Sea Turtles Statue


Proudly proclaiming Dalyan's environmental credentials, this mother and her baby turtles swim among the circling traffic on a roundabout at the end of the main square.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Dalyan attractions

1. Main Mosque

0.07 MILES

Dalyan's mosque is a prominent landmark on the main square.

2. Kings' Tombs

0.42 MILES

Dalyan's famous Carian rock tombs are carved into cliffs across the Dalyan River, southwest of the centre. You can get good views of the tombs by walking…

3. Kaunos

1.26 MILES

Founded in the 9th century BC, Kaunos (also spelled Caunus) was an important Carian city by 400 BC. On the border with Lycia, its culture reflected…

4. İztuzu Beach

3.62 MILES

An excellent swimming beach, İztuzu (Turtle) Beach is one of the Mediterranean nesting sites of the loggerhead turtle, and special rules to protect it are…

6. Köyceğiz-Dalyan Nature Reserve

4.05 MILES

The Köyceğiz-Dalyan Nature Reserve on the lake shore has a growing reputation for its hiking and cycling. The park is home to large swaths of Oriental…

7. Köyceğiz Waterfall

11.38 MILES

This small waterfall, 7km northwest of town, is Köyceğiz' favourite spot for a refreshing dip during summer. Take any dolmuş heading west towards Marmaris…