Çeşme - Alaçatı

Turkish Aegean Coast

Located in the far west of the İzmir Peninsula, Çeşme is home to some of the best beach resorts in the world.

ÇEŞME

Located in the far west of the Izmir Peninsula, Çeşme is home to some of the best beach resorts in the world. It’s no wonder visitors flock to this region when you consider its exquisite beaches, lively nightlife, modern and luxurious facilities, and plentiful activities - it’s the perfect destination for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, cycling, and trekking. Your stopover in Çeşme will leave you with unforgettable memories in one of the liveliest yachting regions of the Aegean. Become a star in your own right during the happy hours at the luxurious beach clubs of Aya Yorgi Bay! 

The most popular bays in Çeşme are Ilıca Bay, Ayayorgi Bay (accessible by boat), Altınkum Beach (accessible by boat), Pırlanta Bay, Boyalık Bay, Eşek Island, Dalyan (Hacettepe Bay), Dalyanköy, Karaada, and Ilırı.

Sports activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, trekking, cycling, scuba diving

Marinas: Çeşme, Çeşme Setur, Dalyanköy Port (the local port authority provides electricity and water for boats)

SEE
  • Altınkum Beach
  • Çiftlikköy
  • Ayayorgi Bay
  • Çeşme Castle
  • Ancient city of Erythrai
TASTE
  • Kumru sandwich
  • Mastic ice cream
  • Mastic cookies
  • Mezes with herbs cooked in olive oil
  • Red mullet
  • Wine
SMELL
  • Mastic trees
  • Bougainvillea
  • Lemon trees
TOUCH
  • Crystal clear waters
LISTEN
  • Lively nightlife at the beach clubs
ALAÇATI

This picturesque, romantic paradise is one of Turkey's best-kept seaside secrets. With its traditional homes framed by purple and pink bougainvillea, cobblestone streets, and luxury hotels capturing the spirit of its heritage, Alaçatı’s reputation is on the rise. Popular local attractions include the local nightlife, first-class surfing centers, beautiful bays, and plentiful beaches. Moreover, Alaçatı is a foodie's mecca. The constant breeze has made it a must-visit destination for windsurfers - it’s an ideal location even for beginners. The steady wind at sea makes for shallow, warm waters that are embraced by the softest sand in the region. 

Sports activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, trekking, cycling

Marinas: Port Alaçatı 

SEE
  • Windmills
  • Stone housesPort Alaçatı surfing area
  • Delikli Cove
TASTE
  • Kumru sandwich
  • Lokma (sweet fritters in syrup)
  • Mezes with herbs cooked in olive oil
  • Fresh seafood
  • Wine
SMELL
  • Mastic trees
TOUCH
  • Cobblestone streets
LISTEN
  • Whistling wind