Trendy young Turks and windsurfers make the vibe around Alacati’s beach on the Çeşme peninsula super-chic. The sea breezes keep the temperatures pleasant even in mid-summer and the pristine white sands of are perfect for chilling on. Sip exotic cocktails when the sun sets at Nars Cafe, or explore the cobbled streets and flower-adorned stone houses of the pretty village. Friendly owner Celal welcomes guests to the cool courtyard of his Bey Evi Hotel with plates of pitta bread and local cheese, washed down with homemade limoncello. Shades almost obligatory.