March ushers in the start of spring in Dalyan and also begins a more significant warming trend as the heat of summer is just around the corner. Additionally, a drying trend continues throughout the month as the region begins to get further and further away from the winter months and the wettest time of the year. Spring can be a beautiful time to visit with smaller crowds and lower prices. Additionally, the warmer weather is great to enjoy.
The average daily temperature for this time of the year is a mild 12°C (54°F). Mornings can still be on the chilly side with average overnight lows of 6°C (43°F). This is definitely cool enough for guests to need a jacket early in the day. However, temperatures will warm to a mild 17°C (63°F) by the later afternoon hours. These highs are warm enough for tourists to leave the heavy jackets at home.
Despite the fact that temperatures are warming on land, they are still on the chilly side in the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, this month ties with February as being one of the two coldest for sea surface temperatures. The average water temperature for this time of the year is a cool 16°C (61°F).
Rainfall amounts continue to fall as the dry season of summer is just about upon the region. In fact, this month is significantly drier than the previous one. The month sees an average of 61mm of precipitation. This rain is spread out over a total of only 10 days making most of the month dry and a great time to explore the outdoor activities. Visitors can also take advantage of more sunshine hours. During this time of the year, the region sees 9 hours of sunshine per day. From here, the amount of sunshine each day will also continue to increase substantially.
WHERE TO STAY
Those needing a little more room while on holiday in March will enjoy the apartments that are offered by The Osmanli Hani. The one-bedroom apartments are perfect for those traveling as a pair and the two bedroom apartments are perfect for up to four. Guests can also take advantage of the swimming pool that has a separate paddling area. Additionally, there is a pool bar and breakfast and lunch are also available. With a fantastic location just off the city center, all local sites are within easy reach.
Situated in the Dalyan town center, Han Dalyan Hotel is in an ideal location for seeing all the local sites. The hotel has a total of 33 rooms including 20 standard rooms, 8 comfort rooms and 5 apartments. Additionally, there is free parking for hotel guests and homemade breakfast. Other foods are available a la carte and there is also a snack bar available for guests to enjoy. Visitors will also enjoy taking a dip in the pool and having a cocktail at the onsite bar.
Located in a quiet part of the Dalyan town center, the Dalyan Murat Pasha Mansion will leave guests wanting to come back time and time again. The Ottoman-style mansion is set among a lush tropical garden and features stunning architecture as well as a large pool. Each room is air-conditioned and features a balcony that is filled with flowers. All rooms also have a private bathroom as well as free WiFi and tremendous views. Guests can enjoy snacks and beverages from the poolside bar. Additionally, the hotel is just minutes away from boat tours and also offers free bikes in order to see more of the city.
THINGS TO DO
One of the best activities to do in March is to take a horseback riding tour of the surrounding areas. There are several touring companies who can arrange these tours. Riders of all skill levels, beginner to expert, can be accommodated however the tours are generally walking tours with no heavy running or even trotting. It's a great experience for someone with little to no exposure to horses. Visitors will get to see all kinds of different terrains including mountains, plains, and grasslands.
Since the weather can still be unpredictable during this time of the year, a Jeep adventure is a great way to spend some time. With no age limit, a Jeep tour is fun for the whole family. Many companies offer tours of varying lengths and also allow for guests to stop along the route for pictures and a lunch that won't easily be forgotten.
RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE
While it doesn't have a menu, don't let that scare you away from Saki Restaurant. Great for the entire family, children are able to describe what they would like to have while adults choose from dishes in the chiller. All meals are prepared by the owners and use only the freshest ingredients. With a friendly wait staff and a cool atmosphere, there is a lot to like about this restaurant.
Located right on the river, Green Cottage is a great place to get breakfast, lunch or dinner. With meals fixed precisely how you ask for it, many guests come back time and time again. Prices are reasonable and it is easy to fall in love with the entire menu.
Those looking to rock out to some rock music will find the perfect venue at Dalyan M and M Rock Bar. As the name suggests, there is plenty of rock music inside along with pool tables and a wide screen cinema system. A well stocked bar rounds out the complete picture and has both tourists and locals coming back for more.