It is located in the west of
Izmir. The name Cesme means fountain in Turkish. The name comes from the many springs around the area during the
18th and 19th
centuries. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey with its clean sandy blue sea, fish restaurants and lovely climate.
In the center there is a
14th century Genoese fortress which was restored by the Ottomans in the
16th century. The Caravanserai neighboring the fortress was built by
Suleyman the Magnificent in the 16th
century which was converted to a hotel during the restoration of
Hagios Haralambos Church as the Amir Caka art gallery in the
During the day one can join the boat trips to many islands around
Cesme and at night there are many discos, bars, cafes to make your holiday enjoyable.
Cesme is also famous for the Song Contests in the summer which is held in the
There are ferries running from
Cesme to Venice. The beaches of Cesme are ideal for water sports.
Especially Alacati is famous for its good location for wind surfing.
In Ilıca International Cakabey Optimist Yacht Races are held every year in July. The most famous place to visit in
Cesme for eating fish is Dalyan which is located in the north of
Cesme. The best beaches in the area are Pirlanta
Plaj and Altinkum which are located in the south of the center.
Go?... It is 150km
away from Kusadasi. It can be visited by private daily tours or by
busses running from Izmir.
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