Tlos, one of the oldest, largest and most important religious sites of Lycia atop a rocky outcrop dominated by an acropolis and an Ottoman fortress with sarcophagi and ancient Lycian tombs cut into the rock, a Roman amphitheater with seating capacity for 2,500 people sits at the foot of the hill. Bellerophon, a hero of Greek mythology, is said to have inhabited the city with his winged flying horse Pegasus.
Visit the amazing Saklikent Gorge (‘The Lost city’), the longest canyon in Turkey at 300 m deep and 18 km long, formed by abrasion from water flowing over the ancient rocks for thousands of years, waterfalls cascade into the rapid flowing river. Enter the gorge via a raised walkway attached to the rocks, at the end you can continue through the gorge wading through a small section of rapids, you will get wet and the water is freezing, take suitable footwear and a change of clothes. There is the opportunity for tubing and rafting along the river.
Dalyan, 2 hours drive from Ovacik, is a popular resort town with a protected natural sandy beach ‘Iztuzu Beach’ where “Carretta Carretta” sea turtles lay their eggs yearly.
Cruise along the river and sheer cliffs of the weathered façades of Lycian tombs cut from rock, circa 400 BC. Visit the ancient trading port of Kaunos.
Dalyan is also famous for its mud bathing facilities.