One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum was the greatest achievement of Carian King Mausolus (r 376–353 BC), who...
The restored Ottoman shipyard stands just beyond the marina. In 1770, Russia destroyed the entire Ottoman fleet at Çeşme; rebuilding it...
Marina Yacht Club
This big, breezy waterfront nightspot has a few bars and offers live music most nights year-round. Merrymakers congregrate at the tables...
With a waterfront view, this is an excellent spot for various traditional köfte recipes – try the kaşarlı köfte (meatballs with cheese...
Boat Trips information
Excursion boats moored in both bays offer day trips around the peninsula's beaches and bays, typically charging about ₺35 including five or so stops and lunch. Karaada (Black Island), with hot-spring waters gushing from a cave, is a popular destination where you can swim and loll in supposedly healthful orange mud.
Book through your hotel or direct with operators – Ezgi Boats or Yağmur – ideally a day ahead.