VILLA BATI GUL
Villa Bati Gul is eight years old and situated on the east side of Dalyan near the beach road and just a lazy ten minute walk to the centre of Dalyan. It is a comfortable light and airy villa with four bedrooms each with their own balcony. The circular staircase leads up to a spacious loft (bedroom five). Two double sofa beds in the open plan lounge diner make it possible to sleep up to twelve people. Downstairs is the large bathroom with walk in shower. A second smaller bathroom is on the first floor. The Kitchen is compact and well equipped. A large veranda enables you to enjoy the garden and swimming pool view without exposure to direct sunshine, as well as a large table and chairs there is a relaxing area with cotton filled mattresses, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. The recently built fifty sq meter swimming pool is perfect for cooling off on those hot summer days. It is 1.8 meters deep throughout with large round steps leading in from the left hand corner. The garden benefits from mature fruit trees and an attractive weeping willow. There are two adult mountain bikes for your use to pop to the shops and to ride around Dalyan.
Dalyan is a small fishing town on the south-western Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Just twenty five minutes from the Dalaman International Airport. Set in the centre of a broad delta whose natural beauty remains with unspoilt natural beauties. Dalyan is established in an environmentally protected area. This is one of the few surviving places of true paradise, an area of natural beauty and historical interset, as it's pretty close to ancient city of Caunos, so many history lovers from Marmaris, Fethiye and Sarıgerme take a day trip (a guided coach excursion) and visit the ruins of Caunos ancient city for the day, the nearby natural Mud-Baths and then take the boat to Turtle Beach for a nice swim and sunbathing.
In 2008, İztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach) was proclaimed the winner in the category for Best Open Space in Europe by The Times, because of the eco-friendly exploitation of the beach. In 2011 Dalyan and İztuzu Beach were proclaimed Best Beach Destination of Europe by Dutch Holiday Assessment website Zoover.
Dalyan being descricbed as "One of the last corners of paradise" and being surrounded by pine-clad hills, pomegrenade fields, orange and tangerine grooves and bulrushes, it really is a beautiful place.
Dalyan is a highly fertile and very productive agricultural town. Cotton fields used to be all over the place and were grown intensively in the past, but it has now largely been replaced by pomegranate fields. In Dalyan and around Köyceğiz town there's many other fruits (citrus fruits) and all types of vegetables are grown, which are all on display for sale in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetale Market on Saturdays, the day when villagers come from miles around to sell their products till the sunset. It's so cheap to shop here.
A GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY IN AGEAN TURKEY
The unspoilt Mediterranean village of Dalyan will offer you a fantastic family holiday experience. You can simply stay around the pool, swim and sunbathe during the day and then take a nice walk to center for dinner, where you can choose from the first class bars and restaurants, there's plenty of nice bars and restaurants to choose from. And you could also enjoy few cold drinks and good company in the small and friendly bars on the same street after dinner.
RIVER BOAT JOURNEY IN DALYAN RIVER
Life in Dalyan revolves around the Dalyan River which flows past the town. The river boats that ply up and down the river, navigating the maze of tall reeds, are the preferred means of transport to all the local sites. You'll enjoy the amazing river boat journey, as you take one of the small river boats to İztuzu Beach, (Turtle Beach) through Dalyan River. Dalyan and Turtle Beach are registered as a National Park of Turkey and also a wildlife sanctuary by the wildlife protection association of Turkey. Because of this, the small resort of Dalyan hasn't been grown too big, it is still so nice and so friendly place and it has kept its typical Turkish Mediterranean charm and appeal.
LOGGERHEAD MARINE TURTLES - CARETTA CARETTAS
The beach in Dalyan is well known for the Caretta Carettas (Loggerhead turtles), an endangered species of marine turtles that has existed for about 45 million years. International wildlife protection organizations and Turkish Society For The Protection of Wildlife (DHKD) monitor and protect the marine turtles' nesting grounds in Mediterranean Turkey. Dalyan İztuzu Beach is the second largest turtle nesting ground in Mediterranean coasts.
Caunos was an important port city, the history of which is supposed to date back 10th century BC. Because of the formation of İztuzu Beach and the silting of the former Dalyan Bay from approx. 200 BC onwards, Caunos is now located about 8 kms away from the coast. The city had two ports, the southern port at the southeast of Small Castle and the inner port at its northwest, the present Lake of the Leeches. The southern port was used from the foundation of the city till roughly the end of the Hellenistic era, after which it became inaccessible due to its drying out. The inner or trade port could be closed by chains. The latter was used till the late days of Caunos, but due to the silting of the delta and the ports, Caunos had by then long lost its important function as a trading port. After Caria had been influenced badly by the serious malaria epidemic of the 15th century AD, Caunos was completely abandoned.
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