Alacati is famous with stone houses, stone paved roads and most clear waters.Alacatiused to be a Roman town and residents have achieved to keep unique atmosphere. Center is only a 10 minute drive from Cesme centre and 30 minutes from Izmir, İzmir is the 3rd largest city inTurkey that receives flights from all over the world.
Alacati has a small and luxury hotels and winter population over 10,000 swells to 120,000 during the summer.
The centre is full of restaurants, cafes and bespoke boutiques, which all open until late and attract both foreign and Turkish tourists to Cesme. Alacati’s centre is mainly busy in summer during the evening because of the many venues , so much so you could eat and drink at a different place every day and night. However, we do recommend that you make prior reservations for Friday and Saturday evenings in the high season to ensure you get a table, most of which will be placed outside the restaurant.
“Alacati Herb Festival” every year in end of March or April. The festival began in end of March or in April of 2010 for the very first time. Each year, the number of our local and foreign guests who visit the festival is growing gradually. There are many important reasons why the festival is being held in April. But the most important one is having the privilege of witnessing the freshness of spring of Alacati.
Alacati International Fishing Tournament" has become Europe's largest open-sea fishing tournament by 2012. Hosting the sportiest fishermen of Turkey, waters of Alacati have a considerable place in the world. The tournament shows an incredible development in terms of the quality of the boats and the teams
Alacatiis also widely known for windsurfing and kite-surfing and 3rd best surfing resort in the world. This is due to its 330 windy days (which is well above the average in Turkey) and calm waters and demand for this activity in this area is high and growing each year. Not only does it attract professionals, more than 25,000 foreign tourists come here every year, mainly from Australia, United States and Europe. There are ample surf schools here to meet demand which are at their busiest between May and October and the average temperature of the water is 22 degrees which makes it ideal for sea and water sport lovers. It is also an ideal place for beginners as the shallow waters extend for 500 meters from the shore.
Alacatihas many beach clubs to choose from where you can party day or night. How fun=))
The nightlife in Alacati in general is very lively; however the majority of nightclubs are located on the out skirts and around 15 minute drive from the centre of Alacati.
Çeşme has 4 yacht marinas, Alacati it self where 80 boats can be moored. This marina was completely rebuilt a few years ago and now houses several very nice restaurants and bars.
Local markets and goods sold on stalls is very common isAlacatiand every Saturday it hosts a huge very popular market selling fresh fruits and vegetables, Also clothing and kitchenware and the equally popular antique bazaar is open every Saturday and Sunday.
The houses of Alacati have a unique architecture and were built with thick stone walls to keep them cool during the summer and warm in winter. Several of these old houses have been thoughtfully restored to their original state and new houses built here in the last 10 years have been constructed in the same style to keep the unity of the architecture.