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Holidays in Cesme

Overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea is the popular holiday town of Cesme. Home to secluded shores and lush green countryside, you’ll want to lose yourself in the town’s natural beauty. Wander its narrow streets to see traditional houses, or head to the harbour to find a great selection of restaurants serving up fresh seafood. 

7-13 (°C) °C

Cesme enjoys long, hot summers and mild but wet winters. 

4 hours

Izmir (ADB), 93km west of the resort.

Spend your days exploring the town’s medieval history then head to the beach for a night of partying. Book a holiday to Cesme with Thomas Cook today. 

Recommended Offers In Cesme

SunConnect Atlantique Holiday Club

Kusadasi, Izmir

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On a sandy beach
  • Unlimited access to the on-site Waterpark with 14 slides and water features
  • Spa with Turkish bath, sauna and massage treatments

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What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
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£ 386

Pine Bay Holiday Resort

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  • Outdoor and indoor pools

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What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
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Paloma Club Sultan

Ozdere, Izmir

7 Nights, All Inclusive
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  • Two private beaches
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SENTIDO Marina Suites

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What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
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smartline Lion Hotel

Kusadasi, Izmir

7 Nights, Half Board
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  • Interconnecting family rooms
  • Two swimming pools, one with waterslides
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What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
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Paloma Pasha Resort

Ozdere, Izmir

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 24hr All Inclusive
  • Beachfront location
  • Four à la carte restaurants

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  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
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Discover Cesme’s rich history with a trip to the castle in the centre of town. When the temperature heats up, stop off at one of the town’s beaches for a refreshing dip in the sea. Experience the ultimate in relaxation with a mud bath at one of the town’s natural springs. If you’re feeling active, stroll through the surrounding countryside and take in the sweet scent of the mastic trees. For a great night out, head to the beach for cocktails.  

Cesme’s main natural attractions are its soft sand beaches and natural hot springs. Find yourself a spot on a secluded sandy bay and take a dip in the crystal clear waters. If you want to try diving, you’ll find one of the best spots at Ildiri beach. Take a walk in the countryside or hike up the hills for some breath-taking sea views. If it’s relaxation you’re after, spend a day in one of Cesme’s natural springs. 

With landmarks and museums aplenty, you’ll never be too far from a historical attraction in Cesme. In the centre of town, find the striking 14th-century fortress of Cesme. As you enter, you’ll learn about its importance during times of war, and see unearthed remains at the Museum of Archaeology. Spot more reminders of the town’s Ottoman past at the Caravanserai Hotel. For a glimpse into the town’s ancient past, head to the city of Íldirli to see a selection of Early Bronze Age remains. 

With 29km of coastline, you’re sure to find some deliciously fresh seafood in Cesme. Try sole skewers in one of the restaurants on the peninsula. Or go for a local favourite, the kumru sandwich, usually served up with Turkish sausage, cheese and tomatoes. When you’ve had your fill, make your way to the beach for some serious partying, many of which carry on until the early hours. If you prefer something a bit more laid-back, enjoy a glass of Turkish wine and listen to a singer in a local bar. 

CESME IS BEST FOR...

Best for nature lovers: From secluded sandy coves to natural springs and countryside trails – there’s plenty of natural sights to explore in Cesme.

Best for history buffs: Learn about the town’s Bronze Age past and the rise of the Ottoman Empire at the historic remains around town. 

Best for foodies: Tuck into Turkish sausages and fresh seafood at the harbour. 


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Cesme is Turkish

Currency: The currency used in Cesme is Turkish Lira (TRY)

Local time: Cesme is two hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Izmir (ADB), 93km west of the resort

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist information: Further Cesme tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com/en/pages/read/cesme 

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Cesme. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

 


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 7-13 (°C)

Sample Cesme’s hot spring during the springtime, when the town has warmed up from winter and you can enjoy pleasant temperatures in the mid-teens (°C). Summer is the most popular time to hit the beach, thanks to glorious highs of 33 and little chance of rain. For slightly cooler weather, come in the autumn. Or enjoy the museums during Cesme’s mild winter season.


GETTING AROUND

By foot: This is the easiest way to get around and the street signs are very easy to spot. You’ll find the main square and marina close to the castle.

By bus/dolmus: Services to Izmir run every 45 minutes. But a dolmus is the easiest way to connect to surrounding resorts. 


EVENTS

Foodies: Taste dishes made from the freshest herbs at the Alacati Herb Festival every April.

Music fans: Prepare to be entertained by groups from around the world at the International Cesme Music Festival at the end of June.

Wine lovers: Indulge in wines from various producers while you enjoy a series of concerts at the Cesme Marina Wine Festival at the end of August.


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