There are 8 thermal springs around Dikili and nearby Bergama/Pergamon. This includes the most famous Cleopatra beauty spa where the lady herself is rumoured to have frequented.
Some of the springs have accomodations facilites and some do not they are all reported to give different health benefits.
Kaynarca Mud bath is also near Dikili and well worth a trip.
Dikili is a fishing town why not charter a boat from one of the local fisherman and catch the Town's dinner. Alternatively do you fancy a trip to a Greek Island during your stay. Ferries go at regular times from nearby Ayvalik to the island of Mitilini
Are you a keen photographer? How does mountain views, olive grove, vineyards, and cotton fields sound? This region of Turkey is known as "The pearl of the Aegean" and is stunningly beautiful. Tuscany eat your heart out.
Dikili is off the beaten track and does not have foreign tourists due to the fact it is 2 hours to the nearest airport.
This is its most endearing quality as there is not a Burger Kind or McDonalds in site. I came across it as my husbands parents live in the nearby Kozak mountains.
It is popular with Turkish people as a holiday destination so you get a real feel for the people and the culture. Turkish people are very fussy about food so there are some excellent restrarants available. The plainer looking Kebab salons are especially recommended for delicous food and value for money. A group of 4 of us ate at one including Mezes and a main course for under £20.
I also liked the fact that the surrounding areas are rural and are abundant in olive groves, cotton fields, moutains and vineyards so you get to see the people working the land. Another charming factor is that horses and carts are still widely in use.
Dikili is near some major historical sites and other towns and villages and worth exploring. The area is also rich in thermal waters. It has everything the sea the sand, sites, scenery and friendly people.
Fondest memory: Everything