Dalyan

Dalyan, Dalaman Region, Turkey

Dalyan is surrounded by mountains, a river, a lake and the sea which offers some stunning scenery from every angle. This beautiful village with natural conservation area offers a good selection of bars, cafe and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.

Dalyan

It has something for everyone, whether it is trekking, mountain biking or snorkelling for the adventurous or simply relaxing on the most beautiful beach on Turkey. There is also a variety of shops and local markets on offer.

Dalaman Airport is 29km away, with a transfer time of around 50mins.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Dalyan Reviews

Dalyan Hotels (35)

Situated on the rivers edge just minutes from the centre of Dalyan, the Turay Hotel offers a comfortable base, with an outdoor pool, a bar and river-front restaurant....

Friendly hotel offering comfortable accommodation and basic facilities set in the town centre....

Boutique style hotel, just a few metres from the riverbank, with it's own outdoor pool and in easy reach of sight seeing attractions....

A charming, friendly, boutique hotel that is set near to the Dalyan River in a quiet location. Greatl for those looking for a small and friendly atmosphere....

Small and comfortable hotel with just 16 guest rooms, a pleasant atmosphere and it's own outdoor swimming pool....

The perfect choice for a peaceful holiday, the hotel is situated directly on the river bank looking across to the Lycian rock tombs....

Forming a quadrangle around the outdoor pool, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a central location....

Set in pleasant gardens, a few minutes walk from Dalyan River, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation and modern amenities....

The family run apartments offer comfortable, spacious accommodation which is great for couples and families. ...

At Club Alla Turca guests will find everything they need for a superb holiday. The hotel itself is charmingly decorated in traditional Turkish Style, this style gives the hotel a quite unique feel....

Guests will be well catered for at the Minta Apartments where they can enjoy a friendly, relaxed environment....

The Iztuzu Apart and Villas Hotel provides basic yet comfortable accommodation in a quiet location with plenty to do in the surrounding area....

Metin Hotel is a family run hotel set around the pool and gardens. The hotel is centrally located in the fishing village of Dalyan, with easy access to the surrounding countryside....

There are 3 modern blocks that have been tastefully decorated. With landscaped gardens and friendly staff to ensure you have a great holiday....

Charming three storey building with wooden rails on projecting balconies. The straight forward interior is well furnished and well maintained and the grounds of the complex are neat and secluded with ...

This great friendly and compact hotel is well suited to couples and families. In a convenient spot to all Dalyan's attractions, guests will find this a good place to stay and enjoy themselves....

Holiday Calbis Hotel is set in large well maintained gardens with 3 swimming pools, including an adult only pool. Accommodation is modern and tidy, ranging in size from double rooms to villas for up t...

Accommodation at this small and friendly complex is set around the attractive garden and offers a laid back place to stay...

Konak Su Hotel is situated near the centre of Dalyan using the world famous Ottoman architecture. It is suitable for couples and families wanting a relaxing holiday....

The Yavuz Hotel is a family friendly and informal hotel with a swimming pool approx 10 minutes from the town centre....

The BC Spa Hotel has a quiet location, on the banks of the Dalyan River, just a few minutes walk to the centre of Dalyan. A small hotel with just 22 individually decorated guest rooms, a great base f...

An affordable apartment complex offering comfortable accommodation close to the small resort of Dalyan; a great choice for those seeking a peaceful location....

The Hotel Dalyan Tezcan is located beside the river in the centre of Dalyan...

The Villa Ozalp Apartments is conveniently located next door to it's sister hotel Ozalp Junior, where guests have full use of all the facilities available at the hotel....

The service is friendly and the hotel restaurant specializes in local Turkish menus....

Small family run hotel offering a welcoming atmosphere and a central location for the river side and the town centre....

The Cinar Apartments and Boutique Hotel provides simple yet comfortable accommodation close to the resort centre. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and a poolside snack bar....

The Dalyan Live Hotel is located by the river. Offering a relaxing atmosphere, stunning natural views and modern accommodation – ideal for couples and families seeking a chilled-out trip to Turkey. ...

Situated beside the river in Dalyan, just a short walk from the centre of the resort, this hotel offers a full-service spa, outdoor pool, a restaurant and a fitness centre....

Family friendly hotel with a choice of double rooms or apartments with views to the King's Tombs from the roof terrace....

Grand Emir Aqua Hotel is a five-star family resort situated in a tranquil location in Dalyan. ...

Set in a large lawned garden this small family run hotel offers a peaceful and scenic setting with the chance to chill out and relax....

Located in a residential area of Dalyan, the Palmeden Hotel offers a quiet location with a relaxed environment....

Family run hotel offering comfortable accommodation and a great atmosphere; a perfect choice if looking for a relaxing holiday....

This friendly hotel is set amidst a 600 square metre garden in a picturesque location, close to the banks of the River Dalyan....

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Beaches

Iztuzu Beach, otherwise known as Turtle Beach is about 30 minutes away by boat. The beach can also be reached by bus but the boat trip is far nicer and more enjoyable. The boat trip takes you down the river delta, past tall reeds and native terrapins till you get to the 4km stretch of fine white sand. There is a cafe, toilet facilities and shop selling/hiring beach equipment. The Loggerhead turtles breed here from May to September and the beach may be closed from 8pm to 8am during this time.

Things to Do

The main tourist attraction in Dalyan has got to be the mud baths. Take a relaxing boat trip then a dip in the mud pools then round it off with the thermal hot springs. Who needs an expensive spa when you can take advantage of the cleansing and therapeutic benefits of the rich minerals. Not only is it good for your skin but it is also a very relaxing and fun day out.

Boat trips here are popular and you might want to take the one along the Dalyan River to experience the stunning beauty and the protected wetlands which is just full of birds and other wildlife. You may also want to take a boat trip to the ancient city of Kaunos to see the amazing Lycian tombs carved into the cliffs, the city walls and amphitheatre.

The dramatic mountains and lush green fields are just perfect for the many walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders that enjoy exploring the area with its ruined villages and secluded beaches.

As well as the many boat trips that are on offer, there are also many watersports to take part in eg water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, diving and snorkelling so get up and try something different.

Out and About

This lively and traditional resort is home to a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, many of which are down at the waterfront and offer some fantastic views of the tombs. Whether it be Chinese, Indian, International or Turkish cuisine you are after, you will be sure to find something to your liking here.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to evening entertainment. There are plenty of bars, family friendly bars and then there are a few noisy clubs for those who wish to party into the small hours.

Visitors to Dalyan will enjoy browsing the many craft shops, boutiques and souvenir shops that are on offer as well as several supermarkets. There is also a weekly market which sells locally made goods and souvenirs so get ready to barter for a bargain.

The Caretta Caretta Festival is held here every year to celebrate the Loggerhead turtles breeding in the area. The 3 day event plays host to pop groups, Turkish singers and the entertaining oily pole contest where locals must try to grab the flag without sliding down the oily pole, into the sea.

Nearby Attractions

There are loads of trips that can be taken from Dalyan which include boat trips round the islands, trekking tours and jeep safaris. These are all great ways to explore the area, whether it be on land or on water.

One of the most popular trips is the 12 island boat trip which tours the islands and stops for some swimming and snorkelling along the way. There is some stunning scenery and views to be seen so certainly not a trip to be missed.

There are lots of ancient ruins to be seen in the area eg the Ancient City of Tlos, where you can explore the relics of Lycian and Roman times. There is the market place, Roman bath, amphitheatre, the sarcophaguses of the king's three sons and some rock cut tombs.

Take a trip through some fantastic mountains to get to Fethiye where you can enjoy some shopping or simply wander round and enjoy some of the fantastic scenery.

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