Discover Turkey and Dalyan river delta
Dalyan is a small lovely town on the southwestern coast of Turkey. Dalyan is also perfect place for a relaxed family holiday on a river delta with its narrow waterways surrounded by reed beds.
Dalyan, which is perfect spot for a relaxed family holiday, is situated on a river delta for its narrow waterways surrounded by reed beds.
The small town is set to a backdrop of stunning mountains, the river overlooked by ancient Lycian style tombs carved high into the rock face. There are some good restaurants on the riverfront and the main street is home to a selection of restaurants, shops and a few bars. The town itself is flat and easy to get around.
The thermal springs and mudbaths of Ilica and Sultaniye, which are famous to have many health giving powers, are a fun and relaxing way to unwind.
Iztuzu Beach is a beautiful bar of fine, golden sand gently shelving into the sea. One of the most important nesting areas in Turkey, Iztuzu Beach is a place for the rare Caretta Caretta turtles lay their eggs here in the clean fine sand. It is completely undeveloped place, and is reached by a pleasant boat trip from Dalyan. Boats depart regularly from the riverfront for the short trip to the beautiful sandy Iztuzu Beach.
Sarigerme is the fastest growing tourism center of this area. With its back surrounded by pine forests and facing a long beach with fine sand and a clean sea, Sarigerme is located only 12 km away from the Dalaman airport. The sea, which is still shallow at a distance of 200 m from the coast, can get quite warm and is a very special location indeed for families with children.
Do not forget to visit the ancient city of Kaunos, with its impressive remains such as theatre dating from the 2nd century BC, Romand baths, Temple of Apollo and agora. The ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos was originally on the sea, but its harbour gradually silted up and felt into disuse.
King Tombs: Rock tombs are one of the most important symbols of Dalyan. According to old belief, the higher your grave is, the closer you are to God. That is the secret of the Kaunos King Tombs in the rocks by Dalyan River.