Alacati Travel Guide

  • the view I enjoyed from my balcony
    the view I enjoyed from my balcony
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  • A street after the rain.
    A street after the rain.
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Alacati Highlights

  • Pro
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    Tdiver says…

     Quiet and relaxing 

  • Con
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    joniramo says…

     Only problem is a car is necessary to really get around 

  • In a nutshell
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    EnisY says…

     I will always start missing Alacati as soon as I leave it. 

Alacati Things to Do

  • Alacati beach.

    Situated 4km from town, it's about an hours gentle walk or costs around 15Ytl in a taxi.Blue flag beach, great for the children.

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  • Cesme Castle.

    Rebuilt but not too bad a job. Built by Sultan Beyazit II in 1508.See my Cesme page for more info.Small Naval museum and Archaeology museum inside.Entrance 2Ytl for Adults.

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  • Tango nights in AGRILIA

    the activity takes place in every 2 weeks on saturdays in the place called AGRILIA. You dont have to dance Tango so as to join but I believe is a nice atmospghere to share the rythm. The place is also known for its cakes and pastries in the daytime well as good dishes at the nigt time. The place used to be a barn before its redecoration by its...

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  • Old Greek Monastery.

    Just off the main square and now a mosque,you can still see it's old roots in it's architecture.There is an antique market by it on saturdays and sundays.

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  • Saturday market.

    A must especially if you are here self catering,lots of great fresh vegetables,clothing and then other bits and pieces of household wares.Get there early.

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  • Wind surf at Alacati

    Alacati has an incredible advantage for surfers..Unstopping wind, shallow and clean water and a huge pool like natural bay.ALready is famous among world wind surfers..

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Alacati Hotels

Alacati Restaurants

  • Next to the carpenters shop.

    Mediterranean dishes, mainly Turkish.Shame they cut all the trees down in the small square between the restaurant and the carpenters shop (Marangozhane), which i remember being one but still nice to sit and dine there outside.Sorry the page is only in Turkish.

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  • Great guys

    Any place which looks like a home, must have home cooking and this does.Food was great,plenty of it and cheap.The friendly atmosphere just adds to that feeling.Owner is an old actor.Have been back every time i visit at least twice. Manti, the Turkish style ravioli.

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  • 38°17'06 N 26°22'30 E

    Tucked away in a side street, right in the centre of the town, makes it more relaxing than some.Local mezes, fish and Raki.Unsure why they put Latitude and Longitude coordinates on their business card. Most.

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  • Old and warming.

    Used to be an old tobacco and grape wharehouse but now a lovely restaurant.Nice big fire for those cooler end of season evenings.

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  • The centre of town.

    The cafe in the square itself, surrounded by trees to keep those summer rays off you and a nice place to watch the world go by or a game of backgammon.

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  • Corner calm.

    Kose means corner and it's a nice place to catch the early morning rays whilst reading your paper.Big choice of coffees.

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  • local food and nice breakfast

    I had a nice traditional breakfast and it was nice.. The place is owned by a family and all is service is given by a husband and wife.. so is a nice place to discover local tastes even with some raki.

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  • Taste mastic coffee cooked to the ember

    This is a coffee house is on the main square and very close the Mosque (old greek monastery). They serve coffee, tea and hubble-buble to their customers seated on seats in front of the coffee-house. The speciality of this place is the mastic coffee. The arome of mastic is especially felt at the last swallow and it is very nice. They cook the tea...

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  • Good for watching the locals

    Food , service and hospitality were great.Cafe has been revamped inside since last year and is a popular place on a Sunday morning.

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Alacati Nightlife

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    Babylon sign in Alacati.

    by Tdiver Updated Oct 6, 2007

    Looks to be a rave.
    Free shuttles on Fridays and Saturday from Alacati at 22.00, 23.00 and 23.30
    Return at 01.00,02.00 or 03.00
    Number (0)232 716 67 07

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Alacati Transportation

  • Alacati bus terminal.

    Moved this year to the edge of town but still only a ten minute walk at most into the centre.Dolmuses also start from here but you can get them to Ilica and Cesme from outside the municipality building, up past the windmills, cross the road and slightly to the left.Cost to Cesme this year 2007 is 2.25 Ytl.

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  • Cesme Bus company

    A hire car is a must if you're planning on seeing the area although there are some local dolmus.The airport in Izmir is 85km away down a brand new motorway which was almost empty,unbelieveable! Plenty of coaches go to Cesme from the airport.Below is the local bus company Cesme Seyahat no. although another 6 go there.Regular buses from Izmir to...

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  • Rent a car and motorbike or even boat in...

    If you somehow end up in Cesme (where there are busses from Izmir to Cesme each half an hour) you can or lets say you should rent a car or a motorbike to move around. There are also some mini busses serving between ilica cesme and alacati but these would not really help you discover the beauties around.The place I rent the motorbike called éblue...

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Alacati Shopping

  • Cracked door Market.

    As above the name means cracked door market.Nice and shady if the sun is getting too hot. Lots of arts and crafts as well as other non essential stuff, great for giving as souvenirs. Haggle and enjoy it.

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  • Mail

    For those postcards home.Shame they didn't build it in a more sympathetic style.Open 08.30-12.30, 13.30-17.30.

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  • All about olives

    Recently moved nearer to the centre of the town,my wife is always stopping here for gifts and stuff for ourselves. As the name suggests ( zeytin = olive ) it stocks everything made from olives.

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Alacati Local Customs

  • Alacati People

    by mehbos37 Written Jul 17, 2006

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    The locals are generally very laid back people who enjoys life better than many city people.

    They don't rush things,they cook mainly vegetarian food,enjoy wine,intellectual conversations..

    The bold guy and the one with glasses owns a very interesting tango bar..And they do dance well..

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Alacati Off The Beaten Path

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    stupid  Don Quixote -year 2007!!!   :) 1 more image

    by onurozel Updated Mar 15, 2007

    In alacati you will realise wind mills. These are huge mills creating electricty from the wind power. It might be interesting visit to touch the mills and to hear the wind turning the mills around. For me it was an exciting experience.

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Alacati Sports & Outdoors

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    by Tdiver Updated Oct 6, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Windsurfing is definately the main thing to do in town.
    This requires money and there are 4 banks in town,Ziraat Bankasi just down from the 4 old winmills+90 232 716 90 50, also Garanti and Oyak Bank +90 232 716 81 56,on the main square.Is Bank +90 232 716 94 72 up towards the windmills, on the right, opposite.
    There are also now 3 stand alone cash dispensers just below the 4 old windmills.
    Halk, Akbank and Yapi Kredi.

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