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1. Visit Kaunos Archaeological Site

Visit Kaunos Archaeological Site

3 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Dalyan

Kaunos is an archaeological site and ancient city in Turkey. There are many attractions to discover in this old city. The temple tombs here have incredible architecture with their rock-cut style. Together, these 170 structures form the Kaunian necropolis.

2. Take A River Cruise

Take A River Cruise

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Things To Do in Dalyan

Sail on a cruise through the River Dalyan and discover the beauty of the mystic water body. The cruise stops by landmarks like the Dalyan Canyon, the turtle beach at Iztuzu, ancient mud baths, and Lycian tombs. A typical cruise lasts about 10 hours and provides experienced tour guides at different destinations. River Lunch is also offered on the cruises, and entry fees for the various landmarks are included.

3. Spot Loggerhead Turtles as Iztuzu Beach

Spot Loggerhead Turtles as Iztuzu Beach

5 km
from city center
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Popularly known as turtle beach, Iztuzu Beach stretches for almost 5 kilometers and was declared the best beach destination and open space in Europe. Since loggerhead turtles (an endangered animal according to IUCN) breed in this area, with over 300 nests per year, the beach has been marked as a protected area.

4. Enjoy Jeep Safari

Enjoy Jeep Safari

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Take a jeep safari to explore the wilderness of the outskirts of Dalyan through Turkish villages, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and the sea. Safaris take almost 9 hours and the timings and costs differ as per the agencies and season, so it is suggested to plan in advance. Some of the agencies offering jeep safaris are Kaunos Tours, Dalyan Tours Dalyan Trophy Brumbrummsafari, Brilliant Tours, and Kardak Tourism.

5. Dalyan Mud Bath

Dalyan Mud Bath

3 km
from city center
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Mud baths are a famous activity in the Dalyan region. It is a must-try experience where you relax under the sun for about 40 minutes in a pool full of natural mud. Most boat tours to Dalyan stop by the mud baths as a part of their sightseeing activities.

6. See The Lycian Rock Tombs

See The Lycian Rock Tombs

3 km
from city center
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Things To Do in Dalyan

Lycian Rock Tombs are carved and built into the side of a mountain with an ancient belief of Lycians that the dead will be carried to the afterlife by the ancient angels. The tombs date back to the 4th century and look like temple entrances. They can only be reached through the Dalyan River, and you can take a boat trip that passes from in front of the tombs, directed towards Iztuzu Beach.

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