Old meets new, mountains and pine forests, beaches, mud baths and thermal springs, culture and fun – you can enjoy all this and more on a holiday in Dalyan. Located on the Dalyan River near Turkey’s south-west coast, with pine clad forests, mountains and green hills as its backdrop, you’ll discover the quiet resort of Dalyan. The 5km stretch of sand at Iztuzu Beach is the perfect place to spend the day and where you might catch sight of the resident loggerhead turtles. Or indulge in a hamam Turkish bath, thermal springs or a mud bath. When it comes to shopping, explore the quaint boutiques dotted around the resort and, of course, don’t miss the Saturday market! For culture fans, take a short boat-ride across the river to the old city of Caunos, where you’ll find the Acropolis, the Lycian Rock Tombs, amphitheatre and city walls. In the evening, enjoy a selected of meze followed by freshly-caught fish and seafood or join in the dancing to traditional Turkish music. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break for two, a family sunshine break or a few days away with friends, it’s easy to see why a holiday in Dalyan is a popular choice.
Things To Do
You'll find lots of things to do and see during a holiday in Dalyan. Take a water taxi down river to Iztuzu Beach. There are lots of water sports on offer too, including jet skiing, wake boarding, water skiing and kayaking. Or go crab fishing, scuba diving or try snorkeling or enjoy a boat trip along the river. Explore the local countryside on a jeep safari, mountain bike ride or on a trekking trip. Visit Akkopru for some hairraising whitewater rafting.
Dalyan offers a laidback nightlife there are a few bars, cafs and pubs to while away a few hours in the evening. Most entertainment is hotelbased with lively traditional music and bellydancing shows available. Or why not enjoy a meal and a drink at a waterfront restaurant with views out to the tombs.
Food & Drink
You find lots of restaurants and cafés to satisfy your appetite during a holiday in Dalyan. Enjoy a traditional plate of meze followed by grilled meats or freshly caught fish and seafood. Try some traditional Turkish tea or some strong coffee, while a glass of raki is perfect ending to your meal.