Legends from the past
Make your way across the river by boat, and prepare for the illusion-like Lycian Rock Tombs to come into view. Carved into the towering cliffside, these fascinating stone structures are real all right. Dating back to the 4th century BC, you can admire the colossal kings’ tombs from your boat, or hike uphill for a closer look.
Ancient emperors are not the only famous residents around Dalyan. Over on Iztuzu Beach, keep your cameras poised for the legendary loggerhead turtles. These graceful giants of the sea head here every year between May and October to lay their eggs.
Enjoy a mud bath
If you’re partial to anti-ageing treatments, sail across the beautiful blue-green waters of Lake Köyceğiz to Sultanyie’s sulphur-rich mud baths. Jump in and lather up to reap the benefits of this age-old, natural pick-me-up for your skin.