For thousands of years many different civilizations are flourished at the region, where the unique traces of history are preserved and protected, each different lifestyle is warmly thrived throughout the miles. This land welcomes every guest with true hospitality from past to present, endowing nature, aromas, winds, colors and textures from past to future. Located between Dalaman and Sarıgerme, ZIGO’S Hotel has the perfect harmony of nature, sea and history where the most fertile lands of the world meet. Dalaman has witnessed the most powerful civilizations in history such as Lycia, Persia, Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and has preserved their remains for centuries; antique cities Karia, Lissai and Lydai in Kapıdağı; ancient city Telmessos known for its tombs carved into rocks; Leto, Apollo and Artemis temples in Lycia’s ancient religious center Letoon; the ancient cities Hippokome -meaning “Horse City” in ancient Carian language- and Oktapolis; Delikli Kavak and Ardıçlı hill housing the ruins of ancient city walls; Gürköy, where the ancient Demirciler Bazaar is located, Kavaklı Dede and Şerefler mausoleums; Akköprü bridge on the river Dalaman… This is the meeting point of dozens of historical remains and areas.
Sarıgerme is an exceptional treasure. The name of the region is also originated from the history. In the past, during the carriage of the logs in the Dalaman river, the connection with the sea and river is closed by a process called “stretching” so that the logs can not reach to the sea. Dalaman River’s best known arm of this region is Sarısu. Here, ’Sarı’ from Sarısu and ‘germe’ meaning “stretching/germe” is combined and name one of today’s most special holiday destinations with its golden sandy beach, Sarıgerme was born. Sarigerme, which lies like an oasis between pines and orange flowers, is crowned with valuable historical remains such as the ancient city of Pisilis, the rock tombs of Karadonlar region, the Byzantine church in Mergenli and the Dalyan Mosque.
Currently the interest in mass tourism is decreasing and the demand for alternative tourism is on the rise, thus the region is a center of attraction for those who expect discovering the natural beauties of the Mediterranean region that are integrated with the significant historical and geographical qualities, meeting people from different cultures, and capturing different tastes and lifestyle experiences as well as a facility with an exceptional design quality, exclusive accommodation and service quality. This guest potential is composed of today’s globalists who want to experience the codes of history and holiday at the same time. The region, which has the most naive, protected and preserved details of Provençal life, has a variety of accommodation options meeting the expectations and preferences of the guests, with the contribution of alternative tourism, it has a calm, slow, nature respecting and anti-populist identity instead of mass tourism.