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Dilek National Park (Dilek Milli Parki) Tours

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Dilek National Park (Dilek Milli Parki)
Covering 87 square miles (227 square kilometers), the Dilek Peninsula-Buyuk Menderes Delta National Park occupies a peninsula south of Kusadasi on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Natural wonders abound here, from pebble beaches and wildlife to footpaths, ancient ruins, and a canyon hiking trail.

The Basics 
Comprising pine forests, canyons, waterfalls, and valleys dotted with walking paths and coves, Dilek National Park is a dream for nature, walking, and beach enthusiasts. The park is also a haven for wildlife, with everything from rare plants to wild boar, monk seals, and abundant birds, including cormorants and pelicans.
Dilek is one of Kusadasi’s premier attractions, with visitors foregoing its busy beaches to savor the park’s beautiful scenery. Visit independently by boat, bus, or rental car; or skip any hassles and see more of Dilek than you could independently in a day by booking a tour from Kusadasi—you’ll cover more ground in one fun, easy, and seamless outing. Most are off-road 4WD trips into Dilek’s forests to visit its ancient ruins, beaches, and famous Zeus Cave and usually include a barbecue lunch and handy hotel pickup and drop-off.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dilek National Park draws beach, wildlife, and adventure aficionados.
  • Bring sunscreen, water, and flip-flops for the beaches.
  • The walking trails are not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Most beaches have picnic tables, restaurants, restrooms, showers, and rentable sun  loungers.
  • There is a modest admission fee to the park.
  • The park is often called “Milli Park”—which means “national park” in Turkish.
 
How to Get There
The park lies 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Kusadasi, jutting out from Turkey’s Aegean coast into the waters south of the Greek island of Samos. Many visitors arrive by car or on a 4WD tour from Kusadasi. Regular boats from Kusadasi also run to Dilek’s beaches, while frequent dolmus minibuses transport visitors to the park entrance and back.
 
When to Get There
The park is open 8am–7pm in summer and 8am–5pm in the off-season. The beaches and trails get busy in July and August, especially on weekends. During these times, plan to arrive early or later in the afternoon. Spring and fall see the main crowds disappear, making them perfect for peaceful visits.
 
What Not to Miss in Dilek National Park
There’s much to do in Dilek National Park. Tackle the challenging canyon hiking trail, explore the ruined ancient city of Karina, enjoy the azure waters of Zeus Cave, discover quaint Doganbey village, or hit a beach. Whichever you choose, watch for the free-roaming wild boars—they can be spotted almost everywhere.
Address: Dilek Sokak, Guzelcamli 09020, Turkey
Admission: Free
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Dilek National Park (Dilek Milli Parki)

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Kusadasi Jeep Safari Adventure

Kusadasi Jeep Safari Adventure

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Enjoy a rush of adrenaline in the countryside on this full-day tour. Depart from your Kusadasi hotel and head out in a jeep with a driver-guide. Explore Peninsula National Park and Echo Canyon. Go for a dip in the Cave of Zeus and pause for a barbecue lunch in the forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Jeep Safari To Zeus Cave And Dilek National Park With Lunch

Jeep Safari To Zeus Cave And Dilek National Park With Lunch

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Explore the main attractions of the Kusadasi region on a full-day tour by Jeep. Ride in a 4x4 Suzuki Jeep Samurai to Zeus cave, Dilek National Park, and the ruins of a Byzantine Castle, and stop for a barbecue lunch at free time on a sandy beach. Includes lunch, entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.30
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Kusadasi Jeep Safari

Kusadasi Jeep Safari

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and you will start your day with an extraordinary adventure which gives you the opportunity to explore the aegean by off-road. After brief information, we climb the National Park by jeeps. We visit Kursunlu Monastery, Fire Pool, Echo Valley and Zeus Cave. Then, we have BBQ on the mountain with groups and we go for a short trekking tour around. You also have free time at the Long Beach and swimming break. After the safari, you will be transferred to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.51
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2 in 1: Jeep Safari and Boat Trip with lunch

2 in 1: Jeep Safari and Boat Trip with lunch

You can save your time by choosing this 2 in 1 activity. You can do both: boat trip with swim breaks and the jeep safari ride that stops in the most interesting places of Kusadasi region.
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  • 7 hours
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$47.47
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Boat trip with lunch around Kusadasi peninsula

Boat trip with lunch around Kusadasi peninsula

Spend a day out on a blue cruise around Kusadasi. Take a look of the castle and Birds Island from your double deck boat.
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  • 7 hours
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$27.98
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Off Road Safari in Kusadasi

Off Road Safari in Kusadasi

One of the best ways to get close in this part of Turkey is on a Jeep Safari. Drive into the hills above the coast, feeling the air get cooler as you go. Trundling along country tracks past pine and circuit groves. You will make regular photo stops so you can capture the beautiful views. We begin by driving into the countryside, passing through the villages Çamlık and Kirazlı until we arrive at a plateau. We then drive through the small town of Davutlar and go to KURŞUNLU MONASTERY. After a brief stop here, we enter Dilek National Park - an area of spectacular beauty where the sea is a beautiful turquoise colour. Spot the Greek island of Samos from here which is just a few kilometres across the water. In the park we will take a half hour walk into a canyon and then move on to Kavaklıburun beach for an alfresco outdoor BBQ lunch. We stay on the beach for approximately 1.5 hours and you can enjoy swimming in the cool and fresh water among this wonderful scenery.
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  • 8 hours
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$42.60
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4x4 Safari from Kusadasi Including BBQ Lunch

4x4 Safari from Kusadasi Including BBQ Lunch

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Clamber into an open-top all-terrain vehicle and head off-the-beaten-track on a thrilling full-day 4x4 safari from Kusadasi. Venture off-road to discover the wild landscapes of the Dilek National Park and cruise along the sea cliffs, looking out along Turkey’s Aegean Coast. Stop to explore Byzantine and medieval ruins dotted along the coast, cool off with a swim at Long Beach and dive into the mineral-rich waters of Zeus’ Cave, known for their healing properties.
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  • 7 hours
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Jeep Safari from Kusadasi Including BBQ Lunch

Jeep Safari from Kusadasi Including BBQ Lunch

Take off into the hills and countryside around Kusadasi on this action-packed full-day 4x4 safari. Board an open-top, all-terrain vehicle with an expert driver and travel in a convoy through dense forests and countryside to the edges of Dilek National Park. Admire sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, stop at ancient and medieval ruins, and break for a scrumptious barbecue lunch in the refreshing shade of pines. Cool off with a dip in the waters of Zeus’ Cave and enjoy a final swim and sunbathe on Long Beach before you head back.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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