Alaçatı is a town on the western coast of İzmir province in Turkey, which has been famous for its architecture, vineyards and windmills for over 150 years. It has now made its name in the world of windsurfing and kitesurfing, with its crystal clear water, consistent and steady wind and well-acclaimed hospitality.
330! That’s the annual average of windy days in Alaçatı. That plus shallow waters, and plenty of sunshine makes Alacati a popular destination among windsurfers.
Windsurfing at Alacati – Image credit: http://ipu.gov.tr
But this charming Aegean town is more than a windsurfers’ paradise. Alaçatı is one of the most authentic towns in Turkey with stone houses, narrow streets, boutique hotels and restaurants with tables on the streets. At the end of the day, all will want to partake in the bounty of the region’s lush and fertile farmlands, sip wine made by locals up in the hills, enjoy the abundant local seafood and reflect upon the pivotal persons of yore that paved the way to the modern world.
Stone Houses in Alaçatı
Accommodation in Alaçatı
Alaçatı’s facilities of accommodation range from the stone houses that are exactly both for your pleasure and the budget, to the luxurious hotels in which you can let off steam in SPAs and health centres.
Chigdem Boutique Hotel in Alaçatı
Entertainment in Alaçatı
In Alaçatı, one of the indispensable locations of summertime, nightlife and entertainment is colourful all out and out. The heart of Alaçatı beats differently in these places, changing rhythms for every age and every taste of music. Furthermore, all the beaches in the night function as clubs.
Shopping in Alaçatı
Despite the scarcity of the varieties, nevertheless, there are stores where you can find distinct items, small but special designs. From clothes to decoration and accessories, these boutique stores are sufficient to gain you some memoirs from Alaçatı.
Especially the village bazaar on Sundays heat really up Alaçatı. Debonair people of the local regions sell the products on their benches like fruits, vegetables and herbs, which they themselves plant in their gardens. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, especially the hit artichokes, white onions and melons of the Aegean area are really popular among the frequenters.
Alaçatı is 8 km away from Çeşme. To this town, you can reach by any vehicle going to Çeşme. Besides To Alaçatı can be reached through buses from İzmir Işıkkent and Üçkuyular Bus Stations.