Set inland on the banks of the
Dalyan River, only 25 minutes drive away from Dalaman International Airport, the village of Dalyan is a peaceful holiday backwater unspoilt by
mass tourism. Starting from Dalyan
Harbour the voyage through beds of bulrushes and pampas grass takes around 45
enjoyable minutes - the entire Delta is a protected National Conservation area
and is home to over 100 species of birds along with no less than three
varieties of turtle, including the Loggerhead.
* Dalyan is not the place to come for a buzzing nightlife, but there are several bars and a few clubs , and several establishments have regular Turkish nights offering up a more traditional experience of belly dancing, traditional music and special food.
* Boat trips are immensely popular, as are jeep safaris, mountain biking, sea skiing, paragliding, fishing, snorkelling and more. A definite must is a microlight flight over the spectacular Dalyan Delta, providing incredible views and possible turtle spotting.
* For the less active, the hot springs and mud baths provide relaxation, as does a visit to a Turkish hamman for a massage and Turkish bath. Relaxing on the spectacular Iztuzu beach, and dips in the warm, shallow water is also a must.
* There are a number of restaurants catering for a range of tastes, including several that offer tasty traditional Turkish dishes. Unlike many resorts, this is not the place to look for British style food or McDonalds.
* Before you close a deal, consult a lawyer either in Dalyan or in your home country. It will sure pay back. Don't underestimate the complexity of buying a house in a foreign country where different laws apply.
* Before you buy land, come to Dalyan and see what it's like in the winter. Your property might be flooded.
* Buying property in the winter is cheaper than buying land during the season.