Statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa
With its back to the fortress and facing the sea is this statue of the great Ottoman admiral (1714–90), who was sold into slavery but...
This Genoese fortress, whose dramatic walls dominate the town centre, was built in 1508 and repaired by Sultan Beyazıt II, son of Sultan...
From late May to September, gülets (traditional Turkish wooden yachts) offer one-day boat trips to nearby Black Island, Donkey Island...
No Problem Bar
Decorated with British souvenir towels, this expat hang-out offers tastes of Blighty such as a full English breakfast (TL10), pub quiz...
Patika Restaurant & Café-Bar
Overlooking the square, with a cute, two-table balcony, Patika serves standard meat and fish dishes. Between 9pm and 4am daily, Turkish...
Çeşme Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Housed in the castle’s Umur Bey tower, this museum displays archaeological finds (mostly coins) from nearby Erythrae (now Ildırı), the Bağlararası Bronze Age harbour settlement (tools, a curious stone phallus) and the Roman era (superb gold diadems). Much is made of the attack by Russian Empress Catherine the Great’s navy on 5 July 1770 that wiped out the Ottoman fleet.