Averages for Dalaman in April
April in Dalaman, Turkey marks the first full month of spring. This means slightly higher average temperatures, greater average highs and lows, more sunshine, and a minimal amount of rainfall.
The average temperature for April rises slightly from March going to 14°C (57°F) from 12°C (54°F). The average high gets to 19°C (66°F), and is most likely to occur at the beginning of the month, as the rest of the month tends to get warmer. The av...
The average temperature for April rises slightly from March going to 14°C (57°F) from 12°C (54°F). The average high gets to 19°C (66°F), and is most likely to occur at the beginning of the month, as the rest of the month tends to get warmer. The average low lowers to 9°C (48°F), and is also most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. April experiences rising daily highs and only goes above 26°C (78°F) or under 16°C (60°F) one day in ten. Daily lows fall below 6°C (43°F) or go above 14°C (58°F) only one day in ten.
The average rainfall for April more than halves March's 96mm with 46mm. This trend continues as the months go on and summer approaches. 46mm of rainfall translates on average to 8 days of rainfall or about every 1 in 4 days. The most common form of rainfall for April is thunderstorms, which are most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. Light rain and moderate rain are less likely, but also most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. The start of April sees a 35% chance of rainfall, while the end sees a 28% chance.
The average humidity for April is 67% and ranges from 47% to 87%. The humidity rarely goes below 29% or above 99%. The beginning of the month is most likely to be the least humid.
The average sunshine hours goes up from March by 1 hour with 11. This is the same amount of average sunshine hours experienced in September. The average sunshine slowly increases as the month goes on, with the highest average sunshine at the end of the month.
The average sea temperature slightly rises to 17°C (63°F) from February and March's 16°C (61°F). This is the second lowest average sea temperature for the year tied with January.
Things to do
A great option for April is to hire a private boat tour such as Black Pearl Luxury Boat Tours in Dalyan. One possibility is the Ekincik tour, starting at £193, this tour takes you past the famous Ancient Lycian Rock Tombs. Shortly after passing the tombs, you head to Ekincik Bay and the Blue Caves where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and swim throughout. You will then make a stop at one of the small bays for the included lunch, which consists of organic vegetables, rice and pasta, and BBQ.
The famous Ancient Lycian Rock Tombs, Myra, Turkey. Photo by Edwin Poon
While in Dalaman, one cannot miss historical site is the Ancient Ruins of Kaunos near Dalyan. Kaunos was a large ancient city in Carian times and is often referred to in Greek mythology as being built by Apollo's grandson. It was previously on the waterfront which made it a relevant trading port. As the sea started to move away, this diminished the value of the city and it was abandoned in the 15th century. You will be able to see the city walls, Acropolis, amphitheatre, Roman baths, and a basilica.
Hit the beach
Make the trip to Datca to see the stunning beach Ovabuku in one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Located on the Datca peninsula, Ovabuku is a small stretch of sand surrounded by countryside. When you arrive, you may not want to leave. The olive, pine, oak, carob and myrtle trees fit in perfectly with the flawlessly blue water. This is an area that has not been developed, so there is little to distract you from enjoying this unique piece of land. Those who appreciate a quiet and an authentic vibe will love it here. Although the area is not developed, there are some small restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine. If you'd rather stay for a while, pack a picnic. This beach was voted the number one beach in Turkey by The Guardian, stating that Ovabuku offered a "real sense of escape".
Sunset at Ovabuku. Image by Sertaç Mavişerit.
Eating & drinking out
Akkaya Garden in Dalaman starts their season by opening the first of April. This child friendly restaurant can seat 250 people, some in very unique ways. The "storks nest" seating is positioned in the surrounding trees and can sit 4-8 people. You will be in a wonderful setting as the restaurant is surrounded by pine trees, waterfalls, ponds and wildlife. The food and the service is just as good, if not better than the environment including items such as a Thai Chicken, New York Steak, and lamb shish. Be sure to make a reservation to guarantee your wonderful meal.
Tree-top seating at Akkaya Garden restaurant. Image by Dot Scott.
Those with a sweet tooth should look no further than Gelato Bianco located in Fethiye. This Italian gelato and coffee gem has a small but modern feel and offers all the great flavoured gelato that is made fresh daily. Some flavours include caramel, tiramisu, and Nutella. If you are unsure of which flavour to choose, you'll be able to try as many as you'd like until you find the perfect one.
Where to stay
For a nature inspired, charming stay head to Sedir Resort Hotel & Villa Apartments in Dalyan. Set in a tranquil location, this resort is surrounded by countryside. Each hotel room and villa apartment comes with panoramic views of the landscape. Rooms also have large balconies, en-suite bathrooms, sofa bed, hair dryer, safe box, wardrobe, kettle, mini bar, and air conditioning. Everything you need is at the resort with a restaurant, bar, and swimming pool on site. If you'd like to go into town, a free shuttle service is offered.
Also located in Dalyan, the boutique Crescent Hasirci Hotel has 13 en-suite rooms and one self-catering 2 bedroom apartment on offer. It is a 2014 Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Winner for Bargain Hotels. Each room has a shower-room, mini bar, balcony, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There is also a bar, swimming pool and garden on the grounds. Breakfast and lunch are offered as well as a once a week BBQ arranged for the hotel guests.
Crescent Hasirci Hotel.