Temperatures make a big jump in the month of April in Dalyan allowing for visitors to enjoy all the region has to offer. Additionally, rain days and rainfall amounts continue to fall allowing for visitors to spend more and more time outdoors. Even though most people flock to the region during the summer months, now is a great time to avoid the crowds while getting a good deal on a vacation.
This time of the year still experiences an average of 46mm of precipitation, but much of the rain is concentrated in just a few days. This amount of rain is much less than the previous month and precipitation is recorded on only 8 days of the month. As a result, tourists can enjoy the numerous outdoor events and sites that the region is famous for while still checking an extended forecast. With smaller rain chances, there is also more sun for visitors to enjoy. On average, this time of the year sees approximately 11 hours of sunshine each day.
Temperatures are very pleasant during this time of the year with numbers climbing in both the morning and the afternoon hours. The average overnight lows will bottom out with a temperature of 9°C (48°F). These temperatures can be on the chilly side, but the afternoons are very pleasant. By later in the day, the average afternoon high is 21°C (70°F). The overall daily temperature average is 15°C (59°F).
However, because water temperatures are much slower to climb than temperatures on land, it is still too cold to enjoy the nearby sea during this time of the year. Water temperatures average 17°C (63°F) for the month. This is too cold for the average visitor, but someone with a wetsuit may decide to risk getting a little cold. However, these temperatures will begin to quickly climb during the next month.
WHERE TO STAY
In business since 1989, Binlik Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers who are on a budget, but are still looking for nice accommodations at the same time. There are a total of 62 rooms including those that are ideal for families as well as couples on their honeymoon. Each room is outfitted with a hair dryer, air conditioning, minibar, WiFi, satellite TV and more. Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy jaw-dropping views from a private balcony and take advantage of an indoor-outdoor restaurant, pool, bar and room service.
Located along the Dalyan River, Aydos Club is a great spot for those who are traveling with a large family or as a couple. Guests will have access to a library as well as a large pool and tastefully decorated indoor-outdoor restaurant that is located on site. The hotel offers 21 duplex style rooms that are all tastefully appointed and come with amenities such as satellite TV and air conditioning on both floors. The rooms are designed to feel rustic without giving up any modern touches.
Designed with unique Turkish architecture throughout the building, Club Alla Turca is stunning both inside and out. Centrally located, guests will be able to visit all the region has to offer in April without going too far out of their way. Of course, guests will also be able to relax at the hotel and take advantage of a large swimming pool, private children's pool, hydro massage pool, children's playground, bike rentals, multi purpose lounge and wireless Internet. Food options include a buffet as well as a sit down restaurant and a bar. With numerous room styles available, there will be something for all travelers and all budgets.
THINGS TO DO
While the water is still too cold in April to enjoy a swim, there is nothing wrong about taking a boat out on a deep-sea fishing adventure. There are several companies that take guests out into the Mediterranean in order to find the biggest and best fish. Be sure to look for a company that has large, stable boats as well as good reviews before setting out.
One great way to relax while on holiday in Dalyan is by participating in a traditional Turkish bath. While not for the shy a Turkish bath along with a massage is a great way to relax and recharge. Many baths are minimal in price and a great way for a couple to spend some time together.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE
A favourite for both locals and tourists, Hanedan Fine Dining offers fantastic food at fantastic prices. The staff are friendly and polite and always willing to help guests choose the best dish for their tastes. With attentive owners, this is also a great spot to celebrate any special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.
With an extensive menu from steaks to Mexican, there is something for everyone at Aubergine. This hidden gem is worth trying as the staff will go the extra mile and the owners will treat any guest as a long lost friend. The restaurant features the freshest seafood and well-prepared meats and there is something on the menu for everyone.
One of the most established nightclubs in the region is Club Sweet. Located on the city's main bar street, the club entertains thousands throughout the year. This is a great spot to dance until dawn and see and be seen.