Alacati: a charm experience

The village of Alacati is located on Turkey’s Cesme peninsula and is less than an hour’s drive from Izmir airport. The region has been for years the getaway destination for wealthy and cosmopolitan Turks from Izmir and Istanbul. This village is starting to become an international touristic destination.

Alacati has a Greek history that appears all over the village. Narrow streets paved with old stones and white old stone houses with blue shutters make this town a gem.

Over 80 small and chic boutique hotels provide hospitality and travellers can taste local and international cuisine at the trendy cafes and restaurants.

Moreover, the main street of the village have unique fashion and design boutiques, galleries and antique shops. In fact, visitors can buy local handcrafts, souvenirs and traditional food all around the main and side streets of the village. Another special event for the tourists is the Saturday market. It takes place in the centre of the town, selling local fresh food, cloths and artisanal products.

Alacati is a couple of kilometres from sandy beaches with crystal clear water. One of those is Ilica, with gold sand and it is near Cesme village. This area is also a famous destination for practising surfing and kite surfing. Near the Alacati Yacht Marina, surfers from all over the word enjoy the constant breeze and warm water.

Moreover, local minibuses, called dolmuses, circulate all day between Çeşme, Ilıca and Alacatı, linking these locations and making it easy to move around.

Above all, Alacati is a hidden destination for an amazing and stylish holiday experience!

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