SAILING to DALYAN ROUTE
The ancient port of Kaunos is located between the sea and the old harbour which is now a lake. It is a long sandy beach, the beach is a breeding ground for caretta tortoises. This world famous beach is well protected and naturally maintained for the safety of the tortoises. Also famous ın Dalyan are the rock tombs that are carved into steep slopes, they are situated in the high peaks of the north west.
It is not possible for yachts to enter this harbour because the water is too shallow and narrow. However, larger boats and yachts can go round, and still see the regions beauty. More often than not larger boats will take their passengers to Ekincik or Karachay, and after taken to Dalyan on a small tour boat, passengers have the option to stay in Dalyan for as long as they want.
The entrance to dalyan lies between the tip of Iztuzu beach and the high sandy beach in the north. The sand banks are approximately 1 meter from the water, however this space can often be replaced by wind and strong currents. There are few wooden piers behind the beach, where there are attractions for tourists such as inflatable boats for on the sea. The waterways in Dalyan can be compared to labyrinths, it is easy to get lost if you do not know the way, so do not try to navigate without knowing your own boat and the waters, boats powered by an engine are not allowed.
When you have entered the canal, the water will continue to the north where Çandar villages wooden pier is. Behind the skyline are reports of the Kuanos Acropolis; An Acropolis is worth seeing from the slopes of the mountain, it can be however difficult to climb the rocks and can be dangerous.
Dalyan’s fishing port is famous for its Mullet fish eggs, they can be baught locally. You can even enjoy watching the fishermen hard at work. In the port there is a long dock, bays and kayaks, restaurants and cafes, and seating areas under the beautiful trees to protect you from the suns heat. Because of the trees and beaches, there is alot of mosquitos and flies so as a precaution apply insect repellent and be aware of the insects.
Where the canal reaches the lake, the water becomes green in colour and blury. a short time after are the world famous mud baths, you will often see people walking round covered head to toe in mud, the mud is said to be healing. The mud ix mixed wıth natural waters and bathed in, some people really believe the mud has healing powers, some just enjoy the mud bath as an experience.
After Iztuzu beach, the coast rises to the east, the rocky mountains are as high as the Dalaman plain, and the steep rocky hills decend from the skirts to the sea, the rocks continue until the tail and high Dışibilmez Burnu. Here the coastal breeze is completely under the wind, and there is no place to shelter from these winds here. The Dianbilmez Burnu is upright and 550 m above sea level, nearby there are caves that are carved from rocks; because of the strong winds and the large rocks, often big vortices and waves are formed, making it unsafe for boats and swimmers.