Monday in Dalyan is well known as the day all boats travel to Koycegiz Market. However here at Volkans Adventures we like to do things with a difference. Our Koycegiz Evening Market trip, or “Akşam Pazarı” as it’s known here, offers you the opportunity to experience the Koycegiz Market like never before, at a leisurely pace at the time of day when the streets really come alive.
If you visit the Koycegiz Market during the day in the height of summer, you could be facing the heat at around thirty five degrees. This isn’t the most enjoyable time for traders or shoppers, therefore by waiting until it’s cooler you get to experience the best that the market has to offer. At the Evening Market, merchants usually drop the prices of their goods. They have more time to talk and are happy to share their home cooked food with other fellow merchants and wanderers who may or may not be out to purchase anything.
As the market is quietening down, the teashops become very busy, and it is not unusual to see young lads running from stall to stall with silver trays laden with teacups. Evening markets in Turkey are all about enjoying a leisurely shopping experience whilst socialising as the traders begin winding down from the hot and hectic market earlier in the day.
We would love you to join us to see first-hand this unique insight into market life. It’s a wonderful way to learn about local cultures and get a true feel for the stall holders and their daily lives and routines.
Travelling towards Koycegiz whilst the majority of visitors are beginning to return, enjoying the slower pace of the market and the spectacular views of the mountains that surround the Koycegiz – Dalyan Special Protection Area, followed by mooring in a bay where we can enjoy the sunset with a delicious home cooked evening meal, will be an amazing experience even for those who regularly enjoy Koycegiz Market trips on Mondays.
We will meet at our office on Gulpinar Street at 13.00 and take a short walk to our boat in the harbour. Our boat is a very comfortable double-decked boat with plenty of space and ample facilities for everyone. There are plenty of sun-beds available for all, as well as spaces in the shade should you prefer.
Boat Ride Towards Koycegiz
You will be offered complimentary tea, coffee and snacks to enjoy once on board the boat. As we sail to the lake we will stop along the way to relax and swim or simply just take in the magnificent views. At Volkan’s Adventures we always like to offer you that little bit more, so our route across the lake will incorporate small islands, inlets and coves that no other trip will share with you.
At 16.00 we will arrive in Köyceğiz, the perfect time to join the beginning of the Akşam Pazarı (Evening Market). Whilst in the market you can purchase clothes, handbags, fruits and vegetables, spices, Turkish delight and much, much more. You can meet with locals who bring their home grown products and share with you their stories; stroll along the beautiful lake side; or just treat yourself and sit, relax and take in the beautiful view that surrounds you while you watch the world go by in one of the small intimate cafes on the lake edge.
Our boat will depart from Köyceğiz at 18.00 and dinner will be served at 19.00. We will stop at a small wooded area to eat. Here you can get off the boat and explore the area should you wish. No other boats stop here. You may encounter some locals or friendly wildlife but that will be all that can disturb your peaceful meal.
Dinner will be a traditional BBQ with chicken or meatballs. Open buffet will have plenty of salads and cold mezes freshly prepared by the Captain Mutlu and Volkan’s mother. After dinner we will slowly return to Dalyan under the setting sun arriving at approximately 21.30.
Brand new for 2017 and unique to Volkan’s Adventures. We would love for you to come with us on a very special journey. Experience the market like never before, an evening we are certain you will never forget.
* %50 discount for children under the age of 12
** Children under 4 years old go FREE
|TOUR PRICE||£20 pp|
|TOUR MAX||15 people|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Our office at Gulpinar Street|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be at our office by 12.45 PM for a prompt departure at 1 PM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 9.30 PM.|
|WHAT TO BRING|
Change of Clothes (Optional)
|NOT INCLUDED||Extra Beverages|