Alaçatı is a part of İzmir
on the Western coast of Turkey
, often noted for its architecture, vineyards, windmills. Alaçatı is one of the most traditional towns in Turkey with stone houses, narrow streets, boutique hotels and restaurants with tables on the streets. The area is also home to the Alaçatı yacht marina and the famous Port Alaçatı
development, created by the French architect Francois Spoerry and his son, Yves Spoerry. The Alaçatı Herb Festival takes place every year in April and aims to promote nature-friendly methods in gastronomy and natural nutrition through the introduction of the area's many herb varieties. Traditional ingredients and cooking techniques are celebrated during a time when the region-specific herbs bloom. In 2017, Alaçatı welcome a new festival called ‘Kaybolan Lezzetler Festivali,’ also known as the ‘Festival of the Disappearing Tastes’ sought to preserve traditional recipes that are facing extinction.
ı is not one of those places where you follow a to-do list to the letter – instead, wandering through the cobblestone streets and checking out the colorful buildings is highly recommended. Take it easy and sip on Turkish coffee during the day, and cocktails at night. Alaçatı is a popular place for both tourists and locals to enjoy lazy days by the beach and busy nights in the bars and restaurants that line the cobbled streets. A mere two decades ago this rather unassuming village some 10 km southeast of Çeşme
was known predominantly for its excellent olive oil and world-class windsurfing. But thanks to some forward-thinking hoteliers, who transformed many of its dilapidated taş evleri (stone houses) into high-end boutique accommodation, Alaçatı has become one of Turkey’s hottest