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Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area

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Just love to see the wildlife

We took a trip on a boat to visit this protection area. We saw the loggerhead turtles swimming in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
My dream job

Beautiful area and river to visit. We hired a private boat to take us to the beach going through... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a trip on a boat to visit this protection area. We saw the loggerhead turtles swimming in the river as this leads to the beach it was a lovely relaxing trip and you see a variety of birds and wildlife.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I loved the way the mountains along the lagoon looked so peaceful and scenic. Our guide gave valuable information on the Lycian tombs, fishing 🎣 in the area, its rich history etc. It's beautiful 😍 to see the lagoon meet the sea. As soon as...More

Thank mdarkwah
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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