While Dalaman itself is often overlooked, with travellers setting their sights on better-known destinations such as Antalya and Bodrum, the humble farming town is one of Turkey’s most underrated gateway destinations. Once you’ve arrived and your Dalaman transfer has taken you safely from the airport to your boutique hostel, there are so many hidden gems that are just waiting to be uncovered. |
The Marmaris Honey House
Start your discovery of this underrated region on a sweet note with a trip to the world-renowned Marmaris Honey House. This hexagonal centre exists to educate and raise awareness about the importance of bees and the harvesting of pine honey. Little do people know, an impressive 92% of the world’s pine honey is produced right here in the Aegean region of Turkey, while the country itself ranks in the top five producing countries in the world. If you’re looking for an afternoon full of interesting facts and fascinating learning, this attraction is sure to have you leaving with a sweet memory – and maybe a jar or two!
The Azmak River
This picturesque river is a favourite among local Turks and offers a tranquil retreat from the traditional tourist track. It is lined by lush reeds and fragrant pine trees, backed by a backdrop of majestic mountains and is not far from the town of Akyaka (and only thirty minutes from the airport itself, making it easily accessible by Dalaman transfer).
The Azmak is a unique habitat where nature lovers have the chance to spot kingfishers as they dart into the sparkling water and identify the geese and ducks as they paddle in the shallows. It’s also the perfect place to just sit back, relax and immerse yourself in a peaceful escape to the natural world.
To really discover the secrets of Turkey’s forgotten region, a journey up the Daylan is a must. While a boat trip isn’t exactly a hidden gem, there are still a few stops along the way that remain secret to all but those who search hard enough. One is Iztuzu Beach, a favourite swimming spot for the rare loggerhead sea turtle. The beach itself is a secluded pit stop for those who want to avoid the crowds and is a great place for a post-lunch swim.
How to Get There
Getting to Dalaman Airport from the UK only takes one short flight away. To start discovering the region as soon as possible, pre-booking a Dalaman transfer to your accommodation is recommended so that all you have to worry about is what secret spot do you want to explore first.
Dalaman is a portal to many hidden attractions, and is the perfect destination for the curious traveller who likes to follow the path less travelled.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re looking for an affordable Dalaman transfer, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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