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'''Çeşme''' (pronounced ''chaysh-may'') is an international sea-side resort on the [[Aegean Turkey|Aegean]], west of [[Izmir]]. It lies on the extreme western tip of [[Turkey]], opposite the [[Greece|Greek]] island of [[Chios]].
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'''Çeşme''' (pronounced ''chaysh-may'') is a sea-side resort town on the [[Aegean Turkey|Aegean]], west of [[Izmir]], favoured by international travellers. It lies on the extreme western tip of [[Turkey]], opposite the [[Greece|Greek]] island of [[Chios]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
There are several ways to get to Cesme, it's an half an hour drive from [[Izmir]] by car, and there are several bus companies that will drive you to Cesme from Izmir on any time of the day. Buses from Cesme to Izmir at the time of writing are around YTL 10, ie around EUR 5.  
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There are several ways to get to Çeşme, it's an half an hour drive from [[Izmir]] by car, and there are several bus companies that will drive you to Çeşme from Izmir on any time of the day. Buses from Çeşme to Izmir at the time of writing are around TL 10, ie around €5.  
  
There is one, possibly two, daily ferry(ies) to Cesme from the Greek island of [[Chios]], the boat ride takes slightly over an hour and costs the whopping sum (for such a short ride) of 23 euros.
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There is one, possibly two, daily ferry(ies) to Çeşme from the Greek island of [[Chios]], the boat ride takes slightly over an hour and costs the whopping sum (for such a short ride) of 23 euros.
  
 
Bus services are also available from [[Istanbul]], the route lasts approximately 8 hours.
 
Bus services are also available from [[Istanbul]], the route lasts approximately 8 hours.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
[[Image:altinyunus.jpg|thumb|Hotel Altinyunus, and Ilica view]]
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* <see name="Çeşme Castle" alt="Çeşme Kalesi" address="" directions="at the town centre" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A well-preserved citadel by the shore.</see>
* Cesme Castle
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* [[Ilica]]
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* <see name="Old town" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Old part of the town (virtually all of downtown) has lots of neo-classical buildings from late 1800s/early 1900s that wouldn't be out of place in, say, [[Symi]], which are well preserved and are quite elegant.</see>
 
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* Alacati
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
*'''Sheraton Cesme'''
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* <sleep name="Sheraton Çeşme" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
*Tas hotel (Alacati)
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*Ridvan Hotel. Located at the center of the old village
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*Ilica Hotel
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==Contact==
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* <sleep name="Rıdvan Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="at the centre of old town" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
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* <sleep name="Taş Hotel" alt="" address="Alaçatı" directions="8 km east of Çeşme" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A boutique hotel.</sleep>
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==Contact==
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Town's telephone code is (+90) '''232'''.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
* [[Ilica]] - a town noted for its thermal springs. Located 5 km east Cesme.
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[[Image:altinyunus.jpg|thumb|Hotel Altinyunus, and Ilica view]]
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* [[Alaçatı]] &mdash; a historical town on the southern leeward side of the peninsula&mdash;and thus is perfect for wind-surfing!&mdash;noted for its Greek houses, ancient windmills with modern electricity-generating wind turbines side by side on the hill overlooking it. About 8 km east of Çeşme.
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* [[Ilica|Ilıca]] &mdash; a town noted for its thermal springs, located 5 km east of Çeşme, on the northern coast of peninsula.
  
  
 
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{{isPartOf|Central Aegean}}
  
[[Wikipedia:Cesme]]  
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[[Wikipedia:Çeşme]]  
  
 
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Revision as of 22:02, 22 February 2010

Cesme Castle

Çeşme (pronounced chaysh-may) is a sea-side resort town on the Aegean, west of Izmir, favoured by international travellers. It lies on the extreme western tip of Turkey, opposite the Greek island of Chios.

Get in

There are several ways to get to Çeşme, it's an half an hour drive from Izmir by car, and there are several bus companies that will drive you to Çeşme from Izmir on any time of the day. Buses from Çeşme to Izmir at the time of writing are around TL 10, ie around €5.

There is one, possibly two, daily ferry(ies) to Çeşme from the Greek island of Chios, the boat ride takes slightly over an hour and costs the whopping sum (for such a short ride) of 23 euros.

Bus services are also available from Istanbul, the route lasts approximately 8 hours.

See

  • Çeşme Castle (Çeşme Kalesi), (at the town centre). A well-preserved citadel by the shore.
  • Old town. Old part of the town (virtually all of downtown) has lots of neo-classical buildings from late 1800s/early 1900s that wouldn't be out of place in, say, Symi, which are well preserved and are quite elegant.

Do

  • Windsurfing
  • Kiteboarding : Kiteboard at one of the best spot in Europe with profesional riders.The IKO center at Kitesurfbeach Pirlanta-Ciftlikkoy will be very happy to host you.

Buy

Eat

  • Kumru - a kind of local sandwich

Drink

Sleep

  • Sheraton Çeşme.
  • Rıdvan Hotel, (at the centre of old town).
  • Taş Hotel, Alaçatı (8 km east of Çeşme). A boutique hotel.

Contact

Town's telephone code is (+90) 232.

Get out

Hotel Altinyunus, and Ilica view
  • Alaçatı — a historical town on the southern leeward side of the peninsula—and thus is perfect for wind-surfing!—noted for its Greek houses, ancient windmills with modern electricity-generating wind turbines side by side on the hill overlooking it. About 8 km east of Çeşme.
  • Ilıca — a town noted for its thermal springs, located 5 km east of Çeşme, on the northern coast of peninsula.



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