Cesme, Turkey

Çe?me is a coastal town and seaside resort on the Aegean, west of Izmir and on the extreme western tip of Turkey. It is a popular holiday destination, boasting crystal clear waters and beautiful sand beaches.

Cesme’s main square has restaurants, cafes, tea houses, and nice sunset views of the Aegean Sea. Çe?me's small fortress, now nicely restored as the local museum, looms over the square. The Sunday market is great for a visit.

Things to See & Do

* Çe?me Castle
* Old town
* Orthodox church of Ayios Haralambos
* Thermal springs at IIica
* Aya Yorgi Bay – views over the Bay

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Turkish Lira (TRY)
Language - Turkish
Land Area – 260 km²
Population – 84,631 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 90

Port Location – The port at Cesme is centrally located, close to the Tourism Information Office.

Travel Links – There are several ways to get to Çe?me. There are several bus companies that offer services from Izmir to Cesme. Bus services are also available from Istanbul, the route lasts approximately 8 hours.

There is one, possibly two, daily ferry(ies) to Çe?me from the Greek island of Chios, the boat ride takes slightly over an hour.

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