Middle East

Swimming in the Turquoise Sea of Thermal Springs in Ilica, Turkey — Ticket to Adventures

Ticket to Adventures

After exploring the best of hot and hectic Izmir for 3 days I was so excited to head to the beach. As I am not really into any busy mass tourist destinations I was recommended by locals to travel to Cesme Peninsula for a relaxing stay by the beach.

Cesme Peninsula is a hidden gem of Izmir province in western Turkey, only around 100 km from Izmir. There are three main resort towns on the peninsula: Cesme, Ilica and Alacati, all with their unique characteristics. These coastal towns provide a tranquil Turkish retreat away from the overcrowded beaches of the southern Aegean and Mediterranean.ilica beachilica beachOut of these three beach towns I opted for Ilica, mainly because accommodation prices in Ilica are more affordable than in Cesme and Alacati. Generally speaking prices in Cesme Peninsula are much higher than

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