Cruise Port Atlas | Cesme, Turkey Map | Location

Cesme, Turkey Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Cesme: Windstar, Seabourn, Holland America

Key Attractions: Cesme Castle, Cesme Marina, Dalyan, Chios ferry, Izmir Kordon, Izmir Agora, Kadifekale (Castle), Karatas, Asansor Tower, Ancient Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, Mary's House, Aya Yorgi Beach, Altinkum Beach, Pirlanta Beach, Ilica Thermal Springs, Alacati, Alacati Windmills, Alacati Windsurfing Center

Arrival is Cesme (pronounced CHESH-may) will likely be by tender as the small port and marina do not have a berth large enough for most cruise ships. The tender dock is across a small marina from the commercial center of town which is next to the Cesme Castle, the area's most impressive historic attraction which houses two historical museums. One museum features artifacts from the nearby ancient city of Erythrai and the other focuses on the events of the Russo-Turkish War. Cesme and the surrounding peninsula are a center of beach tourism with impressive resorts and spas, seaaonal homes for wealthy Turks and foreigners and windswept beaches. Nearby Ilica has long been famous for its geothermal waters some of which feed into the sea offering bath like swimming areas. The winds create ideal conditions for windsurfing in Ilica, Alacati and several other areas. Several nice beaches are protected from the winds making them appropriate for standard sunworshiping. The city of Izmir is about an hour away and offers a few limited historic attractions, including an old Jewish neighborhood. The popular Greek and Roman ruins at Ephesus along with the Ephesus Museum and Mary's House are less than two hours southeast of Cesme and definitely worth the effort for anyone with an interest in history.

Local Currency: Turkish Lira (YTL)

Primary Language: Turkish

Secondary Languages: English is commonly spoken by tourist industry workers

Visa requirements: Cruisers who fly into or out of Turkey must obtain a visa, but the process is very simple. Those who visit Turkey as a port, but do not fly into or out of the country do not need a visa.

Photo of Cesme Castle and waterfront by OscarKosy

Geography and Population

With a metropolitan population of about 35,000 Cesme is Turkey's westernmost Asian ports situated near the end of a long peninsula and just a few kilometers from the Greek island of Chios.

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How Far?

Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
 Cesme Cruise Dock Izmir Airport 94 KM 1 hour 150 YTL
 Cesme Cruise Dock Cesme Castle 1.2 KM 2 minutes, 14 minute walk  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Ilica 9 KM 12 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Dalyan 6.6 KM 11 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Alacati 13 KM 9 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Alacati Windsurfing Center 14 KM 19 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Alacati Beach 17 KM 26 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Aya Yorgi Beach 4.4 KM 7 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Pirlanta Beach 7 KM 11 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Altinkum Beach 8 KM 14 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Izmir 86 KM 1 hour  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Ephesus 161 KM 1 hour 40 minutes  
 Cesme Cruise Dock Mary's House 165 KM 1 hour 45 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Ataturk Egitim Ve Arastirma Hastanesi, 2202. Sk Fahrettinpasa Mh., 35930 Cesme, 4 kilometers, 8 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Ing Bank-Cesme Subesi, 16 Eylul Mh., 35930 Cesme, 1.5 kilometers, 4 minutes, 16 minute walks
Akbank, 2032 Sok. No : 2, 35930 Cesme, 2.5 kilometers, 8 minutes

Post Office

PTT, 16 Eylul Mh., 35930 Cesme, 2 kilometers, 6 minutes

Port and Berths

Cruise Terminal - Nearest street address - Atadag Cd, Musalla Mh., 35930 Cesme
GPS - 38.322994, 26.297278

Photo of Alacati Bay Windsurfing by CherryX