Lovely holiday at Mulberry House
Review Submitted: 24 August 2010
Date of Stay: May 2010
I stayed at Dut Evi (mulberry house) with my Mom, partner and daughter; our ages range from 20 to 70!
We loved the traditional Turkish style house, in it's quiet rural setting. We found it lovely and clean, with nice little touches such as the lovely turkish lamps!
Our first night was slightly cool so we sat around the fire on the traditional Turkish seating area.
We enjoyed the garden and it's wildlife (tortoise, chickens, stork etc). The hammocks were so relaxing, in the welcome shade of the mulberry tree when needed! The korsk was a great place to sit round on too.
A cycle or walk into Dalyan was enjoyable too; past the carpenters, rural farms, mosque and a couple of small shops where we could buy bread water etc.
Dalyan has a friendly atmosphere; there are plenty of places to eat and drink, and you can easily get a takeaway if you wish. There were plenty of shops for food and gifts.
From Dalyan you can get a bus or boat to Iztuzu plaji (turtle beach), we once went via boat, walked along the 5km beach (stopping for a swim and relax), got some lovely food there before coming back on the dolmus (bus). I am so happy that they decided to conserve this area for the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) - it is gorgeously unspoiled. Oh yes... we made a visit to the turtle rescue centre (by the bus stop) too!
The scenery really is stunning. If you get up to the Radar station, you can see for miles!!!
Also from Dalyan you can see the Lycean rock tombs, a little old lady took us on a boat trip accross the river where we got a closer look and it allowed us to visit the Roman town of Kaunos - views are also stunning.
On a cycle up beside the river one boat owner offered to take us, and our bikes, across to the mud baths on his boat; we didn’t really fancy mud baths and we had already hired bikes over that side (on the road to Kaunos) where we had taken a long cycle through gorgeous scenery -if you do this make sure you have lots of water!!!
We also hired a car where we took a trip through Koycegiz and on and around Koycegiz Lake. Another day we went further afield to oludeniz where two of us went paragliding (not me!)
Market day was fun; lovely fresh cheap fruit and veg. I got a lamp! I think you can get a boat to a market in Koycegiz too.
The local beer 'efes' is great!!!
All in all we had a lovely time.
The owner was really helpful; sending us much info and answering any questions we had.
Thank you so much
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
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