Koycegiz district was first established
near the Koycegiz lake in 1867 with the name of Yuksek Kum. Later, the
settlement took the name of köycegiz, which means "little village" in
Turkish language. You can reach Koycegiz from Dalyan by boats. On the market
day of Koycegiz (Monday) there are tours available from Dalyan Harbour.