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Dalyan to Kaunos boat - photos

Photos from a boat tour of the islands around Dalyan, with stops for swimming in the lake,
a mudbath, and an exploration of the ruins of Ancient Kaunos/Caunos (going back to ~4000 BC).


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Local boat tours of this beautiful area are offered here.
Dalyan Village center and Lake Koycegiz

Local boat tours of this beautiful area are offered here.

Starting out, we see other boats, with slightly different itineraries.
Starting out, we see other boats, with slightly different itineraries.
A funeral custom which the Carians of Kaunos inherited from the Lycians nearby,
elaborated upon by the Greeks.
Lycian-style tombs across the river

A funeral custom which the Carians of Kaunos inherited from the Lycians nearby,
elaborated upon by the Greeks.

I still received an abundance of bites, though, even in October.
Sept-Oct and April-June are good times for avoiding intense heat, crowds, and mosquitos

I still received an abundance of bites, though, even in October.

He was goodnatured and maneuvered the boat well when encountering 
tight spots during stops at piers.
The captain of our boat

He was goodnatured and maneuvered the boat well when encountering
tight spots during stops at piers.

A beautiful, relaxing ride in very clear waters
A beautiful, relaxing ride in very clear waters
Some of the scenes reminded me of China, actually.
Some of the scenes reminded me of China, actually.
The omnipresent purple flowers of Turkey
The omnipresent purple flowers of Turkey
While others stopped at Sultaniye to endure mudbaths,I walked up that island a bit for a better view.
Territorial ducks at Sultaniye

While others stopped at Sultaniye to endure mudbaths,I walked up that island a bit for a better view.

After getting past the squawking ducks
Just a tad higher I came upon this calm scene.

After getting past the squawking ducks

Very peaceful, with almost everyone else at the mudbaths.
View from same spot

Very peaceful, with almost everyone else at the mudbaths.

Back to the ducks' area
Back to the ducks' area
How often do you see a Persian carpet on a boat?
How often do you see a Persian carpet on a boat?
The carpet was a nice touch.
Camera exposed for area outside the boat.

The carpet was a nice touch.

The boat stops nearby for those wanting a 45-minute swim.
Approaching a warm water swimming area

The boat stops nearby for those wanting a 45-minute swim.

Hills across the water
Hills across the water
We were lucky to share the boat with just one family, 
all of whom are in the water here at the swimming stop.
A family that swims together

We were lucky to share the boat with just one family,
all of whom are in the water here at the swimming stop.

Wonderful way to spend a day.
Does it get any better?

Wonderful way to spend a day.

These are among the most impressive in all of Turkey.
One was not completed, so it's studied for construction methods.
   One closer-up, in in Fethiye.
A closer view of the Lycian rock tombs across from Dalyan
from moving boat

These are among the most impressive in all of Turkey.

One was not completed, so it's studied for construction methods.

  One closer-up, in in Fethiye.

This charming family who shared our boat was vacationing from Switzerland 
and deciding each night where to stay.  Much more fun than a guided tour, during the 
lighter tourist season.
The parents

This charming family who shared our boat was vacationing from Switzerland
and deciding each night where to stay. Much more fun than a guided tour, during the
lighter tourist season.

Lunch was included in our boat tour cost of $15 for day. 
Some tours are less, but we had far less people 
on our boat and more room to enjoy the ride.
Docked (not pay) for lunch

Lunch was included in our boat tour cost of $15 for day.
Some tours are less, but we had far less people
on our boat and more room to enjoy the ride.

View from interior while avoiding the sun's heat
View from interior while avoiding the sun's heat
Some also sat in sheltered outdoor areas, 
where beverages were served.
Iztuzu Beach - a pleasant 1.5-hr break

Some also sat in sheltered outdoor areas,
where beverages were served.

This independent little boy was intrigued for an hour by what he could do with sand.
Little boy fascinated by sand

This independent little boy was intrigued for an hour by what he could do with sand.

Iztuzu beach where endangered Caretta Caretta turtle lay their eggs.
Iztuzu beach where endangered Caretta Caretta turtle lay their eggs.
Beach info was provided by Jeffrey of Thornaby, UK.
The water and my camera beckoned.

Beach info was provided by Jeffrey of Thornaby, UK.

Back on the lake, heading toward Kaunos (Caunos)
Back on the lake, heading toward Kaunos (Caunos)
Visitors need to walk 1 kilometer up (usually on hot days) to the ancient site.
Kaunos: church ruins (about 4000 BC)

Visitors need to walk 1 kilometer up (usually on hot days) to the ancient site.

Waves of conquering civilizations led to varied styles of building there.
Building from 4th AD or so

Waves of conquering civilizations led to varied styles of building there.

The family on the boat declined the chance to walk 
1 km in the heat and were taken back to rest or swim.

The family on the boat declined the chance to walk
1 km in the heat and were taken back to rest or swim.

We were given extra time to spend on the site before being picked up later.

We were given extra time to spend on the site before being picked up later.

As one visitor put it, the site requires a lot of imagination
but that is often a feature of these historic places.
A lot was lost in this corner

As one visitor put it, the site "requires a lot of imagination"
but that is often a feature of these historic places.

I enjoyed the sun on what remained, the layout and the beautiful vistas.
Fortress, theater, and church

I enjoyed the sun on what remained, the layout and the beautiful vistas.

View down the hill alongside the Roman Baths
View down the hill alongside the Roman Baths
These had hot, warm, and cold water sections and a swimming pool.  
This looks out on the city and harbor.
From inside the Roman Baths

These had hot, warm, and cold water sections and a swimming pool.
This looks out on the city and harbor.

  See a 360-degree view at sailturkey.com.
    I didn't have time to go in but saw a goat walking in the seating area.   Ramparts of fortress at top-left were built ~5th C, BC.
Entrance to the theater, built 150 BC - 200 AD

See a 360-degree view at sailturkey.com.
  I didn't have time to go in but saw a goat walking in the seating area.
  Ramparts of fortress at top-left were built ~5th C, BC.