Dalyan, a neighborhood of Muğla's Ortaca district, is one of the most touristic neighborhoods of recent times. There are many places named 'Dalyan' in Turkey. Therefore, even if it is confused, Dalyan in Mugla Ortaca is one of the most well-known places in Turkey.
The Dalyan Delta, which connects Lake Köyceğiz to the Mediterranean Sea, used to be a town. Named after the fish catching grounds in the area, it is one of Turkey's most important reed areas and the entire delta is under special environmental protection. It is also an important stopover for migratory birds.
Iztuzu Beach, where the Dalyan Canal reaches the sea, is a very important place where Caretta Caretta sea turtles lay their eggs. This 5 km long beach is a natural part of the delta. The water sources feeding the delta consist of natural springs around Köyceğiz and Dalaman Stream.
Dalyan is known not only for its natural beauties but also for its historical formations. The ancient city of Kaunos, the capital of the Kingdom of Kaunos, which is located at the same time as the Lycian Civilization dating back 2500-3000 years, is located here. It is known that the ruins of this historical area are in very good condition. Therefore, it is frequently visited by travelers in Dalyan.