Dalaman - spa resort & hotels
Dalaman is a small town on the South-east Aegean coast of Turkey in the Muğla Province. Dalaman is famous for its international airport which serves as a gateway for the millions of tourists who visit this part of Turkey every year to patronise seaside resorts to the west and east of Dalaman such as Marmaris, Fethiye, Ölüdeniz and Hisarönü. In recent years Dalaman has begun to develop into a centre for tourism. The Kapıdağ Peninsula especially is famous for its extraordinarily beautiful caves, some of which can only be reached by sea. This is why these caves between Marmaris and Göcek are an ideal anchoring point for Blue Cruise boats.
Agriculture, particularly of citrus fruits, plays an important role in the local economy, since Dalaman is situated in a fertile plain at sea level. Because there are always plenty of vegetables, local vegetable dishes are rich and widely enjoyed. Some of the green plants unknown even in the big cities, such as beetroot, mustard, mallow, nettle, clayey, patience, purslane and yellow herb, are turned into delicious meals in the hands of local women.
The sulphurous thermal waters of Kapıkargın and Incebel are used for treatment in modern spa resorts like the Therme Maris Hotel. This region, with its 17,845 mg/lt of mineralised water and special mood baths, has all the requirements for an excellent spa and holiday resort with its pristine sea and smooth golden sands.