During my first day in Turkey I’ve been blown away! I was invited by Turkish Airlines to visit Turkey and explore some of the most beautiful places here. Ryadh has also joined me on this trip which makes it even more exciting!
It’s not my first time in Turkey however, it is my first time in the Province Muğla. Words can’t even describe how incredibly beautiful this part of Turkey is, I’m blown away! I took SO many pictures during this trip, more than any other trip I’ve ever been to. There was just so much beauty everywhere and I felt like I had to capture it all.
Cruising through the Dalyan river
During first day we didn’t do much because everyone was exhausted from all the traveling and the layovers. We got on a boat in Dalaman and cruised through the Dalyan river and stopped at a few places. Imagine going constantly from one beautiful scenery to another. With only 3 hours of sleep I was exhausted but I couldn’t help myself from capturing everything. And so I did…
During the boat trip, our first stop was at the Dalyan mud baths and hot springs. The entire area smelled like rotten eggs but apparently it has a lot of health and beauty benefits. Mud is known for continaining Peliod which helps to tighten the skin. This mud bath in particular contains the the most concentrated Peliod of entire Europe. During mornings this place is always packed with tourists who are taking a mud bath. The blue water was taken from natural hot springs and placed into this small pool. Hot springs are known for curing many skin conditions such as eczema and aromatic. I would’ve loved to jump into the water (despite the smell) but it was so chilly outside!
Iztuzu beach in Dalyan
Our last stop was at the Iztuzu beach. Words can’t even describe how beautiful and peaceful it was here. I’ve never seen a beach this beautiful and so empty – it’s like a hidden gem. For places like these I wish I had a drone. The beach is split in half where one side formed a small bay/lake kind of beach. The fresh water in there comes from the Dalyan river. The other side (where you can see the tanning beds) is the actual beach along the Mediterranean. The Iztuzu beach is mainly known as the breeding ground for the endangered Caretta Caretta turtles of the Mediterranean. For this reason, the beach is protected and a part of the special environmental protection areas of the province. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any turtles because it wasn’t the season for it.
On our way back we bumped into these ancient rock tombs (Kaunos Kral Mezarları), I believe they’re from the 4th century BC. There is so much history behind these tombs. I believe some of them were temples, it was incredible seeing something so ancient that has left untouched.