The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

Alaçatı

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Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Known for its windmills, trendy cafés, boutiques, and gourmet restaurants, this pretty village lies 10 km (46 miles) south of Ilıca. On summer evenings, the main strip of Alaçatı bustles with hip crowds; to avoid the hubbub come in the afternoon, when the crowd is mostly locals and store owners, although it can get very hot and many restaurants don't open until later in the day. Wander the backstreets to see picturesque Greek houses (many turned into boutique hotels) and the Greek church-turned-mosque (Pazaryeri Camii), where a curtain hides 19th-century Orthodox icons at prayer times. Tiny outdoor cafés selling tea, lemonade, plum juice (erik suyu), and mastic-infused Turkish coffee cluster under the windmills overlooking town, a popular spot for wedding photos.

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Alaçati, Izmir, Turkey

Published 07/06/2016

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