Cesme

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Cesme
Port of Entry
38°19.600'N, 026°17.600'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Çesme Region

Çesme is a small old fashion town surrounded by a region of over 1 million inhabitants, mostly in vacation homes during the summer. It is a very pleasant region because it has two openings to the sea: in the Aegean to the W and into the the Gulf of Ildir to the E.

Charts

BA
1645 Nisos Chios and Izmir Körfezi
Imray-Tetra
G28 Nísos Khíos & the Coast of Turkey
G32 Eastern Sporades, Dodecanese & the Coast of Turkey
NIMA
54389 Fener Adasi to Samos Strait
Turkey
2223 Gerence - Ildır Körfezi
2224 Süngükaya Geçidi
Greek
334 Chios Island & Opposite Coast of Asia Minor

Weather

See Turkey.

Passages

Islands

Kara Adasi

Kara Adasi/wiki/Cesme#Kara_Adasi
Island icon Kara Adasi [[Cesme#Kara Adasi|Kara Adasi]] 38°25.5′N, 26°20.6′E
Kara Ada or Goni Adasi — There are some nice anchorages in the creeks on the S side of the island.

Danger: Beware of rocky patches between this island and Uzunadalar of the W. }}

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Chart of Uç Passage - Chartlet

Approaching the Çesme Harbor from the Aegean or approaching the Setur Çeşme Marina and other anchorages in the Gulf of Ildir from the gulf is straight forward and with out dangers but:

Danger: Care must be taken when going from the Aegean to the gulf of Ildir. There are many reefs and shallow areas.

The Uç Burunlar Passage

Going through the tricky Uç Burunlar Passage saves time and distance. At first glance, it seems hopeless because many of the reefs are just below the surface and are very hard to see. The trick is to move very slowly and carefully along an S shaped course. From Çesme to the Gulf of Ildir proceed as follows:

  1. Head N towards Toprak Adasi
  2. When you are half way between Toprak Adasi and Uç Burunlar Point turn right heading E
  3. After coming abreast of Uç Burunlar Point turn right and head SE
  4. When your abreast the middle of the cove to your S turn left heading NE
  5. When you are past the E point turn right and head S.

Entrance

Boats checking-in or out of Turkey should contact the Harbor Master, Health (accross the street from the harbor), Customs, and Passport Control (on the SW entrance of the harbor).

Berthing

On the Aegean side, there is the old Çesme Harbor and on the Ildir side, there is the Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin Marina) and several small harbors which mostly cater to local boats.

Chart of Çesme Harbor

Çesme Harbor

Çesme Harbor/wiki/Cesme#.C3.87esme_Harbor
Harbour icon Çesme Harbor [[Cesme#Çesme Harbor|Çesme Harbor]] 38°19.524'N, 026°17.950'E
Port of Entry

Çesme marina (Camper and Nicholsons) completed in 2011 is excellent. Contact on CH72 and boat boys will lead you to a dock with laid lines. Shoping for famous clothing brands and eating fastfood or dinner in luxury restaurants in the marina is very fashionable. For details see Çesme Marina.

Shipyard with crane and marine shop available in the marina.
Chart of Dalyan Ildur

Dalyan Ildur

Dalyan Ildur/wiki/Cesme#Dalyan_Ildur
Harbour icon Dalyan Ildur [[Cesme#Dalyan Ildur|Dalyan Ildur]] 38°21.464'N, 026°19.070'E

A nice and well protected harbor, about 2 nM N of Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin). It is operated as marina but it is almost always full by local boats.

There are a number quite a noisy (some of them are quite good) restaurants ashore.
Chart of Ilica

Ilica

Ilica/wiki/Cesme#Ilica
Harbour icon Ilica [[Cesme#Ilica|Ilica]] 38°18.7′N, 26°21.7′E
This is a small harbor about 1 nM S of Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin). It is used mainly by small local boats.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

Chart of Egri Liman

Egri Liman

Egri Liman/wiki/Cesme#Egri_Liman
Anchorage icon Egri Liman [[Cesme#Egri Liman|Egri Liman]] 38°31.78′N, 26°22.82′E

Egri Liman is a delightful small gulf with several anchorage. There is very good shelter from most winds including the meltem. Anchor on the W side. The bottom is mud and weed and there may be some difficulty.

Danger: There are several reefs in the area.
Chart of Ildir

Ildir

Ildir/wiki/Cesme#Ildir
Anchorage icon Ildir [[Cesme#Ildir|Ildir]] 38°23.68′N, 26°28.15′E
An attractive anchorage. Anchor behind the island or W of the village. There are several good restaurants ashore specializing in fresh fish. The water here is not very clean, being polluted b y the many fish farms.


Amenities

Facilities
Water Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5BSetur_Cesme_Marina.5D.5D_.28Golden_Dolphin.29Water icon Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin) [[Cesme#Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)|Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)]] 38°19.400'N, 026°20.800'E on the dock; tel. +90 (232) 723 14 34

Çesme Harbor/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5B.23.C3.87esme_Harbor.7C.C3.87esme_Harbor.5D.5DWater icon Çesme Harbor [[Cesme#Çesme Harbor|Çesme Harbor]] 38°19.524'N, 026°17.950'E on the dock

Dalyan Ildur/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5B.23Dalyan_Ildur.7CDalyan_Ildur.5D.5DWater icon Dalyan Ildur [[Cesme#Dalyan Ildur|Dalyan Ildur]] 38°21.464'N, 026°19.070'E on the dock

Electricity Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5BSetur_Cesme_Marina.5D.5D_.28Golden_Dolphin.29Electricity icon Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin) [[Cesme#Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)|Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)]] 38°19.400'N, 026°20.800'E on the dock; tel. +90 (232) 723 14 34

Çesme Harbor/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5B.23.C3.87esme_Harbor.7C.C3.87esme_Harbor.5D.5DElectricity icon Çesme Harbor [[Cesme#Çesme Harbor|Çesme Harbor]] 38°19.524'N, 026°17.950'E on the dock

Dalyan Ildur/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5B.23Dalyan_Ildur.7CDalyan_Ildur.5D.5DElectricity icon Dalyan Ildur [[Cesme#Dalyan Ildur|Dalyan Ildur]] 38°21.464'N, 026°19.070'E on the dock

Toilets In the Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin)
Showers In the Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin)
Laundry In the Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin)
Garbage There are bins in all harbors and most anchorages
Supplies
Fuel Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5BSetur_Cesme_Marina.5D.5D_.28Golden_Dolphin.29Fuel icon Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin) [[Cesme#Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)|Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)]] 38°19.400'N, 026°20.800'E fuel dock; tel. +90 (232) 723 14 34

Çesme Harbor/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5B.23.C3.87esme_Harbor.7C.C3.87esme_Harbor.5D.5DFuel icon Çesme Harbor [[Cesme#Çesme Harbor|Çesme Harbor]] 38°19.524'N, 026°17.950'E a mini tank will deliver

Bottled gas ?
Chandlers
Services
Repairs In Setur Cesme Marina
Internet In the Setur Çeşme Marina (Golden Dolphin), and in cafés
Mobile connectivity Strong 4G signal
Vehicle rentals Im town and at the Setur Cesme Marina

Provisioning

In the town/wiki/Cesme#In_the_townProvisions icon In the town [[Cesme#In the town|In the town]] excellent shopping.

Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)/wiki/Cesme#.5B.5BSetur_Cesme_Marina.5D.5D_.28Golden_Dolphin.29Provisions icon Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin) [[Cesme#Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)|Setur Cesme Marina (Golden Dolphin)]] 38°19.400'N, 026°20.800'E mini market.

Eating out

  • Many restaurants along the marina waterfront in Çeşme
  • Good food at numerous restaurants especially in Dalyan Ildur
  • Also, good food at the fashionable and upscale Alaçatı

Transportation

  • There are ferry boats to Chios and busses to Izmir
  • Ferries to Italy
  • Izmir Airport is 95 km away

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the town.

Places to Visit

The Çesme Castle

Other than the local area which has many pleasant day anchorages, one can visit Izmir about 1 hour by car.

A visit to Çeşme Castle and its museum (08:30 and 17:00) is worthwhile.

The restored Greek village of Alaçatı is very upscale and has many fashionable stores and restaurants.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Turkey.

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