Located on the stunning Aegean coast of Turkey, Çeşme is a picturesque coastal town renowned for its azure waters, golden beaches, and thermal springs. Nestled between the azure waters of the Aegean Sea and the lush landscapes of the İzmir province, Çeşme beckons visitors with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

With a history dating back to ancient times, Çeşme has been a sought-after destination for travelers seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Its thermal springs, known for their healing properties, have attracted visitors for centuries, offering a sanctuary for rest and relaxation amidst the stunning coastal scenery.

The town’s charming marina is a hub of activity, with colorful boats bobbing in the harbor and waterfront cafes offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Visitors can stroll along the promenade, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere and admiring the traditional Ottoman architecture that lines the waterfront.

Çeşme’s beaches are among the most beautiful in Turkey, with pristine sands and crystalline waters lapping at the shore. Popular beaches such as Ilica and Alaçatı draw sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike, offering opportunities for swimming, windsurfing, and kiteboarding in the gentle sea breeze.

Beyond its natural attractions, Çeşme is steeped in history and culture, with ancient ruins and historical landmarks scattered throughout the region. The Çeşme Castle, dating back to the 14th century, stands as a symbol of the town’s rich heritage, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and shimmering seas.

The nearby village of Alaçatı is renowned for its charming cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and vibrant arts scene. Visitors can explore artisan shops, boutique galleries, and traditional cafes, immersing themselves in the laid-back ambiance of this quaint Aegean village.

Çeşme’s culinary scene is a feast for the senses, with fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and traditional Turkish flavors tantalizing the taste buds. Visitors can dine alfresco at seaside restaurants, savoring grilled fish, mezes, and traditional Turkish desserts as the sun sets over the horizon.

Whether relaxing on its golden beaches, exploring its ancient ruins, or indulging in its culinary delights, Çeşme offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience, inviting them to discover the beauty and charm of Turkey’s Aegean coast.



Aios Constantinos Church
Built in the 19th century (1874) as the Ayios Konstantinos Church built by Yuhannis Halapes, the building continues to function both as a mosque and a church with minor renovations today. It has a basilical plan with three naves. It was built using the masonry rubble stone technique. The vaulted superstructure is covered with a barrel on the middle nave and a porch roof over the side naves. The narthex to its west is two-storied and its galleries partially extend over the northern and southern naves. The iconostasis part has been preserved.

Agia Haralambos Church
Agia Haralambos Church, which was built as a Greek Orthodox place of worship in Çeşme in 1832, was restored by Çeşme Municipality in 2012 and opened as a cultural center. Agia Haralambos Church, which has hosted many events such as concerts, exhibitions and interviews since the day it was opened, has become one of the attraction points of the district by adding a different color to the cultural life.In addition, the church attracts great attention from foreign tourists with its eye-catching frescoes.

Çesme Castle
The focal point of the town. An imposing site with its six towers and moats on three sides, the castle is guarded by a statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, one of the naval commanders of the Battle of Cesme. Pasha is depicted caressing his famous pet lion and facing the Town Square. You will enjoy a refreshment of traditional Turkish tea or apple tea, accompanied by the cookies that are famous in this region, with the impressive Çesme Castle in the background.

Çakabey Monument
The monument “Cakabey ” near Cesme Izmir in Turkey commemorates the commander and naval fighter Çaka Bey, who lived about 1000 years ago and also fought against the Byzantines in western Anatolia.

Ildırı Erythrai
Erythrai, located in the Ildırı village of Çeşme, is one of the 12 Ionian cities. It is thought that Erythrai is used in the meaning of “Red City” due to the red color of the city’s soil, whose word is derived from Erythros, which means “Red” in Greek. The findings unearthed in the city date back to the Early Bronze Age in this region. It has been shown that there has been a settlement since then.

Alaçatı, located in the Çeşme district of İzmir, has a coastline on the Aegean Sea. It is suitable for windsurfing as it receives wind 360 days a year. Alaçatı’s name in ancient times was Agrillia. Alaçatı takes its name from an Ottoman family called ‘Alacaat’. Greeks and Turks lived in Alaçatı during the Ottoman period. Since the word ‘Alacaat’ is difficult to pronounce in Greek, ‘Alacaat’ changed over time and took the name Alaçatı used today.