South West of Turkey, Dalyan is a small village with plenty to offer to visitors looking for a more nature orientated holidays in Dalyan. The Dalyan Delta is a magical place for nature lovers with over 150 species of birds and 3 types of turtle, including the protected loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta). The sandbar at the mouth of the Delta is home to this beautiful creature and, because of this, no building is allowed nearby.
The whole region is a conservation area, thanks to our very own Dr. David Bellamy, so all tourist accommodation and Dalyan hotels are in the pretty fishing village of Dalyan half way up the Delta. If you are planning your holidays to Dalyan, we suggest taking a dolmus to Iztuzu Beach (20 minutes) or, better still, one of the boats that ply up and down the river (40 minutes). Costing around £3 for the return trip this is an experience in itself. Floating downstream through the swaying beds of bulrushes and pampas grass you get a wonderful view of the spectacular Lycian rock tombs which overlook the village. A truly experience for any visitor spending their holidays in Dalyan.
From Dalyan harbour it is great to go exploring and we recommend the local mud baths and the Ancient City of Caunos just across the river. Sitting back with a glass of wine in hand and watch the sun go down, whilst the Delta sounds mingle with contented conversation, puts a magical sparkle into your holidays to Dalyan and makes this a place you'll find hard to leave.