Cesme is one of the Turkey’s most beautiful stretches of coast, surrounded by clear blue seas, with a landscape of cultivated fields. Visitors can enjoy unspoiled bays, excellent holiday accommodations, restaurants, sports and entertainment facilities. Thermal Baths offer a healthy break from the rigors of modern life. Excellent shopping is available, with a good selection of carpets, leather goods and souvenirs. At night, a lively atmosphere pervades, especially in the restaurants, cafes, bars and discos along the promenade. Cesme hosts many national and international meetings and conventions throughout the year.
Main events in Cesme
July: The Annual International Song Contest, Cakabey Yacht Races. September: International Optimist races.
Major Sights in Cesme Places To See Things To Do
Citadel, Caravanserai, The old town and houses, Ilica, Boyalik Bay, Dalyan, Sifne, Pasa Liman, Ciftlikkoy, Pirlanta Beach and Altinkum Beach, Ildiri (Erythrai), Alacati, Seeing the International Cesme Music Festival, Bathing in the thermal springs of Cesme
Access Cesme By Air: Adnan Menderes International Airport in Izmir, 90 km from Cesme.
Access Cesme By Road: Direct bus connections from all the main cities, Izmir is 77 km away and is the regions transportation hub. There are two roads to Cesme. One is a narrow asphalted (77 km); the other one is a modern superhighway (80 km). No matter what mode of transportation is used to get to Izmir, the tourist will find it easy to get the necessary transportation to Cesme and Ildiri even on the busiest days of the tourist season. The Cesme city center is the last stop on the bus and minibus routes. There are city buses and minibuses that provide transportation to Ciftlik, Dalyan, Alacati, Reisdere, Ovacik and the other beaches.
Cesme Bus Station Phone: + 9(0232) 712 6499
Access Cesme By Sea: There are ferryboats between Cesme and Sakiz Island. There are also the Turkish and Greek boats providing passenger service for those tourists who want to land in Cesme coming from the Greek island of Chios Island (Sakiz). The journey takes about an hour. For those tourists who want to depart from Turkey, there are passenger services to the Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi. Car Ferries, Ferryboats traveling between Izmir – Cesme – Kusadasi – Greece and Italy stop over in the Cesme port.
Cesme Harbour Phone: + 9(0232) 712 60 05