Location of Villa Samimi

Dalyan is small town on the south-west coast of Turkey only 25 km from Dalaman International Airport (20/25 minutes by taxi). Transport can be arranged to and from the airport on request. We do not organise flights but they can be booked via the Internet or your travel agent. Flights depart from many regional airports in the UK.

In Turkish, Dalyan means: Enclosure of nets fixed on poles used for catching fish.

Twelve years ago Dalyan was a small fishing village, and came to prominence when an international campaign was launched to protect the endangered Caretta Caretta Turtles which lay their eggs on Iztuzu Beach. Set along a beautiful river, Dalyan is established in an environmentally protected area, which is a region of outstanding natural beauty.

There are many family-friendly restaurants in a wide variety of beautiful settings with a range of different cuisines. This is a unique destination full of culture, charm, history and contrasting beauty. Once you have experienced the warm hospitality of the area, you’ll want to go back again and again.

The local Saturday Market is a fun for a wander round and a chance to haggle with the locals for the best prices. You can buy fake designer goods including shoes, watches, handbags etc. There is also a great selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, local spices and traditional Turkish goods such as tea and, of course, a numerous selection of Turkish Delights.

There are many things to do and see in the area surrounding Dalyan. Take a small boat over to the ancient city of Caunos with its amphitheatre and watch the sunset; visit the mud baths and thermal springs reputed to cure all ills and go home looking 10 years younger! Nearby you can also find Tlos, an ancient roman site with Lycian rock caves; Saklikent Gorge, a natural marvel to walk through; the beautiful bays of Asi and Ekincik bay, which are perfect for snorkelling.

Excursions can be organised from the villas: boat trips, snorkelling, bird-watching, horse riding, overnight trips to the world famous archaeological site at Ephesus and the petrified water cascades at Pamukkale.

Our nearest beach is the famous 7km long Iztuzu Beach which can be reached by boat or small bus. A small café/bar serves drinks and snacks.

In The Vicinity...

• Göcek (45km from Dalyan)

• Fethiye (65km from Dalyan)

• Saklikent Gorge (25km from Dalyan)

• Yuverlay Cay (10km from Dalyan)

• Iztuzu Beach (10km from Dalyan)

• Koycegiz Lake (1km from Dalyan)