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Dalyan

Dalyan is one of the brightest, most beautiful jewels in the crown of Turkey’s unspoilt Lycian coastline. A welcoming boutique town with a population of 5000 people, the quaint cobbled streets, lovely flower gardens and warm and hospitable community make it a perfect place to live. This stylish town nestles by a river full of wildlife in the shadow of dramatic pine clad mountains. One of Turkey’s highest calibre beaches ( the 7km undeveloped Turtle Beach) is a short boat trip away down the reed strewn river delta. This exceptional town and picturesque surrounding area are part of a nature conservation zone and the visible result in Dalyan is that all building is strictly... Read more

Dalaman

Dalaman/ Sarıgerme, because of its’ airport, is known as ‘the gateway’ to the Lycian coast. İt is currently a medium sized predominantly Turkish town a few miles inland, with some development along the long beach, surrounding farmland and forest-clad mountains. However the town has been earmarked as the area most likely to see radical exciting growth in this region over the next 10 years. The Turkish government has designated the town a special Tourism Development Area and big plans are afoot. The airport has been entirely redesigned and rebuilt and opened in 2006 as the second largest airport in Turkey (after İstanbul). Charter flights, which until now have been limi... Read more

Eskikoy

Eskiköy is a small village about 3 kms from Dalyan. İn an area surrounded by aromatic Frankincense trees, orange trees and babbling brooks the village itself is small with around 700 residents. The village is old and well established with a number of restaurants, Ottoman houses, its’ own mosque and established gardens. This area is a natural protection zone and most of the land available for purchase is arable land with only 5% building permissions and in large plots of 5000m2 and above. There are occasionally Turkish village houses available in the centre. In the last few years this area has been discovered by some Europeans looking for spacious farm-style estates within... Read more

Köyceğiz

Under the westernmost crags of the Taurus mountains, which thrust out on each side of the lake like welcoming arms, lies the lakeside town of Köyceğiz. A southerly facing pretty town with a broad esplanade it is fringed by forests of alder, willow and pine and is joined to the Mediterranean by a river from the bottom end of the lake. The population of the town is relatively small, with a charming and unspoilt feel and a rich historical heritage. Although a traditionally Turkish town there is a small British and European community in place. Köyceğiz is a 45 minutes drive from Dalaman airport but a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are many watersid... Read more

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