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Dalyan Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
Dalyan is a unique place, not only for Turkey, but also for the rest of the world. Its natural beauty, historical background and being the home of the Caretta Caretta turtles provides this uniqueness.
A road shaded with aromatic frankincense trees leads to the tiny village of Dalyan on the inland waterway. The maze of channels is easily explored by boat as you immerse yourself in this tranquil dream world. The restaurants which line the waterways specialize in delicious fresh fish. Magnificent tombs were carved into the rock high on the cliff face, at a bend in the river, above the fascinating ancient harbor city of Caunos. The Dalyan Delta, with the long, golden, sandy İztuzu beach at its mouth, is a nature conservation area and a refuge for Caretta Caretta sea turtles and blue crabs.
Moreover, there are so many restaurants in groves which provide a natural athmosphere, with traditional Turkish village style breakfast, or delicious dishes for lunch and dinner. Also, you can buy a variety of gifts, souvenirs etc. around Dalyan (both inside the boats or stores in the village). The İztuzu beach is wide-open to the Mediterrannean Sea, so it's not a cove. Because of that, you'll see a wavy sea in Beach, but playing with the waves is one of the most entertaining thing in this world, isn't it? :)
If you arrive Dalyan via road-way (not the channel from Koycegiz), you can buy a tour from the village to Iztuzu beach. The price varies up to the tour. While some of those tours stop by Caunos to visit rock tombs of ancient kings, there are also short trip tours which directly go to the beach among the sedgies. Tours are round-trip and the price is not expensive. By the way, be ready to see a Caretta Caretta during your trip! :)