Dalyan is an area of outstanding natural beauty situated in South West Turkey on the Agean Coast. With only a 25 minute transfer from Dalaman International airport, the area is renowned for it's emphasis on nature. It is a place where Turkish authenticity exists in harmony with a relaxed, family oriented holiday destination. Children of all ages are welcomed here, both at the Villa Gardenia and in the resort.Within Dalyan you will find all the amenities you need for your holiday including modern supermarkets, shops and restaurants to satısfy every palate (vegetarian, traditional turkish, cafe, bars and international cuisine etc.) If getting out of town is more your style, youll find dozens of boats on the riverside. There's a regular waterborne dolmuş (bus service) from Dalyan to Turtle Beach, the 30 minute journey is a cheap and enjoyable way to start a days sunbathing! Alternatively you can take a trip to the famous mud-baths or sulphur pools popularly claimed to make you look and feel 10 years younger! There are also daily trips to the busy town of Marmaris, or you could choose the more peaceful Göcek 12 island tour. If you prefer, you can even hire a private boat if you want to, the chances are youll find yourself driving it while the owner relaxes!
There's also plenty to suit those who are interested in history. Just across the river is the ancient city of Caunos with its magnificent amphitheatre and Acropolis (the view is worth the climb!) A few hours drive away you can also see the city of Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
If you enjoy a bit of adventure the local tour offices have plenty to offer. Professionally supervised scuba diving trips, paragliding and white-water rafting are just some of the many options available.
Nightlife in Dalyan is as varied as the daily activities. Take your pick from the many restaurants, and after dinner relax by the river in one of the bars with views of the spectacular tombs of Caunos, which are beautifully illuminated at night. Some bars in Dalyan have live music on a regular basis and for those who want to dance the night away the nightclubs on the edge of town stay open until the sun comes up!
We welcome you to the Villa Gardenia and wish you an enjoyable holiday in Dalyan.