Çeşme; The Pearl Of Aegean Sea
Çeşme, a small port town on the top of the peninsula of the same name, is only around 90 km away from Izmir, and 20 km away from the Greek island Chios, which has a daily ferry connection.
A Holiday Resort With A Very Long Tradition
The place is therefore since the earliest ancient times the bridge between Europe and Asia. Çeşme is a holiday resort with a very long tradition. Already 3,000 years ago it was a popular resort because of its mild, oxygen-rich air and the sulphurous thermal springs. Çeşme has preserved this touch of exclusivity and has so far been spared from mass tourism.
Çeşme is, like many places of the Turkish Aegean coast, originally marked in Greek. As you walk through the old town, you will soon see the many old wells that have given the city its name. The most important building is the Genoese fortress. From here you have a beautiful view of the city and the bay, in the museum are Ottoman war machines exhibited.
Things To Do Around Çeşme
6km southeast of Çeşme lies Alaçati. The old town looks idyllic with its mosque, cobblestones and Greek-Turkish architecture. There are a number of windmills in the area, and the constant winds offer the best conditions for surfing. Ilıca is the largest resort of the peninsula, has a beautiful sandy beach and thermal springs with up to 50 ° of warm water. Here is also the seat of the Çeşme Yacht Club. Also in Şifne there are hot springs that are available for a spa. Çeşme is not a place of mass tourism, but is considered to be very exclusive and houses many hotels of the luxury class. The holiday villages on the peninsula are cheaper. The culinary offer also moves at a high level, but the price level is usually within reasonable limits. A number of bars, clubs and discos make for a good mood until the morning hours.