Alaçatı, Çeşme & Urla GoTürkiye
Çeşme is one of the most popular tourist areas of İzmir with itscrystal clear waters, therapeutic thermal waters, historical monuments, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches.
Located at the tip of the Çeşme Peninsula, stretching into the Aegean Sea to the west of İzmir, towns of Çeşme, Alaçatı, Ilıca, and Urla are major regional holiday destinations.
Alaçatı region is a famous windsurfing destination while the Çeşme Peninsula as a whole offer plenty of unique and unforgettable holiday alternatives.
One of the quaintest towns in Türkiye, Alaçatı is a posh holiday destination on the Aegean coastline with its wellpreserved stone houses, charming boutique hotels, dining and entertainment venues that overspill into the streets, and coves and beaches each more beautiful than the other.
Ancient "Erythrai" which is a village of Çeşme town, today known asIldırı is a cozy fishing village with an impressive ancient theater on the hill overlooking the sea.
Urla town forms the neck of the Çeşme Peninsula as it stretches from İzmir city center towards west. Urla town has a northern and southern shoreline along the Aegean with crystal clean waters, great nature, and historical sites. Ancient "Klazomenai" which is at the northern part of the town is one of the important ports of antiquity. Just 35 kilometers from the city center of İzmir, Urla promises visitors an unforgettable vacation.
Liman Tepe tumulus discovered near Urla harbour, at the İskele quarter dates back to 4000 BCE. Liman Tepe, the oldest port in the Aegean Sea and Klazomenai, known in antiquity for its olive oil production, are two important sites in Urla.
Karaburun Peninsula located right to the west of Urla, enchants its visitors with its untouched nature and turquoise waters. The town of Karaburunancient Mimas, is a must-see destination not only with its history of thousands of years, but also with its cleans sea, and secluded beachesand charming and fragrant narcissus flower. Narcissus flower, which is one of the symbols of Karaburun and is named after a mythological story, can be harvested from the end of November to the beginning of February when the winter cold starts.
One of the first “cittaslow” cities of Türkiye, Seferihisar is located in the southeast of Çeşme Peninsula. The town is a perfect blend of nature and city life. Ruins of the ancient port city of Teos lies along today’s medieaval port citadel of Sığacık. One of the largest temples dedicated to Dionysos, and a well preserved theater in the midst of ancient olive trees lie in this historical setting.