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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. For online arrange your e-visa https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

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.


Typical Turkish...

typical 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.