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Towns and markets

Dalyan has its own market on a Saturday morning, selling goods similar to those in town including a wide range of textiles, ceramics, jewellery, spices and souvenirs. So browse the shops before going to the market and get an idea of prices before you start bartering.

Koycegiz is a lake side town on the shores of the lake of the same name which hosts a market on a Monday. Travel by boat and combine shopping and sightseeing with swimming in the lake and a visit to the mud baths.

If you want to experience the flavour of a working Turkish town head up the road to Otaca on a Friday for the market there and for a huge choice of local shops and restaurants.Travel by dolmus – it’s a twenty minute journey and will cost around 10TL.

Fethiye, a large Turkish city set on a beautiful bay an hour’s ride away hosts a very large market aimed at both tourists and locals, on a Tuesday. Many visitors choose to include a visit to Fethiye with a trip to the beach of Oludeniz (and the Blue Lagoon) and to the nearby ghost town of Kayakoy.

Finally the most authentic and largest local market is in the city of Mugla on a Thursday. The journey to it will take you inland up though Turkish countryside and local villages, past Almond trees and forest, and in March the likelihood of views of snow capped mountains and snow on the road side

Other resorts within touch of Dalyan include the wealthy yachting resort of Gocek where you can sail around sheltered islands for the day, sunbathing on deck, snorkling in the bays and eating lunch on board.


Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. Both Dalyan and your pension are jewels of beauty & warmth.

Clare & Ian

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