Cesme does not seem to have been of high importance during ancient times, although the region and its thermal springs are referred to by historians of the time. The Romans did have a settlement in the area which in turn became part of the Byzantine Empire until the 11th century when Seljuk Turks took rule. For the next 400 years various warring Turks ruled Cesme. By the 14th century, mainly due to the fact that it was the end of the famous Silk Road where goods were carried back and forth from Asia, Cesme became a major port of this part of Turkey and the Turks allowed the Republic of Genoa to establish a trading post and a fortress. In the 15th century, the Ottoman Turks took rule over the area and Cesme eventually became part of the modern Turkish Republic.
Cesme travel guide. Plan your trip to Cesme, one of the top travel destinations on the Agean coasts in Turkey, offering an amazing vacation to its visitors with beaches, bays, Agean food and places to visit in and around Cesme.
Cesme, a major port town in the past, is now a thriving summer holiday destination in the city of Izmir. Located on the west coast of Turkey, it also has some of the longest beaches on the Aegean coast.
Cesme is an ideal destination for water sports such as sailing and diving in the turquoise sea. Cesme, just like Alacati, is known as a windy destination making it an ideal spot to do some kite surfing or windsurfing.
There are also plenty of natural bays in Cesme that are perfect for swimming. After a long day at the beach there’s still plenty to do at night from fine dining to going dancing.
In addition to the beaches, bays, water sports, Cesme is also well known for its thermal baths and Ottoman fountains, which the word “Cesme” means fountain.
Cesme has the following festivals: Alacati Greenery Festival (in April), Cesme Music Festival (in July), Babylon Alacati (in June and July).
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