Dalyan harbour in Turkey

Dalyan Turkey

Dalyan a unique holiday destination in Turkey

The small town of Dalyan in the province of Mugla on Turkey's south-western Mediterranean coastline and approximately halfway between the famous resort towns of Marmaris and Fethiye, is situated in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty and has justifiably been so declared by the Turkish Government as a "Specially Protected Area".

The centre of Dalyan affords all you need to complete your holiday, a very good choice of restaurants, bars, little markets supplying all your basic requirements, chemists, small clinic, banks, P.T.T.(Post Office in Turkey) and of course a good selection of stores to buy those souvenirs for those folk back home not lucky enough to be on holiday with you! All of this only a thirty minute drive from Dalaman Airport one of the gentlest transfers you can come across and guaranteeing your holiday gets off to an immediate start, maybe why so many people choose to come back year after year.

For apart from the ecological importance of the Dalyan area it is itself one of the most attractive regions of the coastline of Turkey which is about 7000 Km. in length. The town Dalyan set by the side of the Dalyan River that connects Lake Koycegiz with the Mediterranean through a delta of lagoons and waterways surrounded by reed beds that rise to between 3 to 5 metres in height creating a mystery of their own if you travel to Iztuzu beach (Most fabulous beach in Turkey) with fresh water on one side of the sandbar and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean on the other. Gently sloping away from the edge of the beach of fine sand, which is in itself ideal for the nesting of the marine turtles during mid-May to mid-October. It is on this glorious beach that the Loggerhead Carreta marine turtle has been returning since the dawn of time to lay it's eggs and to this end the beach is now protected for this endangered species.

Dalyan in english means "Fish Hatchery " the fish leaving the salt water of the sea to enter the freshwater labyrinth of the delta to lay their eggs or create their fry and it is on their return journey to the Mediterranean that the Dalyan Gate's are closed and the local fisherman can harvest the catch for you to enjoy the very finest fresh fish.

Dalyan has a large Delta with approximately 150 species of bird are resident or visiting on their migration flights along with turtles, crabs, chameleons and the list goes on, making it a naturalist's delight.

The Sultaniye Thermal Baths... situated on the southwest shore of Lake Koycegiz, the water come from natural springs at 40 degrees centigrade and have been use since Roman times at least. They are believed to have curative properties including the relief of neuralgia, rheumatism and skin disorders of the liver, spleen and bowels, but whatever they afford a relaxing interlude as you soak away the strains of being away on holiday.

The Mud Baths... The mud which are not only claimed to clean and tone your skin but to beautify you through anti-ageing properties are also said to be able to cure rheumatism. After applying a coat of mud and allowing it to dry in the sun, it can be removed in natural sulphur water hot spring leaving you refreshed and relaxed.

Dalyan a unique holiday destination in Turkey.

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