There are several boats to Greece, currently at 18.30 every evening, but sometimes in the mornings as well. They cost around 35 euro one way, 50 return fare (incl. taxes etc.). The boats are small but can take several cars, just come to the Customs house abit earlier.
When in Chios (the Greek island opposite side) ask for information at the seafront tourist agency of Kostas Hatzelenis, very friendly and good service. If you need to stay overnight at Chios town, call Don or Dina at +306972833841, for a reservation at CHIOS rooms, a neat and central place for a reasonable price.
If you wish to travel to Turkey and visit Izmir it is sure that you will want to explore Cesme as well. It is not very far, and below you will find information on flights coming to Izmir from the UK.
Charter flights to Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport) depart on Wednesdays and Thursdays from several UK airports.
British Airways (www.ba.com) cheduled flights departing up to four times a week from Gatwick, or Cyprus Turkish Airlines (www.kthy.net) departing twice a week from both Heathrow and Stansted, may be cheaper options if booked well in advance.
If you wish to have a private tour to the best parts and hidden treasures of Cesme, get in touch with David whom I consider to be a very experienced guide, trustworthy, and a very good and careful driver.
Mr. David Chadwick and his wife Elaine will help you explore the Cesme Peninsula and beyond, in their air conditioned car. He is an excellent guide. He was our guide in these two day trip we had. We never expected to see so much in just two days!
David can also arrange to pick you up from the airport, and even drive you to Izmir if you wish.
Get in touch with him, and trust me he is the VERY BEST !
Mr. David Chadwick,
PK 58, Cesme 35930, Izmir, Turkey.
There are daily ferries from Cesme to Chios and vise versa.
A one-way ticket costs 25 euro, and a two-way ticket costs 30.
The ferries leave from Chios port at 8.30 a.m and leave Cesme at 6pm. in the afternoon.
The sailing trip lasts almost an hour, but on both our trips from Chios to Cesme and backwards the bar of the ferry was not working, so I suggest that you have a bottle of water with you before setting off, just in case you get thirsty.
With 40 euros you can book a guided tour with a private guide. It is about one more hour drive from Cesme.
The ferries that go from Chios to Cesme are the following:
ERT URK Lines/ Sunrise Lines/ ege Birtik, and the F/B Chios.
Book your e ticket from the site below:
The train does not reach Cesme, so to get to Izmir and the train station you have to use the bus. This goes from the same place has the Dolmus , out through the main street. At about hourly intervals, journey time is about one hour, and the fare 9 TL.. In Izmir trains go to Bandarma for the ferry to Istanbul, and Ankara. Train times on TCDD web site.At Izmir i saw a notice that says trains to Ankara now a fast service.
In summer there is a ferry from Chios Greece to Cesme Turkey at 08-30 am daily. The journey takes 45 minutes. I had arrived in Chios at 4 am on the ferry from Piraeus, so had time for several cups of coffee before buying ticket at office near bars on front. Ticket was 25 euros. The ferry leaves from the other side of harbour that the big ferry had arrived. On arriving in Cesme Turkey , British and others have to purchase an entry visa for £10. valid 90 days, so you can return within that time.
It is easy to reach Cesme from Chios island (Greece) by ferryboat in 30 minutes. In winter there is ferryboat 2 times a week, but in summertime daily. The round trip ticket costs about 50 euro.
Schedule: Summertime, 5 - 7 days /week
From Chios to Cesme: 8.30 morning
From Cesme to Chios: 4.00 and 6.00 afternoon
If you want to get in touch with the Local Bus Company in Cesme find information below.
Phone: +90 (0)232 716 82 99 +90 (0)232 716 82 99
Other Contact: +90 (0)232 712 64 99 +90 (0)232 712 64 99
Getting around by the minibus is easy, i went to Alacati, 10km away , took half hour, fare 2.50 TL .
During the day one can join the boat trips to many islands around Cesme. The boats are very nice, enjoy a coffee, or a small meal and the turkish music..