Cruise Port Atlas | Dikili (Pergamon), Turkey Map | Location

Dikili (Pergamon), Turkey Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Dikili: Star Clippers, Voyages of Discovery, Azamara Club Cruises, Silversea

Key Attractions: Merkez Mosque, Nebiler, Nebiler Falls, Bademli, Candarli, Lake Karagol, Ayvalik, Cunda Island, Pergamon, Asclepion, Red Basilica, Pergamon Archaeological Museum

Dikili is the closest port to the impressive Greek and Roman historical sites at Bergama, which is why several cruise lines have recently added this port to their itineraries. About 35 minutes inland from the port, Pergamon (also spelled Pergamum) is an acropolis which reached its peak of importance during the late Roman era when the locals invented parchment, which eventually replaced papyrus from Egypt as the predominant form of paper in Europe. The local library rivaled that of Alexandria for a short period. Also on the hill are Temples dedicated to Hadrian and Dionysus, the Altar of Zeus and the Agora. Nearby is the area known as the Asclepion, where the god of healing was honored and the scientific and healing arts were practiced. Although many artifacts from the Pergamon site were spirited away to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the small but impressive Bergama Archaeological Museum has a nice collection.

Dikili itself sits at the eastern edge of a large bay that faces the Greek island of Lesbos and is well-known for the area beaches. Also in the area are spa facilities which take advantage of the geothermal waters that create "healing baths and muds." The area is very scenic and offers hikes near waterfalls, scenic coastal towns like Ayvalik and Candarli, and the resort areas of Cunda Island, just off the coast.

Local Currency: Turkish Lira

Primary Language: Turkish

Secondary Languages: none

Visa requirements: American and Canadian guests arriving by ship are not required to have a visa in Turkey.  Those arriving by plane must get a visa, but can do so upon arrival.  Some cruise lines sell Turkish visas for marked-up prices.  For convenience this may be worthwhile.

Photo of Pergamon Acropolis

Geography and Population

Dikili is a small port on the large bay opposite the Greek island of Lesbos. It sits on a flat coastal plan and is part of the longest continuous beach area in the country. About 15,000 people live in Dikili.

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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How Far?

Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Dikili Passenger Terminal Izmir Airport 145 KM 2 hours 10 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Bademli 9 KM 15 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Nebiler, Nebiler Falls 16 KM 21 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Candarli 19 KM 25 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Bergama / Pergamon 30 KM 35 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Ayvalik 39 KM 36 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Cunda Island 45 KM 50 minutes  
Dikili Passenger Terminal Izmir 116 KM 2 hours  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Ayvalik Devlet Hst. (Ayvalik Public Hospital), Sefa Camlik Mh., 10400 Balikesir, 38 KM, 35 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Akbank ATM, Adnan Menderes No:19 Ozay Sitesi C-blok, 0.5 KM, 2 minutes
Isbank, Salimbey Mh., 35980 Dikili/Izmir, 2 minute walk

Post Office

PTT, Salimbey Mh., 35980 Dikili/Izmir, 3 minute walk

Port and Berths

Ataturk Cd, 35980 Dikili/Izmir

Photo of Hadrians Temple by Mulazimoglu