very crowded in summer
Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha (1713-1790), (Hasan Pasha of Algiers) was an Ottoman grand vizier, Kaptan Pasha and an army commander of the late 18th century. He begun his naval carriere as a sailor wirh the Barbary Coast pirates based in Algiers (thence his name, Cezayirli meaning from Algiers in Turkish) on the service of Bey of Algier. He rose...more
Restored and almost disappointing but the views are worth it. Built in 1508 during the reign of Sultan Beyazit 2nd and displays some artifacts from Erythrai and around in the archaeology museum. Also a small naval museum just near the entrance also, which is probably the best bit.Entrance is 2ytl for adults.See travelogues for more pictures and...more
Many day cruises charge average of 20,000,000 TL and itenrary is similar to below. Island Hopping: -Donkey Island (40 wild donkeys on an island) There isn't much to see besides the donkeys. -Black Island (nice swim)-Blue Lagoon (nice swim and view)Lunch:choice between Chicken/Beef or Fish. You pay for beverages. Entertainment: Live DJ and dancer if...more
All along the waterfront you will also find Turkish Gulets (wooden sailing boats) touting their daily cruises, mainly to the Donkey Island and taking in swim stops at secluded lagoons where you can cool off and dive in crystal clear Aegean waters. The price for the 8-hour cruise includes lunch, which is typically Barbecued Fish, Bread, Salad, Fruit...more
I was there btw 22.April.2010-25.April.2010 for 3 nights. Nice room by pool and see view. Room...more
Tokoglu Mahallesi, 1005 Sok. No:68, Cesme, 35950, Turkey
Good for: Families
Yeni Mecidiye Mah. Metin Oktay Cad. No:14, Cesme, Turkey
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Imren restaurant is in the main street of Cesme, close to the city's square.It is really popular with experienced staff, and a garden at the back.A pleasant atmosphere, low and excellent music that allows you to rest and enjoy your meal. It is worth visiting. I as always love the starters and the restaurant had various starters to choose from.I...more
Dalyan is not the name of a restaurant. It is a gulf- lagoon close to Cesme. Think about...a small lagoon is surrounded by beautiful vacation homes on the hills and local fresh fish restaurants around the lagoon! Gorgeos at nights! At the weekends, it is harder to find a seat! It is a fashion in Cesme....to go to Dalyan, and eat fish! Fish!!!...more
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Nightlife is something else, Cesme boasts an indigenous population of 20,000 which swells to closer to 300,000 during the summer months. Cesme is also a favorite spot for Izmir's society to hang out. During the school holidays and at weekends, Izmir literally empties into Cesme and the surrounding region. This accounts for the numerous modern Bars...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
I don't have any particular shop to point out, but generally speaking Cesme town itself is a "compact" and "bustling" collection of Souvenir, Leather, Carpet, Clothing, Footwear and Jewelry stores. You can buy anything according to your needs and taste. Expect to pay much less than in a European country, and be prepared to make a bargain.more
The local custom here is Tea drinking.Actually I was curious why they drink tea in hot climates, and I found out when on a trip to Egypt that these countries drink tea to be refreshed.We Europeans don't realize that if we drink something very cold...thinking that it will refresh us we accomplish just the opposite. We are refreshed in seconds the...more
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Cesme is located in Aeolia coast, and that means... wind. It is constant, in the beach, sometimes pleasant some other too strong.
Though not strong enough to compromise the bath, water sports must adapt to that reality, and are frequently suspended.
Going to Dalyan was a small and pleasant trip from our hotel, and it is the best place to eat seafood. Fresh, tasteful, served with sympathy. But... after all this years travelling I didn't like that the fish was offered us without any reference to the price. There were prices in all menus, but the fish price was... a secret. And it all ended as...more
Don't get carried out when you find out that you can purchase jewellery in a very low price.It can be fake. Be sure to buy from a central shop, and see the number of carat written at the back. Avoid buying jewells from streets.I recommend that you get a garantee of the item you buy, and a receipt at well. If you are afraid to purchase jewells at...more
Paparazzi is found in a superb location with a blue flag bay and a jetty set in natural surroundings. Its beautiful surrounding gardens with daisies, grape vines, and bougainvillea makes it unique in its kind. It is an example of how a Beach Club-Restaurant business can ran without spoiling the nature or creating noise. It is a very popular spot,...more
Bargaining is a must in Turkey.
I would advise that you do practice this (sport). You never know.
You can bargain on jewells, carpets, leather bags and coats, even in smaller shops.
I have heard that the owners of such shops expect you to bargain, so the price you hear can at lest go down to 35 even 40%.