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Reopening Turkey's sophisticated seaside town of Alacati

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Exploring the seaside town of Alaçati

Located on Turkey's west coast, Alaçat (pronounce "Ala-cha-ti") is a little town only a short distance from Izmir. The majority of first-time visitors skip Alaçati off their schedule because it is a hidden treasure that few have heard about in Turkey.

Alacati is just a short drive from the beaches along the Cesme peninsula, including the stunning Ilica beach.

How to get to Alaçati

Izmir to Alacati: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (airport code: ADB) is the nearest airport to Alacati; it will take you 45 minutes to get there by car.

Although finding parking in Alacati was not difficult, you should still confirm with your hotel if there is free on-site or adjacent street parking because you will likely be exploring the old town on foot.

Istanbul to Alacati: If you prefer to fly into Istanbul you can take a domestic flight to Izmir easily – there are several direct flights each day from both airports in Istanbul and the flight will take just 1 hour.

Alacati's cobbled alleyways are filled with brightly colored houses.

How to navigate Alaçati

If you want to visit some of the local beaches, a rental car is the ideal way to move around Alacati. However, everything is walkable if you are staying in the old town area (on either side of Kemalpasa Cd.). There are a ton of stores, eateries, and cafes nearby.

Most locations provide parking, which offers you the freedom to travel further along the shore toward eşme and to discover off-the-beaten-path locations.

Accommodations in Alaçati

The design of GAIA ALAATI, one of the best new boutique hotels in Alacati, is flawless - contemporary yet inviting, with plenty of warm earthy tones. The modest boutique property's walled internal courtyard, which doubles as a restaurant, is one of its nicest features. Here, you may satisfy your cravings for delectable cuisine and beverages.

A short distance from the major tourist area yet away from the bustle, GAIA ALAATI is situated on a quiet side street. Since there are only a few rooms available, you should reserve your room far in advance, especially if you want to travel during the busy summer months of July through September.

The Alacati Herb Festival, which aims showcases herbs of the region, is held in the town each spring.


Turkey is indeed open to tourists. The guidelines for entering Turkey apply to visitors of all nations who meet the requirements.

As usual, to enter Turkey, visitors must have a valid passport, a visa, or a copy of an approved online eVisa.

Visitors should review the most recent lockdown information and travel warnings. As the world situation changes, travel restrictions to Turkey are continuously reviewed.

Before arriving, complete a "Traveler Entry Form"

A "Traveler Entry Form" must be filled out by any foreign traveler over the age of six at least four days before their trip to Turkey. Children under 6 are exempt.

The form's purpose is to get in touch with anyone who have interacted with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

Visitors must submit their contact information as well as the Turkish address for their lodging.

It takes a few minutes to complete the "Form for Entry to Turkey" online. Before boarding a flight to Turkey and once more upon arrival, all passengers are required to present it.

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