Sun-blessed Dikili is a small coastal town spread out around the shore of a broad bay in the Aegean, on the north coast of Turkey. Dikili has a unique geographical position that has provided it with green hills, productive plains, hot springs, deep blue sea and 40 km/24.8 miles of blue flagged beaches. It is also the port from which you can explore the archaeological site of Pergamon (or Pergamum), an ancient Greek city with awe-inspiring ruins.
It is a rare concept that a holiday town offers natural beauty, history, beaches and thermal cure all together in one place.
There are fine old pine trees at the center of the town and the northern part features a rough sand beach that stretches for hundreds of meters.
It is a fast growing Turkish town, but it is still a pleasant place to spend a few days by the sea.
Temple of Trajan in Pergamon close to Dikili
A Little Bit of History
Dikili is an ancient town with a history dating back to 5000 BC. It was known as Mysia in ancient times and it has hosted numerous civilizations and cultures.
The initial settlers were the Luwiler, Leleg of Helens and Peselag.
It was ruled by the Lydians, Persians, Phrygians, Romans, Pergamonians, Byzantines, Genoese, Seljuks and Ottomans.
It belonged to the district of Bergama in 1860 and then it became a district of Izmir in 1928.
Pergamon Theater close to Dikili
The Peace, Democracy and Labor Fests, Festival for the Kids, Art Exhibitions, Cycling Races and Nature, Sea and Peace Festival are some of the popular events of Dikili.
Traditional handicrafts such as carpets, copper goods, painted ceramics and jewelry are popular in Dikili.
Where is Dikili?
- 65.2 miles/ 105 km from Izmir, Turkey
- 326.8 miles/ 526 km from Antalya, Turkey
- 82 miles/ 132 km from Izmir Airport, Turkey
- 49 miles/ 78.9 km from Edremit Airport, Turkey
- 333.6 miles/ 537 km from Antalya Airport, Turkey
Things to See
- Hot Springs
- Lake Karagol
- Merkez Mosque
- Walking and Trekking
- Ataturk Botanical Garden
- Bademli Village
- Olof Palme Monument
- Ancient City of Atarneus
- Pizza, Kokarot, Cam Camp, Kayra, Ayazma, Garip Island, Folk Beach etc.
- Kalem Island
- Pergamon archaeological site
Dikili is a popular resort town with miles of lovely beaches kissed by deep blue waters, and it is one among the best places to catch the wine-red Mediterranean sunset.
In addition, the archaeological buffs will surely enjoy the day among the ruins, too.
We wish you a fantastic Mediterranean cruise!