Dalaman will take you on a whirlwind journey from 3000 BC, introducing you to ancient Persian and Ottoman empires, before inviting you for an irresistible nightcap of rakı and börek. Dalaman is situated on the south-western coast of Turkey and is home to a population of about 27,000. Surrounding attractions include Sultaniye Thermal Spa and Kaunos Ancient City.
Taste the robust flavours of Turkey and delve into ancient worlds with cheap flights to Dalaman. Dalaman is home to Dalaman International Airport (DLM), which is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Dalaman International Airport serves Turkish Airlines. Popular international flights to Dalaman depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Dalaman is approximately 12 hours 15 minutes.
Why visit Dalaman
Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan influences fuse together in dishes that are gastronomical masterpieces. Get ready for an earth shattering journey into the deliciously colourful world of Turkish cuisine.
Since its settlement in 3000 BC, the province of Muğla has offered sanctuary to Persians, Romans and Ottomans. Crumbling ruins and shabby city streets rustle with tales of ancient worlds.
Dalaman is a gateway to the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. Be awed by the shimmering turquoise water and buttermilk sands of Kaputas and Oludeniz. Surreal Mediterranean utopias beckon seductively.
Best time to visit Dalaman
Dalaman experiences a hot Mediterranean climate, with temperatures ranging from 35 degrees Celsius in summer to 5 degrees Celsius in winter. Dalaman is a city of wet winters and hot summers. Although the summer (June to August) months can see blistering temperatures settling over the city, it is generally considered the best time to visit for beach holidays. The average sea temperature during summer is 23 degrees Celsius. Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are great times to visit if you want to experience everything the city has to offer without the summer crowds. Winter (December to February) offers warm temperatures, but experiences significant rainfall. For cheap flights to Dalaman the best months to visit are from December to February.