Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan

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Iztuzu Beach is a narrow but long stretch of sand that acts as a barrier between the Dalyan River and the Mediterranean Sea. With 4.5 km (2.79 mi) of sand, it rarely feels crowded. Often referred to as "Turtle Beach," it is a main breeding ground for these creatures, which you're sure to catch sight of. The federal government has made efforts to protect the species, leaving the area untouched and restricting public access for periods of time. While this may be frustrating for some, it is the reason the beach has retained its original beauty. That said, check ahead to make sure it's open to the public during your stay. Put Iztuzu Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dalyan journey planner .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Vast fine sand and sea that deepening the long haul. The only inconvenience showers, salt water. Boat transportation is very pleasant. It takes about 20 minutes from dalyan.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Take the road from watching nature through thin reeds sand, clean, enter the sea from the start, as well as their home of caretta caretta. Sea is very suitable for families with children and those of the shallow swimming in addition residents can gather plenty of conch. But the sand is very fine sand, many do not reach it's very hard to clean
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  • August 18, 2017
    Thanks some overseas intervention this famous loggerhead turtle beach is still in pristine condition. Nicely organized parking, paid for picnic benches and some sunbrellas on the beach is all the work...  more »

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Where to stay in Dalyan

The village of Dalyan is abundant in its family-run hostels and guesthouses. This quiet, riverside town offers older, quaint places to stay right along the river. Here, water taxis will pick you up right at your front door and whisk you off to nearby tourist attractions. You'll find newer hotels and guesthouses more inland, but still a short walk to the pier. If you're not willing to forgo luxury, look to the more upscale, coastal resorts just south of the village, which come with a ten-minute commute.
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