Paragliding and air sports in Sigacik
Also called " Teos ", The small gulf of Sigacik on the shore of the peninsula south of Izmir was described by the famous 16th century Turkish navigator and cartographer Piri Reis as "an anchorage with water like yufka", in other words waters as soft and calm as the paper thin pastry, "yufka". Ancient seafarers discovered this hospitable shelter from storms 3000 years ago.
Sigacik lies between the headlands of Doganbey Burnu and Teke Burnu. Its shores have been home to many of the peoples who made their home in Asia Minor, bringing their rich array of cultures, and the inhabitants of this region were aptly described by the ancient Egyptians as "the people who live in the heart of the sea". Today Sigacik is a magnet for windsurfers, sailors and, less predictably, rock climbers attracted by the challenge of towering cliffs on a small island.
Teos was founded in 1050-1000 BC, one of twelve Ionian cities. In this beautiful part of the Aegean coast the people of Teos built magnificent architectural monuments, such as the Temple of Dionysus which stands at the edge of the road. The temple was built at the beginning of the 2nd century BC by Hermogenes of Priene and is the largest of all temples to Dionysus in Turkey. It was repaired several times during Roman times but fresh earthquakes took their toll. Walking along the paved road of Teos your eye is caught by a column capital here, and a water conduit there.
Five hundred meters to the northwest you discover Hellenistic walls, a theatre, acropolis and gymnasium. Inscriptions found here reveal that the gymnasium had three classes and three teachers, two for sport and one for music. Looking south from the gymnasium you see a tiny jetty with bobbing rowing boats. This is the remains of the ancient breakwater of the South Harbor. Beyond is a tiny island known variously to local people as Cifitkale, Cifte Kale or Korsan Adasi today, but in the 16th century it was called Cüneyd Kalesi by Piri Reis. Another alternative is the ancient Myonnessos. To reach this island, so generously blessed with names for such a small place, you must return along the road to Seferihisar and head south.
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 Sigacik
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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 Sigacik, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C