The river is the focal point of the town from here the boats take travellers down to turtle beach, past the tombs which must be seen to be believed.
There are many tombs to be found in Turkey, these where in Dalayan, close to the river, you could actually go inside them and see the actual place where the bodies where place, a little spooky, but very interesting, and hard to believe.
If you walk down by the river just out of town you will find many accomodations for rent by the river and very cheap
You have to take either the bus or the boat to go down to the beach, the boat is by far the best way to do it. We were lucky enough to see a turtle in the wild on one of the trips to the beach.
Many boats do this trip day in day out and if you just miss one there is always another one just waiting to go.
What to buy: my partner bought me a beautiful necklace from a shop in Dalayan so much so he bought himself the exact same one, just a little longer
What to pay: cheaper than in the UK
What to buy: Local Turkish Delight, any flavour you could imagine. mmmmmmmmmmmm.......... exquisite
What to pay: Cheap
We went to the same bar each night as they always played some Rock'n'Roll music for us and enjoyed our dancing, then we ended up vitually giving lessons, the next night we had to have a go at traditional Turkish dancing, give me Rock'n'Roll anyday its much easier.
On day we were rowed across the river in a tiny rowing boat by a person called DaDa, he wanted a few lira for taking us across. Once there we found a side of Dalyan we had not seen. It was extremely quiet, with a woman selling home made lemonade, as the chicken ran around your feet. There was a graveyard there and the tombs upon the hillside., but the views once you climbed up a little way were spectacular.