Dalyan is a unique destination full of culture, charm, history and contrasting beauty, excellent cuisine and unforgettable hospitality. This is one of the few surviving areas of natural beauty and historical interest. The ancient city of Caunos, dating back to the 3rd century, lies here. Dalyan is also the beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) return to lay their eggs every year. The nesting time is from May till October. With its mixture of fresh and salt water, these wetlands are now home to a vast number of fish and other water life, as well as the birds of many species which feed on them, species such as the Sparrow hawk, Crane, Kingfisher and Jay. The nearby natural treasure of Iztuzu Beach attracts lots of sunbathers and water lovers.