Cesme ferry port in Turkey connects you with Chios in Aegean Islands with a choice of up to 15 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Cesme to Chios crossing is from 20 minutes and the crossing is operated by Ertürk Lines & Turyol.
Built upon a rugged promontory that extends into the Aegean Sea from the west coast of Turkey, the town of Cesme is a popular destination for tourists yearning to unwind in the famed thermal baths or revel in the buoyant atmosphere of the many restaurants and bars situated on the pristine seafront.
Due to its location just an hour west of the larger city of Izmir across the D300 highway, Cesme is a fashionable spot for wealthy city-folk. As such, many of the twisting streets are lined with grandly designed holiday homes, the most desirable of which command views over the glittering cobalt waters of the Mediterranean.
The town’s main attraction and focal-point is Cesme Castle found mere minutes from the port. This waterside fortress was built in the early 1500s to protect the settlement from pirates who prowled the coast and is now a museum dedicated to its military past.
The port itself consists of a fairly large passenger terminal and a pier extending from the ocean-side entrance of the town’s centrally-located marina. It’s a narrow opening that is far more suited to small yachts and windsurfers than larger cruise ships. There is however plenty of parking for visitors, a nearby supermarket and numerous walking routes that lead into the centre of town.
Currently only a single ferry route operates from the port. An Ertürk Lines service leaves the port a number of times each week, making the exceptionally short trip to the Greek island of Chios across the Aegean Sea.
Ferry Terminal Çesme, 35930 Çesme, Izmir
If you need to spend a night at or near Cesme ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Cesme Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!