Paragliding and air sports in Candarli
The little Aegean port town of Çandarlı, known as Pitane in ancient times (map), was fortified by the Genoese in the 1300s, who hoped to keep its facilities and trade in their hands exclusively.
After the Ottoman conquest of Anatolia in the 1400s, Sultan Mehmet II (The Conqueror) restored the fortress in the 1450s, or at least so says the well-worn marble inscription near the main gate into the fortress.
Sultan Mahmut II restored it again in 1814, and the Turkish government did the final restoration in 1955, returning it to the shape it had had during the time of the Conquest in the 1400s.
Today Çandarli is a pleasant place, good for a morning or afternoon visit (there are few hotels). Its economy is still mostly traditional: fishermen fill the waterfront tea houses when they're not out on the water, and farmers still drive loads of produce through town during harvest season.
The small traditional bazaar area between the waterfront and the fortress is fairly well preserved and relatively unsullied by the crass commercialism that always follows mass tourism.
For transport, minibuses will take you north to Dikili and northeast to Bergama, from where you can get a proper bus to farther destinations.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Candarli
Want to learn to fly on your own? Candarli Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Candarli.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Candarli, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Candarli and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Candarli's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
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“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Candarli, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C