Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dalyan Caunos Turkey 2012

. Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dalyan, meaning fishing village in Turkish is a small and unspoiled little town on the Southwest coast of Turkey. It is about 35 minutes drive from Dalaman International Airport.
In ancient times, there was a harbour and a city named Caunos that was founded in the 6th C BC. Caunos was an important city of the Caria region. There are also 4th C BC rock-cut tombs in Dalyan which you can see while cruising the river by boat.

The main feature of Dalyan is the river with the rustling reeds, home to a variety of fish and birds. The popular mud baths containing sulphur are said to make you look younger and more beautiful. Dalyan is the meeting place of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. It has a long and sandy beach. It is one of the few beaches left on the Mediterranean coastline where Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs.

Part of the famous movie, African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart was also filmed here.
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