The Dalyan channel, through which the river flows down from Lake Köycegiz to the Meditteranean, meanders its way to the sea via a narrow network of lakes and waterways. The water laps against the rustling reedbeds which stand up to three meters high. The mixture of fresh and brackish water has made this delta the perfect home for numerous species of birds, fish and other aquatic wildlife. The Meditteranean can be reached by boat, the impressive journey only taking 30 to 40 minutes. The delta mouth is nearly completely closed off by the 6km long Iztuzu beach which has been labelled one of Europe’s finest beaches. It is a gorgeous sandy beach with the delta on one side and the turquoise Meditteranean on the other. You can also visit the Sarigerme beach, as an alternative. It too is a quiet and dazzlingly beautiful sandy beach which can best be reached by scooter, the journey taking about 40 minutes. On the way there, there are plenty of places where you can take photos or have a picnic. Driving or sailing inland is also to be recommended: you can take a boat trip up river to Lake Köycegiz which makes a lovely and refreshing day trip.