Alacati Beach Resort - A Boutique Holiday Village - The Turkish Windsurf Riviera:
Alacati(Alaçati,Agrilia), a unique Mediterranean town on the Western coast of Turkey, which has been famous for its architecture, vineyards and windmills for over 150 years has now made its name in the world of windsurfing and kitesurfing, with its crystal clear water, consistent and steady wind (for an average of 300 days a year) and well acclaimed Turkish hospitality.

Discovery and Development of Alacati as The Turkish Windsurf Riviera:

In 1977, there was six of us (Engin, Ismet, Peter, Klaus, Ingo Bührer and Skip Bruce LILLEY), trying to discover the best windy area in the Cesme peninsula. Thanks to Skip, we ended up in Alacati bay, a no man's land, but an incredibly interesting place, a paradise waiting to be developed. So by early 1980's, we had already purchased over 100,000 square metres of land on both side of the bay. Our intention was to develop a first class holiday village, and Horwath&Horwath of London-England was employed to do the feasibility study. Extreme wind conditions in winter, were considered as the biggest obstacle and the cause of a short touristic season in the Cesme peninsula. But extreme wind conditions became the biggest attraction for Alacati with its perfect windsurfing conditions. Discovering Alacati was easy, the bay was perfect and so was the wind, but developing Alacati was not that easy, nature was and still is the biggest obstacle as the Lodos (South) wind in winter, moves the sand on the South beach inland. The sand covers and destroys all the plantation, and also creates a very unstable ground for construction of buildings, but despite all obstacles, we believed in developing and presenting Alacati to the world of windsurfing, kitesurfing and all the other water sports.
At present, there are 2 beach Clubs. With their restaurants, bars, cafe's and beach and water sports facilities, they both serve all windsurfers, kitesurfers and other water sport lovers.
The thermal spa water will also be available to all visitors in 2006. Open air spa-water swimming pools are planned in both hotel and the windsurf area.
 Once the "Alacati" name became popular, naturally others moved in to become part of what we had created in Alacati. Every single detail of AWP's setup has become a guideline book for others. We sincerely thank everybody for helping and encouraging us in developing Alacati Windsurfers' Paradise as the Turkish Windsurf Riviera.

As of June 2006, construction of ALAÇATI BEACH RESORT, a 5 star holiday village,has been completed, as per approved both by the Ministry of Tourism and the local municipality.

Babylon-Alaçatı has opened its doors to music and beach lovers within ALAÇATI BEACH RESORT.For further details please click for the ALAÇATI BEACH RESORT web site. ...


Thanks to AWP's efforts and guidance, Alacati bay is controlled by the Sport's Council of Cesme.Our plans have been accepted and the bay is now officially recognized as a windsurfing and kitesurfing bay. All other water sports like waterski, wakeboarding etc are absolutely forbidden and a maximum 3 miles per hour speed limit is set for all boats within the Alacati bay. For quick information about Alaçati bay, wind directions, designated windsurfing and kitesurfing areas or a bigger satelite picture of the bay please click on the respective pictures.


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Alaçati Beach Resort
Alaçati Liman Mevkii
Alaçati - Izmir
TURKEY

Phone : +90-232-7166161 pbx
Telefax : +90-232-7167070

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