Cesme is a favorite sun-and-beach resort town, due west of Izmir and the largest metropolitan center in Turkey's Aegean Region. Unlike many resort towns on the Aegean coast, Cesme has retained a local population and flavor with a long waterfront area perfect for promenading. Alacatı and Ilıca are the two international renowned spots in Cesme, famous for high quality seafood, cool seawater, wind-surfing and endless beach parties. A daily escape to Chios, the famous Greek island, is only a boat ride away from the Cesme port. A variety of luxury and boutique hotels, marinas, clubs, restaurants and extensive SPAs are found in its surrounding villages as well as the countryside. Cesme is also a prized location of country houses, luxury residences and high-end entertainment with celebrity DJs and global high society.