Dalyan is a beautiful resort situated on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the province of Muğla, and it is one of the best-known areas for holidays in Turkey. İt is an idyllic village with outstanding river and mountain views, with its special architecture style and its world-famous Iztuzu beach. This beach is one of the Mediterranean nesting sites of the endangered loggerhead turtle, a very valuable place which was given Special Environment Protection Area Status. İt is the second beach in the world to be honoured an award for regaining naturalness, and it really is a nature’s wonder.
A boat trip down the Dalyan river delta is an absolute must for Dalyan’s visitors. We highly recommend you to experience the magic of being on the water among the reed beds and feel yourself to be in the middle of an enormous labyrinth; and observing the breath-taking panorama of the delta from above, as if looking at a huge map. While your boat wends its way through the reed beds, the magnificent mountains rising steeply nearby add to the grandeur of the scene.
The tombs of Likya kings in Dalyan are important historical monuments that have survived for thousands of years. The massive rocks were carved with awe-inspiring skill, the tombs are cut into the steep mountain side, which in some places is at an 80-degree angle to the river. According to archaeologists, these rock tombs are the evidence of the wealth and power of the ancient city of Caunos dating back over 3000 years.
Besides all this wealth of nature and history, Dalyan also offers everything that makes for a wonderful holiday to any taste. With its picturesque and charming town, mud baths that also attract world celebrities, and the health-giving waters of the Sultaniye thermal springs, Dalyan is an increasingly popular resort.