What to do in Alacati?
Ovacik is the agricultural center of the Cesme peninsula. In addition to the region’s famous artichokes and melons, it has also become famous for its vineyards where wine grapes are grown because the climate and soil conditions are very favorable. Ovacık is a hidden gem with its golden sandy beach, crystal clear sea and pristine coastline. ‘Before Sunset’, which opened on the beach in 2014, is a very tasteful, pleasant and comfortable beach club. It won the title of the most ‘in’ beach of last summer with its afternoon parties.
Karaburun’s villages are wonderful gems with their naturalness, calmness and virginity. Karaburun, which seems like just an exit on the highway to Çeşme, is home to many villages and towns and is a full day route. The flavor stops on your route are: Karaburun Lipsos Ata’s Place is one of the most important places to visit with its special sea consisting only of round black stones and its delicious cuisine. In Mordoğan, Marina Restaurant Osman’s Place and Lighthouse Fish House are the best fish restaurants, while Problem’in Yeri is famous for its Ödemiş meatballs and soups. In the second stop, Balıklıova, the signs along the road that read ‘The seaside is shabby, the service is slow, the bills are high’ put a big smile on your face and reflect the spirit of this region. Garip’in Yeri and Manzara Restaurant are the flavor stops of Balıklıova. Next stop is Karaburun. Kalyon Restaurant, Number 1 Restaurant and Albatros Fish Restaurant at Karaburun Pier and Saipaltı Restaurant at Saipaltı Pier are the indispensable addresses for fish lovers.
With its lush green fields, horse farms, rows and rows of vineyards, and tranquil coastline, Urla is a great alternative. Urla has already become one of the most important wine destinations in Turkey, with wine producers such as Urla and Urla Şarapçılık, Urlice, Şatomet, Mozaik and USCA offering a succession of quality wines. You can taste at Urla Şarapçılık (Tel: 0232 759 01 11, www.urlasarapcilik.com.tr). Uzbaş Arboretum, located just beyond Urla Winery, is a paradise of nature. For Ortabaş’s Urla recommendations: http://www.yolculukterapisi.com/urlasevdacanortabas) Reha and Bilge Öğünlü’s Urlice vineyards and winery (Tel: 0232 754 16 67, www.urlice.com) is a boutique discovery. You can both visit the vineyards and taste, or you can call ahead and join their private table for dinner. The market in Bademler Village, located between Urla and Seferihisar, also takes place on Sundays and features only the produce of the villagers. If you want a truly authentic market experience, you should definitely visit Bademli.
The flavor stops in and near Urla are as follows:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dessert addresses in Urla:
Home to Urla’s new generation of bakeries and cafes, Artists Street (Zafer Cad.) deserves a morning or afternoon visit: The address for delicious breakfasts Vourla Fırın Café.
The cakes, cookies, and croissants at Irmik Hanım Patisserie, a magnificent dessert land.
Keçi Café Their cheesecakes and cakes are also great for snacks throughout the day. Aegean flavors for breakfast, lunch and dinner Uzun Masa Avlu we recommend.
Located in Camiatik neighborhood (Tatarcami Sk. No:12) in the center of Urla Beğendik Abi delicious casserole dishes. Dinner addresses: Crab and Coastal fishermen on the Urla coast and in the village of Uzbek Akın’ın Yeri.
You should definitely visit Seferihisar, Turkey’s first Slow City (Slow City/Citta Slow)… The 100% Ecological Market, which takes place every Saturday, is the most environmentally friendly, local-local and cheapest organic market in Turkey. Things to do to enjoy Seferihisar: You can start the day with a walk in the marina in the morning, enjoy the sea and surf at Akkum beach, then climb the Genoese bastions of Sığacık Castle at sunset, watch the marina and the surrounding area, and visit the historical castle houses. For those who want to discover underwater treasures in the clear Aegean sea, Teos Ekmeksiz Bay is the right address. Teos Ancient City, one of the twelve Ionian cities, is home to the largest Temple of Dionysus in the ancient world, agora, theater, odeon, city walls and harbor ruins.
Seferihisar’ın lezzet durakları:
Located next to the village market Sefertası Lokantası, It offers traditional flavors of Cretan origin. Inside the castle wood-burning oven Their fragrant bread is really delicious. Located in the harbor square Liman Restaurant and Akkum Street Deniz Restaurant Located in Sığacık in Kaleiçi, in the Bazaar, in the Fountain Square Milos Fish Meze House fishmonger delicious Aegean mezes on the road to Seferihisar Köylüm offers delicious village breakfasts prepared with the most natural ingredients.
A preserved, quiet and peaceful mountain village 200km from Alaçatı, which was the capital of the Ottoman principality. In Birgi, the Imam Birgivi Tomb, Çakırağa Mansion, Aydınoğlu Mehmet Bey Mosque (one of the oldest mosques in the Aegean region and its minbar, sermon door and window wings are masterpieces) have been restored and their historical textures have been preserved, and there are also many castles and bath ruins. On your way to Birgi, you should definitely try the Kaplan Restaurant, 4km up the hill from Tire.
It is very famous for its Aegean herbs and tire meatballs. Open between 13.00-21.30. Tel: 0232 512 6652
It is a touristic village with preserved historical architecture, 8 km. from Selçuk in İzmir. In the 19th century, it was a Greek town with 1800 households, especially famous for its fig production for export. In 1923, as a result of the Turkey-Greece Population Exchange, it was settled with the immigrants from the villages of Müştiyan (Moustheni) and Somokol (Domatia) in Kavala (most of them settled in the village of Nea Efesos in Katerini). The village’s economy, which was previously based on viticulture, wine production and olive cultivation, was disrupted for a while by the new inhabitants from a tobacco region, but in recent years, in parallel with its increasing touristic importance, these sectors have started to develop again. In addition to viticulture and olive cultivation, peaches, figs, apples and walnuts are grown. The population of the village, which was around 2000-3000 in the 1950s and then decreased to 700, has entered into an upward trend again with the development of tourism since the 1990s. Some Greek houses in the village still serve as hostels.
If you can’t get enough of Greek architecture, you can go to Chios Island, which is located just across the Çeşme peninsula, for a day trip or a stay. Ertürk company operates round-trip ferry services departing from Çeşme Port every day. After passing through passport control with your Schengen visa, you will be on Chios Island in 30 minutes by ferry.
For more detailed information and addresses about the Çeşme Peninsula, the immediate surroundings and the island of Chios www.yolculukterapisi.com will be the right address.