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Alaçatı (pronounced aa-LAA-chaa-tuh) is a village in Central Aegean, just east of Çeşme.


Formerly named Agrilia and inhabited by local Greeks until 1920s, Alaçatı was long forgotten until 1990s when it started to attract Turkish intellectuals yearning for a peaceful, rural haven. Since 2000s, it is much trendier and has a wider visitor profile, which includes many windsurfers.

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By bus

Buses departing from Izmir's otogar heading for Çeşme calls at Alaçatı. The buses are run by Çeşme Seyahat ( +90 232 716-82-99, [1]. ), with one and a half hour intervals between 06:30AM and 7:30PM during off-season, most likely more frequent during summer.

There are also minibuses (dolmuş) from Çeşme, and Ilıca.

By car

Alaçatı lies very close to O-31, a motorway (toll-road) with 2-lanes per direction linking Izmir with Çeşme. It takes around 45 minutes to get to the village from Izmir, which lies 70 km east of Alaçatı.

The village lies 8 km east of Çeşme.

Get around


  • Local architecture. Perhaps the main attraction of the village, all of the village's old parts consist of very well preserved local Greek architecture of stone buildings lining cobbled streets.
  • Windmills. Ancient windmills dating back to 19th century on the top of the hill overlooking the village. Windmills themselves are shadowed by much taller modern electricity-generating wind turbines.


  • Windsurfing. The cove of Alaçatı lies on the leeward side of this much windy peninsula in Turkey's western tip, which means lots of wind but no visible waves towards the coast—perfect for windsurfing! There are some schools offering windsurfing training on the beach.





  • Taş Hotel, Alaçatı. A boutique hotel.
  • Imerek Otel, Yenimecidiye Mahallesi, 3048 Sokak no: 9, Alaçatı, +90 232 716-69-68 (), [2]. A hotel housed in a historical building, offering rooms with air-con, en-suite bathrooms, wireless internet access.


Telephone code of the village is (+90) 232.

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