Sarigerme is situated twelve kilometres from Dalaman Airport and benefits from very short transfers. It is a small village, having only recognised its tourist potential in recent years, and is the perfect destination for those seeking a relaxing family holiday. Sarigerme has a beautiful sandy beach which lies in a National Park Conservation Area and is therefore safe from developers. The village is actually eight hundred metres from the beach but there is a small road train that runs regularly between the two. The village has a number of traditional shops, bars and restaurants supplying the needs of holidaymakers.
Why Go To Sarigerme?
Book a holiday to Sarigerme if you are looking for rest and relaxation on sandy beaches with wonderful views. It lies in an interesting area so if you should become bored with sun, sand and sea, there are many excursions you can take to other beaches or islands, to historical sites or neighbouring resorts, or even to Greek islands.
Who Is Sarigerme Popular With?
A Sarigerme holiday is essentially suited to families, particularly those with young children, and to couples looking for a peaceful retreat with a guarantee of sunshine.
When To Go To Sarigerme
The Sarigerme holiday season lasts from early spring until late autumn when the temperature range is from the twenties to the high thirties. Although the summer period is the most popular, spring and autumn are good times to visit historical sites when the days are cooler.
Sarigerme - The Place
Sarigerme is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey between the towns of Dalaman and Ortaca. Sarigerme village lies eight hundred metres inland from the beach which is a protected area. The beach is magnificent with over twelve kilometres of soft golden sand washed by clear blue sea, and benefiting from a refreshing breeze wafting across the bay. Baba Adasi, a small island in the bay, is a favourite spot for swimmers and divers and sightseeing boats from Marmaris often drop anchor there. A small road train runs backwards and forwards between the village and the sea at regular intervals throughout the day. A woody area lies at the back of the beach offering shade for picnics and there is a small café where you can purchase refreshments.
The small village has many family run hotels and apartments and there are one or two larger hotels on the outskirts. With traditional shops and cafes, Sarigerme is the place to experience genuine Turkish life. A golf course is being constructed and plans to open 2009.
A Sarigerme holiday offers peace and relaxation in an area of great natural beauty with sun, fine sand and warm Mediterranean waters.
Sarigerme nightlife is very low-key reflecting the relaxed nature of the resort. There are bars and restaurants where you can dine under the stars while enjoying traditional hospitality.
Shopping in Sarigerme is rather limited providing little more than holiday essentials. There are a number of gift and souvenir shops where you can buy your holiday mementoes. Leather goods are a popular buy as are textiles, ceramics and jewellery.
There are some excellent restaurants in Sarigerme providing mainly traditional food. Being a coastal resort, fish features prominently on menus.
Turkish food is very tasty and includes stuffed peppers, aubergines and vine leaves, clay-pot casseroles, kebabs and of course feta cheese, olive and tomato salads. Borek are puff pastry pies filled with meat, cheese or potatoes that make delicious snacks. Rice dishes are also popular. If you wish to sample local cuisine, try a plate of meze, the Turkish equivalent of Greek Tapas, where you are given small portions of a variety of dishes.
Apart from strong black coffee, the national drink of Turkey is ‘raki’, an aniseed and liquorice flavoured alcohol.
Children are always given a warm welcome even in the more exclusive restaurants.