50 kilometres away from Izmir, with its cobbled streets, centuries-old windmills and mastic trees, Alacati is located on the Cesme Peninsula. It looks like a fishing village that one would see in a photo book: small cafes, charming boutiques and numerous restaurants nestled along the narrow streets.
Although the natural harbour constantly blows a strong breeze, the sea is calm. Clearly this cove is no longer a secret thanks to windsurfers all over the world. In the windsurfing season, from May to October, you can find surfers from every nationalities. Beginner classes of local water sports schools also make it easy for beginners to stick on the board. In addition, the region is also popular among sailmakers. Every year, Alaçatı hosts windsurfing and sailing cup-races.