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Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area

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One of our favourite trips when coming to Marmaris was the Dalyan trip! Turtle beach was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elise J
via mobile

The boat taxi trip through this beautiful area is just fabulous. As you wind through the reed beds... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“wetland area”(2 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

8  Thank pony2323
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We hired a small boat to take us down through the delta to the beach lagoon. We wanted to see the reed bed that the guide books describe as a "must see" and knew that the turtles were in the area. TOO MANY BOATS GOING...More

3  Thank fromSouthampton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite trips when coming to Marmaris was the Dalyan trip! Turtle beach was absolutely stunning, the sand was so soft I could of slept on it! And the sea it’s self was such a nice height that you could walk out for...More

Thank Elise J
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The boat taxi trip through this beautiful area is just fabulous. As you wind through the reed beds towards the beach it is so peaceful and relaxing. If you're lucky you can see turtles and kingfishers and other wildlife.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Beautiful area and river to visit. We hired a private boat to take us to the beach going through the read beds where the turtles swim. I also found my perfect job as I want to take over from the man opening the water gate...More

1  Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It is like a dream when seat beside the river and watching around. Its very nice place to have a rest and be relaxing.

1  Thank goli p
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This leads to turtle beach and was a lovely relaxing trip into a protected area. Highly recommended!

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Peaceful boat trip through the reeds watching birds and waterfowl.Very spiritual and passing many ancient rock face dwellings on the banks.The beach is vast with lots of facilities, toilets ,showers,a canteen for food,drinks and snacks.Sun beds available.There is a turtle sanctuary.A nice way to spend...More

1  Thank hymiezar
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Dalyan has a beautiful Lake that leads to the Turtle Beach Area, sea and swimming in the thermal lake. Plenty of boats to hire for a whole days trip, plus a BBQ on boat. All part of the holiday. This is a must if you...More

Thank Lesley D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lots of tour boats come here, though I'm not sure how many focus on the nature here. But it was possible to see quite a lot of birds. The river is behind a sandbar that separates the sea from the river. There are turtles here,...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Despite the water taxis and day trippers the Dalyan Delta remains clean, unspoilt and stunning. The local people make great efforts to keep the waterways clean and it really is rare to see any plastic in the water. The beach access is also closed off...More

Thank echokent
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely boat ride though, calm and relaxed and beautiful mountains along side and of course the weather 👌🏻 great day out! It's a must!

Thank Luke S
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Response from Jayne B | Reviewed this property |
The best way to explore this area is by boat. Boats can be hired for a few hours or the whole day. They leave from the riverside in the centre of dalyan. I can highly recommend the boat owned by Akay. If you want more... More