As with many other places on the South coast of Turkey, Dalyan is known for its natural beauty and also for the Lycian rock tombs (from 4,000 BC) embedded into the cliffs (overlooking the river) where the king of Caunos was entombed. It's a special place, not only because of its Lycian and Roman history but also because it is an area of vast wetland and Iztuzu Beach is the nesting place of many of Turkey's loggerhead turtles. Dalyan-Mugla, Aegean region of Turkey
Turkey - The island of Kekova is accessible by boat from Kalkan or Kas. Kekova is a submerged port dating back to the 5th century BC, when Lycia was an important kingdom in this region. The Lycian capital was Xanthos , an hour west of Kekova, where King Sarpedon, who fought in the Trojan Wars, originally came from. Adjacent to Kekova's underwater ruins are the beautiful ruins of Simena, dating back to the 4th century BC.