Dalyan is a village in the district of Marmaris and Fethiye on the south west coast of Turkey. Life in Dalyan revolves around the Lake and the river of Dalyan. The endangered loggerhead turtles come to Iztuzu Beach every year to lay the eggs in the sand of the protected beach. In the lake and along the river Nile freshwater Turtles are easy to spot. Boats will bring you from the little village, driving through the maze of reeds to the beach site. Dalyan is surrounded on three sides my mountains where the Lycian rock tombs are located, the river ends on the beach. For the cultural interested visitor the ancient city of Caunos can be explored. The town which was founded 300 BC holds an acropolis, city walls, theatre, four temples, agora, bath and cisterns. You may climb up the hill to see the Lycian tombs. The boats are taking holiday makers as well to the other side where the Lake Köyeciz where hot springs and the mud baths are waiting. In the little village of Dalyan are a few small hotels and pensions, restaurants and bars.