Limonlu, Erdemli – Mersin – Turkey
GPS : 36°33’53.4″N 34°15’26.2″E / 36.564833, 34.257278
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” limonlu harbour ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 36°33’52.2″N 34°15’27.7″E / 36.564504, 34.257682
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 36°33’53.5″N 34°15’24.3″E / 36.564861, 34.256752
Limonlu (ancient Antiochia Lamotis) is small town in Mersin Province. Limonlu is a coastal town and by the river Limonlu. It is a part of Erdemli district of Mersin Province. Highway distances to selected localities are as follows: 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) to Erdemli, 38 kilometres (24 mi) to Silifke (another district center in Mersin Province) and 45 kilometres (28 mi) to Mersin.
In antiquity, the Limonlu river was the boundary between Cilicia Campestris and Cilicia Trachea, making Limonlu an important border town. The ruins of the castle is 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of the town. Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos captured the town in 1158, but lost it to the Kingdom of Cilicia. After Karamanid rule of two centuries, the Ottoman Empire captured the town in the late 15th century.
Like most Mediterranean coastal towns, Limonlu produces fresh vegetables and fruits. The town has specialized in citrus production and in fact the name of the town means with lemon. But lately, tourism has almost replaced agriculture as being the most important economic activity. In 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) Limonlu coastal band, there are many summer houses owned by city dwellers. The coastal band is also used for tent camps. Most of the town houses on the other hand, are rented as summer boarding houses.
Middle East Technical University in Ankara has a campus just east of Limonlu (called Mersin-Erdemli campus) used by the Institute/Graduate School of Marine Sciences (Turkish: Deniz Bilimleri Enstitüsü) since 1975.
Health : State Hospital, Health Center, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Shopping : Markets, Shops, Stores, Fish Market
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Beach : Büyükalan, Soğuksu, İncekum
Dining : Fish Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Restaurants, Bakeries, Tea Gardens
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : City
Technical Equipment Shops : City
Special Shopping : Lemon
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Bus : Erdemli – Mersin, Adana, Silifke
Train : Mersin – Adana, Osmaniye, Dörtyol, İskenderun, Islahiye, Elazığ, Kayseri, Ankara, Konya
Airport : Adana Şakirpaşa International Airport, Konya International Airport