The New Bodrum of Turkey: 48 Hours in Alaçati

Cesme Peninsula

For my final two days in Turkey, I decided to hit the coast for a little rest and relaxation. Looking for somewhere that was a little less touristy, we came across Alaçati, located on the Çesme Peninsula near the Aegean Sea. If you are into windsurfing and kitesurfing, you have probably heard of Alaçati. It’s the new hotspot getaway for jetsetter Istanbulians, replacing the go-to beach town of Bodrum with Alaçati.

We arrived in Alaçati at the end of September—fortunately, just after the rush of summer had cleared out. The streets were quieter and the temperature was cooling down. It was the perfect time to explore the narrow streets filled with 100-year-old stone houses, boutique shops, and alfresco restaurants. Alaçati is an authentic Turkish town that is laid-back, easygoing, friendly and fun to explore on foot.

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