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The Caretta Caretta Restaurant in Dalyan
In 1989, our restaurant started to serve as one of the most selective kitchens in Dalyan. Our kitchen serves not only the unique tastes of traditional Turkish cuisine but also special samples of international cuisine. In the afternoon we mainly serve to people on the tours coming from nearby sites like Marmaris, Fethiye and Bodrum. Our restaurant garden has a large and spacious capacity of 600 seats.

The fascinating scenery of the Rock Tombs, right across our restaurant, is constantly a source of awe and amazement both to our guests and also to our staff and ourselves alike. The friendly atmosphere always shared between our guests and our staff has brought us good friends all around the world who always come back to dine with us again whenever they are in Dalyan. In our restaurant you can also enjoy live music with Turkish, English and Spanish songs.

Our rich menu inludes the unique dishes from the Ottoman kitchen and the very best fresh fish is bought daily or caught by our staff from the local Dalyan River. We also offer the very finest and most selective tastes of international cuisine dishes.

The architectual planning and application of our restaurant was done by architect Nail Cakirhan who was awarded the 1973 Aga Han Award of Architecture.

Caretta Caretta Restaurant
Marah Mah. Marah Cad. No:124
48840 Dalyan-Mugla-TURKEY
Tel: 0252-284 3039 Fax: 0252 284 3930
[email protected]

Dalyan Information

The main road and the path along the river have dozens of restaurants. You can find traditional Turkish food and a variety of others. Many have great views of the river and the Lykian tombs. Finding a restaurant in Dalyan is never a problem during tourist season as they all have 'front men' standing out on the street doing their best to drag you in. If you are a fan of Turkish foods it is often best to look for a restaurant with mostly Turkish diners eating in it - like Metin behind the bank across from the mini-bus station. Of course, there is the Ley Ley in Ockular, the Golbasi out by Sulunger Lake, and Bengisu in Dalyan are always a must try.

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La Vie Restaurant

La Vie Restaurant opened along the riverside under the impressive Lykian Tombs in 2011. Sit outdoors on the terrace or inside La Vie and discover Turkish and International Cuisine at its finest. The atmosphere at La Vie makes this restaurant a perfect choice for descriminating diners who want a first-class dining experience provided by a courteous and knowledgable staff. Twelve months out of the year you can have breakfast in the morning as well as lunch and dinner. Sit under the magnificent Lykian Tombs at night enjoying drinks and the beauty of the river in Dalyan. Have an English breakfast or enjoy a traditional village breakfast to start your day. Relax over lunch or dinner with dishes of the coal-fired classic Turkish cuisine, tasty local snacks, meat or fish and colorful fresh salads. Or try a Mexican style steak from the menu or a wide range of other international cuisine such as Neapolitan spaghetti. Click here to visit La Vie Restaurant in Dalyan.


New for the 2013 season, the Dalyan Lime Restaurant is just down the road towards the town from the Caretta Caretta restaurant featured above but on the opposite side of the road. It offers a very impressive menu with a wide variety of different mouthwatering dishes. All ingredients are delivered fesh daily and all dishes are cooked to your liking by their skilled chef. If you book a terrace table on the upper floor you can see the rock tombs across the river which are illuminated at night. For an eating experience you are bound to remember we highly recommend having a meal at the new Lime Restaurant Dalyan.

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