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TURKEY, CESME, ALCATI,,AND IZMIR.

Aegean Sea.

I travelled from Chios Greece ,for a short trip by regular ferry., to Cesme Turkey. The ferry terminal to Cesme is about a 15 minute walk. I walked because no taxi about. The weather was great. I travel with no pre booked accomadation, so i was pleased to see an hotel.
Hotel Ridvan is on the seafront, and i was very pleased with it. The breakfast was a Turkish style.
{ Cheese, Olives,Eggs,Tomatoes Jam,Honey, and a sort of sausage. } --------Cesme is a coastal town and resort on the Aegean Sea in Turkey. The name means "Fountain". The population is around 6,000. There are Golden beaches, and a Castle, built by the Oterman Empire.-------Izmir Airport is 59 miles away. The Bus terminal {Otogar} is on the edge of town,a mini bus runs from the centre of town.
Also from the town centre is a Mini Bus to Alcati, a Beautiful Turkish style village ,about 10km
{6 miles } Alcati is mainly stone built houses, in narrow streets.TURKEY  CESME...   Walk from ferry terminal to town,   about 15 minutes.

TURKEY CESME... Walk from ferry terminal to town, about 15 minutes.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY,  CESME,       View from hotel room of Castle.

TURKEY, CESME, View from hotel room of Castle.

TURKEY  CESME.   Castle to left.

TURKEY CESME. Castle to left.

TURKEY  CESME,    Hotel Ridvan. -- Over 30 rooms,-- Turkish  breakfast  .--Seafront.-- Near Marina.   --- Castle 250m .

TURKEY CESME, Hotel Ridvan. -- Over 30 rooms,-- Turkish breakfast .--Seafront.-- Near Marina. --- Castle 250m .

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.    Promanade.

TURKEY CESME. Promanade.

TURKEY  CESME

TURKEY CESME

TURKEY  CESME.      My hotel to left.

TURKEY CESME. My hotel to left.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.

TURKEY CESME.

TURKEY  CESME.     Mini bus for Cesme to Alcati.  10km   [ 6 miles

TURKEY CESME. Mini bus for Cesme to Alcati. 10km [ 6 miles

]TURKEY  ALCATI .    Dinning in the shade.

TURKEY ALCATI . Dinning in the shade.

TURKEY  ALCATI ....Nice place for a glass of Tea.

TURKEY ALCATI ....Nice place for a glass of Tea.

TURKEY  ALCATI.      Hubba bubba Pipe.

TURKEY ALCATI. Hubba bubba Pipe.

TURKEY  ALCATI     Old stone houses.

TURKEY ALCATI Old stone houses.

TURKEY  ALCATI.       Windmills.

TURKEY ALCATI. Windmills.

TURKEY  ALCATI.

TURKEY ALCATI.

TURKEY  ALCATI.

TURKEY ALCATI.

TURKEY  ALCATI.

TURKEY ALCATI.

-------------------I moved from Cesme by bus to Izmir.My first impression of Izmir was not good. I found a hotel,which did not impress on the outside, but was great on the interior. ---Setting out to explore Izmir i soon changed my view to great of the city.-----Izmir has a population of 2 million. Konak Square is a lovely area, with the Clock Tower and Yali Mosque, it is a mini mosque of octagonal shape with lovely tiles on the outside. ---------Izmir to Istanbul is about 330 km.----------The currency in Turkey is the Lira. -------I left Izmir by train for Istanbul.TURKEY  IZMIR,   Basmane  Rail  Station, one of two stations.

TURKEY IZMIR, Basmane Rail Station, one of two stations.

TURKEY  IZMIR,     City Centre.

TURKEY IZMIR, City Centre.

TURKEY  IZMIR.----.Row of Hotels.   I stayed at one.

TURKEY IZMIR.----.Row of Hotels. I stayed at one.

TURKEY  IZMIR...   Funny place to put a Washing  Machine !

TURKEY IZMIR... Funny place to put a Washing Machine !

TURKEY  IZMIR.      Dazzling promanade.

TURKEY IZMIR. Dazzling promanade.

TURKEY  IZMIR,      Aegean Sea.

TURKEY IZMIR, Aegean Sea.

TURKEY  IZMIR..  Ataturk Monument. --  Turkish  Independance. --  Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

TURKEY IZMIR.. Ataturk Monument. -- Turkish Independance. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

TURKEY IZMIR.

TURKEY IZMIR.

TURKEY  IZMIR.

TURKEY IZMIR.

TURKEY  IZMIR..  Yali Mosque in Konak  Square.

TURKEY IZMIR.. Yali Mosque in Konak Square.

TURKEY  IZMIR.  Clock Tower, completed in 1901.  Made in Marble.  Height 25m  { 82ft }

TURKEY IZMIR. Clock Tower, completed in 1901. Made in Marble. Height 25m { 82ft }

TURKEY  IZMIR.   Mini Mosque known has Yali. ,in Konak Square.

TURKEY IZMIR. Mini Mosque known has Yali. ,in Konak Square.

TURKEY  IZMIR.

TURKEY IZMIR.

TURKEY  IZMIR.    Konak  Square,,Clock Tower and Yali Mosque.

TURKEY IZMIR. Konak Square,,Clock Tower and Yali Mosque.

TURKEY  IZMIR.

TURKEY IZMIR.

TURKEY  IZMIR.

TURKEY IZMIR.

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