ÇEŞME: DISCOVER THE CHARM

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Çeşme is a beautiful coastal town located on the Aegean coast of Turkey, just opposite the Greek island of Chios.

Known as a resort with a traditional character, many tourists come to the town to spend time by the sea. Renowned for its pristine beaches, rich history, delectable cuisine, and vibrant nightlife, Cesme offers a myriad of experiences for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion.

The town is ideal for promenades and has an impressive castle, a lively commercial district with many stores, and a beautiful beach. Çeşme is known as the windsurfing and kitesurfing capital of Turkey and is the third-best surfing resort in the world.

The island of Chios is only 9 nautical miles to the west, and the ferry ride takes only 20-35 minutes. Some boats can accommodate cars, allowing you to explore Turkey’s beautiful coastline.

Cesme isn’t just a destination; it’s a playground for the young and the young-at-heart. Picture yourself basking in the sun on golden sands, with the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean as your playground.
Whether you’re soaking up the rays or hitting the waves with exhilarating water sports, Cesme promises non-stop thrills and spills.

Dive into Cesme’s vibrant culture as you explore ancient ruins, wander through charming villages and indulge in mouthwatering Turkish delights at local eateries. And when the sun goes down, the party heats up! From chic beach clubs to trendy bars, Cesme’s nightlife scene is second to none, offering the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments under the stars.

GUIDE TO ÇEŞME

Ready for an unforgettable summer? Look no further than Çeşme! With its picture-perfect buildings, sun-kissed beaches, and buzzing nightlife, this coastal gem has it all.

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WHAT TO DO IN ÇEŞME

Çeşme: The ultimate summer hotspot! Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, this coastal paradise has something for everyone.

Çeşme Castle (Cesme Kalesi)

Begin your exploration of Çeşme with a visit to the iconic Çeşme Castle, a stunning example of Ottoman architecture. Built in the early 16th century, this well-preserved castle offers panoramic views of the town and the Aegean Sea.

Thermal Baths of Cesme

Dive into rejuvenation at the Thermal Baths of Çeşme, where healing waters soothe the body and soul, offering a tranquil retreat amidst the bustling coastal landscape.

Villages in Cesme

Surrounding Çeşme are charming villages waiting to be explored, each offering its unique allure. From the windsurfing haven of Alacati to the seaside charm of Dalyan, these villages invite travelers to immerse themselves in the authentic ambiance of coastal life.

Alacati 

It has long been a popular tourist destination for windsurfers, but more recently it has become known for its beautiful boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants. The clear turquoise waters and pastel-colored buildings will make your trip unforgettable.

Ildiri 

Originally called Erythrai, is a small coastal village known for being the site of the ancient Greek city of Erythrai. Ildiri was declared an archaeological zone in 1985 and thanks to its ancient ruins, it is visited by many tourists.

Urla

This beautiful fishing town is located 40 minutes drive from the center of Çeşme. Urla is famous for its wineries located on the UrlaVineyard Route. You can’t leave Ulla without visiting the vineyard houses and tasting the local wines.

Dalyan

A fishing village north of Çeşme with one of the best fish restaurants in the region. In summer, the restaurant serves fresh fish and meze (traditional dishes to share at the table) dishes.

 

Don’t forget to visit:

  • For the best shopping in Çeşme, be sure to visit the Çeşme Bazaar, which has a casual atmosphere. Here you will find plenty of cafes where you can relax after a hot day. Also, don’t miss Cesme’s main shopping street, Inkilap Caddesi, with its many stores and boutiques.
  • The town square is the lively heart of Çeşme. When the sun goes down, locals gather here to meet friends and relatives.
  • Traditional Turkish hammams are a must on a trip to Çeşme.
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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Uncover Çeşme’s ancient treasures! Dive into history with visits to its archaeological sites.

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ÇEŞME MUSEUM

Artifacts displayed date from the early Greek era to Ottoman times.

KIRLI ÇIKI SANAT GALERISI

A small but unique traditional gallery

ÇEŞME OPEN-AIR THEATER

An outdoor venue overlooking the sea.

ERYTHRAI ANCIENT CITY

Explore the ruins of Erythrai, an ancient Greek city located near Çeşme.

AYIOS HARALAMBOS CHURCH

A beautiful Greek Orthodox church dating back to the 19th century.

ÇEŞME TURKISH BATH (HAMAM)

Experience a traditional Turkish bath at one of Çeşme’s historic hamams, where you can relax, unwind, and …

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THE BEST
RESTAURANTS

Discover culinary delights at Cesme’s finest restaurants, where every bite is a journey of flavor and every meal is an unforgettable experience.

Embark on a culinary journey through Çeşme’s vibrant dining scene, where every meal is a celebration of flavor and tradition.

From charming seaside tavernas to elegant fine dining establishments, Çeşme offers a diverse array of dining options to suit every palate and occasion. Indulge in the freshest seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, expertly prepared by talented chefs.

Explore Turkish traditional cuisine from savory kebabs to flavorful mezes and mouthwatering desserts, Turkish local dishes tantalize the taste buds with their diverse flavors and aromatic spices.

Don’t miss the opportunity to sample regional specialties!

 

 

ALACATI
FAVA ALACATI

A wonderful dining experience in a stone house that retains its old-fashioned charm.

ÇIFTLIK
ISTAKOZCU CANBABA RESTORAN

Fresh seafood options, but their specialty is undoubtedly lobster.

ALACATI
EFLATUN ALAÇATI

Mia monadiki paradosiaki taberna me poikilies gia kathe protimisi.

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ÇARK BALIK ÇEŞME

Ideal for fish lovers.

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DEFNE YAPRAĞI BALIK RESTAURAN…

A fusion of Seafood, Mediterranean, and Turkish dishes.

ALACATI
SOTA ALAÇATI

A top-notch dining experience for those seeking quality time.

Indulge in traditional dishes such as köfte (meatballs), börek (savory pastries), and gözleme (stuffed flatbread), lovingly prepared with time-honored recipes passed down through generations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to sample regional specialties like çöp şiş (marinated lamb skewers) and kumru (Turkish sandwich), each offering a unique taste of Turkish culinary tradition.

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NIGHTLIFE IN ÇEŞME

Experience Çeşme’s vibrant nightlife scene, offering a relaxed atmosphere, refreshing cocktails, and live entertainment.

Get ready to party at Çeşme’s buzzing beach clubs! Dance the night away to live music, DJ sets, and themed parties with the stunning Aegean Sea as your backdrop. Don’t miss hotspots like Babylon Çeşme and Sole&Mare Beach Club for an unforgettable nightlife experience!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Dive into Çeşme’s vibrant cultural scene with a calendar packed full of events and festivals celebrating art, music, food, and tradition. From the Çeşme International Music Festival to the Alacati Herb Festival and Çeşme Sea Festival, there’s always something exciting happening in town.

Ready to make memories? Check out some of Çeşme’s famous bars & clubs below:

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KIRMIZI PUB

Great place to drink beer by the sea.

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ÇEŞME MARINA YACHT CLUB

Etraordinary live music with tasteful cocktails.

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TIUS BAR

A wonderful panaromic and peaceful sea sight.

ALACATI
NAR

Mia exairetiki taratsa sta Fira katallili kai gia proino alla kai gia poto to brady.

ALACATI
SIR WINSTON PUB ALAÇATI

A great pub to taste new beers.

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BEACHES

Dotted along the picturesque coastline of Cesme are some of the most breathtaking beaches in Turkey, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty and serenity.

ILICA BEACH

Clear turquoise sea with golden sand.

ALTINKUM PLAJI

Incredible clear water with beach bar option.

KOCAKARI PLAJI

Tranquil beach without waves and shower facilities are available free of charge.

DELIKLI KOY

A wonderful bay with crystal clear waters among white cliffs.

DILAILA BEACH

Descent into the water is a staircase and relax on the free sunbeds.

KARDELEN BEACH

The sand is white and the water is wavy.