Discover luxury and boutique hotels in Alaçatı
Sitting pretty on Turkey’s sunlit Çeşme Peninsula, Alaçatı is an old-world fishing village with A-list appeal and a bevy of boutique stays. Awash with ice-cream hues, the cobblestoned old town is home to ivory stone houses and cosy cafés – all sporting plucked-from-a-postcard pastel shutters and time-worn wooden doors, of course. World-class windsurfing and a brace of beach clubs have caught the attention of water babies from far and wide, but quieter sands still cater to seclusion-seeking sunbathers. With Poseidon’s pantry and some of Turkey’s top vineyards in splashing distance, Alaçatı also serves up some of Aegean cuisine’s freshest and finest.
When to go
Sun-seekers and late-night revellers may want to aim for high season (from mid-May to September), but we prefer the warm weather (and off-peak prices) of spring and autumn. The windsurfing season runs from May to early November, with the Alaçatı Windsurfing Festival held every July.
Planesİzmir Airport is under an hour’s drive away. Direct seasonal flights are available from European hubs including London Gatwick and London Stansted. Otherwise, hop on an hour-long domestic connection from Istanbul.
AutomobilesIt’s around a 50-minute drive from İzmir and five hours from Istanbul. If beach-hopping and vineyard-touring is on your agenda, hiring a car at the airport is wise. Otherwise, Alaçatı’s old town is easy to navigate on foot.