Kilitbahir, Eceabat – Çanakkale – Turkey
GPS : 40°08’54.9″N 26°22’49.9″E / 40.148576, 26.380539
GPS : 40°08’39.2″N 26°22’51.9″E / 40.144228, 26.381075
Focal Plane : 7 m, Tower Height : 4 m
Character : R.FI. 3.00 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3 + 2.7
Visibility Range : 15 nautical miles
GPS : 40°06’23.1″N 26°19’41.1″E / 40.106405, 26.328078
Focal Plane : 14 m, Tower Height : 10 m
Character : R.Gp.Fl (2) 12.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0 + 2.0 + 1.0 + 8.0
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles
VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” kilitbahir harbour ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°08’55.4″N 26°22’50.0″E / 40.148711, 26.380563
Kilitbahir Castle (Turkish: Kilitbahir Kalesi) is a fortress on the west side of the Dardanelles, opposite the city of Çanakkale, where there is a corresponding fortress (Kale-i Sultaniye), from which Çanakkale takes its name. The two castles were constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1463 to control the straits at their narrowest point. Kilitbahir’s name, meaning “lock of the sea”, reflects this defensive purpose.
Kilitbahir to west (which also has ferry links with Çanakkale) is full of pleasant traditional stone architecture and its impressive citadel dating back to 15th century is well worth a visit.
Capacity : 50 boats
Main Breakwater : 87 m
Fish Sale Market
Administration : Kilitbahir Village Headman
VILLAGE & TOWN FACILITIES
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rent Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Ambulances
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs
Special Shopping : Olive, Grape, Olive Oil
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MARMARA SEA
Kilitbahir Castle is located on the European side of the Dardanelles in the Kilitbahir village. The castle was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1462 with the purpose of controlling both the Dardanelles and Bosphorus to provide security for the newly- conquered İstanbul. Later, the castle of Kilitbahir, which means Locked Sea, was enlarged according to defensive requirements and reinforced with towers and bastions. It was restored by Süleyman the magnificent, has a trefoil- shaped citadel in the centre and a tower with seven storeys inside that.
The castle is surrounded by external walls and three bastions called Sarıkule, Mecidiye and Namazgah, which were added later. The three-leafed clover-like Kilitbahir architecture is very different from the usual Ottoman fortress. The Fatih Sultan Mehmet’s wonder of geometry is believed to be associated with this kind of architecture.
Kilitbahir – Çanakkale 2 km, Eceabat 4 km
Minibus : Kilitbahir – Eceabat
Bus : Eceabat – Gelibolu
Ferryboat : Kilitbahir – Çanakkale
Airport : Çanakkale Airport, Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport