Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Villa Dalyan is in a very exclusive and quiet area with private swimming pool (28 feet x 16 feet) and grounds. Ten balconies provide magnificent panoramic views of Dalyan. It truly is a beautiful place to stay!
Five bedroom villa with three kitchens and three large living rooms. The villa has a 1000 square metre garden with breathtaking views and a private swimming pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Turtle Beach 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman Airport 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 21|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
* Welcome packs available for your arrival (at a fee-contact owner for details).
* All transfers arranged.
* English speaking management service who can also arrange all your tours from Dalyan.
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Dalyan has been described as "One of the last corners of paradise", and being surrounded by pine-clad hills, cotton fields and bulrushes, it really is a beautiful place.
Brief TV fame was brought to Dalyan in the late 1980s by loggerhead turtles or, more accurately, by David Bellamy who led a worldwide campaign to halt a proposed development on Dalyan's pristine five mile Iztuzu beach. The conservation battle was won and the whole Dalyan delta turned into a wildlife sanctuary in order to preserve its unique flora, fauna and way of life.
Dalyan has everything - an outstanding beach, fascinating wildlife, strong local traditions and the majestic remains of an ancient city.
Boat is the best way to reach the many attractions of Dalyan, including mud baths where you have the privilege - if that's the word - of being caked in sulphurous, but reputedly therapeutic, mud. Drifting downstream you pass the haunting, 4th-century BC tombs, which loom, like miniature Greek temples hewn out of the cliffs, high above the river right opposite the town. Marsh frogs croak in the rushes, stripe-necked terrapins and little freshwater turtles dart in and out of the water and, if you are quick, you may catch the dazzling turquoise and gold arc of a kingfisher in flight.
Further down river towards the 'Dalyans' - the fish hatcheries - you can be dropped off at the dramatically situated ruins of ancient Caunos, which boast some of the most impressively fortified walls still standing in western Turkey, along with a well-preserved Greek-style theatre, Roman baths and a Byzantine basilica.
You can wander among the shattered columns and the huge chunks of masonry of ancient temples for hours, photographing, drawing or just musing on the beauty of the scene and on glories past.
So much is to be discovered by boat; the variety of birds is bewildering and the sight of small turtles basking at the water's edge, with their bodies submerged and their heads on the surface, is unforgettable. If you are very lucky you may even find one of the rare loggerhead turtles, the 95-million-year-old species Carretta Carretta, swimming right under the boat in nesting season, if you head beyond the river mouth. You can also disembark here at the end of Dalyans beautiful sandy beach, forty minutes by boat from the town quay. However, those few who know will head by regular Dolmus (a twenty minute journey) to the opposite end of the beach where the views are as spectacular as the peace.
Turtle Beach - the swimming from this vast and unblemished stretch of sand is excellent.
As well as the large fleet of boats, other provisions have been made for visitors to Dalyan, which has developed from a small village into a pleasant little town. There is now a good choice of restaurants (with fresh river fish a specialty), carpet, jewellery and spice shops and small grocers.
Development is strictly controlled and despite the bustle, the atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and traditional. Local inhabitants still hang their corn and peppers up to dry on strings hung from cottage eaves on the back streets and every Saturday is market day. Devotees of the wonderful.
Please visit the beautiful, 5km (two and a half miles) strand of golden brown sand called Iztuzu Beach or better known as Turtle Beach. The beach can be reached by road or even better by sailing down to the beautiful turquoise sea of Turtle Beach on the river from the gorgeous river frontage at Dalyan.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the villa (although I am sure you could spend a happy holiday without venturing outside) there are many attractions to fill your days. Beautiful beaches, forest walks, ruins of Caunos, Lycien rock tombs, stunning sunsets, boat trips, Turkish baths, masseurs, barbers, natural mudbaths, thermal springs, markets, shops, very reasonably priced restaurants and charming and friendly people. These are just a few of the attractions you will experience during a very memorable holiday in Dalyan.
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