km (53 miles) due west of İzmir at
the end of the peninsula (map).
A fast otoyol (expressway)
goes from İzmir all
the way to Alaçatı and Çeşme,
making it possible to drive the distance
in less than an hour.
The Alaçatı exit
is the last one before the end of the
highway at Çeşme.
how to pay the toll.)
terminal (Otogar) is
inland a few blocks from the bay on
the İzmir road, about a 15- to 20-minute
walk from the main square or the harbor
(Liman). If your baggage is really
heavy, you can take a Çeşme-Ilıca-Alaçatı minibus from
the lot just south of the Tourism Information
Office to the Otogar.
transportation via the buses
of the Çeşme Seyahat company
otogar and the Uçkuyular
bus terminal south of the
center of İzmir (map)
is fast and frequent (every 15 minutes
from 6 am to 6 pm), so you can pass
through easily enough.
Most of the
buses continue to from Uçkuyular
to İzmir's Büyük Otogar (main
bus terminal), from which it's easy
to catch onward buses north to Bergama or
south to Selçuk/Ephesus, Kuşadası, Bodrum and
other destinations. More...
Seabird Airlines flies small pontoon seaplanes between Istanbul and Alaçatı during the summer months. More...
in Çeşme from
dock at the Liman (harbor),
easily visible across the bay from
the main square. It's only about a
15-minute walk around the bay from
the square to the Liman. More...
Distances & Travel
- Alaçatı: 10
km (6 miles), 15 minutes
km (435 miles), 8 hours
km (53 miles), 50 to 75 minutes
Adnan Menders Airport: 90
km (56 miles) SE, 60 to 85 minutes
by car, 2+ hours by bus
(Ephesus): 125 km
(78 miles), 2 hours by car, 3
hours by bus
—by Tom Brosnahan