  • Dalaman Region Beaches

    This spectacular stretch of coastline features many amazing sand and shingle beaches from well-known watersports centres and lively resorts, to quiet and secluded coves where you can get away from it all. Olu Deniz is regarded as one of the best beaches in all of Turkey, set in a stunning bay. A quieter atmosphere can be enjoyed at the various picturesque coves and pine tree-backed stretches of sand. Only accessible by boat, the breathtaking Iztuzu Beach near Dalyan offers unique opportunities to relax surrounded by an amazing natural environment, and to encounter the rare loggerhead turtles that nest here each September.

  • Dalaman Region Food

    Try our some of the wonderful Turkish cuisine at the many traditional restaurants to be found in all the main resorts of the Dalaman area. Typical dishes include stews and casseroles and also ‘mezzes’ – selections of various dishes giving you the chance to try out many different specialities in one meal. The familiar kebabs are also a Turkish speciality, so try out this delicious combination of meat and vegetables either in a pitta bread, or on a skewer. You will also find a variety of international food in the main towns.

  • Dalaman Region Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Discover the area's rich mountain scenery, with plenty to explore such as the stunning Butterfly valley or the awe inspiring lagoon of Olu Deniz.

    • Visit the colourful Fethiye bazaar where you can choose from a selection of fruits, vegetables, clothing and handcrafts.

    • This region is the heart of ancient Lycia and there are plenty of historic sites to visit, including Kaunos, Tlos, Pinara, Letoon, Xanthos and Patara.

    • Relax on one of the staggering choice of beaches. Some of the best beaches include Olu Deniz, Gemiler beach in Kaya, and Patara beach with its loggerhead turtles.

    • Visit the fascinating ruins of the old Greek settlement at Kaya - the inspiration for the Louis de Bernieres novel "Birds Without Wings."

    • For your evening meal why not purchase freshly caught fish and other seafood from the fish market in Fethiye and have it cooked as you wish at one of the many surrounding local restaurants.

    • Whilst in Kalkan, drive up to the hillside region of Islamlar where trout farms offer delicious fresh fish in traditional restaurants while a cooling breeze offers some respite from the summer heat.

    • A visit to Kalkan is not complete without a rooftop terrace meal down on the harbourfront, where the restaurants flourish offering splendid sea views from the roof tops with a vast selection of traditional and sophisticated cuisines.

    • Take a trip down to the wonderful beach of Patara
      No water sports or major development thanks to being part of a huge national park means this lovely beach is never crowded, even in the height of summer. As part of a key biodiversity area, it is rich in birdlife and the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta), and it is just a 15 minute stroll from some of the major ruins.

    • The Dalyan river winds its way to the fresh water delta formed when the river meets the Mediterranean Sea leading down to protected Itzutu or "Turtle" beach, named after the giant Caretta Caretta turtles that lay their eggs there. It is well worth taking a water taxi down there passing the Lycian rock tombs etched into the cliff face on the "canal of kings".

    • The Saklikent Gorge cuts deep into the Gombe Akdagi mountains and this gushing cascading river is a marvel of nature. Various man made cat walks allow visitors to experience the beauty and force of the river and for a unique experience, amazing river restaurants border the gorge, with wooden verandas jutting out over the river, cushions scattered "ottoman" style for Turkish apple tea.

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Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 41 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


Hampshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic day out, book the 12 island boat trip with Zebra tours in Oludenize.
Confirmed stay: 19 August 2019
Published on: 24 August 2019
10 out of 10


Chorley Family (the eldest child is at school)
All good.
Confirmed stay: 12 August 2019
Published on: 17 August 2019
9 out of 10


East Heslerton, malton, North Yorkshire Couple
Very friendly people, super choice of restaurants, easy to get around.
Confirmed stay: 12 August 2019
Published on: 13 August 2019
9 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Gocek area is beautiful.
The 12 islands cruises on offer are so lovely and the sea is so good to swim in and snorkel.
The restaurants on the marina are really good, value for money and with friendly staff everywhere.
Gocek is a wonderful location to relax.
Fethiye and Ölüdeniz are a short drive away for the markets and water parks.
Confirmed stay: 12 August 2019
Published on: 13 August 2019
7 out of 10


Durham Couple
There are excellent places to eat or enjoy a cold beer/glass of wine in Gocek, including away from the waterfront
Some restaurants have a steep markup for quite modest wines. If in doubt, have a beer!
Confirmed stay: 30 July 2019
Published on: 04 August 2019
3 out of 10


Family of 8, 6
The view was lovely
High up a big hill not ideal with a family of 6 children would definitely need a taxi go up.
Ants in the living/kitchen area
No cleaners to be seen
Dirty towels and bedding nothing changed for the week we was there very expensive for what you get big disappointment
Confirmed stay: 29 July 2019
Published on: 30 July 2019
6 out of 10


Manchester Family (the eldest child is at school)
The pool is massive and we spent most of our days in it
The owner kept turning up unannounced and you just worried whether he was going to to turn up whilst you were sunbathing. The kettle had limescale in it. We asked for vegetarian welcome pack and received a non veg one which had salami!!
Confirmed stay: 22 July 2019
Published on: 27 July 2019
9 out of 10


Stockport Family (the eldest child is at school)
Spectacular views.
Great furnishings inside and out.
En-suite in every bedroom.
Local restaurants very good quality and good value.
The loudspeakers attached to the minarets with their call to prayer at 5am are maybe a necessary evil in Turkey.
Frequent, but mostly short, power cuts are annoying but bearable.
Confirmed stay: 15 July 2019
Published on: 17 July 2019
10 out of 10


Alness Scotland Couple
All of it
Having to come home
Confirmed stay: 15 July 2019
Published on: 16 July 2019
10 out of 10


North Tamerton Couple
Everything good except the villa works, and the brochure misdescription and James customer care
After many years of using James Villas they are simply not capable of sorting problems
Confirmed stay: 08 July 2019
Published on: 15 July 2019
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