Dilek Peninsula National Park Kusadasi

Dilek Peninsula National Park Kusadasi Guide - Activities in Kusadasi

Dilek National Park Kusadasi is a special peninsula, unique in the world, where all the plants on the coasts stretching from the Mediterranean to the Caucasus grow naturally. It contains unique turquoise coves, botanical gardens, wild animals and underwater beauties.

Biodiversity in the National Park

The peninsula, which is a Nature Museum, has been taken under protection by the Council of Europe as a “Flora Biogenetic Reserve Area”. The astounding biodiversity of the park is one of its most outstanding characteristics. Many of the plant and animal species found in the Dilek Peninsula National Park are indigenous to the area. 

The local flora is also fascinating. The plant life is as diverse as it is beautiful, from the ancient olive trees that serve as living monuments to centuries of history to the delicate orchids that adorn the woodland floor. Numerous rare plant species have evolved as a result of the park’s distinctive fusion of Mediterranean and Aegean influences, resulting in an exquisite and interesting botanical tapestry.

Flora of Dilek Peninsula National Park

Facilities at Dilek Peninsula National Park

The peninsula, which has a total area of ​​27,598 hectares, is a 30 minutes drive from Kusadasi. There are 4 different coves for swimming and spending time in the national park, a forest area and a hiking canyon for nature lovers. The first bay is generally preferred by tourists as the other bays have a sandy beach and have a pebbly beach. There are changing cabins, toilets, showers and restaurants in each bay. Since there is no market inside, we recommend that you do your grocery shopping before entering the peninsula.

National Park Working Hours and Fees

Dilek Peninsula National Park is a protected area because of its unique biodiversity. Therefore, the security is present at the entrance to the Peninsula, operating from 8:30 am to 7 pm. The entrance fee to the National Park  2023 is €1 per person. Children under the age of 12 can enter the park for free.

Transportation to National Park from Kusadasi

It is possible to go to the National Park from Kuşadası by private vehicles or minibusses. If you want a private transfer or car rental to go to the national park, you can contact us.

Boat Trip Kusadasi

Instead of going to the National Park by land, you can also go by sea with boat tours departing from Kusadasi every day. Over 20 boats take tourists from Pigeon Island every morning to the various turquoise bays of the National Park. Get detailed information about these unique boat trips starting at 10 am and ending at 4 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors to Dilek Peninsula National Park can participate in a variety of activities. One of the most well-liked activities is hiking, which offers pathways for people of all fitness levels. There is a trail for everyone, whether you want to take a leisurely stroll along the shore or a strenuous hike through the hills. You can also take part in an adventurous and extremely fun activity such as Jeep Safari to enjoy the beauties of the National Park.

While there is no doubt that the Dilek Peninsula is its primary attraction, the surrounding area also has a wide range of extra activities to meet the interests of all tourists. The thriving coastal town of Kusadasi, with its vibrant markets and gorgeous marina, is only a short drive away. You can also drop by the marvelous Cave of Zeus to check out this unique beauty that has a mythological touch. History lovers can admire the magnificent Temple of Artemis and the Library of Celsus in the ancient city of Ephesus.

The park is accessible all year long, but April through October are the warmest and sunniest months to go. You can then take advantage of swimming in the turquoise, crystal-clear waters.

Dilek Peninsula National Park Location

Dilek Peninsula National Park (Local Name is Kusadasi Milli Park) is 30 minutes away by car from the Kusadasi city center.

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