We visited Dalyan for the first time last year and immediately fell in love with the place.We made the decision then that we wanted to buy a villa there.We returned two months later and bought this villa as we loved the design,location and the general ambience of the complex.
The villa is on a small gravel road behind the village,some 1-2 minutes to the shops. A new small supermarket is about 150 meters back on the main road. Many villas advertise as being 5 minutes from the town - beware this is often by car - we are a 5 minute walk into town - this makes a huge difference to young children, the elderly or unfit as temperatures can be very high in peak season.
It is a private plot with 8 villas sharing the pool - some villas house permanent residents so for this reason we will not accept bookings from single/young groups.
Dalyan is a conservation area where the turtles are protected. The locals are incredibly proud of this and have found ways of allowing toursim into the area without destroying the wildlife. There is also a Stork's nest in front of the villa complex,this year there have been 4 young born and all have survived!The town never seems overcrowded and the Turkish folk just carry on their everyday lives. However the service you will receive is second to none. We are really made to feel welcome in their town.
The villa is approx 5-6 minutes walk from the riverside from which boats run trips to the beach, mudbaths, the lake and various other activities. Along the front are restuarants and bars where you can enjoy a meal or drink while overlooking the amazing rock tombs. A short boat ride can take you to Caunos ancient ruins. Shops line the streets of Dalyan where you can purchase everthing from groceries to belly dancing gear! Saturday market day (which takes up most of the town) is where you can haggle yourself some amazing bargains.
For the more adventurous there are trips going white water rafting, horseriding, treking and scuba diving. You are usually picked up from your front door for these trips and the costs are a lot cheaper than what you would pay with UK tour operators.Prices given outside travel agents and the boats are usually up for negotiation,and they will sometimes offer a discount if you book more than 1 trip with them.
Please note the pool is closed from October 1st until 30th April,it may be possible to keep it open in early October,please request this before booking and we will let you know.
We have had satellite tv installed now,English Channels including B,several movie channels,FX,Fox Crime,Cartoon Network,3 various Discovery Channels and news channels,also 2 Turkish sports channels which shows Champions League games live,Fox Sports and the NBA channel.
You dont need a car in Dalyan, the villa is within a couple of minutes of shopping,restaurants,bars,supermarkets.
The local bus sevice is fantastic (dolmus). You can hop on and off wherever you like for a few pennies.
If you want to get around independantly, car hire is very cheap locally.
Hire a moped or scooter.
The local boat corporation provides a lovely way to go on various trips and gets you to the beach as well.There are many travel agents around town offering trips,always ask for a discount as they will usually offer you one,particularly if you book more than 1 trip with them.
Please note this villa does no longer has internet but there are many internet cafes a short walk away which are very inexpensive.Also dongles are available to hire from Dalyan Select for £30 per week.Most bars and restaurants have Wi-Fi and they will be happy to give you the code.
Duplex villa,sleeps either up to 6 adults and 1 child or 4 adults and 3 children.Shared swimming pool and gardens. Fully air conditioned..Dalyan town center-250 metres.
3 bedrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds
Room for 6 in the dining area Room for 6 in the living area
If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest
amount will be applied to your booking.
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range
Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival
1st January to 31st December
Booking length or occupancy
Transfers to and from Dalaman airport - four people or less
£60.00 per booking
return trasnfer 5-8
£70.00 per booking
Car Hire availabe daily or weekly
£175.00 per week
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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here
Suzie from Cheltenham
Stayed Monday 06 August 2012
a wonderfully located property, only a few minutes walk from the centre of Dalyan with all the restaurants and shops. The villa is well equipped, extremely clean and maintained to a high standard. the pool was most welcome as we came in August and it was scorching hot weather! there is a brilliant welcome information pack with all your questions you may have already answered. We took a few trips with their local tourist agency Dalyan selec t and were great value for money. We would definitely come again in the cooler months as it is a great spot for trips further afield but we were too hot to go! i would really recommend this property. Great value for money and fabulous location. thank you.
ISABEL from CARMARTHENSHIRE
Stayed Sunday 13 June 2010
HAD A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY.THE VILLA WAS WELL EQUIPPED EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLE NEED WAS PROVIDED. IT WAS LARGE AND CLEAN PLENTY OF ROOM FOR OUR PARTY OF FIVE ADULTS.IT WAS ONLY A FEW MINUTES WALK TO THE CENTER BUT WAS SET IN A RELAXING AREA IN A SMALL FRIENDLY COMPLEX.DALYAN IS A LOVELY PLACE WENT ON A FEW BOAT TRIPS.COMMUNICATION WITH THE OWNER WAS EXCELLENT AS WAS THE TRANSFERS TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.THE WEATHER WAS VERY HOT AT 40+ SO THE AIR CON WAS A BLESSING.WE WILL DEFINATLEY BE BACK HOPEFULLY TO VILLA LYKIA.
Damien from Canterbury
Stayed Friday 04 September 2009
Many thanks to Tina for letting us use the villa. Beautiful place, ideal location and everything you could possibly need is in the villa. It is close to everywhere and the management company provided an excellent service including the airport transfer. We will be returning to Dalyan next year and hopefully using the same villa.
sarah from CHESHUNT
Stayed Thursday 06 August 2009
This was our first holiday abroad and we could not have wished for a better place. The transfer from the airport was first class and we quickly realised how well located the villa was.
We were so impressed with the villa itself - it was large, modern and spotlessly clean.
Every thing you could possibly need was provided and it really was a home from home.(Actually I wish my home was this nice!).
The pool area was beautiful and we were often the only ones there - the neighbours were friendly and everyone seems respectful of each others privacy.
The location was fantastic - a minutes walk to shops, dolmus buses and the taxi boats. The area itself is clean and the people lovely, so friendly.
We could travel to anywhere from the town centre very cheaply, as well as staying in the town itself with plenty to do. The trips are very reasonable and good value. We visited the mud baths, turtle beach ,neighbouring towns and the water park as well as different places to eat , went to feed the turtles and travelled on jeep safaris. Nearby is a great little sauna/ massage place which was cheap as chips.
My oldest Daughter enjoyed it (15) as well as my youngest (10), great for all ages.
We felt really lucky to have found such a gem and we cant fault the owners or the company who maintians the property. We found the villa excellent value for money as well as the shops and places to eat. You must go on the LEYLEY BUS for the ride ( and of course the food!)
If you are lucky enough to go, please say hello to Lucky the very friendly villa complex dog for us !
Matt from Bristol
Stayed Wednesday 27 May 2009
Another wonderful trip to Dalyan, and a very pleasant stay at Villa Lykia.
Weve been to Dalyan many times, and this was our second time at Villa Lykia, felt very much like home from home!
Its a great, fun place to stay, perfect for our family of four, with a pool just outside.
The bikes came in handy again, and its jut a couple of minutes to the centre of town, and our favourite (cheap!) restaurants in the marketplace.
Prices in Turkey have held pretty much since last year, though the better exchange rate was handy - with almost 2.5 lira to the pound making it even better value for money.
We will definitely be back!!!
Matt from Bristol
Stayed Monday 18 August 2008
A wonderful holiday in a wonderful place. Dalyan is always a delight, and made even better by a pleasant stay at Villa Lykia.
With the pool right outside the back door, was a wonderful way to spend hot lazy days in the sun.
Our children loved the Playstation, which came in handy when the temperature hit 40C+ in the afternoons.
The villa is two minutes walk from the centre of Dalyan, in a quite spot in the back roads from the marketplace.
Perfect for families and anyone seeking a quiet relaxing spot. We made some good friends amongst others who live or were staying in the small complex, which made it all the more homely.
And with three bikes we went exploring every day, with our six year old daughter perched on the rack of my bike. Totally un-PC, very Turkish!
We will be back!
Matt, Nicole, Tom & Natasha.
J B from Harlow
Stayed Saturday 18 August 2007
We had a fantastic time at Villa Lykia. The villa itself was clean, well-equipped and comfortable. The pool was just a couple of feet from our back door and beautifully maintained, and it really was just a 3-minute walk into the centre of Dalyan. We'll definitely be back!
Kara from Euless
Stayed Thursday 18 May 2006
The villa was very well equiped with everything that is needed. Excellent position for walking into Dalyan centre. Good mixture of holiday makers and permament residents.Bearing in mind that this villa is probably 10 - 15 years old so not quite as "new looking" as a recently built one it has all the charm and facilities that are needed to make it a great place to stay.
We stayed at this villa in September 2012 during our first visit to Dalyan for 10 nights.We loved Dalyan itself and we made an excellent choice with this villa.We were a party of 4 adults(2 couples).
The location is excellent and is only about 5 minutes walk away from the town square by the mosque for those that are familiar with it.The Saturday market is roughly the same distance away and is well worth a visit.
We were the only guests on the complex,and had the use of the pool to ourselves,which was a bonus.There are permanent resisents who live on the complex and they are really helpful if you need any local knowledge.
The villa has just had a new kitchen fitted and is lovely,although to be honest we didnt use it much as we ate out for most meals apart from breakfast,and we also made use of the barbecue on the patio.
We will return to Dalyan hopefully next year,and if so we will try to book this villa again.
We had a great holiday at this lovely Turkish style villa.The location is superb just 5 minutes away from the centre of town and even closer to supermarkets and a couple of bars.The villa is on a small complex with a couple of full time residents who were very friendly and helpful.
Dalyan itself is a lovely town with plenty of superb restaurants and bars,it is a great base to explore from, with many great trips to go on,including the mud baths,boat trips and white water rafting which we loved.
We cant wait to go back again next year!
Thank you your positive review,we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our villa,your comments are much appreciated.
Great location, minutes from the market and main town but peaceful and quiet. Everything we needed was here, pool on the doorstep, cartoon network for my son and internet connection for us when we needed it. Having been to Dalyan previously we were very pleased with the accommodation.
Just back from a wonderful 11 days at Villa Lykia. The villa is like a home from home with everything that you could possibly need and more for a great holiday. The bikes were great fun. We loved the fact that it was so near the centre yet very peaceful. The pool area is lovely and we more or less had the pool all to ourselves for the 11 days. Will definately go back again.
The villa was in an excellent position ,very close to centre of town and all the sites of interest as well as being in a quiet setting.The villa had all that was needed for the stay . The accomadation was roomy and homely.The pool was so convenient and very well maintained. The neighbours were friendly and helpful both in the villas and surrounding homes. The bikes were a tremendous bonus and enabled us to travel around the wonderful countryside experiencing many beautiful sights.Dalyan is a truly special place and our stay there was truly memorable.
The villa was just as described. It was just a couple of minutes walk to the centre of town, but equally was set in a totally quiet and relaxing area. The pool is excellent - lovely and clean and looked after every day. the villa itself has everything you need - we used the BBQ and the kids used the bikes - so felt like a home from home. also, having a TV and the playstation was great for the kids when it got too hot in the afternoon. As a family, we really like Dalyan and had a fantastic, relaxing holiday in Villa Lykia.
3 other reviews
The villa is right in the centre of Dalyan in a quiet side street behind the market just a few minutes walk from all the shops and restaurants. Its very well equipped with everything we needed and the kitchen is lovely. We had a BBQ on the veranda right next to the pool. Although the pool is shared we were the only ones using it. This villa is great and we are hoping to go back again in October
Joy and Mike-Southport
We stayed at Villa Lykia in September 2013,(apologies for not getting around to doing my review earlier than this!).It was brilliant and a pleasant surprise as it was our first visit to Turkey after many years of going to Greece.The standard of accomodation was very high,it was comfortable and well equipped with many personal touches in all of the bedrooms.Our children loved the Disney character paintings in the attic bedroom in particular!There is a good selec tion of English TV channels including sport and childrens channels.The air con is fine and the rooms also have fans which we tended to use instead,as the weather was a little cooler apparently at the end of September.It is close to town and the Saturday market(both within 5 minute walk)whilst the beach is some way off it is great to visit it by using the public boats which cost 10 lira return.There are many trips available although we only did a boat trip,if we go back next year we will definitely do some of them,Ephesus in particular sounds really good.The pool area is lovely and we had it to ourselves on the days we never went out,lovely!
There are many lovely restaurants in Dalyan it would be impossible to name them all,although our particular favourite is Taffys Place,he does the most wonderful steaks ever,no menu as such just pick your own main course from the counter in the restaurant.
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children age range of 10 -15 and would recommend this villa.
Thank you Tina and Derek,we had a wonderful holiday.The villa was lovely,spotless.the pool crystal clear.Everything we needed,the kids loved it as they could go off on thier own safely.......be back next year without a doubt.Roger and Jenny.manchester.
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