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Information about Alaçatı


Alaçatı is a neighborhood of Çeşme district in İzmir, Turkey. It is located on the Aegean coast and is famous for its historical stone houses and beaches suitable for windsurfing due to the wind it receives 360 days a year. In recent years, it has developed a lot thanks to its stone houses.


History: The ancient name of Alaçatı is Agrillia. Alaçatı takes its name from an Ottoman tribe called ‘Alacaat’. During the Ottoman period, Greeks and Turks lived in Alaçatı. The pronunciation of the word ‘Alacaat’ in Greek was difficult, so ‘Alacaat’ changed over time and took the name Alaçatı used today.


Geography: Alaçatı is located in the west of İzmir, on the northern part of the Çeşme Peninsula. Alaçatı, which has a coastline on the Aegean Sea, is 71 kilometers from İzmir and 8 kilometers from Çeşme.


Population: The population of Alaçatı is 9,745 according to the 2020 census.


Economy: Alaçatı’s economy is based on tourism. There are many hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and cafes in Alaçatı, which is flocked by tourists in the summer months.


Transportation: You can reach Alaçatı by bus or taxi from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport. You can also reach Alaçatı by bus or ferry from İzmir to Çeşme and then by dolmuş.


Places to Visit: There are many places to visit in Alaçatı. Some of these are:

  • Alaçatı Windmills: The windmills, which are the symbols of Alaçatı, date back to the 19th century.
  • Alaçatı Historical Houses: The historical houses located on the cobbled streets of Alaçatı allow you to take beautiful photos.
  • Alaçatı Bazaar: You can find many handmade products and souvenirs at Alaçatı Bazaar.

Alaçatı Beaches: Alaçatı has many beaches suitable for windsurfing. The most popular of these are:

  • Ilica Beach: It is one of the most popular beaches in Alaçatı.
  • Delikli Bay: It is an ideal bay for windsurfing.
  • Çark Plajı: It is a peaceful and quiet beach.

Things to Do: There are many things to do in Alaçatı. Some of these are:

  • Windsurfing: Alaçatı is an ideal place for windsurfing.
  • Surfing: Surfing is also possible in Alaçatı.
  • Kitesurfing: Kitesurfing is also quite popular in Alaçatı.
  • Bike tour: You can take a bike tour on the cobbled streets of Alaçatı.
  • Hiking: There are many hiking trails around Alaçatı.

When to Go to Alaçatı: The ideal time to go to Alaçatı is during the spring and autumn months. Alaçatı is very crowded and hot in the summer months.


Accommodation: There are accommodation options for every budget in Alaçatı. You can choose from hotels, guesthouses, apart hotels and villas.


Food and Drink: There are many restaurants and cafes in Alaçatı. You can find many places where you can taste the delicacies of Aegean cuisine.


Things to know before going to Alaçatı:

Many places in Alaçatı are cobbled. Therefore, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.