Geyikli, Ezine – Çanakkale – Turkey

GPS : 39°49’08.5″N 26°09’35.7″E / 39.819026, 26.159918

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GPS : 39°54’54.9″N 26°09’02.3″E / 39.915253, 26.150638
Focal Plane : 25 mt, Tower Height : 8 mt
Character : W.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3 + 2,7
Visibility Range : 15 nautical miles

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GPS : 39°49’08.5″N 26°09’36.3″E / 39.819018, 26.160073
Geyikli is a town in Ezine district of Çanakkale Province. Geyikli is one of the westernmost locations of Anatolia. It is situated opposite to Bozcaada island (Tenedos of the antiquity) and the departing point of ferryboats to Bozcaada is in Geyikli (in the coastal quarters of Geyikli, so called Geyikli İskelesi).

Geyikli is a village on an elevated plateau slightly inland in the Troad Peninsula of Southern Marmara, south of the regional hub of Çanakkale. Southwest of Geyikli proper is the coastal suburb of Odunluk İskelesi, a small collection of low-lying housing developments (used by Turkish families from elsewhere in the country during summers) and a few old stone-built warehouses that were witnesses of the times gone-by when this was the main port of the area. Further south from Odunluk İskelesi is the small fishing village of Dalyan.

While these communities fronting the sea are as good as any others for a swim on this stretch of the northern Aegean coastline, the main reason for a visit here would be taking a ferry across to the island of Bozcaada (Tenedos) from Geyikli’s modern harbour, or visiting the ruins of Alexandria Troas, which lie scattered along the road east of Dalyan.

Geyikli, with its primarily agricultural population of over 3,000, is one of the principal towns of its surrounding region. It took its name from Geyikli Baba (father with deers), a dervish who raised deers in the area in c. 14th century, during the days of the Karasids (a small Turkish kingdom ruled in the post-Byzantine Troad) and the early Ottoman expansion. His recently restored shrine now rests among the oliveyards 2 km southeast of the village.

West of Geyikli, 4 km below on the coast, is the large harbour of Yükyeri İskelesi (freight harbour), built in 1990s and from where the car ferries to Bozcaada now depart.

Geyikli Plajı
Ezine’ye 17 km mesafedeki bu plaj Bozcaada’ya olan ulaşımı sağlayan Geyikli İskelesi’nin yanında bulunmaktadır. Tertemiz ve altı kum olan deniz,serin sularıyla deniz olduğunu hissettirir. Geyikli Plajı’nda Bozcaada manzarasını izleyerek bir çay içmek bile insana huzuru tattırır. Bu plaja Ezine’den her yarım saatte bir hareket eden Geyikli Sahil Birlik araçlarıyla ulaşılabilir.

Minibus : Geyikli – Yükyeri, Dalyan – Yükyeri, Ezine – Geyikli
Ferryboat : Yükyeri – Bozcaada (4 nmiles – 35 minutes)
Airport : Gökçeada Airport, Çanakkale Airport, Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

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Geyikli, 17600 Geyikli Belediyesi/Ezine/Çanakkale, Turkey

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