Possessing the most special gifts of nature and
history, Köycegiz stands beside the same named lake a tip of which touches the
Mediterranean. Now a nature and wild life preserve, this site is a real paradise
with its rare and beautiful setting, and with a history going back to 3500 BC.
It is possible to cruise over the natural labyrinth-like channel, walled with
reeds, that link sea and Lake Koycegiz, which is described as "smooth as glass"
till noon and suitable for wind-surfing in the afternoon; it contains almost
every kind of seafood including carp and crab, Dalyan can be reached at the end
of a road decorated with scented frankincense trees. The Dalyan Delta is a
unique site, lying peacefully with its golden beach. Sea turtles of Caretta, and
blue crabs live here making the area more attractive.
On the other side of the channel is the marvelous
view of the ancient city Caunos, which was situated on the border between Caria
and Lycia and a most important sea-port. The first sight here, is the unique and
fascinating tombs carved into the rock and overlooking the waterway. Also of
interest in this district is the acropolis lying a litte inland, together with a
Roman temple, antique theatre, Ibrab and Susandaa castles.
The Dalyan region is not the last site in
Köycegiz to offer natural beauty. The Gulf of Gocek, with its many bays facing
numerous islets is another spot. Holding a lovely marina, it constitutes a
perfect center for sailing, and here there are also the ruins of the ancient
city of Arymaxa, furnishing a different scenery.
Ekincik is another stopover for yachts, and the
right place for those who wish to rest in the relaxing atmosphere of unspoiled
bays. Sangerme, near the international airport of Dalaman, is still another
point of attraction, and constitutes one of the nicest holiday villages of
Köycegiz, with its fine beaches with neighboring pine forests
Sultaniye Thermal Springs (on the south side of
the lake) are one of the most important spa waters in Europe and the world, for
its higher mineral content, and rich radioactivity.
Kulak, Gedova and Yuvarlak Cayi are naturally
attractive places with picnicking and camping facilities.
[ Home ] [ Up ]