Lighthouses of Southern Turkey

Most of the modern nation of Turkey occupies the broad peninsula of Anatolia (Asia Minor) between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. At its western end, Anatolia faces Greece across the Aegean Sea. This page includes Anatolian Turkey's lighthouses on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.

The Turkish phrase for a lighthouse is fener (plural fenerler) or deniz feneri ("sea lantern"). Burnu is a cape or headland, ada or adası is an island, and limani is a harbor. Lighthouses in Turkey are operated by the Directorate General of Coastal Safety (Kıyı Emniyeti Genel Müdürlüğü).

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume E of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 113.

General Sources
Online List of Lights - Turkey
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
Deniz Fenerleri
A fine web site by Bekir Dildar.
Deniz Fenerleri
Photos of 22 lighthouses by Haluk Özözlü.
Leuchtfeuer an der türkischen Mittelmeerküste
Photos of 17 Mediterranean coast lighthouses posted by Bernd Claußen.
Lighthouses in Turkey
Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
World of Lighthouses - Turkey
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Turkey South Lighthouses R Us
This site by C.W. Bash preserves a series of small photos formerly posted on the Directorate General's web site.
Europäische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse (Asiatic Turkey is included on this page of European lighthouses).
İskenderun Light
İskenderun Light, İskenderun, July 2007
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Görkem adlı Vikipedi

South Coast (Mediterranean Sea) Lighthouses

Hatay Province (İskenderun Area) Lighthouses
Note: İskenderun (formerly called Alexandretta) is the seaport of the province of Hatay. Located on the south side of the Bay of İskenderun, Hatay faces west, rather than south, on the Mediterranean. After World War I, Hatay became a province of the French mandate of Syria. The province broke off from Syria in 1938 and was annexed by Turkey the following year. It is still claimed by Syria.
Akıncı Burnu (Resulhinzir)
1933 (French). Active; focal plane 109 m (357 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from or attached to a 2-story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; house painted white with a red tile roof. Kasīm Ağirman's photo is at right, Emre İnan has a distant view, and Google has a distant satellite view. Akıncı Burnu is the cape at the southern entrance to the Bay of İskenderun. Located on the heights above the point of the cape, about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of İskenderun. Site status unknown, apparently closed. ARLHS TUR-011; Admiralty E5917; NGA 20832.
* İskenderun
Date unknown (station established 1886). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white flash every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower with gallery, painted white with one black horizontal band. Cihatzu Barioglu has a 2009 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory at Büyükdere, about 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of İskenderun. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-032; Admiralty E5916; NGA 20816.
* İskenderun Limani (İskenderun Harbor) (2?)
Date unknown (station established 1864). Inactive. 14 m (46 ft) round concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and four ribs. Lighthouse painted white, lantern and gallery black. A photo is at the top of this page, Martin Stevens has posted a photo, a 2009 photo is available, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Bing has a satellite view. The original light was a mast on a keeper's house, but we need information on the history of the present lighthouse. Located on Fener Caddesi (Lighthouse Avenue) on the waterfront of İskenderun. Site open, tower closed.
İskenderun Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); green light, 2 s on, 1 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted green with a narrow white horizontal band. Karl Agre has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the main breakwater of İskenderun. Site and tower closed. Admiralty E5915; NGA 20820.
Akıncı Burnu Light
Akıncı Burnu Light, Hatay, July 2011
Panoramio photo copyright Kasım Ağırman; permission requested

Adana Province Lighthouse
* Karataş (Karadash, Fener Burnu)
1864. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); white flash every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower, attached to the seaward side of a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; house painted white with a red tile roof. A 2009 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. It appears that the tower on this lighthouse was replaced, but the house may be original. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Bay of İskenderun, at the extreme northeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea. Located on Karataş Burnu, also called Fener Burnu (Lighthouse Point), about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of the city of Karataş. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E5874; NGA 20756.

Mersin Province Lighthouses
Deli Burnu
1977. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) square pyramidal steel skeletal tower, painted white. LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo (second photo on the page), and Bing has a satellite view showing the square foundation pad. Deli Burnu is the low cape formed by the delta of the Seyhan River, on the east side of the Gulf of Mersin. Located at the point of the cape, about 25 km (15 mi) east of Mersin (Içel). Site status unknown. Admiralty E5873.8; NGA 20752.
Mersin Limanı Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); green light occulting once every 3 s. 17 m (56 ft) triangular steel skeletal tower carrying a red triangular daymark, point up. Trabas has Capt. Peter Mosselberger's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located between a warehouse and several large fuel tanks at the east end of Mersin's harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5873.2; NGA 20724.
Mersin Limanı Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); green light occulting once every 3 s. 20 m (66 ft) triangular steel skeletal tower carrying a red triangular daymark, point up. Trabas has Capt. Peter Mosselberger's photo. Located about 190 m (620 ft) northeast of the front light. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5873.3; NGA 20728.
* Mersin (Içel) (2)
1883 (station established 1865). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 15 m (49 ft) octagonal cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 1-1/2 story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white with a red band around the base of the lantern; house painted white with a red tile roof. Nedim Ardoğa's photo is at right, Atila Atikan has a 2007 photo, Erdal Karakaşoğlu has a photo, Özözlü has a panoramic view (first thumbnail in sixth row), and Bing has a satellite view. Klaus Huelse has a historic postcard view in which the keeper's house is smaller. This is one of the most accessible lighthouses of Turkey's Mediterranean coast, but recent photos are hard to find. Located in Mersin, on the west side of the mouth of the river and about 1.5 km (1 mi) west of the modern harbor entrance. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-043; Admiralty E5872; NGA 20708.
İncekum Burnu
Date unknown (station established 1864). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) round skeletal tower with gallery, mounted on a round platform supported by concrete piles. A photo is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. İncekum Burnu is a broad, sandy point about 15 km (9 mi) southeast of Taşucu. The original light was shown from a mast on a Keeper's house at the tip of the point. The present light marks the end of the shoal offshore, about 1.5 km (1 mi) south of the point. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E5871.5; NGA 20696.
Mersin Light
Mersin Light, Mersin, January 2011
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Nedim Ardoğa
Yarim Adası (Bölükada, Ovacik Yarimadası)
1993. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal or fiberglass tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo (third photo on the page), and Google has a satellite view. Yarim Adası (Bölük Ada) is not actually an island, although it appears to be one from a distance; it is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Located at the southern point of Yarim Adası, about 8 km (5 mi) south of Yeşilovacık. Site status unknown. Site manager: Dilek Peninsula - Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. Admiralty E5867; NGA 20670.
Anamur (Anamur Burnu)
1912. Active; focal plane 68 m (223 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to the seaward side of a 2-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white. A photo, a second photo, and a third photo are available, Trabas has a distant view by Capt. Peter Mosselberger, and Google has a satellite view. Cape Anamur is the southernmost point of the Anatolian mainland, and the lighthouse here marks the west entrance to the Cyprus Strait separating Cyprus from Turkey. The cape is a rocky headland projecting abruptly into the Mediterranean. Located at the point of the cape, about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of the city of Anamur. Site status unknown. ARLHS TUR-062; Admiralty E5862; NGA 20664.

Antalya Province Lighthouses
** Alanya South Breakwater (2)
2009(?) (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane about 20 m (66 ft); green flash every 5 s. 16 m (52 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is painted a light gray with a darker gray dome. Wikimedia has the fine photo at right, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This new lighthouse was built as a tourist attraction. Located at the end of the south breakwater of Alanya harbor. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open; the tower is also open, but no information is available on the schedule. Admiralty E5860.45.
Alanya
1880. Active; focal plane 209 m (686 ft); one long (2 s) white flash every 20 s. 6 m (20 ft) round cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to the seaward side of a 2-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white. An article on the history of the lighthouse has closeup photos, a small photo is available, LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo (fourth photo on the page), and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Alanya is a modern resort city with very popular beaches, but looming above the beaches is a mountainous peninsula projecting into the Mediterranean. Atop the peninsula is the old fortified city of Alaiye, now called Alanya Castle, built by the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century as their capital. The lighthouse is near the south end of the peninsula, attached to the outer wall of the citadel. Site status unknown, but it should be possible to see this lighthouse from Kale (Castle) Road. ARLHS TUR-012; Admiralty E5860; NGA 20656.
* Side (Selimiye)
1974. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal or fiberglass tower with gallery. Entire lighthouse is white. A 2008 photo is available, and Andreas Koehler has a 2003 photo, but the tower is hard to find in Google's satellite view. Located at a small boat harbor on a sandy cape projecting into the Gulf of Antalya at Side, a town about 40 km (25 mi) east of Antalya. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-045; Admiralty E5859; NGA 20652.
Alanya South Breakwater Light
Alanya South Breakwater Light, Alanya, 2010
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by kallerna
* Baba Burnu (Antalya) (2?)
1945 (station established 1869). Active; focal plane 35 m (155 ft); white flash every 5 s. 6 m (20 ft) round tower with double gallery, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white. Izzet Kirbas has a closeup photo, a 2008 photo is available, and Google satellite view is available. This lighthouse guides vessels into the harbor of Antalya, the principal port of southwestern Turkey. Located on a promontory on the southeast side of the city, about 6 km (3.5 mi) southeast of the port area. Located just off Lara Caddesi, the coastal road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-065; Admiralty E5858; NGA 20648.
* Antalya North Mole
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); red flash every 3 s. 5 m (17 ft) hexagonal skeletal tower, painted white, rising from an enclosure surrounded by a circular stone wall, also painted white. Trabas has Helmut Seger's photo, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the north mole of the old fishing harbor of Antalya. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E5857; NGA 20640.
Antalya New Harbor Lee Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); green flash every 3 s. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted white. A photo is available, Andreas Koehler has a more distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the north breakwater of Antalya's industrial harbor, about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of the old harbor. Site status unknown. ARLHS TUR-064; Admiralty E5855.4; NGA 20636.
Antalya New Harbor Main Breakwater
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 3 s. 10 m (33 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal tower, painted white. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the south (main) breakwater of Antalya's industrial harbor. Site status unknown. ARLHS TUR-064; Admiralty E5855; NGA 20632.
[Çavus (Adrasar)]
1939. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white light, 1 s on, 2 s off, 2 s on, 10 s off. 10 m (33 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Nearby is a 1-story masonry keeper's house, painted white with a red tile roof. LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo (sixth photo on the page), and a Google satellite view is available. Located on a promontory at the south entrance to the small bay of Adrasar, about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Çavus and 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of Cape Gelidonya. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5854; NGA 20624.
Taşlık (Selidonya) Burnu (Cape Gelidonya)
1936. Active; focal plane 277 m (745 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. 9 m (30 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white, house painted white with a red tile roof. Onur Kocatas's photo is at right, Wikimedia has a fine panoramic view of the cape and lighthouse by Knut Thieme, Yuri Ralchenko has a fine closeup, Scott Newman has a fine 2008 photo, and Google has a satellite view. One of the most prominent capes of Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Cape Gelidonya has been the site of countless shipwrecks ever since the dawn of sea travel. The cape is a steep ridge that continues offshore as a line of rocky shoals and islands. The lighthouse is located on the point of the cape, a remote location accessible to backpackers by a hiking trail. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-049; Admiralty E5850; NGA 20616.
* Kalkan Limanı
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); red flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower, painted green with a narrow white horizontal band. A 2011 photo is available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The tower was previously painted all white, as seen in a 2008 photo. Kalkan is a former fishing village, now a popular resort town, about 25 km (15 mi) west of Kaş. Located on the east side of the harbor entrance. Admiralty E5844.8; NGA 20565.
* Patara
Around 60 CE. Ruins of a Roman lighthouse built during the reign of Nero (54-68 CE). The surviving portion of the tower stands about 5 m (17 ft) high. Arif Karataylı has a closeup photo, a 2010 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. It was unearthed about 2005 by archaeologists studying the Roman port of Patara, an ancient Greek city annexed to the Empire in 43 CE. (St. Nicholas was born in Patera about 270 CE.) The ancient harbor eventually filled in completely and became a swamp; the lighthouse was apparently excavated from this sediment. The site is near the village of Gelemiş, about 10 km (6 mi) west of Kalkan in westernmost Antalya province. Site open.
Taşlık Burnu Light
Taşlık Burnu Light, Cape Gelidonya, April 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Onur Kocatas

West Coast (Aegean Sea) Lighthouses

Muğla Province Lighthouses
** Kısılada (Kısıl Adalar)
1910. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white, house painted white with a red tile roof. The lighthouse is floodlit at night. A photo is at right, Trabas has a photo, Claußen has several photos, and Google has a satellite view. In 2008 the Kısılada Tourism Corporation leased the light station, restored the buildings, and opened them to tourists. A restaurant is open in part of the station. The Kısıl Adalar are a small group of islands in the Gulf of Fethiye. Located at the southern point of the largest island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower status unknown. ARLHS TUR-037; Admiralty E5841; NGA 20536.
Peksimet Adası (2)
Date unknown (station established 1953). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft) (?); white flash every 10 s. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. This tower replaced an 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower; both towers are shown by Claußen's photo. Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a tiny island about 3 km (1.8 mi) offshore at the western entrance to the Gulf of Fethiye. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS TUR-009; Admiralty E5839.5; NGA 20532.
Baba Adası (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 58 m (190 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round hourglass-shaped white fiberglass tower. Ruined structures nearby must be a former light station. Trabas has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an island close offshore about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Dalaman. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5839.45; NGA 20520.
Yildiz Adası
Date unknown (recent). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round hourglass-shaped white fiberglass tower. Richard Lozin has a photo and a more distant view, but the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. The northern end of the Gulf of Marmaris is nearly closed off by the island of Keçi Adası (Goat Island) and the Adaköy peninsula. Located on the northwestern tip of the peninsula. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5838.2; NGA 20501.
Keçi Adası (Adassi Point, Keç Adası, Marmari) (2)
Around 2006 (station established 1886). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); red flash every 2 s. 14 m (46 ft) square skeletal tower, painted white, adjacent to the original (?) 1-story masonry keeper's house. House painted white with a red tile roof. A steel post mounted at the seaward end of the keeper's house carried the light in Claußen's 2003 photo, and this post remains in a 2008 view from the sea. Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks the west side of the narrow strait between Keçi Adası and the Adaköy peninsula. Located on an islet off the southeastern tip of Keçi Adası. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5838; NGA 20500.
Kısılada Light
Kısılada Light, Muğla Province, September 2007
Panoramio photo copyright 1950armen; permission requested
Kadırga Burnu (Cape Marmarice) (1)
1886. Inactive at least since 2007. 12 m (39 ft) steel post light mounted at the seaward end of a 1-story masonry keeper's house. House painted white with a red tile roof. Claußen has good 2007 photos, Klaus Ottes has a 2012 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Kadırga Burnu is the cape at the western entrance to the Gulf of Marmaris. Located at the tip of the cape, a very remote location; may be accessible only by boat. Site status unknown.
Kadırga Burnu (Cape Marmarice) (2)
Around 2007 (station established 1886). Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower, painted white. Located behind the historic lighthouse. Site status unknown. Admiralty E5836; NGA 20496.
* Deveboynu
1931. Active; focal plane 104 m (341 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white. Claußen has a photo, Tayfun Sen has a closeup photo, Wikimedia has a distant view, and a Google satellite view is available. Deveboynu Burnu (Camels' Neck Point) is the extreme southwestern corner of Anatolia, located at the tip of the long and narrow Datça peninsula. The lighthouse is at the tip of the peninsula. Accessible by a hike of about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the end of the road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-019; Admiralty E4732; NGA 20452.
* Bodrum East Breakwater (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); green flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical white concrete tower. Claußen has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. NGA lists a skeletal tower at this location. Located at the end of the east breakwater of Bodrum. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4730.4; NGA 20220.
* Bodrum (West Breakwater)
1880. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); red flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red, keeper's house white with a red tile roof. Marek Grausz's photo is at right, Claußen has a photo, Trabas has a closeup by Günther Hess, Özözlü has a panoramic view (last thumbnail in next to last row), and a Google satellite view is available. Bodrum, the modern city on the site of the ancient Greek city of Helikarnassus, is now a very popular tourist resort, and its historic harbor is usually crowded with yachts. The lighthouse is located at the end of the short west breakwater. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-015; Admiralty E4730; NGA 20216.
* Hüseyin Burnu (Fener Burnu) (2?)
Date uncertain (station established 1864). Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. 9 m (30 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Entire lighthouse painted white. A 2008 photo and a 2009 closeup are available, and Google has a satellite view. The Coastal Safety Directorate lists 1964 as the date of this lighthouse, but its design resembles 1930s era light stations such as Deveboynu (see above). This lighthouse marks the Kos Channel, a 5 km (3 mi) wide passage between the Turkish mainland and the Greek island of Kos. Located on the cape on the west side of Gokdiken and about 4 km (2.5 mi) south of Turgutreis. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-026; Admiralty E4712; NGA 20208.
Bodrum Light
Bodrum Light, Bodrum, June 2009
Panoramio photo copyright Marek Grausz; permission requested
* Turgutreis East Breakwater
Date unknown (recent). Active (?) (privately maintained?); characteristics unknown. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted gray with two narrow green horizontal bands and third green band under the gallery. A distant photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. These lighthouses were built as part of a marina development project at Turgutreis, a tourist town named for the 15th century Ottoman admiral Turgut Reis. Located at the end of the east breakwater at Turgutreis, probably accessible by walking the breakwater. Site open, tower closed.
* Turgutreis West Breakwater
Date unknown (recent). Active (?) (privately maintained?); characteristics unknown. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) hexagonal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted gray with two narrow red horizontal bands and third red band under the gallery. Joe Lopez has a photo, James Sherrett also has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the main (west) breakwater at Turgutreis, probably accessible by walking the breakwater. Site open, tower closed.
* [Güllük]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); two white flashes every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical tower, flared at the top. Lighthouse painted white. A neighboring house may be a former keeper's house. A closeup photo and a more distant view of the station are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory at Güllük. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4665.4; NGA 20164.

Aydın Province Lighthouses
Tekağaç Burnu
1954. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 15 s. 12 m (39 ft) round hourglass-shaped concrete (?) tower. Entire lighthouse is white. Uğur Baysan has a photo, Habib Atınç has a view from the sea, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a promontory on the Gulf of Mandalya about 6 km (3.5 mi) southwest of Yenihisar. Site status unknown. ARLHS TUR-051; Admiralty E4665.8; NGA 20160.
Bayrak Adası (1)
Date unknown (station established 1864). Inactive. 7 m (23 ft) round concrete tower with four ribs and gallery, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. Lantern removed. A 2007 photo and a more distant view are available, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on Bayrak Adası (Flag Island), a small island in the narrow channel between the Turkish mainland and the Greek island of Samos. NGA misspells the name as "Baytak Adasi." Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown.
Bayrak Adası (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 5 s. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower, painted white. Located beside the historic lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4665; NGA 20016.
* Kuşadası (Güvercin Adası, Scala Nova) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1864). Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery and four ribs. Entire lighthouse is white. 1-story masonry keeper's house, painted white with a red tile roof. Julian Vallejo Blázquez's photo is at right, Trabas has a photo, Wikimedia has a closeup photo, another closeup is available, the lighthouse is at the right in a sunset photo of the island, and Google has a satellite view. Kuşadası ("Bird Island") is a resort town and cruise ship port on the Turkish mainland northwest of the Greek island of Samos. The ruins of ancient Ephesus are nearby. The town got its name from the island on which the lighthouse is located, since the island is shaped like a bird's head. Located at the northwest point of the island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Site apparently open, tower closed. ARLHS TUR-041; Admiralty E4664; NGA 20004.
Kuşadası Yacht Harbor West Breakwater
Date unknown. Active (privately maintained?); focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) round concrete tower. The upper half of the lighthouse is painted red; the lower half is painted with black and white vertical stripes. Jackie Kever has a photo, another photo is available, and a Google satellite view is available. This light is not on the Coastal Safety Directorate's list, so it may be privately maintained. Located on the main breakwater of the small boat harbor at Kuşadası. Accessible only by boat (the breakwater is not walkable). Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4664.4; NGA 20008.

Kuşadası Light, Kuşadası, May 2007
photo copyright Julian Vallejo Blázquez
used by permission

İzmir (Smyrna) Province Lighthouses
Teke Burnu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 8 m (26 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white, standing next to a small concrete equipment shelter. Habib Atınç has a photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a promontory on the south side of the Karaburan Peninsula. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4661; NGA 19996.
Sügünkaya (Fener Adası, Pasha Islet)
1863(?). Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); flash every 5 s, white or red depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) square masonry tower with gallery, attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. The keeper's house is unroofed and in ruins. Entire lighthouse painted white. The tower appears to have been covered with concrete or stucco. Warren Pollock has a view from the sea, Suha Yorgancilar has another view from the sea, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an island in the narrowest passage of the strait between the Turkish mainland and the Greek island of Chios, about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Çesme. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4658; NGA 19984.
Kaloyeri
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white flash every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery mounted on a square stone pier. Tower painted yellow with a black band at the top. A distant view is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the entrance to Çeşme. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4656; NGA 19980.
* Sarpıncık Karaburun (Kara Burnu) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1938). Active; focal plane 97 m (318 ft); four white flashes every 20 s. 13 m (46 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with gallery and four large ribs. Entire lighthouse is white. 1-story masonry keeper's house, painted white with a red tile roof. Levent Duranli has a photo, Kemal Katalay has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Very similar to Sivrice Feneri (see the Northwestern Anatolia page). This Karaburun (Black Cape) is the tip of the peninsula projecting into the Aegean northeast of the Greek island of Chios. Located on a steep bluff at the end of the peninsula, 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Sarpıncık. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4630; NGA 19896.
* Güzelbaçe (Guzelbahçe)
1992. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal or fiberglass tower, painted white. Gökçe Mutlu has a closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater mole of Güzelbaçe, a town on the south side of the Gulf of İzmir about 25 km (15 mi) west of the city of İzmir. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E4622.7; NGA 19871.
Değirmen Burnu (Foça) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1887). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 5 s. 9 m (30 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal or fiberglass tower, painted white. A 1-story masonry keeper's house, painted white with a red tile roof, appears to be occupied by an attendent. A photo is at right, Tanju Koray has a 2008 photo, and Google has a satellite view. The modern city of Foça is built near the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Phocaea. Located at the tip of a peninsula sheltering the west side of the harbor of Foça. ARLHS TUR-006; Admiralty E4620; NGA 19844.
Degirmen Burnu
Değirmen Burnu Light, Foça
Coastal Safety Directorate photo
Oğlak Adası (2)
Date unknown (station established 1887). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 5 s. 6 m (20 ft) round concrete tower. Entire lighthouse is white. LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo ("TR39" near the bottom of the page), and the current light and the ruins of the historic lighthouse can be seen in Google's satellite view. It seems likely that at least some of the former stone light tower survives; we need more information on this site. Located at the western end of a small island at the northern entrance to the bay of Foça. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4618; NGA 19840.
Aslan Burnu
1992. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 8 m (26 ft) round hourglass-shaped metal or fiberglass tower, painted white. Metin Erinc has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a prominent cape on the east side of the entrance to the Gulf of İzmir, about 7 km (4.5 mi) north of Foça. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4617.9; NGA 19838.
Ilıca Burnu (Aliağa) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1984). Active; focal plane 50 m (164 ft); white flash every 5 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical metal or fiberglass tower, painted white. LighthousesRUs.org has a small Directorate General photo ("TR41" near the bottom of the page), and Google has a satellite view. NGA lists a framework tower at this station. Located on a prominent cape about 9 km (5.5 mi) northwest of Aliağa. Site status unknown. Admiralty E4616.3; NGA 19822.

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Posted May 5, 2007. Checked and revised January 2, 2014. Lighthouses: 49. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.