Koycegiz, similar to Sapanca outside Istanbul, boasts a huge lake and wonderful lush green countryside.
The town is 22 km from Dalaman International Airport off the D400 going west towards Marmaris.
Koycegiz’s economy is historically based on growing olives, thyme and oranges. Around the lake is a small beach, tea houses, and a Turkish bath and hot springs reachable by a pleasure boat. Koycegiz is a quiet, traditional town, holding a weekly food market.
A small community of Germans, Dutch and British have settled here to enjoy its natural environment.