With its deep blue sea, long sandy beaches, charming harbor full of fishing boats, healing thermal springs, natural beauties and cultural riches, Dikili is one of the most beautiful places to visit around İzmir. The town, which is 120 km away from the city center of Izmir, welcomes thousands of visitors during the summer months with its 40 km coastline. It is an Izmir city that is suitable for holiday even though it has taken its share from the multi-storey expansionist spirit and its distorted structure.
Dikili Harbor, which is the port of Pergamon in antiquity, is today the northernmost city of İzmir and is the gateway to the world. Situated on the important transit route with its location such as Ayvalık, Pergamon, Foça and Aliağa, Dikili is a center of attraction with its local festivals, villages and beaches with natural life traces.
Dikili Places to Visit
1. Dikili district center
Blue flag beaches that are over 5 km in length in the center of Dikili district, which is especially visited during the summer months, are welcoming vacationers. It is possible to swim in different points of the district center in a classic holiday town view, to spend time on the coastline and to enjoy the peacefulness. Kayra Beach and Sicilian Public Beach are ideal for swimming in blue-flagged beaches.
2. Standing Boat Tours
Take a daily boat trip from Dikili to a boat tour where you will travel around the marsh lined with tons of blue. The daily tour boats from the fisherman’s bar are organized around the island and the koylar between 11.00-18.30 every day during the summer. The islands and islands are famous. The remains of Zindancik Bay, Hanımın Bay, Güvercinlik Rocks, Aquarium, Church of Ayia Nikola …
3. Nebiler Village
Nebiler Village, 17 km from Dikili, is famous for its waterfalls, caves and water sources. Nebiler Village among the places that should definitely be seen in Dikili is the waterfall nature and picnic lovers who are known as Nebiler or Aşıklar Waterfall. There are walking and climbing roots in this area where 4 small waterfalls are located.
4. Bademli Village
In the old Greek village of Bademli, the olive and the beauty meet with the blue of the Aegean Sea. The Bademli Festival organized by Bademli Cultural Art and Development Association is held.
Bademli, one of Dikili’s most beautiful villages, is famous for its beaches as well as hot water thermal springs. The Bademli Star, formerly known as the Aiolis Ice Cream, is located in the sea beside the Kalem Island. Sources in the form of pools within the sea were not exposed to any facility or human intervention due to their presence in the site. The sea is beautiful, there are fishermen on the beach, there are places to stay.
5. Pen Island
Kalem Island is a unique piece of nature with its immaculate waters, directly opposite the Mytilene Island, connected to the Dikili district of Izmir. Located opposite the almond village, 450 meters from the mainland to the island of Pen Oliver Hotel, Turkey’s only island hotel. Kalem Adasi Oliviera Resort Hotel is one of the most beautiful destinations for honeymoon vacation.
There is a wonderful sea, playing in turquoise. In the middle of a turquoise sea unlike an aquarium, you swim in blue-flagged shores. The sunset view is insatiable. An isolated, quiet place away from the eyes. If you tell them to go to the island in advance, they take you by boat from Bademli to the island. You noted that in the quest for a romantic holiday in Turkey.
6. The Strange Island
Garip Island, which is one of the three names mentioned in ancient times by Arganussai, in Turkish meaning Light-Scattered Islands and by the world-famous historian Strabon, is immediately behind Kalem Island. The sea around the island, which carries traces from antiquity, is extraordinarily clear. The deep blue area between Kalem Island and Garip Island is already known as the Aquarium. The stroll boat trips are here.
7. Atatürk Botanical Garden
The Atatürk Botanical Garden, established on an area of 30 hectares in Dikili, houses a wide variety of geographical plant species from the tropical regions to the Alpine Mountains. The area where about 3,000 kinds of plants are found is like visual feast with colorful texture.
It is the most competent and international botanical garden in our country and it has shown success in entering the world literature. There is also a Herbarium Center, where dried plant specimens are protected and on which scientific studies are carried out.
8. Atarneus Ancient City
The Atarneus Ancient City, which is located in the center of Agilkale and around the center of the city, was founded by Akhalılar in the 4th millennium BC. Because of the numerous hot springs and springs around the area where it is built, archaeological excavations in the city of Atarnetus, which means sacred source or mother goddess source, are being conducted in a limited manner. The number of remains arriving daily from the city abandoned due to epidemics is also very small.
Dikili’s most well-known coastal town is known as Çandarlı, the place where amazon women warriors rule. Çandarlı Castle, which dates back to the Genoese in the historical center of Çandarlı, 20 minutes by car from Dikili, is the most important symbol of Çandarlı.
In the past, most of the fortress that protected the city against the outer attack had reached the daylight without being damaged. Recently restored in 2016, there are period concerts, theater and festivals. The public beach in front of the castle is like a summer hot air medicine with ice water.
10. Pitane Ancient City
Pitane Ancient City, the name of the settlement of Candar in the antique period. Although it is not clear and healthy information about the city’s establishment, it is thought that the Hellenistic turnover extends. There is no excavation site or ruins where you can see the traces of the ancient city. Vitoras, glasses, tombs, dead cullet vessels and archaic male sculptures are exhibited at the Bergama Museum.
Bergama Ancient City, only half an hour from the center of Dikili. See the UNESCO List of precious ruins and the Red Courtyard. I wrote the places to visit in Bergama in Bergama.
Ayvalik and Cunda Island are only half an hour away by car. Ayvalik is one of the most beautiful holiday places in Izmir. Take a day for Ayvalik, Cunda, Yeniçarohori Village.
Among the places to visit around Izmir, Dikili is an impressive stop with its historical, cultural texture and nature. Bergama, Assos, Ayvalık, Foça many people who want to explore the region with the proximity to the likes of Dikili’nin adds.