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How can I get to Dalyan?

By Air, Flights are available to Dalaman airport throughout the year from Europe . Although during the winter months flights may require a stop in Istanbul . Flying time is approximately 4 hrs from London . The International Airport of Dalaman is thirty minutes from Dalyan.

Do I need a Visa?

Yes, The visa costs £10.00 and will last for three months for any amount of entries. You must have six months remaining on your passport.

Is there a travel service from Dalaman to Dalyan?

Yes, you can either get a Taxi from the airport and also we can arrange airport transfer for you.

Is there a transport service in Dalyan?

Yes there is a regular Dolmus service that runs to the beach, surrounding areas and to the bus station.

Is travel expensive?

No travel is very cheap, expect to pay £5.00 for a 3 hr journey with puplic Dolmus.

Is it safe to drive and is car hire available in Dalyan?

Turkish traffic laws are not on full part with European laws so extra precaution is required. Dalyan has a number of places to hire a car (note: we think the cost of hiring a car is very reasonable).

Do I need an International driving license?

No, but you must be over 18 years of age.Your UK driving licence/your country driving licence enought.

Where can I change money in Dalyan?

There are one banks here as well as a post office, which is open till midnight during the summer months. All change money and travellers cheques. Many Bars, Restaurants hotels,and supermarkets will also change money. The bank give you low rate without commission and Post office will give you the best rates but with commission at hte result you get same rate, and 6 cash machine in Dalyan for your plastic 0r debit card. Also you can change money from hotel reception. Many hotel and restaurant accept visa and mastercard.

Turkish Money

What is the currency in Turkey ?

The Turkish Lira,See how is looking above image and see daily echange rate below.

How do I make a telephone call to the UK ?

Dial 0044 then remove the first 0 of the local code then dial the rest of the number as usual, i.e. 01705 345678 becomes- 0044 1705 345678.

Is it expensive to call home?

Yes, but weekends and after 6 pm are cheaper .You can purchase a telephone card from the Post Office or use the Telephone inside the office. Calls made from your hotel and use your mobile phone are more expensive.

Will my mobile telephone work in Dalyan Turkey ?

Yes there are 3 companies here Turkcell, Vodafone(Turkey) and Avea,but check with your Telephone company first.

Will my electrical goods work in Dalyan Turkey ?

Yes the voltage in Turkey is 220 but will happily accommodate your 240 goods by using a two-pin adaptor plug.

How far is it to Iztuzu beach?

Iztuzu beach is 12 km by road and 6 km by boat. By road it will take 20 minutes by boat 35 minutes

Is it Expensive in Dalyan?

No Dalyan is inexpensive,but imported gods are very expensive sometimes more than home.

Can I see the loggerhead Turtles Dalyan?

Yes and Not really .As they are a protected species but you may see them in the water by some trips.

When do the turtles nest?

The Loggerhead Turtle nests from May - September.

Is there a Doctor in Dalyan?

Yes there are two Doctors in Dalyan and a small Medical Unit. Open week day 9am to 5pm.

What is the usual for tipping?

Usually 10 %.

Can I visit the Mosque? and How often is the call to prayer?

Yes but do make sure it is in between prayer times and that you are suitably dressed, i.e. arms and legs should be covered. Five times a day from Dawn to Dusk.

As Turkey is a predominantly Muslim Country; will it be difficult to obtain Alcohol?

Alcohol is readily available in all hotel, bars restaurants and supermarkets.

Is there a rainy season in Dalyan?

Yes April and late October can be a bit wet but otherwise you can expect uninterrupted sunshine.

Are there many Mosquitoes in Dalyan?

Yes being by a river there are mosquitoes but they are not Malarious. A good repellent such as the local brand Sin Kov - Off will keep them at day.

Can I sunbathe topless in Dalyan?

Yes,although Turkey is a Muslim Country it is quite liberal,but discretion is required.

Is tap water in Dalyan safe to drink?

Generally tap water in Dalyan is safe to drink and local people have drink but it does not taste very nice.The different and unfamiliar mineral content may upset stomachs. We adviced to you drink bottled water. You can buy from the hotel bar.

Typical Turkish...

Turkish

Official holidays

Jan 1: New Year's Day

National holidays

Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly)

May 19:Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day ( the arrival of Atatürk in Samsun, and the beginning of the War of Independence)

Aug 30: Victory Day (victory over invading forces in 1922).

Oct 29: Republic Day (anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic)

Religious holidays

Seker Bayrami:Three-day festival when sweets are eaten to celebrate the end of the fast of Ramadan. Also known as Ramazan Bayrami.

Kurban Bayrami: Four-day festival when sacrificial sheep are slaughtered and their meat distributed to the poor.

The dates of these religious festivals change according to the Islamic calendar an thus occur 10-11 days (exact difference between Gregorian and Lunar calendars is 10 days and 21 hrs) earlier each year.

Turkish Bath

Turkish Bath

The bath clogs that were worn on the feet were carved out of wood in special shapes and decorated using various techniques. Being quite high off the floor, they ensured that the bather's feet never came into contact with the soapy water. Bath clogs with silver bells accompanied the sashaying bodies of the young women with a pleasing tinkle. The most sought-after combs, whether coarse- or fine-toothed, were those made of ivory, which were plated with silver and gold. Thin bath towels (pestamal) were woven in plaid designs. After women had undressed in the bath, they covered their bodies below the breasts with these towels. Bath towels were adorned with various types of embroidery. After bathing, women wrapped themselves in these towels, the biggest one around the waist, the middle-size one around the shoulders and the smallest around the head. The highest-quality towels were woven in Bursa . After the hair was toweled dry and combed, a gauze-like white 'tülbent' was wound round the head to absorb any remaining moisture. When one went to the bath, a bath mat was spread on the floor. This was a towel-type textile, with a red square on a white field and red stripes around the edge. Bundles were placed on it, and the bather stood on it to get undressed and dressed.

Perfect place to stay...

...you will love to return year after year just like home away home.