Karaburun – İzmir – Turkey
GPS : 38°39’39.0″N 26°30’50.3″E / 38.660843, 26.513982
Büyük Ada (literally for “Big Island” in Turkish, aka Sahip Island) is the largest island which can be seen from the town center of Karaburun in İzmir, Turkey. There are goats an swallow birds but mostly red swallow birds living only. Water source is not available in the island.
The sea is very clean and deep around of the island. Some places very good for anchorage.
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, First Aid 24 hours
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Bank : City center
Hair dresser : City center
Beach : 4 Natural Sandy Beaches, 2 beaches with Blue Flag, Pebbled seashores
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Shopping : Stores, Shops, Markets
Entertainment : Tea Gardens
Special Shopping : Goat Cheese, Artichokes, Olives, Olive Oils, Grapes, Honey, Mandarin, Almond, Narcissus, Hyacinth
Public Market : Takes place on Wednesdays.
Diving : Attractive Diving Spots, Diving Schools
If you want to eat fish, you should try one of the fish restaurants (Balık Restaurant) located in “İskele”, the little port of Karaburun where you will find restaurants. You can also eat at some hotels. In Karaburun, you can eat most fresh and delicious fish and other sea products. But a real Karaburun special is the tasty lesser gray mullet (ask for “Kefal” in Turkish).
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
Karaburun : İzmir center 100 km (approximately 60 miles), Çeşme 46 km
Ferryboat : Karaburun – Foça 50 mins
Seabus : Karaburun – Üçkuyular (İzmir) 1 hour 15 mins
Bus : Karaburun – İzmir
Minibus : Karaburun – Saipköy, Mordoğan
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport