Menderes – İzmir – Turkey

GPS : 38°00’33.6″N 27°06’22.6″E / 38.009334, 27.106280

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” ozdere harbour ”

Özdere is a town in the Menderes district of İzmir Province on the Aegean coast. It is a quiet holiday resort. Özdere is a small fishing village located in the southwestern coast of Turkey along the Aegean Sea. The main livelihood source of the village are agriculture, husbandry and fishing. World famous “Satsuma Mandarin” grows in Özdere.

Özdere is a cute borough with a 22 kilometer shoreline, magnificent bays, golden beaches and greener than green nature. The town, which is established on a 7000 year old history, still carried the traces of Hittite and Ionian culture. The region, which was called Kasura by the Hittites, Dioshierron by the Ionians and Kesre by the Ottoman, has been known as Özdere since the 1960’s.

Özdere has a very busy main street in the summer period, with many small shops that has everything you need in the daily and a huge street market every Saturday. There are water sports – paragliding – jeep safari – boat trips – hunting for wild boar, etc. One of the most popular places in Özdere is “The Love Square” located in the southern part of town. From here there are views over the sea to Samos, the Greek island. It’s a great place to get a good overview of most of the city, with approx. 2 km. long, newly built, water front in the foreground.

There are some top attractions within daytripping distance of Özdere – the world-famous ruins at Ephesus are around half an hour’s drive away, as is the Aqua Fantasy water park. And boat trips zip across the Aegean daily to the Greek island of Samos.

Overlooking the Aegean coast, the quaint village of Özdere lies in the south-west of Turkey. With stretches of golden sand beaches and lush green mountains, there’s plenty to explore. Discover the Roman ruins of Ephesus or find your own remote sandy cove to relax in. Make the most of Turkey in this quiet coastal resort.

Spend your days on the golden sands and splash around in the safe waters. The restaurants, boutiques and bustling outdoor markets will give you a great experience of Turkish culture.
From deep green forests to unspoilt coves, there is plenty to discover in and around the resort.

Visitors prefer the town for its magnificent shoreline, intricately woven bays and golden beaches. Özdere has many shores and bays of all sizes where you can swim and picnic such as Ahmetbeyli Bay and Beach, Koru Bay, Zindancık Bay, Göl Yatağı Bay, Kuyubükü Bay, Çukuraltı Beaches, Kalemlik Forest Picnic Area and Beaches, 14 Evler Beach and Göktur Beach. There are also blue flagged beaches in town such as Orta Mahalle Gençlik Park, Club Maxima and Sultan Resort beaches.


Capacity : 80 Boats

Outer Breakwater : 90 m
Inner Breakwater : 30 m

Marina Services
Drinkable Water
Fishermen Cafe
Administration Office
Repairing & Maintenance : İzmir
Technical Equipment Shops : İzmir

Administration : Özdere Fishery Products Cooperative

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
Kalemlik National Park
Public Market : Saturday
Special Shopping : Satsuma, Tangerine Mandarin

Days in Özdere tend to revolve around the beach. It’s a great spot for families, with a sweep of spade-friendly sand, plus calm, shallow waters perfect for splashing about in. Adults aren’t left out either – there are watersports on offer, as well as boat trips that leave from the little harbour.

There are beautiful golden sands on the beaches of Özdere, which run for miles along shallow and crystal-clear waters that are knee-deep only. The 30-acre stretch of shallow water along the beach makes it a perfect haven for non-swimmers and young children to relax at the beach and enjoy it in complete safety. If you’re looking for a relaxed getaway with your spouse or children then this is the perfect, and perfectly safe, beach resort to visit in Turkey.

Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.


Virgin Mary Monestry (Selçuk), Ephesus Historical Site (Selçuk)
The antique city of Lebedos is situated in the western corner of the district in Ürkmez locality. Ruins of Kolophon, Klaros, Notion and Lebedos, which are along the Menderes-Selçuk road are next to each other and make up the important archeological sites of the province.

Özdere : İzmir 70 km, İzmir Menderes Airport 45 km, Menderes 40 km, Seferihisar (Teos) 40 km, Çeşme 150 km, Urla 80 km, Selçuk (Efes, Virgin Mary Monestry) 35 km, Kuşadası 40 km.
Minibus : Özdere – Menderes, Selçuk, Kuşadası
Bus : Özdere – İzmir, Kuşadası
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Menderes, 35470 Menderes/İzmir, Turkey

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