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Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area

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Radar Station on Bozburun Tepesi | Koycegiz, Dalyan, Turkey
+90 542 422 62 95
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Day trip on a local boat to view Nature at its best in Dalyan

Dalyan has a beautiful Lake that leads to the Turtle Beach Area, sea and swimming in the thermal... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Lesley D
Essex U.K.
via mobile
Interesting wetland area

Lots of tour boats come here, though I'm not sure how many focus on the nature here. But it was... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
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Radar Station on Bozburun Tepesi | Koycegiz, Dalyan, Turkey
+90 542 422 62 95
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Dalyan has a beautiful Lake that leads to the Turtle Beach Area, sea and swimming in the thermal lake. Plenty of boats to hire for a whole days trip, plus a BBQ on boat. All part of the holiday. This is a must if you...More

Thank Lesley D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lots of tour boats come here, though I'm not sure how many focus on the nature here. But it was possible to see quite a lot of birds. The river is behind a sandbar that separates the sea from the river. There are turtles here,...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Despite the water taxis and day trippers the Dalyan Delta remains clean, unspoilt and stunning. The local people make great efforts to keep the waterways clean and it really is rare to see any plastic in the water. The beach access is also closed off...More

Thank echokent
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely boat ride though, calm and relaxed and beautiful mountains along side and of course the weather 👌🏻 great day out! It's a must!

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I loved the way the mountains along the lagoon looked so peaceful and scenic. Our guide gave valuable information on the Lycian tombs, fishing 🎣 in the area, its rich history etc. It's beautiful 😍 to see the lagoon meet the sea. As soon as...More

Thank mdarkwah
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This has been my second visit to Dalyan. I love the place especially because of the environment preservation. The nature and its surrounding is so spectacular! Mountains, hills, farms, fresh water lake, river and the beautiful beaches. More then anything I admire the people and...More

Thank Kajal M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a very special area in a very special place and it is to the credit of the local community and national government that it remains carefully protected. A 'must visit' place in an increasingly mad world. Enjoy!

Thank badger2237
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visit by Boat and you will be stunned by the beauty of this area. I've been around the world but for me this is heaven on earth

Thank MargateMinx
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Take a co-operative boat trip down the river to the beach. Not to be missed. Fresh breeze, wonderful scenery, slow pace. At the beach, good facilities exist.

Thank sfreddie1969
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A group of 14 of us took a great boat ride, past turtle beach to the tombs and Dalyan. The trip was great, thoroughly recommend it, however, if your boat lingers, just behind turtle beach you are likely to be accosted by a chap, in...More

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30 August 2015|
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Response from Jayne B | Reviewed this property |
The best way to explore this area is by boat. Boats can be hired for a few hours or the whole day. They leave from the riverside in the centre of dalyan. I can highly recommend the boat owned by Akay. If you want more... More