Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is situated at a Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

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Hatay

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Sakarya

Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »

Van

Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »

Rize

Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

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Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

 

Dalyan

Dalyan: The habitat of the Caretta Caretta and many historical monuments like the ancient city of Kaunos, Dalyan is a very special seaside resort where one can eat the most delicious fish.


Kaunos was founded in the 10th century BC by one of the two children of Apollo’s son King Miletus and named after him. The site is rich in remains from the Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.


Dalyan is situated on a canal connecting Lake Köyceğiz, which originated from the accumulation of alluvium over time, to the Marmara Sea. Thanks to the sea breeze the weather in summer is rather refreshing and cool while the winter is mild and rainy.


The Dalyan Iztuzu Beach is home to the Caretta Caretta turtles which are among the endangered species and loveliest creatures on earth. Entrance to the beach is forbidden from sundown to sunrise as a measure to protect these species from extinction and to give their offspring a chance to live.


Blessed with hot springs and mud baths, Dalyan is in high demand among visitors who are looking for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Dalyan heartily welcomes all visitors who want to spend a calm and peaceful holiday.

Attractions


Among nature’s most beautiful and private nooks, Dalyan receives many visitors each year for its excellent climate and ancient monuments.
One of the most significant cities of the ancient world, Kaunos strikes the visitor as a rather rustic location hidden from the rest of the world. The region which is currently accessible only by crossing the channel by boat was an important port city in the ancient times.
It is possible to sightsee the ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos after taking a short boat ride. Visitors are advised not to leave Dalyan before visiting and experiencing the magic atmosphere of the ancient castle and its walls, the antique theater with a capacity of 5000 people, the church, the baths, cemeteries, temples and shrines and many other antiquities.
Selected Europe’s best open space in 2008, Iztuzu Beach is the habitat of the Caretta Caretta turtle which is among the endangered species. It is possible to observe these wonderful creatures living by the white sandy beach covering an area of nearly 4.5 km along the turquoise sea.  Your visit to Iztuzu Beach which harbors numerous natural wonders will become an unforgettable holiday experience.
Well known for their healing and rejuvenating effect, you will enjoy the hot springs and mud baths more than you would think. The thermal bath of Sultaniye with its mineral-laden waters at 39 degrees is only one of the numerous healing centers from the ancient times.
Popular for its beauty mud, Gelgirme spa is among the highly sought thermal facilities due to its rejuvenating effect. After you have taken a bath for 45 minutes, you can get cleaned and get into the thermal waters for 30 minutes.
One can join a variety of tours in Dalyan. You can join a boat tour and visit the region’s most beautiful bays or embark on an adventure and take part in a jeep safari or rafting activity in Dalaman River if you like to boost your adrenaline level.
You can also join any of the tours that will take you to the habitat of the Carette Caretta turtle and the Nile soft-shell turtle where you can observe these species more closely in their natural environment.
The fascinating underwater of the region is another factor that draws visitors to Dalyan. The region is in high demand among professional divers as well as amateurs who are keen on exploring the diving spots of the area.
Truly a hidden paradise, Dalyan invites you to take a vacation in the bosom of nature!

Events


Dalyan, home to Europe’s most beautiful beaches and many other assets, welcomes its guests with a wide range of festivals and events.
The Caretta Caretta Dalyan Culture and Tourism Festival is an international festival organized annually by the end of June and beginning of July. The 6-day festival offers visitors entertaining times including a variety of exhibitions, shows and beach activities.
Ever ready for a festive mood Dalyan invites you to enjoy its scenic sights and local festivities!

How can I get there?


Among the most beautiful natural resorts, Dalyan is located within Muğla province which has a fairly well developed transportation system.
It is possible to get to Muğla Dalaman Airport from many destinations around the world. The airport is just 30 minutes away from Dalyan. The shuttles and other transportation vehicles will take you to your destination in no time.
Alternatively, you can travel by road and take one of the intercity buses from any major city to Muğla. You can get off at Ortaca district of Muğla province and take one of the shuttle services to Dalyan.
Just book your flight and begin to enjoy your next vacation in Dalyan!

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