Dalyan is a small town on the Mediterranean
coast, 20 minutes from Dalaman airport. It is an area of stunning
natural beauty - rivers, lake and sea surrounded by mountains and
pine forests, now protected from excess development as a conservation
area. No large hotels can be built and building is prohibited near
the beach in order to protect the endangered loggerhead turtle which
Flights are easy and cheap
to book from most regional airports at prices ranging from £150
to £240 return.
Its a wonderful place
to relax and enjoy this unspoilt corner of the justly famous Turquoise
coast. Take a boat downriver to Turtle Beach or wallow in the hot
mud on Koycegiz Lake. You can also sample the excellent selection
of very reasonably priced restaurants in this friendly little market
town and visit the inviting little bars lining the riverbank.
For the more energetic,
the dramatic ruins of ancient Kaunos are just across the river and
it is possible to plan a visit to other major sites including Ephesus
and Xanthus. You could book a mini-cruise by gulet around the coast,
or we can arrange car and bicycle hire. There is a wide range of
local activities such as white-water rafting, horse riding, boat
trips, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.