Location

Nearest Airport: Dalaman – 25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach: Itsuzu – 2 Kilometres

Dalyan is within a conservation area. The local Itsuzu beach is one of the top 10 in the world and is one of the last nesting places available for the Caretta Caretta (Loggerhead) turtle and it is now a protected site. The beach is closed to the public from 8 pm to 8 am to protect them.

Life in Dalyan revolves around the Dalyan Çay? River which flows past the town. The boats that ply up and down the river, navigating the maze of reeds, are the preferred means of transport to all the local places of interest nearby.

Above the river’s sheer cliffs are the weathered façades of Lycian tombs cut from rock, circa 400 BC. The ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos are a short boat trip across the river.

Ephasus is an historic day trip, Pamukkale, Saklikent and Tlos all a sightseers dream. There are local markets not only in Dalyan but Ortega, Koycegiz and Fethiye all a short car, boat or bus ride away.

Take a relaxing riverboat trip up to the nearby lake or down to the beach. Drive round the mountain and enjoy stunning views to the far end of Itsuzu beach for a family day out, lunch at the beach or the many roadside restaurants.

For more action Dalyan offers scuba diving, quad biking, jeep safari trips, horse riding, white water rafting, island hop cruises, Turkish baths and much more. In the town are many restaurants and bars for a lively but safe night life and loads of shops for retail therapy. The local people are fabulous, helpful and friendly its a great place to stay.