Just an hour to Izmir, Cesme is a town that is situated at the peninsula with the same name. It used to be the summer resort for the people of Izmir, and within years it became more and more popular among the locals from all over the country. Today, the area is packed with people during the summer season. The Ottoman castle and its Marina is worth a visit. The peninsula has beautiful bays with private beach clubs, famous fish restaurants and night clubs. Alacati which is about 15 minutes away from Cesme town is one of the important wind surf places of the World. The town is also popular for its boutique hotels, shops, cafes and restaurants converted from old Rum houses.
Right across Cesme town, there is the Greek Island Chios. There are regular ferries running between Cesme and Chios and the journey takes about 20 min.