There is a lot of information about Dalyan on the internet. Nevertheless, we would like to give you a short introduction.
Dalyan is a small town near the south-western coast of Turkey. It is about 25km from Dalaman International Airport and has around 5000 inhabitants. Dalyan is situated on the old border between Lycia and Caria in an area naturally protected by the surrounding mountains. It is one of the few paradisical places on Earth and is an oasis of natural beauty.
This idyllic town can be found on the banks of the River Dalyan and is unspoilt by mass tourism. The town is at its most romantic in the mornings when the colourful fleet of boats full of tourists sets off down the river to the glorious beach at the mouth of the delta. The journey takes about 35 pleasurable and unforgettable minutes from Dalyan harbour down through the reed beds. The whole delta is a nationally protected area and is home to more that 125 species of birds. Three kinds of turtles, including the Caretta Carreta or Loggerhead Turtle, can be seen in this magical area and the diversity of the flora will also astound you.
When you are in Dalyan, you do not have to go to the beach every day. You can spend the morning relaxing in the hotel and take a walk along the river or through the town in search of a quiet place to lunch in the afternoon. In the cool of the evening you can take your pick of the excellent restaurants and bars along the river. The fish in Dalyan is excellent and it is the perfect accompaniment to a chilled beer while watching the Kings’ Tombs slowly sink into shadow as the sun goes down. Dalyan is a quiet town, so don’t expect clubs full of partying and dancing holidaymakers at every street corner.
The town centre is full of small, charming shops where you can buy genuine Turkish products. If the shops in Dalyan are not enough for you, there is a weekly bazaar every Saturday. Here you can buy clothes, handmade goods, fresh food and much more. Dalyan offers a holiday experience characterized by its peace and quiet, where you can be close to nature and enjoy its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.