Dalyan is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with the skyline dominated by the Ancient Rock Tombs. Located 12kms from Iztuzu beach which was once voted the best beach in the world and is a protected area due to the Carretta Carretta turtles which lay their eggs in the sand. Dalyan it's name meaning fishing weir, is built along the Çayı River and was once a sleepy fishing village which has now embraced tourism while trying to protect the environment and diverse wildlife. The Çayı River attracts birds of prey, Herons, Kingfishers and Little Owls and a popular attraction viewed from the riverside restaurants is the feeding of the river turtles, which are enticed by the raw chicken to the waters edge.This is a part of Turkey for people who want to enjoy the scenery and local culture at a more sedate pace compared to the bigger resorts.
Dalyan is located in the province of Mugla on the southwest coast of Turkey, it is 12km inland from the Mediterranean sea. The town is built along the Çayi River and is one of the smaller resorts of the area compared to Marmaris, Fethiye, Oludeniz and Calis Beach. The resort is located about 25km from [http://www.trivago.co.uk/-/-/atm-dalaman-airport-235321][dalaman Airport], it opened in 2006 so is very modern compared to the old Dalaman airport. Taxi's, car rental and public buses are readily available from the airport for your transfer. Taxi's can be expensive so most tourists organise transfers before travelling out to Turkey.
Dalyan is in a conservation area due to it's natural beauty and restrictions have been implemented to stop over building of commercial and residential buildings. This has helped Dalyan retain a small town feel. This does not mean it is not a busy place, as lots of tourists arrive by coach from the larger resorts for the day, but it soon quietens down for the evening.
The town was once a fishing village and the name Dalyan means fishing weir, when travelling along the river you will still see locals fishing for Sea Bass, Sea Bream and Mullet as they return to the sea from Lake Köycegiz a spawning place for fish. Blue crabs are another source of income for fisherman, but most fisherman have now turned to tourism to make an income and ferry passengers along the river to varies attractions.
Ancient Rock Tombs can be seen from the village from many locations as they have been built into the side of the hills which look down onto Dalyan from the opposite side of the river. The Lycian Tombs
Hotel Dalyan Palmyra Dalyan
Discover all that Dalyan has to offer with Dalyan Hotel Palmyra as a base. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. Each guestroom is tastefully appointed with non smoking rooms, air conditioning, daily newspaper, desk, hair dryer, in room safe, television. This Dalyan accommodation features on-site facilities such as shops, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, restaurant. In addition, the hotel's guests can enjoy the leisure and sports facilities provided on the premises: water sports (non-motorized), outdoor pool, garden. Along with its convenient location in Dalyan, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service of international standard. Make your reservation at the Dalyan Hotel Palmyra Dalyan now by selecting your chosen dates of stay and submitting our secure online booking form.
Hotel Minta Apart Dalyan
GeneralOpened in 2005, this property features a garden with a terrace and comprises a total of 12 apartments. Amongst the facilities count a foyer with 24-hour reception desk, a safe, a currency exchange desk and a cloakroom. In addition, the hotel offers its own cafE`, bar and also a restaurant. Room service and laundry services are also available (for an added fee). There is also parking and a garage for those arriving by car.
Hotel Celik Apart Dalyan
If you are in Dalyan, you must certainly take a boat tour. The water is so clear that you can watch the fish accompany the boat all throughout your tour. Experience the breathtaking view of the Dalyan Delta and nature's bounty. The multicoloured bird that suddenly appears and demonstrates "how to catch a fish" is the kingfisher - many observers from different parts of the world come to Dalyan to see rare birds such as these.
Hotel Donmez Dalyan
Donmez Hotel is located in the centre of Dalyan, West Turkey. This hotel offers private air conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a swimming pool and car parking facility. The hotel is located 70 m from the Dalyan Rı - vers and 27 km from Dalaman Airport.Donmez Hotel comprises of 35 simply furnished rooms, all of which have air conditioning (at a charge), telephone and a balcony.