Alaçatı, a town of Izmir, is located on the borders of the Çesme district. It is located at a distance approximately 1 hour from Izmir and 15 minutes from Çeşme. Due to the fact that it is located in a protected area, it is forbidden to construct buildings that are unfitting for Alaçatı architecture, so that it can maintain its unique identity.
Alaçatı, which is a holiday destination that is definitely visited by everyone passing by the Aegean region, gained the identity it has now in 1800s. One of the factors contributing to the development of the town was agriculture, while viniculture and wine production, olive cultivation and olive oil production helped Alaçatı to develop rapidly. In addition, citrus, anise and artichoke are cultivated in Alacati, the trade through the port has developed the economy. During these periods, approximately 40 thousand Greeks and 5 thousand Turks were living together.
Windmills, which are the oldest structures of the town are built on four hills in different sizes and have been standing since 1850.
Alaçatı welcomes many local and foreign tourists especially in the summer months. Alaçatı, which has a windy and wavy sea due to its location, is one of the most popular holiday places of Aegean Region.
In order to prevent issues arising due to the crowdedness of the area, you need to book your place in advance. Have you ever wondered why there are so many stone buildings exhibiting Greek architecture, with their two storied strucutre and bay windows? The answer is too simple; stone buildings are warm during the winter and cool during the summer.
Even a walk in the cobbled streets of the town will exhilerate you. Try windsurfing in Alaçatı, shop in Alaçatı marketplace, visit historical places, shops and you will surely enjoy every activity.
You can enjoy the sun and the beach or you can dive into the vibrant nightlife in Alaçatı, which is one of the vibrant towns of Turkey during the summer.