Alaçatı, Çeşme & Urla GoTürkiye
It is the rising star of Türkiye’s Aegean coasts! Located in the west of İzmir; Urla, Çeşme and its small towns Alaçatı are prominent holiday destinations of Türkiye’s Aegean coasts with the turquoise sea, the golden beaches, and the natural environment!
Çeşme is one of the most popular tourist areas of İzmir with its therapeutic thermal waters, historical monuments, and beautiful beaches. Especially the Alaçatı region of Çeşme is visited by tens of thousands of holidaymakers every year. Alaçatı is a famous windsurfing destination while the Çeşme Peninsula as a whole offer plenty of unique and unforgettable holiday alternatives.
The playground of Türkiye's gilded youth, Çeşme, and neighboring Alaçatı, have managed to retain their azure beauty. They lie at the end of an isthmus west of İzmir and have long been a popular holiday spot, particularly with windsurfers and kitesurfers.
One of the quaintest towns in Türkiye, Alaçatı is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Aegean coastline with its renovated stone houses, charming boutique hotels, dining and entertainment venues that overspill into the streets, and coves and beaches each more beautiful than the other... Known as the pearl of Türkiye, Alaçatı is part of the beautiful city of İzmir on the western coast of Türkiye. It is renowned for its local dishes and a vast variety of mezes which showcase the flavorsome Aegean herbs.
Located in the south of the Çeşme Peninsula, Alaçatı has become one of Türkiye’s most popular tourist destinations with its historical stone houses, windmills, calm sea, and its wind that is perfect for windsurfing. Thanks to the wind, it is possible to enjoy sunbathing all day as well!
The rising popularity of Alaçatı has resulted in the opening of a large number of hotels and pensions. Restored from historical stone houses, the boutique hotels offer guests comfort paired with the warmth of home. Some of the windmills, which are the town’s symbol, have been turned into cafés and restaurants. If you’re looking for peace and serenity, Alaçatı is the perfect choice with its stone houses adorned in bougainvilleas, its cobblestoned streets, beautiful nature, rich history, and warm and gracious locals.
The best way to get around Çeşme and Alaçatı is by car, especially if you’re hoping to visit some of the nearby beaches. However, if you are staying historical town center, everything is within walking distance – there’re shops, restaurants, and cafés galore!
Alaçatı is not one of those places where you follow a to-do list to the letter – instead, wandering through the cobblestone streets and checking out the colorful buildings is highly recommended. Take it easy and sip on Turkish coffee during the day, and cocktails at night.
Alaçatı is a popular place for both tourists and locals to enjoy lazy days by the beach and busy nights in the bars and restaurants that line the cobbled streets.
A mere two decades ago this rather unassuming village some 10 km southeast of Çeşme was known predominantly for its excellent olive oil and world-class windsurfing. But thanks to some forward-thinking hoteliers, who transformed many of its dilapidated taş evleri (stone houses) into high-end boutique accommodation, Alaçatı has become one of Türkiye’s hottest destinations.
A walk along Kemalpaşa Caddesi in Merkez, the center, showcases the town's main attractions: world-class boutique hotels, restaurants specializing in Aegean cuisine, sleek cafés, and high-end boutiques catering to fashion enthusiasts of both sexes.
It is one of the three best and most famous surfing spots in the world, along with the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.
With its deep-blue sea, houses covered in bright-colored bougainvillea, and cobblestone pavements, Alaçatı is like a fairy tale straight out of the 1800s.
Urla is an amazing part of the Aegean coast with a 40-kilometer-long coastline, clean sea, great nature, and historical sites. Just 35 kilometers from the city center of İzmir, Urla promises visitors an unforgettable vacation.
The district is very close to tourist destinations like Çeşme, Seferihisar, and Karaburun. Following excavations, it was discovered that the Limantepe tumulus at the İskele quarter dates back to 4000 BC. Limantepe, the oldest port in the Aegean Sea and Klazomenai, known in antiquity for its olive oil production, are two important sites in Urla.
Urla has always been the home of famous and well-accomplished artists and artisans. The city is known for its dynamism and festivals such as the International Artichoke Festival and the Barboros Oyuk Festival. Urla residents will welcome you with warmth, and introduce you to their traditions and to the city’s creative, genial atmosphere.