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Dalyan is a town located to the south west of Turkey between the two major tourist destinations of Fethiye and Marmaris. Fethiye is 70 km to the south east, Marmaris 90 km to the west and the well known town of Bodrum set 200km to the northeast. 

The tranquil area of Dalyan is most famous as a breeding ground for the loggerhead sea turtles that are faced with extinction. There are some stunning sandy beaches and many areas of lush forest. It is because of these areas of marina life and the natural heritage that there is no building permissions available for large developments and because of this the houses are valuable and increasingly difficult to find when compared to other areas. 

During the off peak season there are approximately 9,000 inhabitants and this figure is almost doubled with the visitors in the high season. Life in Dalyan centers on the Cayi River which flows straight past the town, with the boats which are the preferred mode of transport to all local areas. In Turkish the meaning of Dalyan is fishing weir which is apt for this area.

As well as a tourist attraction the area surrounding Dalyan is very fertile making it a very productive agricultural zone. Cotton used to be the mainstay but has been superseded by pomegranates. Many citrus fruits and vegetables are grown in the nearby area of Koycegiz which are readily available to purchase from the Saturday market and villagers come from miles to sell their goods.

Located above the river’s cliff faces are the remains of the Lycian tombs which have been cut into the rocks in around 400BC. Set just across the river a short boat ride away is the ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos. Iztuzu Beach is to the south of Dalyan and this is an incredibly popular area for swimming and sunbathing. The local transport to the area is well served with regular boats and dolmus services.  This beach has won many awards and it is easy to see why.

Dalyan Properties
Property when it is available in Dalyan is very competitively priced with a well presented two bedroom apartment achieving a price upwards of £55,000 and a spacious three bedroom house complete with private pool offered at a price in the region of £145,000.

Is Dalyan real estate a good investment?
Dalyan property is scarce which makes it a sought after commodity. The real estate in this area is a particular good investment as you can be guaranteed that there will be no major developments due to the restrictions and sanctions that have been placed on the area. The area is particularly suited to those who may be looking to retire of relocate to Turkey as this is a tranquil and idyllic area where you have the amenities close to hand but you do not have the noise and footfall that other highly populated tourist areas attract. 

Why Dalyan?
Dalyan is known for its lush green surroundings and peaceful, natural outlook. It is located on the south west Aegean coast and is within close proximity to Dalaman International airport which offers flights all year round from the UK and daily internal flights to Istanbul. With its natural ambience and small selection of villas and apartments it is ideally suited to those wanted tranquil settings with easy access to the beaches and historical sites that are close by. Tourism is strong in the area with the local population almost doubling in the summer season. 

The centre of Dalyan has a good selection of stores, boutiques and bazaars with a multitude of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from. There is a small amount of nightlife in the area but this is an area that is best suited to those looking for a more peaceful location rather than the fast paced action of a busy town.

Probably the most notable reason for those who have or are looking to invest in this area is the rare wildlife that has served to have strict building rules and caps on any construction in this area which in turn has proven very advantageous for the local housing market which continues to mature.
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