In Dalyan you will see rows of 'African Queen'
boats along the river bank. Days in Dalyan follow a relaxing regime. After
a leisurely breakfast, you choose your 'African Queen' boat for the 30 minute
voyage through the reed beds that were used to film the famous scenes in
Houston's film The African Queen. For half an hour you can pretend
to be Humphrey Bogart or Katharine Hepburn, on the way to a spit of golden
sand were turtles have laid their eggs for millions of years. The beach
is best enjoyed in the morning and evening because by midday the day trippers
from Marmaris arrive. So you can return to Dalyan ask your boatman to drop
you off so you can walk through the splendid ruins of the Lycian city of
Caunus. When the day trippers have returned to their Benidorm-like resorts,
you have Dalyan for yourself and you can dine al fresco in the restaurants
along the riverbank. For the adventurous in spring and autumn, there is
exciting white water rafting and canoeing down the torrents in the mountains.
For 'Twitchers', the river valley is a veritable Mecca with hundreds of
different species to be sighted. Upstream from the village, are the mud
baths. A little further is a splendid bath-house with warm thermal springs
on the shores of the large crystal clear Lake Koycegiz.