Dalyan is an area of outstanding natural beauty situated in South West Turkey on the Agean Coast. With only a 25 minute transfer from Dalaman International airport, the area is renowned for it’s emphasis on nature. It is a place where Turkish authenticity exists in harmony with a relaxed, family oriented holiday destination. Children of all ages are welcomed here, both at the Villa Gardenia and in the resort.

Within Dalyan you will find all the amenities you need for your holiday including modern supermarkets, shops and restaurants to satısfy every palate (vegetarian, traditional turkish, cafe, bars and international cuisine etc.) If getting out of town is more your style, you’ll find dozens of boats on the riverside. There’s a regular waterborne ‘dolmuş’ (bus service) from Dalyan to Turtle Beach, the 30 minute journey is a cheap and enjoyable way to start a days sunbathing! Alternatively you can take a trip to the famous mud-baths or sulphur pools popularly claimed to make you look and feel 10 years younger! There are also daily trips to the busy town of Marmaris, or you could choose the more peaceful Göcek 12 island tour. If you prefer, you can even hire a private boat if you want to, the chances are you’ll find yourself driving it while the owner relaxes!


Iztuzu beach is a 4.5 km Mediterranean beach located near Dalyan town, which is connected to Ortaca district of Muğla province. The beach is one of the rare beaches between sea water and fresh water. The beach is also called "Turtle Beach" because the Caretta carettas lay their eggs.