Alacati is a 45-minute drive (about 40 miles) from Izmir and about a four to five-hour drive from Istanbul. Pegasus Airlines (flypgs.com) flies directly to Izmir year round, with flights from London Stansted to Izmir three times a week, while flights via Istanbul run daily (from £120.99 one-way). Thomas Cook (thomascook.com) also offers direct flights (from £72.99 one-way) to Izmir from London Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester for most of the year, except from November to February. Turkish Airlines (turkishairlines.com) flies to Izmir via Istanbul from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and Edinburgh. Cabs from Izmir Airport to Alacati cost about 220 Turkish liras (£54) while transfer companies, such as My Garage (0090 533 204 8987), charge 80-120 Turkish liras (£20-£30) for a return journey. Visitors can also book the Havas (232 274 22 76) shuttle bus from the airport.
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.
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
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 Cesme stop in town.
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- Road Trip
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 Rent A Car" Mr. İsmet has a full time shop in the dowtown of Cesme (which is around 10 km to Alacati). The Rent a Car shop is very helpfull and welcoming we did not have any trust problems. But do not forget you need to present your Motorbike driving license to rent a motorbike. If you are lucky enough they can provide you a well fitted helmet otherwise you get a helmet anyway but usually does not fit. Motorbike is a nice choice if you want to get around and stop and dive in to the sea and to discover around.
- Family Travel
If you are planning to fly to Izmir and then pass to Alacati It is very convenient to rent a car from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. The Prices for an economy class is around 50 Euros per day. You can find Decar, Avis, Alamo within the airport. I f you are coming by bus to İzmir you can rent cars from Alsancak (there are several places you can find in front of Alsancak Closed Sports Stadium. The prices in alsancak are little bit economic but try to negotiate for the insurance and any other contract details.(If they are included and make a clear contract). We have rented one from a place called "IKIAA"on alsancak it was without any problem for us. You can prefer if you like. Though I dont have any info about the rest of the renting places. The price for the off-season for a fiat palio was 30 euros.