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Cesme Guide

Located on the tip of the Cesme Peninsular in the west of Turkey, the coastal town of Cesme is a popular holiday destination that is around 85 km to the west of Izmir, the largest city in the Aegean Region of Turkey. Cesme, which means "fountain", and is probably a reference to the many Ottoman fountains located across the city. Cesme castle dominates the city which has many attractions of interest to visitors. These include the Ottoman Caravanserai, which is close to the castle, which was built in the 15th century and has been transformed into a boutique hotel. Also of interest, and situated along some of the back streets in the town, are some old traditional Ottoman houses along with a Sakiz house-type of residence which may be of interest to visitors taking a stroll around the city.

From the city's port there are two daily ferries to the Greek island of Chios with a crossing time of around 1 hour. Between the months of June and October, cruise ships may also be seen calling in to the port.


Chios Guide

The Greek island of Chios lies in the north east Aegean Sea and is located close to the coast of Turkey and is opposite the Erithrea Peninsular, from which it is separated by the Chios Strait. The island has a land area of around 840 sq. km and a population of roughly 54,000 people. The island's capital city is also called Chios and is home to approximately half of the island's population. Popular visitor attractions on the island include the Byzantine Museum which is located in a former Ottoman mosque and is where you can see a perfect copy of the famous painting "Massacre at Chios" by Delacroix. Also on the island is the famous library named after Adamantios Korais and contains his personal collection of 1,300 historical volumes and the Naval Museum where you can see replicas of sailing ships and steam boats.

Alternatively, take a stroll through the pretty and narrow streets of Kaloplitis and take in the splendour of the former ship owners' mansions that stretch all the way to Tampakika. Here you will find Ioustiniani Palace and the mills that once belonged to the old tanneries.

From Chios, ferry services operate to Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Rhodes, Samos, Lemnos, Mytilene, Oinousses, Psara, and Cesme.