We visited Dalyan for the first time last year and immediately fell in love with the place.We made the decision then that we wanted to buy a villa there.We returned two months later and bought this villa as we loved the design,location and the general ambience of the complex.
The villa is on a small gravel road behind the village,some 1-2 minutes to the shops. A new small supermarket is about 150 meters back on the main road. Many villas advertise as being 5 minutes from the town - beware this is often by car - we are a 5 minute walk into town - this makes a huge difference to young children, the elderly or unfit as temperatures can be very high in peak season.
It is a private plot with 8 villas sharing the pool - some villas house permanent residents so for this reason we will not accept bookings from single/young groups.
Dalyan is a conservation area where the turtles are protected. The locals are incredibly proud of this and have found ways of allowing toursim into the area without destroying the wildlife. There is also a Stork's nest in front of the villa complex,this year there have been 4 young born and all have survived!The town never seems overcrowded and the Turkish folk just carry on their everyday lives. However the service you will receive is second to none. We are really made to feel welcome in their town.
The villa is approx 5-6 minutes walk from the riverside from which boats run trips to the beach, mudbaths, the lake and various other activities. Along the front are restuarants and bars where you can enjoy a meal or drink while overlooking the amazing rock tombs. A short boat ride can take you to Caunos ancient ruins. Shops line the streets of Dalyan where you can purchase everthing from groceries to belly dancing gear! Saturday market day (which takes up most of the town) is where you can haggle yourself some amazing bargains.
For the more adventurous there are trips going white water rafting, horseriding, treking and scuba diving. You are usually picked up from your front door for these trips and the costs are a lot cheaper than what you would pay with UK tour operators.Prices given outside travel agents and the boats are usually up for negotiation,and they will sometimes offer a discount if you book more than 1 trip with them.
Please note the pool is closed from October 1st until 30th April,it may be possible to keep it open in early October,please request this before booking and we will let you know.
We have had satellite tv installed now,English Channels including B,several movie channels,FX,Fox Crime,Cartoon Network,3 various Discovery Channels and news channels,also 2 Turkish sports channels which shows Champions League games live,Fox Sports and the NBA channel.
You dont need a car in Dalyan, the villa is within a couple of minutes of shopping,restaurants,bars,supermarkets.
The local bus sevice is fantastic (dolmus). You can hop on and off wherever you like for a few pennies.
If you want to get around independantly, car hire is very cheap locally.
Hire a moped or scooter.
The local boat corporation provides a lovely way to go on various trips and gets you to the beach as well.There are many travel agents around town offering trips,always ask for a discount as they will usually offer you one,particularly if you book more than 1 trip with them.
Please note this villa does no longer has internet but there are many internet cafes a short walk away which are very inexpensive.Also dongles are available to hire from Dalyan Select for £30 per week.Most bars and restaurants have Wi-Fi and they will be happy to give you the code.
Playstation 2 with plenty of games available. ..........There is an I-pod docking and playing system available.
TV with DVD player,and DVD's for use of guests,please bring your own DVD's as well if you wish.TV is not conected to the satellite TV system,it is used currently for playing DVD's...........PLEASE NOTE...swimming pool is open from 1st May to 30th October. If you want internet access in the villa dongles are available for hire from our agent (Dalyan Select) for £30 per week.
Dalyan Select also have cars available for hire,please ask for details.