The Dalyan Delta, 25km to the west of Dalman Airport is an environmentally protected area of natural beauty. The picturesque Lake Köyceğiz is home to many species of flora and fauna and Iztuzu Beach at the mouth of the delta is one of the last remaining natural nesting sites for Loggerhead Sea Turtles.
The small town of Dalyan is located on the banks of the river flowing from Lake Köyceğiz to the beautiful unspoilt sands of Iztuzu Beach. The town is famous for its riverside fish restaurants with dining platforms over the water. Along with the fabulous fresh food, the views across the river to the rock tombs of the ancient city of Kaunos add to the perfect setting.
Another familiar sight in Dalyan are the riverboats waiting to take you on an enjoyable 40 minute trip down to the beach through the bulrushes. Or, in the other direction around theLake for bird watching or a visit to the thermal mud baths said to have therapeutic and healing properties.
Dalyan, with its relaxed atmosphere is the perfect location to escape from busy life. There is an abundance of restaurants, shops and bars on the main street but if you want busy nightlife then Dalyan is not for you.