Welcome to Köyceğiz
A short distance off the main coastal D400 highway, Köyceğiz (keuy-jay-iz) lies on the northern side of Köyceğiz Gölü, a large and serene lake linked to the Mediterranean by the Dalyan River. As beautiful (and ecologically significant) as it is, a brackish lake is not major competition for the Med, and this farming community attracts only modest tourism, depending still on citrus fruits, pomegranates, honey and a bit of cotton for its livelihood. The region is also famous for its Oriental sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis), the sap of which is used to produce frankincense. If you're looking for a place to take long walks, do a bit of boating and get away from the coastal scrum, you've come to the right town.