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Dilek Peninsula National Park

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Dilek Peninsula, Great Menderes Delta

Dilek Peninsula - Delta of Great Menderes National Park is among the most important natural heritages of Turkey, located on the south of Kusadasi in the province of Aydin in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Dilek Peninsula National Park

The national park covering 10.985 hectares area at Dilek Peninsula is situated on the south of Kusadasi. This mountainous land is divided with canyons and valleys. Dilek Peninsula including sandy, pebbled, horizontal and high coastal formations as well as such canyons and valleys, embrace natural, historical and cultural values. Besides its interesting geological and geomorphologic formation, this national park has a rare Mediterranean flora.

There are some endangered species in the Dilek Peninsula National Park. Anadolu Pars is the most typical example of these species. There are not only many reptile, mammal and bird species in the park, but also almost all fish species and sea turtles of Mediterranean live and breed here. Monk seals protected in Mediterranean countries are also among habitants of the area.

Great Menderes Delta

The Delta of Great Menderes covering 16.613 hectare area, is situated on the south of Kusadasi. Great Menderes Delta is one of the most important habitat in the Aegean Region for migratory birds.

Great Menderes Delta is also the spawning ground of marine fishes. The route of delta runs along a unique pastoral landscape.

National Park Profile

  • Nature photography
  • Best preserved Mediterranean maquis flora
  • Natural plant and animal communities
  • Beaches, geology, recreation

Dilek Peninsula National Park also offers walking and climbing paths inside the forest for trekkers. Except daily facilities, no overnight facilities is allowed in the park to protect natural environments.

Great Menderes Delta National Park, Turkey

Great Menderes Delta, Kusadasi, Aydin

Wild Beauty of Dilek National Park

Dilek National Park takes our breath away with its wild beauty. This gorgeous corner of the earth is a safe haven for countless species of wildlife.