Dalyan means in Turkish: Enclosure of nets
fixed on poles used for catching fish. Twelve years ago Dalyan was a small fishing village. The discovery of the endangered Caretta Caretta Turtle and other wildlife in the area led to a campaign to list the area for conservation.
Since 1989 Turkey has taken steps towards the the conservation of wildlife. One of the most important areas being protected is Dalyan.
The village has retained its natural charm and beauty. A haven for relaxation that has blossomed to cater for the serious traveller. There are many restaurants in which to try Turkish cuisine, bars and shops. There are few discos out of town, so as not to disturb those of you that wish to retire early. In summary a unique destination full of culture, charm, history and contrasting beauty, excellent cuisine and unforgettable hospitality.