Why visit Alacati? Alacati is a town located between Izmir and Cesme in Turkey. It is very popular with wealthy Turkish tourists, as it is hip, beautiful and full of attractions. It looks like the Cyclades, the famous Greek islands. The cobblestone streets are shaded with a huge amount of flowers. The narrow passages are filled with charming cafes and restaurants. During the day you can shop, windsurf, surf, lie at the beach or at the pool, but when the evening approaches… you can hear the chilled party beats coming from the beautifully decorated bars. It is definitely an amazing place to spend your holidays! Here are some pictures to convince you to visit Alacati.
How to get there
There are regular busses from Izmir to Alacati. They leave every hour from the Uckuyular Terminal. The ticket is 22 TL and the ride takes 40 minutes. You can reach the terminal with a metro, e.g. from the Basmane train station. It’s very easy once you have the directions 🙂 In Izmir buy a Metro Card that you need to recharge, just like in Istanbul. If you are only staying for one day, you can also buy a 3-5 ticket, for 3 rides in every machine at the Metro Station.
Alacati is also reachable from Cesme. Regular dolmuses (minibusses) circulate between the two towns.
Where to eat
Baboushka Alacati was recommended by a friend who is a cook ( so he knows what he’s talking about 😉 ) It’s traditional food with a twist and looks fantastic. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to try it out. But since it’s a local tip, I thought that I would share it anyway with you.
Where to have a drink
Everywhere! Starting from 5 p.m you will hear the music from all over the place, just follow it.
For a day time drink, I recommend Ala Otel. Very nice pool bar, chilled music, great hospitality. And if the day is too hot, the pool is right there.
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