If you’re looking for the ideal getaway this Valentine’s Day, you might be surprised to know that Dalaman celebrates love in a very overt way! In fact, the concept of having a special day to tell someone you love them was actually popularised in Turkey by the men’s magazine ‘Erkekçe’ in the mid-80s. |
Since then, Turks commemorate Valentine’s Day as Sevgililer Günü, which is translated as ‘Lovers Day’, and it is dedicated to romantic relationships. During this time, most Turkish holiday towns are full of love-themed decorations, with shops selling roses, chocolates and fancy red paraphernalia.
Set the Scene for Romance
Before you holiday in Turkey, why not practice some mushy phrases in Turkish to impress your loved one? For example, swap the usual ‘I love you’ with its Turkish version, ‘seni seviyorum’. You could even go a step further with ‘benimle evlenir misin?’, which means ‘will you marry me?’ Even if you don’t have such ambitious plans for your romantic holiday in Turkey, there are many other heart-melting experiences on offer. Sevgililer Günü is practically a national festival of love, and you’ll experience the ambience as soon as you land in the region. For starters, the towns of Cappadocia and Kalkan have picturesque views straight out of a fairytale book.
Cave hotel at Cappadocia
For an unforgettable Valentine’s, Cappadocia is absolutely perfect. Dotted with natural chimneys and caves which now house restaurants, wineries and hotels, you have a plethora of surreal and very romantic locations from which to choose. Book your accommodation in a boutique cave hotel from where you can enjoy the views of the fairytale town. While you’re there, do not miss the world-famous hot air balloon ride over Goreme National Park. It’s an experience that will stay with you for life.
(Tip: You can get straight to Cappadocia quickly and easily if you prebook your transfers from Dalaman Airport.)
Seaside date at Kalkan
Located in Antalya province, Kalkan is a pretty Mediterranean fishing village. Almost like a destination in Greece, it is famed for its white-washed houses decorated with twines of colourful bougainvillea. Easily accessible from Dalaman, Kalkan has several premium hotels with infinity pools and stunning views, which is ideal for a relaxing, romantic break. While Kalkan is generally considered a summer holiday destination, it is really lovely to visit in February without the crowds, as you’ll have the town almost to yourselves.
How to Get There
The best way to reach Cappadocia and Kalkan is to fly into Dalaman. It’s a very good idea to book your transfers from Dalaman Airport in advance, which will help you save time and allow you to reach your accommodation smoothly. Also, when it’s a romantic getaway, you want to make sure the transit to your destination is hassle-free to start your special holiday right.
Give your loved one a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a trip to Turkey! From luxurious heart-shaped chocolates to a romantic hot air balloon ride at sunrise, it’s a destination that offers everything you need to celebrate romance like never before.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable transfers from Dalaman Airport, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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