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Nestled between mountains and sea, the town of Dalaman has an assortment of restaurants, shops and traditional Turkish tea gardens to enjoy. With nearby attractions like hiking routes, mud baths and ancient ruins, Dalaman is ideal for experiencing some of the wonders of Turkey. It’s also a great location for reaching destinations like Fethiye,Ankara,Istanbul and Antalya.
If you’re arriving via Dalaman Airport then it’s a four-mile drive by rental car into Dalaman town. Upon arrival you could drive straight to the wildlife-rich seafront to soak in views of the Mediterranean.
There are various hire car providers in Dalaman to suit your budget and preferences, including Alamo, Budget and GRS. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.
Sarigerme beach is an eight-mile drive by rental car from Dalaman. It’s known for being a relatively under-the-radar stretch of coastline due to its distance from major tourist spots. Sangerme town has various shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Golden and breathtaking Patara Beach, on the Turkish Riviera, is a nine-mile drive away. It’s one of the longest beaches in the area and has a large population of sea turtles, plus nearby Roman ruins. Bear in mind that you’ll have to pay a small fee to access the beach. Dalyan’s famous mud baths are a 14-mile journey. The sulphur-rich mud attracts visitors from all over the world and is said to be wonderful for your skin. The Lycian Way is 39 miles from the airport. You can take your hire car along this historical route on the coast of Lycia in Southern Turkey, stopping off at various ancient ruins en route.
It’s a 472-mile journey from Dalaman to Istanbul, the ancient city on the boundaries of East and West. There you can cross the Bosphorus Bridge between Europe and Asia, explore the labyrinth market of the Grand Bazaar, or visit the 5th century Ottoman treasure house of the Topkapı Palace.
Due to its nearness to both mountains and the Turkish Riviera, the Dalaman area is great to explore by hire car. Bear in mind that there is a zero alcohol limit when driving in Turkey. Cars on roundabouts don’t have right of way and must give way to approaching vehicles. Police stops are common on motorways and your rental car may be routinely inspected. Make sure you familiarise yourself with Turkey’s driving laws before visiting.
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