Cruise Destinations & Ports
Çesme is one of the most touristic regions not only in Izmir but in all of Turkey and the Aegean. There are many reasons for this: the turquoise sea, golden sand, Blue Flag beaches, pristine bays, dynamic nightlife, centuries-old cities...
This paradise is west of Izmir on the Karaburun Peninsula. Çesme hosts the ancient city of Erythrai, one of the twelve Ionian cities of Asia Minor.
The white sandy beaches stretch lazily along a road lined with exquisitely built houses, and several large hotels and restaurants serving excellent seafood and Turkish specialties. Most of the hotels are on beaches outside the center of town, and the peninsula has perfect conditions for windsurfing. The beach at Alaçatı is one of the best windsurfing spots.
The town of Alaçatı lies to the south and inland from Ilıca and the coast. Windmills dot the hills above Alaçatı, a delightful and typical Aegean town. Some of the windmills have been converted into cafés. A lovely beach lies a couple of kilometers to the south. Many bays along the coast southeast of the city are accessible only by yacht, ensuring peaceful and relaxing anchorage in this famous sailing region.
Çeşme is 85 km (53 mi) west of Izmir, the biggest port city and metropolitan center of Turkey’s Aegean coast. A six-lane highway connects the two cities.
The Çeşme Cruise Port
The Çeşme Cruise Port is famous as a gateway to a premium holiday resort coastal area, where two-thirds of the district's population is concentrated.
The harbor is in easy walking distance from Çeşme city center and Çeşme Marina. The harbor has one pier that is located close to the tourist information office.
The town's main square is lined up with shops, cafés, and restaurants. There is a small fortress, functioning as a museum, above the square.
The island of Chios, Greece is located opposite of Çeşme at a distance of approximately 60 minutes by ferry. There are regular ferries to Chios, a popular local tourist destination.
Ferry service between Çeşme and Lavrion, Greece is also available. For the first time, the mainlands of Greece and Turkey are connected by sea.
Berthing Line Length: 585 m
Number of Berths: 3
Town Center: 10 min Walk
Airport: 94 km
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Çeşme with 5 senses
- Ancient City of Erythrai
- Çeşme Castle
- Çeşme Marina
- Çeşme Archaeological Museum
- The windmills in Alaçatı
- Aegean Stone Houses in Alaçatı
- Local herbs
- Kumru sandwich
- Çeşme Melon
- Deserts & ice cream with gum mastic
- Turkish “Meze”s
- The fresh fruit and vegetables in Çeşme Bazaar
- Fields of poppies & daisies
- The wind in Alaçatı while windsurfing
- Golden sandy beaches of Ayayorgi
- Music from dynamic nightlife
- Songs of Tanju Okan (local renowned singer)