Discover Izmir and the best things to do
The town of Cesme, which is known as one of Turkey's most favourite destinations, is one of the best beach resorts in the world. We have made you a list of 11 must do's to discover Cesme at any time of the year.
Alacati is the most popular place in Cesme. It goes without saying that, one of the must-do's here is to get lost in the beautiful streets. You can find plenty of traditional stone houses which are used as boutique hotels, restaurants, bars or shops. Most people prefer the beach during the day, this place tends more lively in the afternoon.
You can find some fine examples of the Aegean cuisine in plenty of restaurants of Cesme. That means mostly herbs and vegetables, cooked in olive oil. Make sure to try it in the beginning of your vacation, because you will be coming back for more. It is also good idea to join Alacati Herb Festival, if you are here during the festival.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy sea in Cesme is going to a beach club. While the sun is going down you can listen great music and watch the live dance performances. It is actually super fun to stay for that.
Besides the beach clubs, you have also the other option for swimming. Some of the public beaches are sandy, pebbly or rocky formations. Cesme is a peninsula, therefore you can always find a spot where there are no waves to enjoy flat sea.
Cesme Castle was built in the beginning of the 16th century. Today, the castle is an important part of the town silhouette. It is also nice spot for history and culture lovers.
The heart of Cesme's downtown is a quite busy place. There are really lively streets, but the marina is actually the main spot. The marina is not a place just for the boat owners. If you want to hang out with your friends especially at night, you can come here. Because there are some really nice shops, restaurants and bars.
Alacati is full of really nice places. Especially, the bohemian style chic restaurants are really good. The food is great, the ambience is great. You will feel yourself very special. Don't forget to book a table in advance.
Cesme becomes more vibrant at nights, and possibly has the best nightlife in Turkey. You can find lots of clubs, cocktail bars and live performances. Just remember that, some of them are downtown, others are scattered out to more remote areas.
As you know breakfast is a quite ceremony in Turkey and local people really enjoy the breakfast in Cesme. The nice thing here is that you can try typical Turkish breakfast and the other healthy and delicious options.
Visitors always go shopping crazy when they come to Alacati. There are many dazzling shops and mostly local designers here. You can buy anything from nice kitchenware to bags, jewelry, clothes and unique stuff. So make sure to allow time to check out the boutiques.
Alacati is actually super famous for windsurfing, because this place gets plenty of wind during whole year. It is considered to be one of the best places in the world to go windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can find here lots of windsurf schools whether you are professional or beginner surfer.