Nature pure, relaxing while seeing an amazing part of Turkey...A vast green area with unique properties Dalyan is a very popular small town not spoiled by buildings. The wonderful 7 kilometres sandy Iztuzu Beach, which is accessible by a 45 minutes boat trip, is one of the last nesting areas for the Caretta caretta, Sea Turtles. Between May and September, the female turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs, to keep check on them from time to time and finally to take their babies to the sea.
A 15 minutes boat trip will take you to the sulphur bath which is a different experience for many people visiting the city. The mud containing sulphur and other elements is said to be good for skin conditions and makes you feel refreshed and revitalized. Also there is a small spa where you can just relax.
Caunos, the ancient city near modern Dalyan, was founded around the 9th century BC. Once it was a Mediterranean city port, but over the centuries the silt from the Dalyan River choked the harbour and today the town lies several kilometres from the sea. Caunos is famous for its rock-cut tombs.
These were graves for the kings and important people of the city. Since the pagans of the area believed in resurrection, they put lots of food, money, jewellery and other valuable items in holes at the entrance of the tombs, but because of grave robbers nothing is now left today.
Dalyan is around 200 kilometres away from Bodrum. Approximately three hours journey through forests and country villages will take you to this beautiful place.
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