Belenbaşı Village one of the four villages connected to Buca Municipality which is one of the oldest residential areas in İzmir that the rich Levantine families of the period settled for a life in summer houses to freshen during the summertime is located 15 km away from the Buca center.
Being engaged in the organic agriculture just like other villages of Buca and making a living from the agricultural economics, Belenbaşı Village, in fact, is one of the rarest villages in the Western Anatolia where mostly Yoruks families live.
Belenbaşı Village neighbors Yıldızlar Village at the west, Karaağaç Village at the south, Kırklar Village at the east and Kaynaklar Village at the north. The most known product of the Belenbaşı Village managing the village’s economy especially with its ovine breeding and agricultural products is cherries.
Particularly, many national artists and celebrities visit during the festive period in Belenbaşı Village where the cherry picking periods widely turn into a festival.
Belenbaşı Village with a population coming from especially the Yoruk culture is also known as the Village of the Yoruks. This village where the Yoruk families who has brought their culture and traditions to these days without any degeneration and wish to continue the same way is located only 15 km away from Buca district center.
There is even a Kıl Çadır which is interpreted as ‘Haircloth Tent’ in English that the Yoruks built in order not to forget but to sustain their culture in Belenbaşı Village warmly welcoming its visitors. The aforementioned Kıl Çadır where Yoruk families focus on their domestic life and culture can be visited for free. There are inlaid pillows inside, some of which are four and some two centuries-old, and many products inside arouse curiosity for people coming to visit.
Where is Belenbaşı Village? 📍
Address: Belenbaşı , 35390 Buca , İzmir
How to get to Belenbaşı Village? 🚖
You may reach Belenbaşı Village by taking the ESHOT bus number 176 of the Demirciköy- Adatepe line and getting off in the Belenbaşı bus-stop. Moreover, there are minibuses with certain intervals from the Üçkuyular Square to Belenbaşı Village.