If you like high rises, if you like to step from your hotel onto the beach, if you like to go jet skiing, or if you like to go disco dancing every night, don't go to Dalyan!
However, if you like stunning views of Lycean rock tombs, a relaxing boat ride to one of the most beautiful beaches of the world, or the large quiet lake, then by all means come to Dalyan!
Dalyan, situated on the border of the Dalyan river, is only 40 km's from Dalaman airport, hosting a wide choice of international flights. The river meanders through the village and offers breathtaking views at every turn. Dominating those views are the world famous Lycean rock tombs embedded in the rock face across the river. At the same side, a little downstream, lies the once important port of Kaunos, now an archaeological site well worth visiting.
The village itself used to be a quiet fishing village, built around an ancient mosque. Now, in summer, it is a bustling place with a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops, but still maintaining its village character.
The surroundings of the village consist of marshlands, very popular with birdwatchers, and large citrus and pomegranate plantations.
The beautiful 6 km long beach, which can also be reached by a 12 km bus ride to the eastern tip of the beach, is the sanctuary of the caretta caretta turtle, and therefore under the protection of the World Life Fund.