Alaçatı (pronounced aa-LAA-chaa-tuh) is a village in Central Aegean, just east of Çeşme, on the peninsula jutting out into the Aegean Sea.

Typical architecture of Alaçatı

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It was called Agrilia and inhabited by local Greeks until 1920s. Alaçatı was long forgotten until 1990s when it started to attract Turkish intellectuals yearning for a peaceful, rural haven. Since 2000s, it is much trendier and has a wider visitor profile, which includes many windsurfers.

Buses departing from Izmir‘s otogar heading for Çeşmethe principal town of the peninsulacalls at Alaçatı. The buses are run by Çeşme Seyahat, +90 232 716-82-99. , with one and a half hour intervals between 6:30AM and 7:30PM during off-season, most likely more frequent during summer.

There are also minibuses (dolmuş) from Çeşme, and Ilıca every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of the day and the season.

Alaçatı lies very close to O-31, a motorway (toll-road) with 3-lanes per direction linking Izmir with Çeşme. It takes around 45 minutes to get to the village from Izmir, which lies 72 km east of Alaçatı.

The village lies 8 km east of Çeşme.

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