On the west coast of Turkey, in the province of Izmir and Aegean shores city is Alaçatı.
The city is not only known for its windmills, its vineyards and its peculiar architecture. It is also one of the favorite places for artists, celebrities and wealthy people to spend their holidays. And now also known worldwide as a place with exceptional features for water sports, especially windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. In fact, annually hosts one of the tests windsurfing world cup “Windsurfing world cup”.
The weather conditions in the area, averaging 330 windy days per year, have been one of the main reasons why in recent years people have suffered a huge boom. This coupled with the beauty of the coast, the blue color of the clear waters and sandy beaches have made Alaçatı a place of international fame in the world of windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The charming town full of small restaurants, stores, Art Galleries, and an amazing nightlife have contributed significantly to the rise of popularity.
Every year elite windsurfing takes the city for one week, held in one of the tests PWA Windsurfing World Cup. A sight to see.
These days usually organize a festival that brings Alaçatı important bands and singers.
Here there is a perfect match for these sports, windy and few waves to the coast. This has made the bay is almost exclusively devoted to this.
The bay is fully enabled and ready for these sports. The truth is that not lack detail. Loads schools offering courses of different levels and different duration. They can also rent all material. Also Clubs that offer courses and where you can rent equipment, other services in addition to beach, beverages, fast food, tumbonas,The truth ... is that the organization of the place is great, has thought of everything. We have everything: areas for equipment hire, specific areas for the sport by level, shopping, rest and leisure areas, Restaurants, pubs,Therefore ..., not only enjoys coming to play sports, their companions can enjoy a gorgeous day at the beach.
Camps are also organized windsurfing and kitesurfing, offering classes and stay for 1 or 2 weeks.
One can stay at the same port, where there are a couple of hotels. One of them Alaçatiwindsurfokulu hotel yet "beach club", complex devoted to these sports. Give all in one, windsurf, sailing, beach, restaurants and a good rest. Other on the beach of Babylon, a few meters from schools, for the hotel Hotel Alkoclar Alaçati. Other hotels are also nearby Antmare Hotel, Alacati Hotel y el Riders Hotel Caper.
The other option is to stay in the center of town, where around every corner there is a small hotel, most of them charming. Here are some of them, but there are hundreds.
There are some hotels that organize even windsurf camps: www. alacatisporthotel.com
On this page you can see the different schools and prices: http://www.alacatisorf.net/ about
The village sits at 7 miles in a year Cesme 70 km aprox. .. This makes is very well connected. If you have car Izmir Alacati is a great toll motorway which will take some 40 minutes.
From Izmir airport to Alaçatı is a kind of transfer has headed a 50TL( 20 Euros), consult www.izmirdentransfer.com
From Izmir can also catch a bus, Making the Ilica-Cesme-route Alaçati. Caught in the bus station of the city, call “otogar”.