From the bay you can board a local river boat and be taken up the Dalyan river to the ancient city of Caunos, passing the famous turtle breeding beach. Dalyan literally means ‘fish trap’. Mullet and bass swim up the river to spawn and on their return are caught in a trap stretched across the river. In Dalyan village there are several restaurants by the river specializing in mullet and bass dishes. The first known reference to Caunos was as far back as 1000 BC. Caunos is a most attractive site with mainly Roman ruins, though there is clear evidence of the former Greek presence.