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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:23

The importance of Gödence and Kızıldağ

Starting from the ridges of Seferihisar Doğanbey and Ürkmez, Kızıldağlar, drawing a very wide arc, reaches Kilizman and Balcova at one end and Menderes district at the other end. Kızıldağlar is an extraordinarily important region for İzmir. Because these mountains, with their endless red pine forests, are the lungs of İzmir.

Kızıldağlar, the only precipitation and water basin for İzmir, is still clean. It gives winter water to Tahtalı dam, where İzmir uses drinking water. The skirts of Kızıldağ are of extraordinary importance with Tahtalı dam, Seferihisar dam, Balcova dam, Ulamış, Kavakdre, Sandı, Payamlı, Bademler ponds. This geography, which takes the sea winds to its peaks with its deep valleys and stream beds, has a unique ecology.

Efemçukuru, Payamlı, Kavacık, Camtepe and Gödence villages are our villages at the peaks of Kızıldağ.

The cultivation of table and wine grapes and olives is characteristic of the region.

Published in Gödence
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:04


It is estimated that the history of Gödence dates back to ancient times, three thousand years ago. Ionians, Persians, Lydians, Spartans, Macedonians, Byzantines and Romans lived in the region, followed by Seljuks and Ottomans. Gödence was the region of wine and olive oil production at the ancient city of Teos. Today’s Akarca Shore and Sığacık were the most important ports of ions. Wine and olive oil were shipped to 12 Ionian cities from these ports. The temple of Dionysus, located in the ancient city of Teos in the district of Seferihisar, is one of the largest temples built in the name of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility in Anatolia. The city of Teos was the most important place of ancient times in culture, art and trade.

The city was the center of the theatre and during festivals, the wine was flowing from fountains. In the 3rd century BC, the Ionian actors' union was established here for the first time. It is known that a group of Seljuk Turkmens from Konya Hadim region migrated and settled in Gödence in the early 1800s. It is understood from the existing remains that the village suffered a significant population loss due to the plague epidemic. The traces of small settlements around Gödence, such as Karalar, Cercemler, Akcakaya, and Payamiçi, whose existence dates back 250-300 years, show that the region is a very important production and settlement area. The people of Gödence embrace the entire historical culture and production heritage of the region by assuming its moral responsibility, with the cooperative they founded in 1972.

Published in Gödence


Gödence Tarımsal Kalkınma Kooperatifi

Seferihisar / İzmir



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