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Narlıkuyu bay
Narlıkuyu bay
Narlıkuyu is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°27′N 34°07′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117Coordinates: 36°27′N 34°07′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117
Country Turkey
ProvinceMersin Province
25 m (83 ft)
 • Total2,725
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)0324
Licence plate33

Narlıkuyu is a small coastal town in Mersin Province, Turkey. (The name of the town means pomegranate well.)[1]


Narlıkuyu at 36°27′N 34°7′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117 is situated on the Mediterranean coast, located 65 kilometres (40 mi) south west of Mersin. It is a part of Silifke district which is in turn a part of Mersin Province. It is on the Mersin Antalya highway between two districts of Mersin; Erdemli and Silifke.

The town has many popular fishing restaurants,[2] 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 2725 (2012 est.) [3]


A church ruin in Hasanaliler neighbourhood of Narlıkuyu

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.(see Narlıkuyu Museum)

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Narlıkuyu, a is read as o in know, ı is read as o in open and u is read as oo in soon.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ TurksatArchived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.