Activities in Cesme

Some of the best beaches and swimming waters are located in the Cesme region, so don't forget your swimwear and dark glasses and get ready to soak in the sun and taste the salt of the sea on your lips. For those who like a bit of action, there is enough by way of sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and scuba diving in the area to keep the adrenalin pumping. If you are not the adventurous kind, you can sit back and watch the daredevils in action, or sip a lager or just drink in the warmth of the Turkish sun on your summer holiday.

For a change of scene, take one of the boat trips to nearby islands, the most popular being a trip to "Donkey Island" which includes stops for refreshing swimming breaks and a lunch. A trip to the Greek island of Chios also makes for a great day outing. Or else be your own master and charter a Gulet to cruise along the blue coast at your own pace.

Take a stroll in Cesme and meander freely, stopping at the many shops, restaurants and bars that dot the town. In the heart of town, you can strike great bargains and carry home a luxurious Turkish carpet or other souvenirs. Just blend into the Turkish village settings and watch the natives as they go about their daily chores - fisherman and farmers selling their wares at the local markets. Learn from them the secrets about the Mastic gum obtained from the resin-producing mastic tree that grows all over the Cesme Peninsula, used for centuries for its healing properties.