The town of Koycegiz lies at the northern end of a lake of the same name and is joined to the Mediterranean by a natural channel.
This unique environment is being preserved as a nature and wildlife sanctuary. A road shaded with aromatic frankincense trees eads to the tiny village of Dalyan on the inland waterway. The maze of channels is easily explored by boat as you immerse yourself in this tranquil dream world. The restaurants which line the waterways specialize in delicious meals of fresh fish. High on the cliff face, at a bend in the river, above the fascinating ancient harbor city of Caunos, magnificent tombs were carved into the rock. The Dalyan Delta, with a long, golden sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature conservation area and a refuge for sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) and blue crabs.