Doğancılar, the lavender-scented village of Buca, is the closest destination to the city center of İzmir, where you can capture magnificent photos with gorgeous lavender flowers.
Doğancılar, which was transformed into a neighborhood of Buca by removing the village status with the Metropolitan Law, is among the oldest settlements in the region, whose history dates back to the Ottoman period.
The thing that changes the fate of the village, which lives on fruit and vegetable production and animal husbandry, is lavender production. The rural development initiative initiated in Doğancılar with the support of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and Buca Municipality has transformed the village into a gigantic lavender plateau.
Thousands of lavender, distributed by Buca and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to the farmers in the village, are being prepared for harvest since June of the year. While a magnificent view emerged in the lavender gardens prepared for harvest, most of the villagers succeeded in turning their lavender production into tourism.
After the Discover Buca event organized by the Municipality of Buca with Turkey’s leading influencers and social media phenomena, some lavender gardens also serve as breakfast halls in the village, which is quickly heard on social media and attracts the attention of visitors who want to capture photo frames.
Another recognizable feature of Doğancılar Village is that the village headman is a female. Muhtar Nebahat Coşkun is struggling to promote the village and get more income from tourism.
Where is Doğancılar Village?
How to get to Doğancılar Village? 🚖
Doğancılar, which was one of the settlements that was transformed into a neighborhood with the regulation of the metropolitan law, while Buca was a village in the past, is provided by bus and minibus.
🚌 Bus: Transportation is provided by the buses of ESHOT, the public transportation company of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, on the Doğancılar-Torbalı lines numbered 784 and Demirciköy-Adatepe lines numbered 176. Bus number 176 from Adatepe operates 7 days a week at 40-minute intervals until midnight.
🚐 Minibus: There are regular minibus services to Doğancılar Village from the minibus stops on the Üçkuyular Square side of the Buca Hasanağa Garden.