Dalyan Turtle Beach is a wide, soft sandy beach, warm inviting water it’s no surprise that holiday makers and turtles love Dalyan Iztuzu Turtle Beach, Dalyan and that it has been voted as one of the top 20 beaches in the world by Tripadvisor!
Dalyan Turtle Beach is formed from a narrow sand bank which acts as a natural barrier between the fresh water of the Dalyan River and the sea in South West Turkey. Dalyan turtle beach is often referred to as Dalyan Turtle Beach due to it being one of the main breeding grounds for Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta), the beach forms part of an Environmental Protection Area to ensure a safe breeding ground and nesting habitat for this endangered species.
At Dalyan turtle beach, the ancient town of Caunos dates back to the 10th century B.C. Archaeological investigations have foundnevidence of the Classic,Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantium Ages. The once very importantharbour of the ancient town has receded from the sea due to the Dalyan Delta. Strabon (Skylaks), an important geographer of the ancient age, said “Caunos is at coast and Calbis flows near it.” Caunos is at the South coast of Karya opposite the Grek island of Rhodes.