• villa Dalyan kaya

    Beautiful Villa Dalyan Kaya

    is only a 20 minute transfer from the airport. The villa has been constructed in natural stone and wood to a traditional farm house style and set in a private location of Arikbasi the rural part of Dalyan, views of the mountains and rock tombs bounded by pomegranite orchards, yet only within 15 minutes walking distance from Dalyan Town Centre which offers good restaurants, bars, shops, bus/boat service to both Iztuzu Beach and Turtle Beach.

    Villa Dalyan Kaya is non-smoking, fully air-conditioned and has its own private pool and gardens and also has an outside barbeque area. Kaya Villa has en-suite bedrooms and the living/dining area offers everyday modern amenities throughout, outside there is a large terraced area with its own private pool.
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    If you would you like to book a stay at Kaya Villa please check the availability calendar and let us know which dates you would like to book by sending us an email or using the contact form

    Have a look around our site for more information on Dalyan and the surrounding area.

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  • In and around Dalyan

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  • Iztuzu beach and the Dalyan river

    Iztuzu beach and the Dalyan river

    İztuzu Beach is a long beach near Dalyan, in the Ortaca district of Muğla Province in southwestern Turkey. It is world famous as one of the rare breeding grounds for loggerhead sea turtles and is often called "Turtle Beach".

  • Caunos

    Caunos

    The ancient city of Caunos stands midway along the channel facing Dalyan. The principal monuments to be seen in Caunos are the Acropolis surrounded by city walls, a theatre, four temples, an agora, stoa, nymphain, baths, palestra, churches and a cistern.

  • Lycian rock tombs

    Lycian rock tombs

    The imposing Lycian rock tombs with their facades curved into the form of temples were the last resting place of the kings of Caunos. One of the most beautiful features of the site are the rock tombs sculpted in the form of the porticoes of small Ionic temples.

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    • Holiday in Dalyan and experience the Turkish magic

    • Author: Amit Kothiyal

      There are very few comparisons to Dalyan when it comes to choosing holiday destinations. The serene nature, vibrant culture and the economical hospitality are all to look forward to while on a holiday here. Today Dalyan is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Turkey and known for its unique and rich variety of landscapes that in turn offers ample of options for visitors to have an ideal activity break. The place is located in the south-west corner of Turkey's Mediterranean coast and features a wide and exciting range of attractions for freshwater bodies complimented by the Mediterranean Sea. The beach near the sea is the habitat and a protected area for the loggerhead turtles and known as one of the best and finest beaches in the world.

      If you don't go for water sports then the holiday remains incomplete. Outdoor activities like water sport are something every adventure lover looks forward to. White water rafting, deep sea fishing, paragliding and mountain biking are some of the attractions to look forward to. The beaches are perfect place for boat riding. All this adds to the fun and excitement.

    • Many historical sites are present here for all the tourist having special inclination of history. Turkey's ancient site Kaunos offers a totally enriching experience. Many new discoveries can be made at the archaeological spot across the Dalyan River.

      Kaunos

      The lip smacking cuisines are all that one looks forward to. You can go and taste the famous local and traditional dishes which are available in the local restaurants and hotels in and around Dalyan.

    • Dalyan offers a lively nightlife scene, why not try one of the many favourite bars, The Jazz Bar, Captans Bar (for Sport), Musti's Rock Bar and the Sun Ray Bar (overlooks the River) and also many good restaurants to suit all tastes. For the shopping enthusiast the local market of Dalyan offers attractive options of many products. The nightlife of Dalyan has some old-world charm to it.

      Certainly, it is one of the beautiful traditional destinations of Turkey that must be explored at least once in your life. This holiday season, plan your visit to Dalyan and enjoy the best tour experience.

      Explore exotic holidays in Turkey with your family this holiday season.

      Article Source: http://www.articlealley.com/article_1341761_29.html
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    • Dalyan-Caunos : A Daily Tour To The Museum City

      Author: Gurhan Ebren
    • Dalyan is 25 km. from Dalaman Airport and 77 km. from Marmaris, Turkey and its beautiful locale and rich history make it the ideal destination for a one day boat tour originating in Marmaris. I would like to give you an idea of what you can expect when you visit Dalyan.

      This is a fantastic boat trip because you will visit one of the rarest corners on the earth : Dalyan Turtle Beach. This beach is one of the last breeding grounds of the loggerhead turtles and it is surrounded by fresh water on one side and salt water on the other. Sailing on the river boats through the maze-like passages of Dalyan Delta will surely remind you of "The Afrıcan Queen". A stop-over at the magnificent Rock Tombs carved high in the cliff gives you the chance to get all the information about the resort. And finally there is a "fountain of youth: in the form of Mud Baths. It is fun, it is rejuvenating and it, surely, is great chance for an unusual snapshot.

      Without climbing up to the Acropolis in Caunos, it may not be possible to feel how dangerous were the threats the Caunians lived under when they founded this city, at an elevation of 152 m. In addition to the striking panaroma, the break points of your tour will also appear : Amphitheatre, Church, Roman Bath, Terrace Temple, Fountain and Necropolis.

      Caunos

    • Kaunos

      The City walls surrounding the acropolis, has different characteristics peculiar to different civilizations and ages, regarding the form, measurement and workmanship of the stones. It is hard to notice the distinction between Caunian, Greek, Persian, Roman and Byzan-tium traces on the same structure. The Acropolis is on a peak overlooking the southern area and interior seaport. From this viewpoint it seems easy to imagine ancient shipyards and merchantmen of that time. This high altitude point had also been used for rituals, feasts and wine parties.

      One of the best preserved buildings is the Church. A cross on the entrance still remains. It's 2500 year old domes and marble columns adorned by religious figures are wonderful. The Roman Bath was originally designed as complex building divided into rooms for education, sporting activities and meeting. The gigantic windows that were been built for athletes to warm up by sun after a bath with icy waters, also provided them with dazzling sights. Two columns found in the Terrace Temple were the first discoveries that started Caunos excavations. The Temple, which you can't help being charmed by, remains almost as it was. The inscriptions on its marble columns mention the Caunian Gods. The most interesting part of this fascinating Temple is of course the Sacred Stone. It's told that the object depicted on the ancient coins of the 4th. century B.C. represents the stone. There are a lots of inscriptions like this all around.

    • Love of Byblis : A legendary story
      According to an ancient legend, Byblıs was a daughter of Miletus and Eidothea and sister of Caunus. Byblis was in love with her brother Caunus. This was a love that could not be between sister and brother. And as her love grew from day to day Byblis fell incestuously in love with her brother Caunus and declared her love to him in a letter. Caunus, horrified, rejected her. He fled from his sister, but she followed him through Caria.. He came to this part of Caria and founded the city of Caunus. As for Byblis, she pursued him as he fled her but could not find him. She was weeping so much and was about to die from grief and exhaustion when she was turned by nymphs into a fountain. This is the legendary story of the origin of the city of Caunos..

      The Human Factor in Architecture
      Another majestic building of the city is the Fountain. It is interesting to note that the Caunians never designed a city without a fountain. They were used by visitors coming from distant seas to freshen up. The fountain that also functioned as a meeting point for women at the time, is now being reconstructed for the new visitors. The most striking stage of the journey is the Necropolis. Of 167 tombs, 'The Temple Faced Ones' engraved into rocky cliffs belong to the noble inhabitants of Caunos. These Stone King Tombs are the symbols of the city.

      So if you are visiting Turkey it is worth seeing Marmaris with its natural attractions, daily sea excursions, caretta caretta turtles, and with the possibility of visiting ancient city ruins such as Cnidos, Caunos, Cleopatra's Island, Loryma and many others..

      Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/
      About the Author
      Gurhan Ebren is a retired naval office and currently runs El Paso Travel, a travel agency specializing in yacht and gulet charters and cruises in Turkey. You can learn more about holidays and vacations in Turkey and get great ideas for visiting historical and scenic destinations in Turkey at his website http://www.elpasotravel.net

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    Kurular Road
    Dalyan
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