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One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

One Day Trip Efes - Selçuk

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A Day Full of History

A Day Full of History

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Where to do Tent Camping in İzmir

If you want to spend a peaceful time in nature, there are many paradise spots in Izmir where you can set up your tent. Here are 10 great routes where you can do tent camping in Izmir.

Çanak Bay Camping Area

This camping area in Foça is free. You can use the local businesses to meet your basic needs in this camping area, which you can easily reach even with public transportation. If you prefer this campsite, make sure you do not miss the unique sunsets.

Ekmeksiz Recreation Area

This area is located in the district of Seferihisar, Sığacık region about 52 kilometers from İzmir and 6 kilometers from Seferihisar. The visitor capacity is one thousand 500 people and 100 tents per day.

There is a country club with a sea view, toilets, snack stand, picnic units, tent areas, electricity, drinking, and utility water. It is possible to stay overnight. 

Gümüldür Recreational Area

Located in Menderes district, in the town of Gümüldür, the distance of this recreation area to İzmir is 75 kilometers. There is a country club, entertainment area, a snack stand, toilets, picnic units, and a tent area. Equipped with electricity, drinking and utility water, Gümüldür recreation area has a daily visitor capacity of 2,500 people and a tent capacity of 300.


Also located in the town of Gümüldür of Menderes district, Hipocamp is one of Turkey's largest and most modern camping areas. Spread over an area of ​​60 thousand square meters in the shade of pine trees, the campsite also has a private beach with an international blue flag award. Hipocamp, which offers restaurants, cafeterias, mini markets, safe boxes, and 24-hour security services, is very close to the historical sites of Menderes such as Klaros Prophecy Center, Kolophon (Değirmendere), Notion Ancient City and Lebedos Ancient City.

Kalemlik Recreation Area

This recreation area is located in Menderes district, 75 kilometers from İzmir and only 1 kilometer from Özdere. With a capacity of 3,000 people and 150 tents per day, overnight stays are possible. There are toilets, a snack stand, picnic units, tent areas, electricity and utility water here. The recreation area is surrounded by Calabrian pine and oak forest and has a view of the sea. Equipped with bungalows, tents can also be rented out in this recreation area. 

Karagöl Recreation Area

Located in Karşıyaka district, up in the Yamanlar Mountains, this area is 26 kilometers from İzmir. There is a country club in the park with a view of the lake. It has toilets, a snack stand, picnic units, electricity, drinking, and utility water. It is possible to stay overnight in the park. The daily visitor capacity is 950 people.

Klaros (Denizpınarı) Recreation Area

This area, which is in the Ahmetbeyli region of Menderes district, is 70 kilometers from İzmir and 4 kilometers from Ahmetbeyli. Overnight stays are possible in this recreation area with a daily capacity of 3,000 people and 100 tents.

Mona Camp

Mona Camp, located in Sığacık, Seferihisar, one of the most beautiful spots in one of the calmest and peaceful districts of İzmir, is only a 15-20 minute walk from Kaleiçi and Teos Ancient City. If you are looking for a peaceful Aegean holiday between tangerine and olive trees under the deep blue sky, you can check this camping area consisting of 5 fixed trailer caravans and 3 glamping tents on a 10-acre-land.

Sazlıca Beach Camp

Sazlıca Beach Camp in Yeni Foça is right next to the sea. You can enjoy the sea during the day in this camping area, which attracts attention with its location that combines blue and green, and in the evening, you can taste the food you brought with you or visit the restaurant in the camping area. There is also a diving club serving the diving enthusiasts in the camp area, where the shower, toilet, fridge, internet, and 220W electrical services are provided.

Tanay Nature Park

Tanay Forest Camp is located in Ilıca locality of Çeşme and is a natural protected area. It stands out as one of the most popular camping areas in İzmir because it is close to both beautiful beaches and many tourism destinations. In the camp that belongs to the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, you will have no trouble finding a shadow because there are numerous trees. In the camping area, there are standard services such as buffet, restaurant, laundry, kitchen, stove, drinking water, and toilet.


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