Walk with us through our cultural heritage…
Alaçatı, the beloved favourite of the Aegean with its nature brimming with riches, each unfolding season more beautiful than the other, with its clean air, variety of its cuisine, narrow streets, houses with bay windows, surf and wind…
Alaçatı is famous for its windmills. Also known as the place where the sea dances with the wind, you can surf side by side with world-famous surfers or enjoy the deep blue Aegean Sea.
Do not leave Alaçatı without strolling among the stone houses through its narrow, cobblestone streets, enjoying the rich and gourmet cuisine of the Aegean, trying the mastic ice cream, drinking coffee in a cafe with blue shutters, wandering from one stall to the other and relishing the lungful aromas of thyme and lavender that permeate everything.
Alaçatı is only 5 km from Byblos.
MARKET PLACE MOSQUE
A magnificent temple steeped in the traces of history…
The Pazar Yeri Mosque, which was converted from a church and restored three years ago, is one of Alaçatı’s other magnificent historical riches.
Another beauty of the mosque is the mosaics decorated with black and white pebbles covering its entire courtyard. This 100-year-old stonework, called podima or kroka (crocodile back), is especially worth seeing.
Pazar Yeri Mosque is 4 km from Byblos.
In addition to the list, another place we would like to position is Alaçatı Pazar Yeri Mosque.
The home of surfers…
Alaçatı is one of the most preferred surfing spots by world-famous surfers. It has become an indispensable centre for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts during windy times of the year.
The sport, which combines balance, self-confidence and physical endurance, turns into a colorful show in the deep blue waters of the Aegean.
You can also take your turn in surfing in this world-famous surfing bay, which also houses Biblos.
You can surf as a family in Alaçatı, as the area is home to surf enthusiasts of all ages, and you can also offer a delightful time to your loved ones by taking group lessons or private lessons at the surf schools that provide training to guests over 7 years old, accompanied by professional instructors.
AEGEAN AT RANDOM...
Alaçatı is the irrevocable address of fish lovers, hosting the Big Fish tournament, one of the most important fishing events in Europe, and bringing together Turkey’s best fishermen.
In the deep blue waters of the Aegean, you can go on a mesmerizing open sea fishing trip on a private boat for quiet times that you can experience alone or share with your loved ones. You can have a unique experience and be a part of an adventurous journey of discovery on this tour, which we will be happy to book for you.
In the fish-rich sea of the region, you can also come across Trança. In its season, Trança one of the most delicious and largest fish of the Aegean.
Another matchless experience in Alaçatı Bazaar is the fish auction. Fresh fish is sold every morning at 11:00 in the auction building on the market road. It is very exciting to watch this contentious exchange…
Çeşme is a well-known town on the Aegean Coast. The beaches are golden, the sea is cold, and the atmosphere is friendly. It is one of the attraction centres where you can have a pleasant time in the region with its unique shops, local restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment spots…
Çeşme Marina is one of the most important yacht harbours of the Eastern Mediterranean which has the capacity of 400 boats at sea and 100 boats on land and can serve yachts up to 60 meters long.
The famous Çeşme castle, built in rectangular form by 2nd Beyazıt in 1508 has a magnificent view with its 6 towers and ditches on three sides. When you visit the historical castle where various cultural art events, festivals and concerts are held today, don’t forget to take a photo with the statue of the Great Turkish commander, Admiral in Chief Algerian Hasan Pasha with his lion.
Çeşme is located 15 minutes from Biblos Resort, Alaçatı.
Feel the essence of the Aegean in your soul and palate…
Imagine a quiet, peaceful coastal town between İzmir and Çeşme. Urla is a one of a kind Aegean town where you can breathe in nature among pine forests, come to life in its refreshing crystal clear waters, wander freely in valleys surrounded by vineyards, be enchanted by the beauty of olive groves and travel to the past through streets that ooze with history; a town that hosted countless cultures and civilizations…
Urla, one of the oldest settlements in the Aegean, and it is also one of the oldest known ports in the world… As the host of the oldest olive oil craftsmanship in Anatolia, Urla was an important trade center in olive oil production in ancient times.
Drawing interest with its history, local flavours, cultural and natural riches, Urla is a destination that you must visit as a hidden oasis among vineyards and olive trees, away from the chaos of the city.
Urla is only 49 km from Biblos.
Be sure to discover while you are in Urla:
From Biblos to
• Yengeç Restaurant (Seafood) (36km)
• Hiç Restaurant / Zeytin Forest (Mediterranean Cuisine) (34km)
• Od Urla (Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine) (35km)
THE HEART OF VINEYARDS
Urla is one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to viticulture in Turkey.
Since ancient times, the Urla region has made its name known in winemaking, and has been considered unique and indispensable by the Ionians, Persians, Romans and finally the Turks.
One of the most important reasons to visit Urla is the world-famous wines and of course the Urla Vineyard Road… Walking around the vineyards that offer stunning views, participating in festivals at harvest time, tasting local cheeses and wines, giving you a unique opportunity to experience this miraculous geography better..
Major Wineries on the Urla Vineyard Route:
From Biblos to
• Urla Winery / Uzbaş Arboretum (50km)
• USCA Winery 33km
• Urlice Viticulture and Winery (32km)
• Çakır Winery (32km)
• MMG Winery (42km)
• Mosaic Winery (30km)
• Perdix( 17km)
It is known that the first centre of Klazomenai, one of the 12 Ionian cities, located on the area just in front of today’s Urla pier, was moved to the island directly opposite the pier in fear of being attacked by the Persians. Be sure to visit Klazomenai, the oldest harbour in history, the oldest olive oil production facility dating back to the 6th century BC and the Limantepe Mound, which emerged during the Chalcolithic Age.
Klazomenai is 81,5 km from Biblos Resort, Alaçatı.
Enjoy the freedom.
If you want not only to ride a horse, but also to spend a pleasant day in an atmosphere intertwined with nature; you can spend a very special day at Manej Urla horse farm, which is 50 km from Byblos.
Enjoy the freedom with both the unique opportunities it offers for professionals and the special programs prepared separately for adults and children who has just started riding.
Walk through the pages of history in Ephesus which is a marvelous antique metropolis.
In this huge antique city which withstands time with its unique architecture, right alongside Artemis Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the world and which is based upon Anatolia’s goddess Kybele’s tradition, witness closely the urbanization, architecture and religious history of ancient civilizations, primarily Rome and Hellenistic Period.
Celcus Library which is one of the most famous remains that identifies with Ephesus and admired with its amazing standing pillars, will mesmerize you.
Located in the same direction, places such as Ayasuluk Ruins, Ephesus Museum, St. Jean Ruins and Ephesus Hillside Houses are as well among the historical wealth that you must see.
From Biblos, only a 155km of trip can take you to the ancient capital of Anatolia; Ephesus.
HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY
This house, believed that the mother of Jesus Christ spent her last years with St Jean (John), is a very important place of worship for the Christians, which is considered a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican. The structure is reached by passing through the upper gate of the Ancient City. Christian historians say that the Virgin Mary lived here until the age of 101, and that her tomb was in a place that no one knew on Bülbül Mountain. While you’re there, don’t forget to write your wishes on a piece of paper and hang them on the wall next to the fountains.
The House of the Virgin Mary is located 115 km from Biblos Resort, Alaçatı.
Spend a day in the cutest village of Aegean Region…
A unique Aegean Village with its characteristic Greek houses, architectural texture and lush nature.
In Şirince village, mother nature is simply in need of constant production. This unique village which is located at 650 m. above the sea level offers a picturesque scene with its fruit and olive gardens, fields and Ephesus plain that lies in front of it until the sea.
It is possible to admire Şirince village’s unique architecture, taste fruity vines pertain to the region and discover local tastes by only going on a trip which is 160 km. from Biblos.
Journey to a glorious history of thousands of years…
With its museums full of matchless riches, the Aegean region, which has hosted great civilizations and countless cultures in its 8500-year history, is full of some of the richest alternatives in the world if you want to dive deep into a magnificent history, discover a wealth of treasures and be fascinated with art that defies ages.
Be sure to explore the museums of the region:
From Biblos to
• Key Museum (85km)
• Arkas Sanat Urla (37km)
• Köstem Olive Oil Museum (16km)
• Çeşme Museum (11km)
• Ephesus Ancient City (91km)
Izmir İstinye Park
A place where you can truly enjoy shopping and entertainment with hundreds of local and foreign world brands, movie theaters, restaurants, and cafes steaming with flavour, children’s amusement parks; the one and only İzmir İstinye Park welcomes you with the magnificent view of the Gulf. İzmir İstinye Park hosts giant brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hugo, Boss, Paul&Shark, Vakkorama, Rolex, as well as large stores like Beymen and Vakko; popular children’s brands such as Toyzz Shop XL, and delicious taste spots such as Nusret, Masa, Zuma and Godiva.
Based on the temperate climate and lifestyle of the Aegean, the shopping center with world-famous brands among restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating is 74 km from Biblos.