There are many places and cities in Turkey where you can spend your holidays with pleasure and benefit. This country is unique, as it is able to satisfy almost any request. Do you want outdoor activities? Go to Turkey! Want a rich excursion program? Welcome to Turkey! Want the best beach holiday? Probably you already know where you need to go … Today we’ll talk about one small town of Cesme, which combines historical attractions and natural beauty. We will tell you about this city, and you will decide for yourself whether to include it in your holiday route.
How to get to Cesme?
Cesme is located on the coast of the Aegean Sea on the Cesme Peninsula. Izmir is just an hour’s drive from the city, and the Greek island of Chios is opposite the peninsula.
The nearest airport (Adnan Menderes Airport) is located near the city of Izmir, about 90 km from Cesme. From the airport to the resort you can get a taxi or transfer. Those who want to save a little can take the bus from Izmir. Travel time will be about 1-1.5 hours. The road to the city is very picturesque and runs in the coastal strip.
Another way to get to Cesme is by ferry. This option is suitable for travelers and tourists from Europe. The ferry leaves daily from Greece (Chios island) and Italy (from the cities of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari).
Things to do in Cesme
If you want to enjoy the sea and the beach, try different dishes of Turkish Mediterranean cuisine, take part in festivals, enjoy water sports and at the same time discover interesting historical sights, then Cesme is a very suitable place to relax. Among the attractions that we recommend visiting are:
- Cesme Castle;
- Eritrea ancient city;
- Altinkum and Alaci Beach;
- Ayahorgi Bay;
- Cesme market;
- Agios Charalambos Church;
- Alaci Windmills;
- Cesme Marina;
- Ilica Beach;
- Delikli Bay.
Interestingly, Cesme is significantly different from other Turkish resort towns. Its appearance has very noticeable Greek motifs in architecture. It is a very clean and well maintained city. There are many flowers and parks, pedestrian and bicycle paths. All this creates a special atmosphere and just cheers up guests and residents of the city.
Hotels in Cesme
Since Cesme is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, there are no problems with accommodation here. Choosing a hotel in Cesme is guided by your taste and budget. The city has a wide selection of accommodation from luxury hotels to quite budget guesthouses and even campsites. You can also rent an apartment or villa in the city. This is convenient if you come on vacation with a big family or a group of friends. Prices range from $ 30 to $ 300 per night. In the summer months, we recommend booking the hotel in advance, otherwise the risk of a sold out is great.