A visit to Dalyan and Caunos is considered by many a highlight in this area. The attractions include
spectacular rock tombs and an exploration by boat through a system of channels. Board your coach
for the drive to Dalyan, a tiny village on an inland waterway.
Dalyan Channels and Rock Tombs
Upon arrival in Dalyan, you will switch to motorboats for a leisurely ride through channels and
waterways. The banks are lined with fields of cotton and vegetables, alternating with dense
clumps of reeds. Along the way you can admire the unique Lycian tombs carved into the rock face.
At Caunos you will disembark and hike up the rugged hillside to the remains of this once important
Carian city. Bordering on the kingdom of Lycia, its culture shared aspects of both kingdoms. The ruins
represent what is left of a theater, temple and baths. In addition, there are the rock tombs in Lycian
style. Around 400 BC, Caunos was a thriving Mediterranean port, but when the harbor began to silt
over, the city lost its purpose and its existence.
Following your visit, enjoy a boat ride on the Daylan River. The boat will take you back to Dalyan
where lunch awaits at a typical local seafood restaurant. Afterwards, rejoin the waiting coach for the
drive back to Marmaris.