Alacati guide for lifestyle, entertainment and attractions
Near the tip of the Cesme Peninsula, Alacati is one of Aegean Turkey's up-and-coming holiday destinations. It is seventy kilometres from Izmir City, and ninety kilometres from Izmir City's Adnan Menderes Airport.
The town was founded in 1850 when Ottoman Greek workers were brought to the area to drain the marshes. When the work was finished, the workers stayed, and began to produce wine in the area.
This traditionally sleepy area attracts visitors who travel from far and wide to see the rustic stone houses, on narrow streets lined with cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
The bay is sandy and shallow with few waves, which means it's great for children. However, the beach is two kilometres away from Alacati town.
With 330 breezy days a year, this is a windy town, well above average for Turkey. The weather turns cooler over the winter, but this does not stop the windsurfers and kiteboarders.
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Alacati Average Temperatures