Luxury Holidays To Dalyan

We are pleased to launch our 2016 Dalyan programme. Please use the search boxes for a more detailed search.

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Why Visit Dalyan?

Imbued with the spirit of the water and its millennial heritage, the landscape around the Dalyan Delta in Turkey makes for an unforgettable holiday. Its waterways, with its myriad reeded channels, is a haven for water fowl, freshwater fish and the rare loggerhead turtle - a boat trip can be booked for the opportunity to glimpse this fascinating creature.

This Turkish town is a bright, bustling community, which makes its living from the river. Numerous canopied river taxis and small fishing craft bob along its quayside, and a single minaret is the focal point. A cluster of restaurants, small shops and cafés converge on the quayside and a short riverside stroll leads to the Aydos Club Hotel whose name belies the intimacy and tranquillity to be enjoyed on holiday.

Exploring History and Culture in Dalyan

Downstream is a most iconic sight: fourth-century BC ancient Lycian rock tombs set into the cliff and romantically lit at night. A rocky headland beyond protects the ruins of 5,000-year-old Caunos. Where there was once a bustling harbour, its waters have retreated to reveal a vast curve of sand that hugs the delta: İztuzu Beach, a protected nature reserve. It is an extraordinary natural landscape, mysterious and beautiful - a world away from the tourist packed beaches of parts of the Mediterranean.

Visitors can enjoy a host of excursions and activities: upstream lies unspoilt Köyceğiz Lake, with its limpid waters, idyllically set against pine and plane groves alive with clamouring cormorants. South west from here the Sultaniye Thermal Baths offer soothing pools of thermal mud and sulphur. Those taking the plunge are left feeling restored, relaxed, revived.

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