The Cesme Peninsula is one of the most beautiful and

unspoilt areas on the Turkish coast. Popular with Turkish holidaymakers for its

great beaches and relaxed atmosphere, it has hardly been discovered by European



Alacati is a charming former Greek town located on the Cesme peninsular on

Turkey's beautiful Aegean coast. Overlooked by a row of stone windmills, the

town's cobbled streets are lined with old stone houses, shops and tavernas, and

dotted with friendly guesthouses and boutique hotels. The local shops sell

crafts, jewellery and antiques; while the village square is filled with market

stalls and open-air cafes, great for browsing or people watching. Alacati Bay,

3 km south of the village, has become Turkey's top wind-sport location thanks

to its protected, shallow water and strong, reliable wind. It is an established

destination for kiteboarders and windsurfers from across Europe and a venue for

international competitions, which attract thousands of spectators each summer.