Join us on this one time only Limited Edition Volkan’s Adventures tour happening once and once only on Sunday 8th April 2018. Incorporating a deluxe traditional breakfast, ancient city ruins, world famous Üzümlü Morel Mushroom Festival, historical wine houses and dinner at the most exclusive a la carte harbour front restaurant in the whole of Gocek.
To begin our day we will pick you up from your accommodation at 8:30 and take the short drive to the most famous and well respected breakfast restaurant in Dalyan, Yalıçapkını (Kingfisher) Restaurant. Here we will indulge and enjoy our home cooked traditional Turkish breakfast feast as we sit over the canal and watch kingfishers swoop and baby turtles swim around us.
TIP: Kingfisher Restaurant is an exceptional venue for evening meals also. Our Yalicapkini Dining Experience will offer you an extraordinary experience.
Following breakfast we will depart on our minibus and begin on the road to Üzümlü. It will take about an hour to get there and we will drive through the mushroom festival as we journey to Cadianda Ancient City where we will stop to explore.
In the mountains above the village of Uzumlu archaeologists discovered the remains of an ancient Roman settlement – Lycian Cadianda, who’s ruins date back to the 5th century BC. Cadianda is also historically recorded as the last city that joined the Lycian Union.
TIP: You can visit the capital city of of the Lycian Union Patara on our Mediterranean Highlights trip
The city is situated at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, it is encircled by the wall that was built of large stones. There are four Lycian rock tombs located near the entrance, and three of them were created in the IV century BC and by its outlines resembles the houses that did not survive to the present day. In the survived fourth tomb on the south side you can see the figure of a man sitting on the couch and there is a figure of a rider with a spear and shield on the north side.
(Please note, in order to view the ruins of Cadianda there is walking involved.)
After 90 minutes of exploration, we will return to our minibus to join the mushroom festival. There is a huge market place with stalls covering every inch of the streets, ensconsed within which you will find a vast range of home made foods, natural honey, hand made soap, toys, clothes, gifts, perfumes and much more. Mingle with the stall holders and visitors from far and wide as they come together to enjoy this special experience. Stop to take in the beauty of the music provided by the eclectic mix of musicians who will perform for you on every corner of every street you turn down. We will spend time exploring all that the festival has to offer before we head to a local wine house to relax with a complimentary drink from their vast selection of local wines.
After enjoying our drinks we will depart Uzumlu and make our way to Göcek. Upon arrival you will have the opportunity to explore the elegant town at your leisure before we meet and settle for an a la carte dinner in the area’s premier restaurant, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the harbour with the outline of the 12 Islands in the background. A picture perfect back drop for a night to remember always.
As the evening draws to a close our mini bus will arrive to return us to Dalyan where we will aim to arrive at approximately 10pm.