The serene Turkish village resort of Dalyan is a haven for nature-lovers, with turtles nesting on the beach, birds calling in the wetlands, and hiking trails through pine forests. The resort is situated on a river mouth on the Mediterranean coast, offering a quiet holiday in which there is time and space to savour themore
Dalyan for ever - Sharon and Barbara. Date of travel: Jul 2010
I have just returned from Dalyan with my elderly mother and I could not have hoped for as much help and warmth from a lovely group of people. They simply queue up to help. They are so helpful and friendly that it made our stay so wonderful. Dalyan is so beautiful and the surrounding areas are breathtaking. I can't wait to return later in the year
A lovely place - A McDowell. Date of travel: Sep 2007
Dalyan is a great place for a quieter holiday, and only 30 minutes from the Dalaman airport. The town is far more personal because it is not so big and everyone there is cheerful and friendly. During our visit we made lots of new friends both holiday makers and shop/restaurant employees. We went in mid September when the weather was hot but not unbearable and there was plenty to do. We booked most of our excursions through Thomas Cook but there are countless tourism shops around the town that have a range of activities from turtle spotting to 15 minute microlite tours. Dalyan is not as cheap as some said it would be. The only low priced item I found was bottled water but that's because it's a necessity because you can't drink the tap water. The toilets there can't handle toilet paper so you have to put it in a bin next to the toilet but the bins get emptied daily everywhere so you're not left with a stink in your accommodation. You have to watch out for the mosquitoes. When wandering around the shops and markets even more so, prepare to be hassled by people trying to sell you things or inviting you in to eat at their restaurant; don't be afraid to say no. The restaurant employees usually take a 'no' answer very well but in the markets unfortunately you simply have to walk away because some will not stop talking unless you do – it’s just a case of being confident in your refusal. I recommend Dalyan to couples and families especially because of its relaxed atmosphere but it would suit anyone who doesn’t like the hustle and bustle of busy cities. There are loads of places to eat out so take your pick but be careful about the type of place you dine – cheep and cheerful can sometimes mean a bad stomach for the rest of your holiday. I would definitely go there again.
Dalyan - Fatih Ozat. Date of travel: Sep 2007
It was my first time in Dalyan but I'm sure it wasn't the last time, every time, every time...
Paradise! - Amy. Date of travel: Aug 2007
Go on the trip! Mud baths, river trip and then 2 hours on the best beach. (Turtle beach) Make sure you have your photos taken!
A charming village - bigkoefte. Date of travel: Jul 2007
A charming village
A charming village with unspoilt scenery... Dalyan is a charming, small fishing village surrounded by pine forests, mountains and cotton fields. The attraction of this area is the natural beauty of the reed beds and sand bar that separates the sea from Lake Koycegiz. Dalyan is a conservation area, so there are no buildings near the beach and most hotels are in and around the village, where there are also lots of small bars, seafront restaurants, shops and cafes. The beaches around Dalya have long been home to the loggerhead turtle and the area is now designated a conservation.
Paradise! - Mr & Mrs Davison. Date of travel: Jul 2007
I never thought I would go to Turkey, don't like places like Marmaris, but was talked into going to Dalyan. Fell in love with it the moment I arrived, that was 2006, went back July '07 with my husband and bought 2 villas! We just felt so at home here, we are going back at the end of August to stay in our own place, and CAN'T WAIT!!
www.privatevillaholiday.com - Billy Harris. Date of travel: Aug 2006
Fifteen of us stayed in beatiful 2 detached villas in Koycegiz, South West Turkey. Only half an hour to Dalaman airport... had a lot of fun, went to mud baths and Turtlebeach. And the price was so good too for 15 of us. Find it on the Internet: privatevillaholiday.com Tour Operator: www.privatevillaholiday.com
Pearl of Turkey - Dalyan - John Clive. Date of travel: Aug 2006
Dalyan of course Caretta Caretta Beach, Koycegiz Lake, mud baths, thermal springs, Caunos ancient site, shopping, river, King Rock Tombs... and every extraordinary experiences in Dalyan, I can not forget!!
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3-Star Hotels
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