Alacati Travel Guide

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Alacati Things to Do

  • Ilıca Beach

    The pristine Ilica Beach in Cesme is a Blue Flag beach and one of the most popular in the region for its warm, crystal clear sea and silky sand.Çeme which means founrtain is another holiday resort in Aegean coast

  • Surfing in Alacati

    Alacati is also widely known for windsurfing and kite-surfing and has been named as the 3rd best surfing resort in the world. This is due to its 330 windy days (which is well above the average in Turkey) and calm waters and demand for this activity in this area is high and growing each year. Not only does it attract professionals, more than 10,000...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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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Alacati Restaurants

  • Seafood

    The restaurant just below the two-room building of the 1850 Hotel offers flavourful Mediterranean seafood fare, from octopus tandoori to smoky shrimp kebabs, using local ingredients, many of which are grown in its private garden. Meals (including starters and a main) are from (£25-£30). By teh way Fava means mashed broad beans

  • Different

    This unusual restaurant on a secluded hilltop offers an avant‑garde dining experience with a menu tracing the history of Anatolian cuisine back over 12,000 years. It is the brainchild of Kemal Demirasal, a Turkish windsurfing champion turned chef with a Heston Blumenthal-like approach to cuisine. The dishes have a Michelin-star feel in...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Alacati Nightlife

  • Cool

    One of the oldest beach clubs in the area is the Babylon Beach Club (, known for its beachfront nightclubs. It also hosts several music events, including the Babylon Soundgarden Festival in August.

  • Summer fun and music.

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

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Alacati Transportation

  • To Alaçatı

    Alacati is a 45-minute drive (about 40 miles) from Izmir and about a four to five-hour drive from Istanbul. Pegasus Airlines ( 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 ( also offers direct...

  • 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.

  • 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...


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Alacati Local Customs

  • Vanishing Tastes Festival

    Alacati also hosts a string of festivals and events including the new Vanishing Tastes Festival (, taking place in the summer and autumn every year. It celebrates the recipes and culinary traditions of Aegean cuisine, through tastings, workshops and demonstrations by local and international chefs.

  • People

    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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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Alacati What to Pack

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    When to go ?

    by traveloturc Written Oct 11, 2015

    Luggage and bags: The best times to visit Alacati are from the end of April through May or from September through October, when temperatures are still high (reaching over 20C), and prices are at their best value.
    Take care about he sun in august

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Alacati Off The Beaten Path

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    hear the power of the wind..WIND MILLS..

    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.

    stupid  Don Quixote -year 2007!!!   :) view from Alacati
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Alacati Sports & Outdoors

  • Aquarius Dive Center

    Unfortunately everyone else pulled out of diving because of the cold so i only got to take a picture and meet the guys.

  • Dolphin Land Dive Center

    The guys had packed up for the winter but i did see 1 of their boats.DIVE SITES

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  • Alaçatı Marina

    Designed by the late French architect Francois Spoerry, who also designed the tourist spot Port Grimaud in the Cote d’Azur, it is lined with private yachts docked directly along the back gardens of several traditional Mediterranean homes with terracotta roofs inspiring an old Aegean fishing village atmosphere.

  • Banks

    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...

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