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Cesme Peninsula is surrounded by the clear blue Aegean Sea and a magnificent landscape full of fig trees, cultivated fields and gum trees. It is located at the west side of Izmir and it has recently become one of the most popular Turkish destinations due to its natural beauty and the well-organized resorts.
Cesme means fountain in Turkish and this is a name deriving from the numerous water sources that can be found there. The rich water sources ensure that the area remains green with rich fauna all year round and the beauty of nature along with the turquoise sea color compose the perfect landscape.
Cesme offers plenty of sun all year round with mild winters and hot summers. Visitors can enjoy high quality of services in most of the resorts and plenty of choice in terms of restaurants, sports and nightlife. The visitors could also use the small ferries to pass in the opposite island of Chios with the famous mastic products.
Cesme has an international harbor linked to Izmir with a good quality highway.
Erythrai Ancient City was excavated in Cesme-Ildiri is the most famous archeological site of the area, the Castle, Caravanserai and plenty of fountains from Ottoman Period along with other examples of civil architecture compose the historical and archaeological remains of the area and the city.
Nowadays, the remains of the Acropolis can be seen on top of the hill, located in the city centre. One of the most important findsof the Acropolis is a woman’s statue belonging to Archaic Age that is on display in the İzmir Museum of Archaeology.
Cesme Archeological Museum:
Sifne (Reisdere) Thermal Spring and Mud Baths: