VISITING CESME AND IT'S MUSEUM
One of the historical and cultural values of Cesme District worth seeing is the Cesme Fort. Cesme Fort has been constructed in 1508, during the period of Beyazit II. It has been had constructed by Aydin Governor Mir Haydar to Architect Ahmet Oglu Mehmet. Cesme Archeology museum is located in the fort, which reached today being preserved in a very good way. Cesme museum has been opened to visit for the first time in 1965 as a gun museum with the guns brought from Istanbul Topkapi Museum and continued its function in this way until 1984. Since the guns in the museum have been oxidized and begun to deform due to the excess humidity in the hall, they have been transferred to Izmir Archeology and Odemis Museums. The same exhibition hall has been arranged and used for the exhibition of the works obtained from the rescue excavations made in Ildiri (Erythrai) archaic city, which have been continuing since 1964. God and goddess sculptures made of cooked earth, busts, marble sculptures, silver and bronze coins, golden frames, amphora are being exhibited. Most important of the visible ruins in Ildiri (Erythrai) is the city walls. Besides this, acropolis and the theatre in north of it and the villa buildings found in the excavations made in the north of the acropolis, Athena temple belonging to the Archaic Period, the church constructed in Byzantine period, Roman villa and mosaics at the location called as Cennettepe, the bath building constructed in Late - Roman - Byzantine Period can be seen. The visitors can visit the military and civil buildings found as the result of the excavations and researches carried out in Ildiri (Erythrai) archaic city, at no charge.
The former Temple of Apollo.
Climb the Theatre steps to the Acropolis to see the remains of a Greek Church and a former Temple of Apollo. The view of the Aegean bays and islands is spectacular from up here.
Ancient Erythrae, the Ancient Greek Theatre
Visit the village of Ildiri, site of ancient Erythrae, renowned for the worship of Hercules.
It is a few kilometres from Cesme.
Dolmus to Alacati
The minibus leaves from just through the main street of Cesme to Alacati fare 2.50 TL. When you get off the Dolmus turn right towards the windmills for the main areas.
Cesme Castle was built in 1508 by Ottoman Sultan Beyazit II. Walk around and check out the museum. Admission is charged.
You can see it behind the customs office in the picture.
- Castles and Palaces
Alongside the attractive promenade, shops offer a wide choice of value-for-money jewellery, leather, carpets, clothes and other souvernies.
here's a map I found on the net .. you will see Sifne (Ilica beach area), Cesme town itself and all in here)
With its history going back to 1400 B.C. Cesme’s history begins with the Ionian town of Erythia. There are a lot of historic remains, as the Castle which built in 1508.
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