Selimiye Holidays – Relax and enjoy life at a slower pace!
Prepare to be charmed by delightful Selimiye, a haven of peace and calm on Turkey’s stunning coast. Selimiye holidays are all about slowing down and smelling the proverbial coffee, in a gorgeous setting that’s practically unspoiled. Set like a little jewel on the glorious Marmaris peninsula, Selimiye is a traditional Turkish fishing village with views across the wide blue bay and a dramatic hilly backdrop.
Accommodation is few and far between, making it perfect for couples and laid-back families who enjoy the quiet life. Expect a few excellent seafront restaurants serving supremely fresh fish, and the haunting call of the Muezzin from the pretty whitewashed mosque. If you want to venture further there are day trips to Rhodes leaving from nearby Marmaris. Lovely Akyaka is worth a visit too as are numerous nearby resorts, accessible via local buses and taxis.
When to go
Holidays to Selimiye are popular right through from May to October and you can even enjoy a balmy winter break to this famously sunny and hot region. If you prefer your heat slightly less than scorching, either side of July and August are less fiercely hot and humid, perfect if you’re sensitive to stickiness. It’s busier in the school summer holidays and because the village is so small and unspoiled, with so few hotels, you might find it easier to find suitable accommodation during term time.
The weather in Selimiye
During July and August it’s boiling during the day and warm at night, and humidity can be high. In July, the hottest month, temperatures peak at a mighty 34C, enough to satisfy Britain’s keenest sun lovers. At night it falls to 22C. Sheer holiday heaven right from early spring to late October, in May you’ll enjoy 25C days and pleasant 15C nights, perfect for a good night’s sleep. In September 30C is common and during October it’s usually around 25C, a mellow 14C at night. Package holidays to Selimiye? Yes please!
Getting the best deal
You’ll usually find the best deals either side of the school summer holidays, when the entire region is quieter and flights and accommodation come down in price as the kids go back to their desks and demand falls. But you can always find excellent deals if you know where to look. The season lasts from May to October and travelling during term time tends to cost less at any time of year. We’ve featured some of the best Selimiye deals on the market below. Alternatively why not take a tour of our special late deals and offers to this stunning region?
Airport and transport need to know
You will fly into Dalaman airport (DLM), a bustling place with a modern terminal specially designed to cope with heavy tourist traffic. It’s well equipped with handy facilities too. Numerous airlines fly direct from the UK to Dalaman from a choice of airports including Edinburgh, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bournemouth, Luton and Cardiff.
It’s about 85 miles from the airport to the village, which takes about two and a half hours by road. A return journey in a private cab for four should cost about £155 between you. If you take a shuttle bus to Dalaman itself, you can pick up a local bus to Bozburun which should stop at Selimiye. If you hire a car, you’ll need to drive on the right and take extra care – they drive fast, but it’s an excellent way to get your bearings and see the Turkish countryside on your way.