Dilek Peninsula National Park, Guzelcamli – Kusadasi
Dilek Peninsula National Park, known locally as Milli Park, is located Located 23km south of Kusadasi, in a town called Guzelcamli.
The National Park covers an area of 28.000 Hectares is 8km from Davutlar and starts at Guzelcamli and lays on Dilek Peninsula. It has a width of 6km and is 20km in length.
Whether you like hiking in the mountain trails or lying on a beach relaxing, the national park is a little piece of paradise.
Due to its clean environment, breathtaking views and clean beaches, the national park is the perfect place to have a picnic. There are facilities on offer such as benches, picnic tables, toilet and shower facilities. If you don’t fancy a picnic there are also cafes available.
There are many beaches to choose from, the Kalamaki beaches count of several bays the most important ones being – Icmeler, Kavakli and Karapinar.
If you’re not one to lie on the beach with a good book, there is always the canyon walk. A long trek around the beautiful mountains of the national park, perfect if you want to get out of the busy area and be at one with nature.
There are lots of beautiful types of flowers, species of birds and wild animals around. The most common being the wild pig, so do not be bewildered when you see a wild pig family wandering around the National Park.
How To Get There
A dolmus leaves from Kusadasi every half an hour, this will take you to the national Park, you can also go by car.
To help keep the park clean and tidy, there is an entrance price:
On foot: 3.00 Lira
Motorbike: 6.00 Lira
Car: 9.00 Lira
Spring – Summer: 08:00 – 19:00
Autumn – Winter: 08:00 – 17:00
The boat trips in Kusadasi usually sail towards Izmir, stopping off at bays around Ozdere. The boat trips from Guzelcamli go in the complete opposite direction and head into the crystal clear waters of The National Park and close to Samos.
They last from 10.00am until 17.00 and they sail from Guzelcamli around to the National Park stopping off at bays and Islands. If you’re lucky you can even see dolphins.