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Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area

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Address: Radar Station on Bozburun Tepesi | Koycegiz, Dalyan, Turkey
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+90 542 422 6295

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Amazing - nature at its best

Take a lazy (co-op) boat ride from Dalyan down to Iztusu beach and enjoy the peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and wildlife. With a private boat trip you can walk the beach at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 a neighbouring boat, explaining how, the crabs they catch, are cooked and prepared for eating.... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Take a lazy (co-op) boat ride from Dalyan down to Iztusu beach and enjoy the peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and wildlife. With a private boat trip you can walk the beach at sundown when the place is deserted. Amazing!

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istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

this vey july, charging 5.-tl for parking... this, understandable given the free shower, wc etc... very neat again and well managed...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We took the Dolmus down to Iztuzu Beach, as this is the end of the beach that has the Turtle hospital. Nice drive through beautiful Turkish countryside, breathtaking views as we descended down to the beach. The main object of this trip was not really the beach but to visit Kaptan Jane's turtle hospital. Our guide was a university student... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I really cannot put into words the magic and presence of this place, timeless fish traps and the workers who use them, a surrounding geology to die for, an amazing variety of co-located habitats and species, topped with the measureless Iztuzu beach, really one of the wonders of the world.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Pleasant boat trip around the waterway. Lots of bird life and dragon flies to be seen. Saw a number of turtles both in the water and on the rocky banks. They can be difficult to photograph.

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Peel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

You'll see great unspoiled scenery and bird life, and we saw 1 turtle in early April briefly. The beach cafe was open and you pay about 3 TL on arrival. The boats to the beach seem to have an official price of 180TL for a private trip to the beach including a few hours at the beach, but you can... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

fabulous place to visit, after a nice leisurely boat taxi ride down the river from Dalyan town, if you are lucky, you will see one of the huge turtles in the lagoon, behind the beach, well worth a visit.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

As part of a trip to the Turtle Hospital, mud Baths and Turtle Beach, we cruised from down the river from Dalyan to see the Tombs and on to the Beach where the turtles lay their eggs. Just beautiful about sums it up, there's no shade at all, take sunscreen and plenty of water!

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Dr. Hayrettin Ersan, who has his practise in Dalyan, is a very professional dentist. In the past few years I had several treatments of him, which he took care off very accurate. Whithin a short time he accomplished a very good job by doing my treatments properly in which he uses modern techniques. Besides his professional way of working, he... More 

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