Dalyan is a special holiday destination, that offers something for everyone: sun, sea and a lovely beach, but also unique nature and a rich history with various archaeological sites to visit. The village received various awards in the touristic sector. In 2008, it was titled ´Best open space in Europe´ by The Times Green Space Award commission. In 2011, a joint research by the Dutch holiday rating site Zoover and the weather company Weeronline.nl declared Dalyan as the best beach destination in Europe.

Dalyan used to be a tiny fishermen's village, but turned into a cosy touristic town. There is no mass tourism, but there are many little restaurants, bars and shops.

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İztuzu Beach & Caretta Caretta

İztuzu Beach

Iztuzu beach is not only a stunning, unspoilt beach, it has a story. It is one of the places where the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtle nests. Between the eighties and today, the beach has been under threat of privatisation and commercialisation several times... More


Dalyan Kaunos

The river Calbys – the current Dalyan river – used to be the natural border between the ancient civilisations Caria and Lycia. Initially Kaunos was a separate city-state; later it was part of Caria and after that of Lycia. Kaunos was a major seaport, which history goes back to the 10th century BC. By the formation of... More

Sultaniye Hot Springs

Sultaniye Hot Springs

The natural sulphur springs are known because of their healing effect on your health. In Roman times this was already a wellness resort. Remainings of the ancients walls are still visible when you dare to plunge in these hot, malodorent but salutary baths... More

Köycegiz Lake

Dalyan Delta

The Köcegiz Lake is one of the biggest coastal lakes of Turkey. It's size is 52km2. It's a Special Evironmental Protected Area and also perfect for a day out on a boat... More

Fethiye market and hamam

Dalyan Delta

Fethiye is the nearest bigger town. Every Tuesday, there is an amazing tourist market. Sea food lovers should not miss a lunch at the fish market...More