Cesme

Cesme

Endless golden beaches lapped by clear blue waters make this the perfect Turkish seaside resort. Nestling on the tip of peninsula,and protected by an almost enclosed bay of deep azure waters,Cesme beckons the avid sunseeker with some of the best beaches the Aegean can offer;the heat of the sun calmed by a gentle breeze,even in high season.Lazy days can be spent discovering the superb beaches of Ilica and Pirlanta-to name but two of the many which can be easily reached using the surprisingly cheap dolmuses. This charming fishing village is now fast growing into a popular holiday resort,but it retains its delightfully easy-paced and friendly atmosphere.It true that Cesme offers sophisticated hotels,a marina,but the real heart of the villages is still its main square, the acknowledged meeting place for locals and visitors alike,reaching down to be working harbour-front and small cove of golden sand.
Brooding over Cesme myriad narrow streets stands its 14th-Century Genoese fortress,a reminder of the protection required in a bygone age;it’s worth climbing the battlements for the superb views of Cesme itself and over to take Greek island of Chios,just 10kms across the water.Ferries to Chios run daily in high season,and make a popular day trip,costing around 20 return plus Greek port taxes. Lovers of fresh seafood spend more than an evening or two at the nearby fishing hamlet; of Dalyan Kumlu,while those wishing for a more upbeat finish to their sun-filled days have a choice in high season of music bars and discos on the outskirts of town. http://www.transfersturkey.comTransfer from Adnan Menderes Airport to Cesme approx 1 hours 30 minutes.