Turkey is filled with unsung beach holiday towns along the Aegean coast. Largely undiscovered outside Turkey, Alacati is less touristy than Bodrum and is where many Turks like to spend their holidays. Its white stone houses, cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes and shops, and beautiful beaches are perfect for an idyllic seaside break. It is only a 45-minute drive to the west of Izmir.
The narrow streets of Alacati.
Wonderful lunch at Asthma Yapragi, a very low key restaurant offering a variety of home cooked tapas which you can go inside the kitchen and choose from.
Asma Yapragi restaurant
The town is quiet by day when most visitors flock to the sandy beaches around Alacati.