Dalaman became a municipality by coming together with Dalaman and Atakent neighborhoods
of Köyceğiz in 1983. There are no information about history of Dalaman, because not enough excavation
or surface research haven’t been done so far. Due to its location in Caria and
Lycia zones, it is considered that history of the district leans
very old times. It is believed that ancient city of Euhippe
was in the north of Caria zone, near the Alacatlı village that is located right beside Dalaman.
The Only Train Station in the
World That No Train Stops
The last khedive of Egypt namely the governor of
Ottoman, Abbas Hilmi Pasha wanted to build a mansion in
his land in Dalaman and a train station in Alexandria, which
was projected by French, in the beginning of the 20th
century. But the ships confused the destinations they got,
they build a great mansion in İskenderun and train station
in Dalaman. Moreover workers didn’t realize the mistake
and they build ticket office and rails in front of the mansion. When Khedive
arrived Dalaman, he realized the mistake.
He had ticket office and rails demolished. As a result,
Dalaman had the only train station in the world that no
“The Farm” known as “Çiftlik” backed by TİGEM (General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises)
operates as Dalaman Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises since 1984.
Dalaman Bays and Beaches
Dalaman is a natural paradise that offers a perfect combination of
blue and green. Göcek bays are an example most magnificent natural
beauties of Dalaman. Kurşunlu, Akbük, Gobun, Boynuzbökü and
Sarsala bays are also the miracles that the nature presents to Dalaman.
There are ruins of ancient city of Lidai and Lisai cities
which belong to Caria and Lycia era in the south of Dalaman at the
shore of Kapıdağ peninsula. Many rock tombs and other ancient city
ruins, lean back to Lycia and Caria era can be seen in Kayadibi, Çöymen,
Kavacık, Gürleyik, Bozbel towns. Şerefler town, which is 8km
far from the district center, is supposed to be in the list of ruin.
Kalynda ancient city of Carian civilization is on the road of Dalaman-Fethiye.
Hippokome settlements would attract the fan of
history. The carving tombs are another historical place to see on the
Mountain of Limestone.
In the ancient times the name of the river
was Indus. Recently, it is in the popular rafting
zones. Dalaman River has two different difficulty
levels and the 3rd difficulty level can be passed with
Kapıdağ Peninsula is known as the second biggest peninsula in Western Mediterranean
area following Teke peninsula. The zone is between the Hurmalı and Sarsala bays.
Rich historical ruins may be seen in the interior sides where the hills are getting
stubborn and higher.
Günlüklü bay is one of the most famous bays of Dalaman, also a popular tourist destination. The Bay is
one of the most living bays of the zone because of a large number of
the beaches and facilities. Günlüklü Bay that is located in the middle of a deep green nature has a little more fun compared to other beaches in Dalaman.
It is the exact peaceful place to have fun in deep blue sea
and stay in a bay surrounding by pine trees to peaceful escapade.
Sarsala Bay remained untouched except for some boutique facilities.
The Bay promises joy that combined with sea, sand and sun within
Dalaman airport is 6km far from the district center and has
given international service since 1981. Airport is generally being
used for the native and international tourists who come for using
the touristic facilities around Muğla and Turkish citizens work abroad. The way (runway and taxi way)
of Dalaman airport is being used mutual with airport base command.