Urla is an amazing part of the Aegean with its 40-kilometer coastline, clean sea, great nature, and historical sites. Just 35-kilometer away from the city center, Urla opens its doors for an unforgettable vacation.
The district is very close to touristic destinations like Çeşme, Seferihisar, and Karaburun. After excavations, it was discovered that Limantepe Tumulus in İskele Quarter dates back to 4000 B.C. Limantepe, the oldest port in the Aegean Sea and Klazomenia, known for its olive oil production in the antique age, are two important sites in Urla.
Enjoy the deep blue sea!
For those who will visit Urla in the summer, there is, of course, nothing better than swimming in the deep blue sea. Çeşmealtı is the most touristic point of the district, not only because of its beaches but also thanks to the thermal springs in İçmeler. Klizman Beaches are also popular destinations with their wonderful nature that combines blue and green. To know more about all beaches in Urla, you can visit this page.
Historical places to see in Urla
Urla, which is known as a strategical harbor city and has been hosting different civilizations throughout history, is one of the places worth seeing with its historical identity, as well as its natural beauties. Klazomanai and Liman Tepe Dig Site, where Turkey's first underwater excavations took place, reveals the ancient history of the region.
The district is also famous for its mosques, baths, and caravansaries dating from the Ottoman period.
If you want to breathe in the sea while tracing the footsteps of the past, you can go to Karantina (Quarantina) Island. As the name suggests, the island was used as a quarantine zone during the Ottoman period. It also offers the opportunity to enjoy the sea without undulation.
Klazomenai Olive Oil Plant, which is the first olive oil production facility in Anatolia; Gazhane Building, Necati Cumalı Memorial House, and Urla Underwater Museum are other places you can include in your travel plans.
Other things to do in Urla
In Urla, you should also visit the Historical Arasta Market and Malgaca Bazaar, which has an important place in the commercial life of the district. Each store in the market and the bazaar are historical treasures full of stories. When you get tired, you can sit in one of many cafés in Urla Art Street nearby.
63 km to İzmir and 30 km to Urla, the Balıklıova Village is also a must-see destination. It is situated at the southernmost point of the Karaburun Peninsula. There is a cooling wind at the village even in summer. Balıklıova Village is also famous for its Turkish Shortbread.
Bademler, which is the first village having a theatre, is at a distance of 10 km to Urla. It is famous for its library, museum of special children toys and flower greenhouses. Germiyan, Kuşçular, and Yağcılar are the other villages in the district where you can buy delicious olives.
Urla hosts Artichoke Festival, Kite Festival, Traditional Grape Harvest Festival, and Village Theater Festival every year. Don’t forget to check if your trip comes across with any of these events.View URLA Properties