Cesme and Alaçati
10 September 2020    Alaçati, Cesme, Turkey 
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Cesme and Alaçati   
10 September 2020    Alaçati, Cesme, Turkey   
 
 
 
 

We took a taxi from Goreme back to the airport in Kayseri then flew to Izmir on Turkish Airlines, an airline that serves delicious meals even on short in-country flights. The only downside is you've barely time to eat when they're back to collect trays.

We picked up a rental car in Izmir to drive to the coastal town of Cesme where we'd have lunch. I did the driving. The only challenge with driving in Turkey was figuring how to pay at the automated and un-personed toll booths on the highway.

After lunch we drove to the nearby town of Alaçati where we'd hotel reservations. But we couldn't find the hotel, this being a time before the ubiquitous mobiles with map software, so we stopped in a cafe. One of the young fellows in the cafe offered to escort us to the Hotel Incirliev by having us follow him as he drove to the hotel on his motorbike.

 
 
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
 
Cesme waterfront
     
 
 
Cesme castle
     
 
 
 
Cesme castle
     
 
 
 
Cesme castle
     
 
 
Door to our hotel in Alacati
     
 
 
 
Door to our hotel in Alacati
     
 
 
 
Door to our hotel in Alacati
     
 
 
Cafe in Alacati
     
 
 
 
Cafe in Alacati
     
 
 
 
Cafe in Alacati