|Elevation||25 m (83 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
The town has many popular fishing restaurants, located around a small bay famous for its unusually cool and fresh water, fed by underground freshwater streams.
The township was established in 1994 with the fusion of several small villages. The population is 2786 (2011 est.)
The name of Narlıkuyu was Porto Calamie during Roman Empire. A small 4th century building, once part of a bath and baptism complex financed by Poimenios of Corycus, survives to the present.(Corycus, now called Kızkalesi, is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) east of Porto Calamie.)
An inscription at the building's entrance reads:
- Dear Visitor, if you wonder who has discovered this miraculous water, know that he is Poimenios, the friend of the emperors and the honest administrator of the holy islands..
The building is now a museum. The floor mosaic depicts three Graces; Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, and a couple of partridges and doves. The local name of the mosaic is Üç Güzeller (English: Three beauites) The mosaic refers to the mitological story of baptism of Aphrodite.