Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Cesme. Cesme is only 8 miles from Chios in Greece and is adjacent to the Urla district from the east and to the Karabarun district from the north. With a private boat, you can explore many destinations and islands that extend along the west coast of Turkey and discover the hidden gems of the Aegean Sea. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, motor yacht, sailboat, or speedboat of your choice from the marina in Cesme. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Alacati. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and visit further destinations in a shorter amount of time, including Karabaruna and Foca. If you book a catamaran, you will have plenty of space to throw a special event onboard such as a birthday party or a wedding anniversary. You will also be able to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in unique bays with shallow waters and impressive marine life. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and visit the island of Chios, Oinousses, and many more beautiful destinations in the Aegean Sea for as many days as you please.
Çeşme is a charming holiday resort in the province of Izmir also known as the ‘Pearl of the Aegean’. Çeşme translates to ‘fountain’ in Turkish, which is certainly derived by the abundance of spring waters and fountains in and around the town. In fact, transient mariners took advantage of the varied water supplies to restock their provisions through the ages. Some of the fountains have remained intact till the present day, including the Maras Fountain and the Mehmet Kethuda Fountain, which is a single facade built of cut stone. In the 16th century, a castle in the form of a rectangular shape with 6 towers and deep moats on three sides was built to defend the coastline from any intrusion. The castle still dominates the shoreline above the city center and is now home to a museum that delves into the region’s rich history. The proximity of Çeşme to the Greek island of Chios has kept its commercial transactions alive for centuries. Many cruise ships today use Çeşme as a base for visiting Ephesus, the ancient city that has been preserved since the 10th century BC, home to an impressive theater and Celsius library. For the ultimate experience, the best option for you is to rent a yacht in Çeşme and explore the 18-mile-long coastline (29 km) and the destinations further off the shores of the peninsula.
You can rent a boat in Çeşme and visit Ilica and Alacati on a one-day excursion. Alacati is one of the most diverse surfing areas in Europe, with your motor yacht you can enjoy the clear water in a V-shaped bay and spend time surfing in the ideal wind and wave conditions. You may also wander in the cobblestone streets of Alacati and shop for antiques. Located in the close vicinity of Alacati you will find the popular bay of Aya Yorgi. This bay is known for its calm and azure waters and hosts many famous enterprises. With a catamaran, you can also spot seahorses in some of the finest turquoise waters of Boyalik. With your boat tours in Çeşme, you can swim in Esek Island, Cave Bay, and Balikli Bay. Esek Island constitutes a magnificent bay that has been declared a national park. Cave Bay and Balkili Bay attract diving enthusiasts with the opportunity to explore dark corals and unique passages that have an abundance of fish, coral, and sponges.
You can use more of your available time to enjoy a longer cruise along the coasts of Karaburun, Foca, and Dikili. During your cruise, you will have many unique coves for anchorage including Baba, Pizza, Kilik, and Ilica Cove. When you dock at the coasts, you will always find an opportunity to visit historical sites and shop at the bazaars for local products. Sailing through Foca and Dikili you will encounter Bademli and Ayvalik, two worthy stopovers. From Ayvalik you can continue to Bozcaada or cross to Assos and Mount Ida region where you can witness the natural wonder of the big canyon.
If you desire, you can rent a sailboat or catamaran for a 3-day yacht charter and visit the Greek island of Chios right opposite Cesme. If you have the chance you may stop by Fener Island where you will encounter seals. From Chios, you can also visit Oinousses, known for its beautiful houses and restaurants. Popular cruising routes from Çeşme also include Kusadasi and Sigacik to their itinerary. Even though they are a bit far from the town center, they are filled with beaches and bays that make your cruise all the more exciting.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Çesme.
Çeşme Marina: Located on the western end of the Izmir peninsula and offers more than 400 berths for yachts that reach up to 60 m. The marina can also accommodate superyachts and has been awarded a prestigious marina award in 2014. The marina also offers shoreside amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa, and excellent restaurants.
Çeşme Marina is just 45 minutes from Adnan Menderes International Airport, which connects to many European cities.
Port Alacati Marina: Has a capacity of 260 berths and is situated on the southern shores of the Çeşme peninsula. Care for the reefs on the western side of the marina. The area can get crowded with windsurfers, but is an ideal area to practice wind and watersports. There is a market, fuel station, Bank, and several workshops within the marina zone.
Port Alacati Marina is a 55-min drive from Adnan Menderes Airport.
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