Alaçatı

Alaçatı was ranked 8th on the “31 Must-See Places on Earth in 2010" list by The New York Times.

 

The area is considered to be one of the three most important surfing points on earth along with the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.

 

With its deep blue sea, houses with bougainvillea hanging from the windows and cobblestone pavements, Alaçatı is a town of tales from the 1800’s.

 

Located just 10 km away from Çeşme, the town is also a spot for adrenaline lovers for being a water sports center.

 

Despite the strong winds, the favorable wavelength makes Alaçatı a center of attraction for water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.

 

Alaçatı is not only famous for the adrenaline it provides but also for its stone houses. These houses which are cool in the summer and warm in the winter provide an unforgettable accommodation as well as material for photography enthusiasts.

 

There are chic boutique hotels and hostels that you can spend a great time at in Alaçatı.

 

The restaurants, cafes, antique shops and gift shops restored from old Greek houses almost stop the time in the town where the sea, sun and serenity are experienced to the fullest.

 

In these shops, local melons, mastic jam, hand-made products and souvenirs are sold. In addition, various different unique products are sold in the socialite bazaar on Saturdays.

 

Numerous restored old Greek houses in Alaçatı serve as restaurants.

 

Local delicacies include seafood, eggplants, kumru, "muska börek", pasha appetizer, stonecrop pickle, rose "baklava" and the Alaçatı Melon.

 

Another must-tase delicacy of the region is the ember-roasted, mastic flavored Turkish coffee.