Cesme, formerly known as CYSUS, was a pier of ERYTHRAI (ERITRE), one of the 12 Ionian cities. Cesme, which was dominated by states such as Ionian, Pergamon Kingdom and Roman Empire, lived its best era in the 16th century during the Ottoman period.
Cesme is Turkey's gateway to the world. It is a breezy seaside village,only one hour west from Izmir, Cesme has deservedly gained popularity among tourists for its cool climate, peaceful beaches with crystal clear water, friendly locals, and proximity to the Greek Island of Chios and to the Aegean. The nightlife in the discoes and cafe/bars along the marina is festive. Nearby Ilıca is popular for its fancy thermal centers, yachting opportunities and friendly natives.
Located within the borders of Cesme, the Ancient City of ERYTHRAI (ERITRE) consists of a theatre, Heroon, walls and Herakleion, which has just begun to be excavated. Apart from this Cesme is famous for windsurfing. On the other hand, we organize daily private tours (Day Tour Turkey) to places such as Izmir, Pamukkale-Hierapolis, Ephesus and Kusadasi from Cesme. We organize private tours to important Jewish places in Izmir, especially for our Jewish guests.
In addition, we also have private tours for our Christian guests to the ancient cities mentioned in the Bible, called Biblical Tours. We can arrange a private tour to the ancient city of APHRODISIAS where located in Denizli is also recommended for to be visited.