Villa Baykus is a beautiful stone built villa within 10 minutes walking distance of the centre of Dalyan. It has a very quiet location with stunning views of the mountains. There are three air conditioned bedrooms all with ensuite facilities. Two rooms upstairs are double bedded rooms with balconies overlooking the pool and mountains beyond. Downstairs is a large bedroom with a double bed,single bed and a large bed settee.
The fully air conditioned open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area is very spacious. The open fire gives a focal point for the room. The kitchen is very well equipped with all appliances including oven, dishwasher, washer and microwave. The open plan living area is joined to the covered terrace by twin sliding doors that give a feeling of being inside and outside at the same time. Outside there is a large private pool with ample sunbathing space and sunbeds, bbq and pleasant gardens with banana palms, hybiscus, bougainvillea and fruit trees.
Free unlimited WiFi Internet access is available.
The transfer from Dalaman International Airport only takes 25 minutes. Transfers are organised for you. No matter how late your flight someone will be there to meet you with the keys for the villa. On your arrival there will an essentials welcome pack including bread and milk.
Dalyan is an ideal family holiday destination with lots to do for all ages. You can feel confident that young teenagers can be given some freedom knowing they will be safe in and around the town. A car is not essential. There are 5 bikes at the villa for guests to use. Cycling around the town is very safe and very easy as it is flat. Biking down the road to the little shop in a morning for the fresh bread is a great way to start the day followed by that first cup of tea sitting on the terrace overlooking the pool enjoying the wonderful peace and quiet.
The best way to travel to the 5km long Iztuzu Beach is by boat from the harbour. The boat winds its way through the reed beds ( it was here that The African Queen was filmed with Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn). Watch out for kingfishers, white egrets, marsh harriers, storks and of course turtles. Another option is to take the boat, walk all the way along the beach and come back on the local minibus service called the Dolmus. This travels back over the mountain to Dalyan. Make sure you know what time the last Dolmus goes. The beach is beautiful and the bathing very safe. It was again voted one of the best beaches in the world last year.
The mudbaths are a must during your stay. They say the mud is very theraputic and makes you look younger.
If you fancy a day on the lake swimming and fishing with a bbq lunch there are details in the villa of the boatmen who will do this for you. They will also offer a sunset trip if you wish.
Alternatively hire a boat to take you to see the Loggerhead Turtles before trying your hand at fishing for Blue Crabs. Ask at Kosem Restaurant they will organise the boat for you and if you wish they will cook your catch to start your evening meal. Wonderful!
If you like ancient architecture the Roman ruins across the river at Caunos are really interesting. Go to the end of the harbour and cross the river by rowing boat. You land right below the ancient Lycien Rock Tombs carved into the rockface. The Caunos ruins are only a short walk away. You can take the bikes if you wish. It's no problem for the boatman/woman. You will be amazed at their rowing skills.
If you want adventure call in at the Kaunos Tours office in the town. They offer a range of guided activities including mountain biking, canyonning, trekking, whitewater rafting, fishing and much more. They are a highly reputable company who are very safety conscious so you can put yourself in their hands with confidence.
Whatever the activities enjoyed during the day, there is no better end than sitting in the kosk, in the warm evening sunshine with a G&T watching the sun disappear behind the mountains. Paradise!