Çeşme – İzmir – Turkey

GPS : 38°19’35.7″N 26°17’58.7″E / 38.326586, 26.299634

Toprak Adası Lighthouse
GPS : 38°23’15.8″N 26°16’23.9″E / 38.387737, 26.273292
Focal Plane : 24 m, Tower Height : 6 m
Character : W. FI. 10.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+9.0
Visibility Range : 7 nautical miles

Fenerburnu Lighthouse
GPS : 38°19’46.0″N 26°17’43.9″E / 38.329440, 26.295518
Focal Plane : 10 m, Tower Height : 4 m
Character : W. FI. 3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3+2.7
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 38°19’36.0″N 26°17’58.2″E / 38.326680, 26.299514

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 38°19’36.8″N 26°17’59.3″E / 38.326881, 26.299813

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.

Approach and Navigation
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 Çeşme to the Gulf of Ildir proceed as follows:

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


Capacity : 40 Boats

Administration : Çeşme Municipality

Chandleries and workshops are available in the region.
There is a market in Çesme every Sunday.

The town is spread along the coast with fish restaurants dominating the parts of the sea front. Çeşme is famous for its fish restaurants and at weekends in both Summer and Winter they are crowded with visitors from all over the area. The town is dominated by fishing and you can see people fishing all along the sea front at weekends and evenings and there are always fishing boats bobbing about in the bay of Izmir.


Bus : Çeşme – İzmir
Minibus : Çeşme – Çiftlik, Dalyan, Alaçatı, Reisdere, Ovacık
Ferryboat : Çeşme – Chios (Greece), Brindisi (Italy), Ancona (Italy)
Seabus : Çeşme – Chios (Greece)
Airport : İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Çeşme, Ovacık Mahallesi, Çeşme/İzmir, Turkey

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