Updated: Jun 25, 2020
CHARMING ALACATI, TURKEY: A TRAVEL SECRET ON THE MEDITERRANEAN
Alaçatı is in the province of Çeşme, located in Western Turkey and a short ride from the country’s third largest city of Izmir.
So, are you looking to escape for a little while?
Alaçatı (pronounced Ala-cha-ti) is the place for you – just beware, this is only the perfect destination in off-season. Yes, that’s right, to truly enjoy this small slice of heaven, you have to go when the crowds leave. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck within a stampede of visitors.
The best thing here is that locals really embrace coffee culture, and drinking in general, relaxing in general, and doing nothing in general. It’s perfect for just shutting the world off for a few days.
Where old stone houses and winemaking traditions are found
Alaçatı is a town on Turkey’s Çeşme Peninsula, on the Aegean Sea. It’s known for its beaches, old stone houses and winemaking traditions. During the summer seasons in Turkey, this is the locals best kept secret.
The streets are full of local hospitality and far from commercialised. If you want to have a relaxing break between your winery tours on your way to the Gelibolu Peninsula, this is a must stop over.
The Port Alaçatı Marina located on the south of the peninsula is a renowned water sports center, thanks to its constant winds. Perfect place to wander around the cute, cobbled streets that are littered with beautifully restored rustic stone houses and bright pink bougainvillea. 🌸🏡👌
To the northwest is the Ottoman Çeşme Castle, built in the early 16th century and now housing historical artifacts. The Isabey Bağevi -@isabeybageviis a perfect stopover in Izmir and showcases the best of the Turkish Wine experience. Plus the Greek island Chios is a short ferry ride away. So plenty to do in and around this awesome location that is sure to leave you asking for more.