DalamanTurkey, located on its southwestern coast. Situated slightly inland, Dalaman and its airport occupies one of the few plains in this part of the country.
By planeThe international airport is the nearest airport for destinations such as Marmaris, Dalyan, Fethiye, Kaş and their vicinity. Daily flights connect with Istanbul, while direct flights (both scheduled and charter) to and from major Europe cities occur several times weekly. Dalaman Airport is one of the busiest airports in Western Mediterranean/Southern Aegean regions of Turkey, handling a total of 2.5 million passengers each year.
Dalaman AirportThere are two passenger terminals — one for international flights and one for domestic. The terminals are apart and are connected by walkways. Beware the captive-market food and drink pricing: for a Coke, for a small bottle of water, for a Big Mac meal (more expensive even than Haifa), for a packet of crisps.
Getting there: various companies based at the airport will be able to provide you with an airport transfer to your destination.
The airport is from the city of Dalaman and it is possible to walk from the bus station to the airport if you are fit. The walk is flat and takes about 1 hour.
By carThe highway D400, the major road of Mediterranean coast, passes by the town centre about 1 km to east and connects it with destinations south (Fethiye) and north (Marmaris and onward to Muğla).
Train StationPerhaps the only station in the world older than 100 years that has never welcomed a train, this building dating back to 1905 exists here as a result of pure accident. Abbas Hilmi Pasha, then Khedive (viceroy) of Egypt, decided to have a hunting manor built here, where he had purchased. He consulted to a French company for plans of his manor, and for plans of a railway station he intended have built in Alexandria. Plans and materials for both buildings were shipped from France at the same time, but there was a mistake—plans and materials for each building were loaded into the wrong ship, and thus train station ended up in Dalaman, while hunting manor made its way to Alexandria. It was decided to let the buildings have built in the opposite location they were intended at first, as it was found out that shipping the materials once again would be too costly. Even a short stretch of rail track, hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest part of rail network, was laid out in front of the building. Today, the elegant building, covered with overgrown ivies all over, serves as the headquarters of surrounding large state farm. Its nicely landscaped large yard, with huge lawns and pretty stately palm trees, is also worth a check.