Beautiful Cesme (Çesme) on the Aegean coast in west Turkey is a popular sea side resort with lovely beaches and spas. It is the most western located place in Turkey, nearby Alcati, around 85 kilometres west of Izmir and opposite the Greek Island of Chios, which is eight kilometres away. There are two daily ferryies to and from Çesme. It has a population of around 20,0000. The name "Çesme" means "fountain", possibly a reference to the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city.
Because of its crystal clear sea, golden beaches, bays, healing thermal resources, amazing underwater riches, sports activities and famous nightlife, Çesme welcomes many tourists, most come from Izmir, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.
Cesme has waterfront restaurants, restaurants, cafes, tea houses and nice sunset views of the Aegean Sea. Check out Çesme's small fortress, restored as a museum.
Where to stay in Cesme
Çesme has ample hotels in all price ranges.
• Five star hotels Cesme: Altin Yunus Resort & Thermal Hotel, Sheraton Cesme Hotel Resort & Spa, Boyalik Beach Hotel & Spa Cesme, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Cesme, Ilica Hotel Spa & Wellness Resort and Grand Hotel Ontur Cesme.
• Four star hotels in Cesme: Piril Hotel, Sisus Hotel Cesme and Cesme Kanuni Kervansaray Historical Hotel.
• Three star hotels in Cesme: Kalinda Inn Hotel Ilica Cesme, Albano Hotel, Firat Mert Hotel and Solmaz Deluxe Hotel.
• Apartment hotels, B&Bs, apartments, bungalows, villas, campings, resorts, seaside resorts, hostels in Cesme: Marge Hotel, Casa De Playa Luxury Hotel and Beach, Limonlu Ev Ardic, Rooms Smart Luxury Hotel & Beach, Arinnanda Hotel Cesme, Kamer Suite & Hotel, Best Western Plus Cesme Hotel, Larimar Boutique Hotel, Koz Eren Hotel Cesme, Mavi Panorama, My Stone Home Hotel - Special Category, 7800 Cesme, R+ Hotel by Rooms, Koz Eliba Hotel, Taytanli Motel, Fener Hotel Café & Kahvalti, Eleven Hotel, Villa Kore Slow, Dalian Elite Hotel, Dalyan Residence & Suites, Twins Hotel, Hotel Antonio, House Hotel and Kerman Hotel.
Top beaches in Cesme and Alacati: Ilica Plaji, Babylon, Cesme Altınkum Beach, Fun Beach Club, Fly-Inn Beach Club, Ramo Beach, Tekke Plaji, Flyinn Beach, Sera Beach, Mocca Beach, Aquente Warm Pool, Rooms Beach, Gunizi Beach (Alacati), Kum Beach (Alacati), Delikli Koyu (Alacati) and Zio Beach Alacati (Alacati)