DALYAN GUIDE

About Dalyan

A SIDE IS MEDITERRANEAN, OTHER IS SWEETWATER

Resting at the skirts of the hills and protruding onto the entrance of Dalyan Delta, the Iztuzu Beach is a 5400 meter bank of pure golden sand kissing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. The border between the sea and the internal marsh is a long narrow beach called "the Turtles Beach." This beach is one of the few remaining locations in the Mediterranean sea that has the right conditions for the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta) to reproduce.

No constructions but some changing rooms are allowed on the beach. Sorry but no beach fun after dark; the turtles might be disturbed. Dogs and other pets are also not allowed on the beach; they may harm the turtle eggs. Watch the signposts for turtle eggs and be sure not to sit on our put any beach equipment. You can reach to Iztuzu Beach by public boats from Dalyan Quay. It takes approximately 35-40 minutes by a dreamy journey between reeds.

Iztuzu Beach is 12 km from Dalyan by minibus. Public minibus move from near the mosque every half hour during the day.

The Times:

BEST OPEN SPACE EUROPE 2008: IZTUZU TURTLE BEACH

With its clean and shallow coast, Iztuzu is a perfect vocational spot where you can swim for 9 months. UK newspaper The Times had selected Iztuzu, that "Best open space Europe" on December 2008. This is also the beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) have returned to lay their eggs since the beginning of time. The nesting time being from May till October.

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