Dikili – İzmir – Turkey
GPS : 39°04’19.0″N 26°53’05.0″E / 39.071934, 26.884735
Dikili Madraçayı Lighthouse
GPS : 39°10’18.3″N 26°46’02.5″E / 39.171743, 26.767372
Focal Plane : 12 mt, Tower Height : 13 mt
Character : W.FI.(4)15.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+8
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
Dikili Port Lighthouse
GPS : Latitude 39° 04′ 16” N – Longitude 26° 53′ 12” E
Focal Plane : 9 mt, Tower Height : 5 mt
Character : R.Fix, Flashing Character : -, Visibility Range : 4 nautical miles
VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” dikili marina ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
F R 9m 3M
39°04’18.1″N 26°53’05.7″E / 39.071702, 26.884920
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
39°04’08.7″N 26°53’08.0″E / 39.069078, 26.885554
Check-in facilities (for Customs and Immigration)
Dikili is a designated port of entry. Here, however, there is no marina or an agent to help you with the formidable, but friendly, bureaucracy which seems to be dispersed all over the town. Best to avoid them.
Dikili is a coastal town and a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The district is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts, and is a popular summer resort. The notable township of Çandarlı (ancient Pitane) is located close to Dikili. Dikili town center is situated opposite the Greek island of Lesbos.
Dikili is a coastal town and a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The district is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts and is a popular summer resort. The center town of Dikili is situated at about 120 km (75 mi) north of İzmir, served by a good road. Dikili is a commercial harbour across from Lesvos, yet it is a safe place to leave the boat for a visit to Pergamon 28 km away. The people are very friendly.
Every kind of agriculture is carried out in the district. Specially, wheat, cotton, tobacco and olive are cultivated. There are lots of greenhouses in Dikili. Dikili has very rich cultural assets for tourism. It gives a service to domestic tourists with its blue flagged beaches and thermal waters. The historical and natural beauties of Bademli Village, crater lakes and caves in Merdivenli and Denizköy Villages, forests among the Madra River are among the natural beauties of Dikili.
Dikili is located in a unique geography with its special sun, deep blue sea, 40 km of blue flagged beaches, green hills & productive plains and thermal cure in its hot springs which provide health for centuries. These specialties make Dikili a very unique and remarkable summer & beach holiday resort in Turkey. The district is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts and is a popular summer resort. Dikili is a seaside fishing town that is made up of mainly holiday villas and a few hotels. The charming centre with cobbled streets has restaurants, bars and shops.
It is a very rare concept in the world that a holiday town offers nature, history, beaches and thermal cure all together in one place. You may both have a great holiday in the company of the warm sun and charming Dikili beaches or have a thermal cure at the Dikili hot springs for all year round in your Dikili, Turkey holidays. Together with its festivals, culture and art, Dikili also has a unique place for the Aegean peace.
Dikili is a commercial harbor across from Lesvos, yet it is a safe place to leave the boat. Dikili has a fine port large enough to accommodate three passenger ships simultaneously, and the port has good land transport connections.
The Quay in Dikili Harbor
There are no moorings here and you will have to anchor in 3 – 4 m and come stern-to the quay.
Approach and Navigation
Approaches to Dikili are straightforward without dangers.
Dikili Shelter and the town is on the east part of Gulf Dikili. Local fishing boats use the shelter. Limited space for the visiting boats is allocated (6 – 7 boats). There are 4 – 5 meters depths in the inlet. Boats drop anchor and go stern – or bow to wherever there is room.
Capacity : 160 Boats
Outer Breakwater : 235 m
Electricity : On Quay
Drinkable Water : On Quay
Fuel : On Quay
Fish Restaurant : On Quay
Waste : Collect at Dikili Harbour
Fishmongers sell fresh fish in the port.
Administration : Dikili Main Fishery Products Cooperative
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Spa : Hot Spring Spas
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Fish Market : City center
Beach : Pizza – Kokarot – Hayıtlı Koyu – Killik – Çam Kamp – Kayra – Er – Ayazma – Zindancık – Kalem Adası – Garip Adası – Bademli Deniz Ilıcası – Belediye Halk Plajı
Local Market : Twice a week
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs, Tea Gardens
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Villas
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet Cafe
Public Market : Tuesdays
There are many restaurants just along the water front. Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA
The important archaeological site of Bergama (Pergamon) is about half an hour by car and is well worth a visit, as it is one of the largest and best preserved sites in Turkey. Pergamum was a small settlement during the archaic period. It is mentioned by Homer in The Ilıad – he reports that the god Zeus travelled from Mount Olympus to Pergamum to watch the Trojan War.
The famous altar of Zeus in Pergamum is on the south of the theatre. It was constructed as a memorial of the victory against Galatians. The Great Altar of Pergamum is in the Berlin Museum. The base of this altar exists.
The library on the north was from the Hellenistic era. It was the largest in the ancient Greek civilization. Mark Antonia gave the whole collection to Cleopatra as wedding present. The remains near the library are some houses from the Hellenistic period. The theatre of Pergamum has a capacity of 10,000 spectators; this had the steepest seating of any known theatre in the ancient world. The temple of Dionysus nearby the theatre has an exquisite appearance.
The gymnasium was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. Asclepius was on the south of Acropolis. The complex was containing small theatre, rooms for patients where cured by the sound of water and music. The dreams of patients were analyzed. Galen was the most famous doctor of Asclepius. Serapis temple is another notable structure from the A.D 1st century. The lower part of Pergamum was consisting Agora, school of sculpture and houses.
Roman period settlements are on the northwest of Pergamum. There was an amphitheatre with a capacity of 50,000 and a theatre for 30,000 spectators. Pergamum was occupied from the archaic period but was particularly powerful in Hellenistic and Roman times. Excavations in Pergamum are conducted by German archeologists. Carl Human discovered the Pergamum Altar.
Bergama Museum in the town is the first archeological museum in Turkey. Findings from the excavations in Pergamum are displayed.
Atarneus was an ancient Greek city in the region of Aeolis, Asia Minor. It lies on the mainland opposite the island of Lesbos, northeast of the town of Dikili in modern-day Turkey. Atarneus flowered in the 4th century BC, when it was the seat of government of Hermias of Atarneus, ruling over the area from Atarneus to Assos. The city was deserted by inhabitants in the 1st century AD, possibly following an outbreak of an unknown epidemic.
The city is known by many for its association with the life of Aristotle. After the death of his father, Aristotle was cared for and educated by Proxenus of Atarneus, possibly an uncle of his. At the Academy Aristotle made friends with Hermias, who was later to become the ruler of Atarneus. Indeed, after the death of Plato, Aristotle went to stay with Hermias, subsequently marrying Hermias’s niece Pythia.
THERMAL SPRINGS & MUD BATHS
This region is rich in thermal springs and no trip to Turkey would be complete with a mud bath. Locally there is a lot to do – spas abound as the area is full of thermally warmed water with various curative powers . They are not expensive to use and if you are able to get some local fisherman to take you there are nearby beaches where the sea is warmed by thermal springs.
Set amid a beautiful rural view and just 4 km from Dikili this thermal spa is hard to beat. With restaurants landscaped gardens even if you were not participating in a dip we would still recommend it. The thermal spas themselves consist of a totally private area for your group including a private pool of natural hot spring water, sleep quarters, a garden and toilet and shower. This trip in our opinion is one of the must do’s during your stay in Dikili.
Güzellik (Beauty) Spa
This spa, which is 4 km away from Bergama, has a dome and two marble pools. It is said that this spa is set during the period of Eumenes, the king of Bergama. It has been famous with the name of “Eskülap Baths” for centuries. Today the spa is in a woody area, and there is a hotel and chalets run by the municipality. It was restorated in 1986 and became more modern. Temperature of its water is 35° C. It contains sodium bicarbonate and sulfate. There is a high radioactivity in the water. It is curative for rheumatism, nephralia heart diseases. I also has a beautifying effect on oily and sborrheic skins. It is said that Cleopatra visited Bergama and had a bath here and became beautiful.
Nebiler Thermal Bath
The Nebiler hot springs are 4 km on the right of the Dikili-Ayvalık highway. The water temperature is between 55° and 75° centigrade. There are enough facilities to serve the needs of the area Hidroacetate ion is found in the water. The baths are said to be beneficial for painful condition and skin diseases.
Bademli Thermal Bath
It is 15 km. away from Dikili and the water temperature is 41° C. It contains arsenic and Hidroacetate.
The Kaynarca Mud is found 10 km east of Dikili. There are accommodation facilities around it. It is a swamp with rushes and reefs, which has boiling hot waters in the centre. It is good for curing skin and gynecological diseases and is also good for painful conditions.
Mahmudiye Thermal Bath
These baths are high in sodium and used by the villagers as washing water. It is stated that they are beneficial for the skin diseases.
Pascha Thermal Bath
Located 15 km North of Bergama. There are tents and huts for visitors. The water is beneficial for painful conditions such as Chronic Rheumatism, stomach problems, diabetes. The water is also said to be good for the pains of old age, kidney problems and gynaecological diseases.
Geyiklida Thermal Bath
There are not any accommodation places around the thermal-bath that stands between the Bergama and Kozak Bucak center. For that reason the people who live closer to the region use the hot and sulphured water of this thermal which is especially useful for chronic inflammations syndromes; and chronic inflammations of upper respiratory system.
Dereköy Thermal Bath
This thermal bath, which is found about 15 m. East of the Altınova (Ayazment) sub-district that is on the west of Pergamon. Its waters are good for curing people in pain.
Haydar Thermal Bath
It is situated in the Ilıca Village which is tied to the sub-district of Kozak, which is on the north of Pergamon. There is only one bath remaining from the Roman period. The hot and sulfuric waters are good for the painful illnesses, stomach and skin diseases.
Dikili’s thermal springs of three thousand years of age, give health and healing to its visitors with its modern thermal facilities. Historical Nebiler Hot Spring, natural Koca Oba Spring and Mud Hot Spring are famous with their healthy mud. Dikili’s thermal springs and mud offers healing for the rheumatism, the calcification, the skin and the kidney stone patients. Dikili’s Mud & Bath Cures; are very useful for the treatments especially related with the veins, otorhinolaryngology (diseases of the ear, nose, and throat), gynecology and all kinds of rheumatic diseases.
The cure naturally formed by the rotten roots of the plants in the airless thermal waters, is the mud used for many treatments. Due to its containing the plants’ hormones, is also very useful for the toxin purification, slimming, peeling, wrinkle and celluloid treatments. It contains all the necessary elements for the skin. The macro and micro elements inside the mud act like estrogen and help the purified skin to be saturated. This is called the natural peeling. This valuable and quality mud is naturally being produced for three thousand years in Dikili. Both the mud and the thermal cure has no side effects.
Zeytindali Hot Spring
It is a hot spring located in Dikili offering daily visits and family pools. Thermal waters are taken from its own well of 254 meters depth and 45° centigrade degrees. Thermal waters are very rich with the minerals and offer healing for the rheumatism, the calcification, the skin and the kidney stone patients. There is a pond of 1000 square meters for watering as well.
Nebiler Hot Spring
Getting out from Dikili through the Ayvalık direction and taking 12 km, following the road to the right and taking about 4 more km, you will arrive to Nebiler Hot Spring. The area is very calm and comfortable with the plane trees, the domed hammams and the resting cabins. In Hammam part, the temperature is 57° centigrade degrees and in open source it is 53 centigrade degrees. Waters containing hydroasenate is very healthful for the pain, partly paralyzed patients, kidney stone and rheumatism, gynecology diseases, skin diseases and phlebolites.
Çamur Hot Spring
Getting out from Dikili through the Bademli direction and taking 4 km, following the road to the right and taking about 2 more km, you will arrive to Çamur Hot Spring. The hot spring named after mud as you are able to take mud bath here. Water temperature is 47° centigrade degrees and 72° centigrade degrees on the source. It includes lots of minerals such as melted silicium. Healthy for pain, rheumatism, kidney stone and skin diseases.
Bademli Hot Spring
Following the main road from Bademli through Denizköy direction for about 3 km, turning to the right and following the road to the sea, you will arrive to Bademli Sea Hot Spring. You may both have the sea and the hot spring for all seasons. Source temperature here is 65 centigrade degrees. Sea and open source temperature is 42° centigrade degrees. Hot spring waters containing hydroasenate and arsenic are healthful for pain, rheumatism, kidney stone and skin diseases.
Getting out from Dikili through the Bergama direction and following the road to the left just after getting to the main road, you will arrive to Kocaoba Hot Spring. The temperature here is about 45° – 56° centigrade degrees.
Dikili : İzmir 66 Nmile, İstanbul 228 Nmile and Midilli 18 Nmile via seaway.
Dikili : İzmir 120 km, Ayvalık 42 km, Altınova 25 km, Bergama 29 km and Kınık 42 km.
Bus : Dikili – İzmir
Minibus : Dikili – Ayvalık, Altınova, Bergama
Ferryboat : Dikili – Lesbos (Greece)
Ship : Dikili – Lesbos (Greece)
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport