Start point: Car Rental Dalyan Turkey--Nomad Museum (3.92 km)

 

Created by: Turgay Uceren 

 

Short description: This is a 3.92 km scooter route (Dalyan-Nomad Museum) in Dalyan Turkey. The route has a total ascent of 59 m and has a maximum elevation of 57 m. 

 

 

Hotels on the scooter route: Dalyan Taşdan Backpacker Hostel - Dalyan Tezcan Hotel - Dalyan Dönmez Hotel - Dalyan Caria Premium Hotel - Dalyan Sahil Cinar Pansiyon

Restaurants 
on the scooter route: Dalyan Kebapcim Restaurant - Dalyan Caretta Pizza Restaurant-  Dalyan Ali's Restaurant - Dalyan Kösem Restaurant - Dalyan Kordon Restaurant - Dalyan Yener's Place Restaurant - Dalyan Medusa Restaurant - Dalyan Begonville Restaurant - Dalyan Gecit Restaurant - Dalyan Multi Culti Restaurant - Dalyan Temsi Restaurant - Dalyan Cardak Tunay Restaurant - Dalyan Sini Restaurant - Dalyan Saki Restaurant - Dalyan Other Side Restaurant


Resting places on the scooter route: Many cafe's and restaurants

Attractions
on the scooter route: Turtle Statue Dalyan Turkey - Dalyan Mosque - Rock Cut Tombs of Dalyan - Ancient City of Kaunos - Candir Village - Nomad Museum

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Nomad Museum of Candir Village

 

Nomad Museum of Candir Village

 

 

Çandır, the village beyond the Kaunos archeological site, has quite some inhabitants of yörük descent. Until 1945 these "walking people" lived a nomadic existence, rearing and herding sheep and cattle. Then the nomads received land from the state and settled down in the village of Çandır. The nomads built mud brick houses, of which a well-preserved one can still be seen if you turn left towards the port of Çandır at the end of the paved village road. 

 

Another mud house of which the walls have been plastered can be seen next to the Nomad Museum run by the elderly Karamanlı  yörük villager, Mehmet Varol. It is the house where he was raised as a young boy and grew up Interested in culture and history -Mehmet Varol used to work at Kaunos-, he started collecting nomad rugs, horse saddles, donkey bags, clothing, pots &  pans, and the tools and appliances used in and around the house and yard. Yörük are known to make beautiful kilims and each clan had its own motifs. The ones from Karaman have lively colours, which hardly fade in the sun, no matter how often they have been washed. 

 

 

The museum is a tribute to the old ways and customs of the yörük population, started so that these do not end up in oblivion. The museum makes a nice excursion in combination with the Kaunos City Wall walk and the niche tombs at the port of Çandır. 

 

You can sit down for a chat and a drink after your walk.