Protection comes at a price, when the sumptuous Iztuzu Beach at Dalyan and its loggerhead sea turtle population came under threat from development, the area was turned into a protected zone. Eco-tourism to Dalyan is fulfilling the areas ability to pay its way. There isn't the anticipated mass holiday development but the traveller to this region made famous by the battle can be sure to come across a self catering holiday villa to meet their needs in discovering this part of the Lycian & Turquoise Coast.
Slow days spent fishing by the Dalyan Çayi River, or at the Lake, fast days biking through the nature reserve and beyond. Whizzing past the cotton fields and onto sightsee The Ancient Kaunos theatre and the Lycian tombs beyond the town. Kaunos was an ancient trading city, a tradition now carried on by nearby town of Köyce?iz; it’s a place where you can sample the real life. That which keeps the agricultural and fishing economy of the area moving. Holidays in Dalyan really do offer any visitor plenty of attractions or the opportunity just to relax and unwind in your fabulous self catering accommodation.
Once you have your accommodation sorted in Dalyan, then the region well serviced by public transport is at your disposal. Take to the sunken city of Kekova, a bustling metropolis now only barely visible after a huge earthquake hit hundreds of years ago. Go on fishing expeditions to Islamar in search of its much lauded trout. Here you may find the nomadic people of the region living in goatskin tents. The most beautiful beach in the region lies at Kaputas, cut off from traffic and a guaranteed isolated location. Golf courses litter the somewhat barren landscape, every turn throws up an ancient monument to discover. All the while the coast is there to greet you, warm waters and a hot sun beckon for you to join in. If holidays in Dalyan fail to tempt you, nothing will my friends!
Possibly the best part of your holidays in Dalyan is the assurance of sunshine. Summer or winter you will find it thanks to the temperate Mediterranean climate. There will, of course, be a little rain to abate the sizzling sun, particularly to the east. Expect temperatures well into the eighties degrees Fahrenheit during the long summer months and still comfortably in the high sixties during the winter.
Your holidays in Dalyan are most likely to begin by arriving at Dalaman International Airport (DLM). This is located within a comfortable distance of the main self catering properties. Several airlines offer service to this part of Turkey including Olympus, British Airways and Thomson Airways. You may choose to depart from UK airports such as Exeter (EXT), Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN) and Liverpool (LPL).