List of Attractions in Dalyan
Dalyan is a small village in an area of fantastic natural beauty, historic and difficult to forget. Moreover, to see the attractions in Dalyan, you need to be ready to travel. This city is located in the southwest corner of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Here is a small village surrounded by pine hills, cotton fields, and miles of untouched beach. Also, it is a small traditional fishing village by the river near Lake Köycegiz and close to the mesmerizing stone tombs carved 2,500 years ago on the local cliffs.
Kaunos Ancient Stone Carved Architecture
Kaunos (or Caunus) is the most famous of attractions in Dalyan, which was founded in the ninth century BC and was a crucial Carian city until 400 BC. Furthermore, near the border with Lycia, both aspects of that empire are obvious in its culture. Since you are in Turkey, you might want to visit other attractions in other cities and enjoy what they have to offer. Here, you can get some information on the eateries and top-budget places to eat in Konya, which is a beautiful and religious city in Turkey.
Kings’ Tombs For a Fantastic Ferry Ride
The famous Dalyan Lycian-style tombs are carved on the rocks along the Dalyan River. Walking south from the city along the Maraş Caddesi to the western end of Kaunos Sokak, you can get a good view of the Carian tombs.
İztuzu Beach A Mediterranean Turtle Protection Site
A superb swimming beach, the İztuzu, meaning Turtle Beach, is one of the best Mediterranean turtle sites and one of the most visited attractions in Dalyan. The local government has set strict rules to protect the turtles here. This beach is 4.5 kilometers of sand strip, and it is 10 kilometers south of Dalyan. Also, it is accessible by road and the Dalyan River. You can reach Dalyanağzı Beach on the west side of the beach by boat and Iztuzu Beach on the east side by road.
Sülüngür Lake Covered with Pine Trees
Sülüngür Lake, which is a part of the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Lagoon System that connects Köyceğiz Lake to the Mediterranean, has a magnificent view. When you go to Dalyan, Iztuzu Beach, and Radar Hill, you always travel around this lake. Sülüklü Lake, also known by its other name, Sülüngür Lake, is a place almost intertwined with nature as it has a shore covered with pine Trees.
You can watch the sunset and have romantic moments in the lake, which is 2 km long and 1.5 km wide. Sitting on the benches by the lake, you can have a nice breakfast with the materials you brought with you. As another option, you can have a picnic and spend time there or just go hiking and cycling.
Radar Tepesi Hill with Bird’s Eye View
Radar Hill is a place where you can watch Dalyan from a bird’s eye view. You can see Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan town, Köyceğiz Lake, and many other spots from this hill. Unfortunately, Radar Hill is not accessible by any public transport. It is possible to go with your private car or taxi, but we do not recommend it because the roads are bad. For this, you can use safari programs from agencies that sell daily tours to this hill.
Köyceğiz Sığla Ormanı with Bicycle Paths
The Sweetgum Forests in Köyceğiz is an area that you can only see here in the world. One of the most important features of Koycegiz is that it hosts it. Although the forests have decreased over the years, they are still tried to be protected, and activities are carried out continuously to ensure their existence. This area, which is 10 minutes away from many central attractions in Dalyan, also has bicycle paths and trekking routes. You can easily reach it by choosing one of these marked roads or by following the pathways by car.
Toparlar Waterfall to Cool Down in Summer Days
Located in Köyceğiz, Toparlar Waterfall is another attractions in Dalyan and neighboring areas to cool off on hot summer days. Although the water volume changes seasonally, the waterfall never dries up and continuously flows. However, if you want to learn about the times when the waterfalls flow more heavily and come accordingly, let us state that this happens in the spring months.
It must be perfect to have areas for trekking and camping at Toparlar Waterfall. You can also have picnics and nature walks here. It is obvious that you will have a great time at the waterfall, which has a natural beauty.