KLAROS (DENİZPINARI) COVE ANCHORAGE

Ahmetbeyli, Menderes – İzmir – Turkey

GPS : 37°59’28.6″N 27°12’21.8″E / 37.991277, 27.206067

Denizpınarı (Klaros) is located on 80-hectare area of a wonderful bay on the coast of Ahmetbeyli – Gümüldür. Denizpınarı Resting Area, which is 70 km away from Izmir, 40 km from Menderes and 25 km from Kuşadası, is open for trips with a wonderful sea sight. Its deep cove, after 5 m sea water going to deep.

KLAROS ANTIC CITY
Klaros Antic City is also located in this area. Near the temple were found the remains of a “hecatomb” where animals were tied up ready for slaughter. Signs at the site suggest that there will probably be work to improve the presentation shortly. For the time being there is a small open-air “museum” of replicas of items found here. This is a lovely, peaceful site in a quiet location.

Claros was the site of a great temple to Apollo Claros with a famous oracle that bore the same sort of relationship to Notion (Colophon) as Didyma did to Miletus which means that you won’t find extensive ruins here, just traces of the temple and the buildings that went with it, including a “katagogeoin” which seems to have been an early inn for visiting pilgrims. Excavations have uncovered a Sacred Way linking the two sites just as there was between Didyma and Miletus although it was beneath water when I visited.

Claros1The Temple of Apollo is believed to date back to the 3rd century BC and was the only temple in Ionia that was originally built in the Doric style although it was extensively remodelled in Hellenistic times and again during the reign of the Enperor Hadrian. It was adorned with huge statues of Apollo, his sister Artemis and his mother Leto; there are replicas of the pieces that have been recovered at the site.

The temple was built over a sacred spring and these days it stands like an island in water. In Roman times it also seems to have served as a temple to the emperors Augustus and Tiberius. As with the great temple at Didyma building work here never seems to have been completely finished.

ÖZDERE FACILITIES
Health : Health Center, Polyclinic, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Hospital (İzmir, Menderes, Selçuk)
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Weekly Market
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Accommodation : Holiday Villages, Holiday Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Apart Hotels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Fish Restaurants
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs, Pubs
Beach : Clear water, wonderful sandy beaches, natural coves
Hair dresser
Laundry
Bank
Kalemlik National Park
Public Market : Saturday
Special Shopping : Satsuma Mandarin

FISH RESTAURANTS
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

TRANSPORT
Town is on the Kuşadası – Selçuk – Seferihisar – Urla road.
Minibus : Maydanoz – Özdere, Ahmetbeyli
Bus : Maydanoz – Özdere, İzmir, Ahmetbeyli, Kuşadası
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Coordinates

37°59'28.6"N
27°12'21.8"E

Address

Ahmetbeyli Mahallesi, 35470 Menderes/İzmir, Turkey

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