Dalyan is small town on the south-western coast of Turkey. 25 km from the international airport Dalaman. Set in the center of a broad delta whose natural beauty remains unspoilt. Dalyan is established in an environmentally protected area. This is one of the few surviving places of paradise, an area of natural beauty interest.
In Turkish, Dalyan means: Enclosure of nets fixed on poles used for catching fish. Twelve years ago Dalyan was a small fishing village, the discovery of the endangered Caretta Caretta Turtles and the wildlife in the area led to campaigns, which results in the area being listed for conservation.
Since 1989 Turkey has taken steps towards the conservation of wildlife. One of the most important areas of protection, is here in Dalyan.
The village has therefore retained its natural charm and beauty. A heaven for relaxation that has blossomed to cater for the serious traveller. There are many restaurants in which to try Turkish cuisine, bars and shops. There are a few discos but they are out of town, so as not to disturb those of you that wish to retire early. In summary, Dalyan is a unique destination full of culture, charm, history and contrasting beauty, excellent cuisine and unforgetable hospitality.