Dalyan is surrounded by a mosaic of different cultures and charms. Many of these remain undiscovered by tourists. Even if you have visited Dalyan many times there are still places that you may have missed – Sunset Restaurant and Radar Mountain for example.
Discover Dalyan is a trip that will reveal some of the riches that are found bordering Dalyan. The Blue Thermal Lagoon, a natural hot spring of brilliant turquoise. The tiny Alevi village of Fevziye, where you can experience a warm welcome and local culture. The Sunset Restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Georgian pie. Asi Bay, hidden down a country lane that travels through Eucalyptus forests and past old cemeteries. Finally the stunning Radar Mountain, that will reward you with a breathtaking view of the Dalyan Delta, Lake Sulungur and the Dalyan River. This is an amazing opportunity to discover true Turkish culture which is very different from many a myth you may have heard, and sample traditional meals with local families.
Blue Thermal Lagoon
You will be picked up from your accommodation and our first stop will be the Blue Thermal Lagoon. The thermal Lagoon is a natural running sulphur pool. Set on a family run farm near Sarigerme, a short drive through the scenic mountain roads, from Dalyan.
As we reach the farm we drive through the fields. The family will teach us how to chose the ripest, juiciest fruit, which we will then pick and eat. Depending on the month there will be melons, watermelons, grapes, oranges and plums. After eating our fruit and enjoying a drink we will then walk to the Blue Thermal Lagoon. The water is lukewarm and a beautiful turquoise colour and said to help numerous health and skin ailments.
Fevziye – Alevi Village
After swimming and relaxing at the lagoon, we will drive to the small village of Fevziye. We will visit a local Turkish home for lunch. This is a great opportunity to learn about Alevi culture see how Turkish meals are prepared whilst sampling their close family lifestyle. Experience Turkish hospitality at its very best by enjoying a delicious lunch which consists of a variety of fresh and home cooked Turkish food.
After lunch we will visit Asi Bay. The drive will take us through beautiful hidden roads and the famous liquidamber and pine forests. Asi Bay is a small, quiet volcanic beach which is a well kept secret. Here we will cool off in the Aegean waters or relax on the beach, do a zip-wire across the the bay with stunning views or take out a canoe or kayak out to explore nearby hidden coves.
Next we will visit a small family run establishment, The Sunset Restaurant. While you sit and enjoy views of Bacardi Bay, with Rhodes in the distance, you can sample traditional Georgian pie with salad. The famous Georgian pie is made using an ancient family recipe. Handed down through the generations to create the perfect dish.
Our final stop will be Radar Mountain where you can see the best views of Dalyan. You will be able to see the whole of the delta, from Iztuzu beach and Sulungur Lake all the way to Koycegiz Lake. There is nowhere else that offers such incredible views. We will have great fun trying to pick out the local landmarks of Dalyan. It will truly take your breath away, a photographer’s paradise and a must for anyone visiting Dalyan. Make sure you bring your camera with you!
Notes and highlights :
- Swim in the highly therapeutic waters of the blue thermal lagoon.
- Enjoy a traditional Turkish meal cooked by a Turkish family who invite us into their home
- Cool off at the stunning Asi bay.
- Sample the famous Georgian pie whilst admiring the most stunning view over the Aegean Sea at Sunset Restaurant.
- Finally stop at Radar Mountain for a view that will take your breath away.
- A trip that not only allows you to relax and enjoy the beautiful Turkish scenery, but also shows our guests a taste of the Turkish way of life and culture.