Çandarlı

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This article is about the town. For its namesake, the prominent Ottoman family and its members, see Çandarlı family. For the family's namesake village, see Çandar.
Çandarlı
District
Location of Dikili district within Turkey.
Location of Dikili district within Turkey.
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province İzmir
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Licence plate 35
Website http://www.candarli.bel.tr/

Çandarlı is a coastal township with own municipality within the district of Dikili in western Turkey's İzmir Province. It is a well-developed town and an important tourist resort. Çandarlı is situated on the northern coast of the (Gulf of Çandarlı) and opposite the important industrial center of Aliağa, another district center.

The town's landmark is the 15th century Ottoman castle built by the Grand Vizier Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger. The castle, built to protect Sultan Murat II who preferred to reside in nearby Manisa from a possible outside attack, is fully intact and open to visitors.

Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger also gave the town its present name, naming it after his own family. Çandarlı's name in antiquity was Pitane. The ruins are situated slightly outside the town itself.

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