Cesme to Chios Ferry
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If you're not sure if the Cesme to Chios route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Cesme to Chios ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Cesme to Chios is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Cesme meaning "fountain" in Turkish probably derives its name from the number of Ottoman fountains found in the area. Cesme with its wonderful serene beaches, clear blue waters and lush cultivated fields dotted around the coast is a popular holiday destination amongst visitors from Scandinavia, other Turkish cities, the Greeks and the British.
Cesme is a vibrant mixture of history and modernity. Apart from the beautiful beach of Ilica, the town of Cesme is dominated by two of the most important constructions in the town's history - one of them is the 14th century Genoese fortress later enlarged and fortified by the Ottomans which has now been turned into a weapons museum and the other one is the 16th century caravanserai built by Emperor Süleyman the magnificent which has now been turned into a chic boutique hotel.
By day Cesme offers some of the most exquisite panoramic views and by night it is transformed into fun filled town with a number of waterfront bars and restaurants offering discos etc. There is no shortage of good food in Cesme; you will find many good restaurants along the promenade or in the main square. While in Cesme, don't forget to try Cesme's famous mastic flavoured ice-cream. Cesme is also famous for its thermal springs which can be found in many parts of the town.
Chios in the North Aegean, close to Turkey, is popular with Greek tourists and less so with foreign tourists and for this reason you can get a real taste of Greek life on this island. It is the fifth largest of the Greek islands so you'll have plenty of options in terms of different beaches, hotels, and places to eat and drink.
The name of the island possibly comes from the Greek word for snow: chioni, since the island's patron god Poseidon was born under snowfall. Traditionally it was a rich island due to the production of Mastic gum (which it still makes) and wine. As a consequence the architecture of the island with large stunning colourful houses reflects this rich history of trade.
08 Jun 2014Quick & Stable Journey
Took only 45 minutes, as schedule. No trouble at all. The Ferry seems to be a bit old, but no problem on the facility.
Review by Momochinboo
06 Jun 2013Thanks for a great little trip
We arrived very late from the airport due to a delayed flight. They saw we were rushing and helped us with the whole process. We just barely made it but it would not have happened without their assistance. The boat itself is very simple but it's only a 45 minute trip. Thanks.
Review by Dave
22 Sep 2011Simple trip and nice to get a taste of Turkey for a day
We went on a day trip to Cesme in Turkey. The journey is short - about 45mins. Nothing to complain about. Obviously you don't expect a lot on board. I didn't really enjoy Cesme too much though. I wanted to get a taste of a different culture but really the whole place is just designed for tourists and there is nothing really of 'authentic' Turkey - but I imagine the same could be said of lots of places. Don't know if I'd do it again.
Review by Sharon Crane